Golf Academy


Swan Lake Resort Junior Championship

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

This is the final end of the year championship.  All ages and abilities will be allowed to play.  Number of holes will be determined by age groups and abilities; 3, 6, 9, or 18 holes. Tournament entry $5, $10, $15, $20 accordingly to number of holes played.  Winners in each division will receive the honor of being the Swan Lake Resort Junior Champion. 

  • Date and Time:  Sunday, August 9th at 2:00pm 
  • Deadline for Sign Up:  Friday, August 7th at 5:00pm
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Swan Lake Resort Junior League

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

For Players 14 to 18. Swan Lake Resort will conduct a junior league where players will play 9 holes once a week on Wednesday Evenings.  Schedule will be set by Chad Hutsell, PGA Head Professional.  Fees are $9 per round plus a $25 League Entry Fee!  This is designed to be a competitive opportunity for kids to play golf locally on a weekly basis at Swan Lake Resort.  Students are expected to fully understand how to conduct themselves in a professional manner as these students will be playing on their own without supervision from PGA Professionals or Parents during their round.  Scorecards and scoring will be finalized by our PGA Staff after completion of their round.

  • SLR Junior League Dates:   June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 5th
  • Tee Times Start at 5:30pm
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PGA Junior League

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin



Swan Lake Resort is proud and excited to announce the launch of another season of PGA Junior League Golf in 2016.  For the first time, we will be offering a 16 & Under team in addition to the 7-13 year old team we have fielded in the past.

PGA Junior League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 & Under, to play golf.  It utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning the game.  Participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.  

The league has grown tremendously since its inception 4 years ago.  Last year, over 30,000 youth golfers participated nationally.  

For more information, follow the links below.  If you have questions or need further information, you can reach John Ericsson at 574-935-5680 x722.



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Swan Lake Resort Membership and Advancement Program

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Level 1 Advancement Program: $699

Junior Academy Membership for beginners to intermediate players looking to develop the skills necessary for playing the game.  Program includes 10 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 2 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Curriculum will focus on the basics of swing set up and mechanics, types of golf shots, short game, as well as the rules, etiquette, and competition.  Package also includes unlimited use of the driving range and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership.

Level 2 Advancement Program:  $899

Junior Academy Membership for those beginners to advanced players looking to develop the skills necessary to compete in the sport.  Program includes 12 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 4 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Curriculum will be more focused on biomechanics and golf swing mechanics, kinematic sequencing, short game, shot shapes, specialty shots, course management, and mental approaches to playing competitive golf.  Package also includes an equipment evaluation with recommendations, unlimited use of the driving range, and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership.

Level 3 Advancement Program:  $1399

Elite Junior Academy Membership for intermediate to advanced players who take the game serious and compete at a high school level or have potential for college placement. Program includes 20 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 6 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Program also includes college combine skills assessment, resume building, video library, full bag equipment evaluation/fitting, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) physical screening, access to professional fitness trainers, Flightscope proficiency exams, gap analysis, ball flight analysis, and access to our PGA Professional network of recruiters and college coaches.  Program also includes unlimited use of the driving range and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership

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Junior Classes, Private and Semi-Private Instruction

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Classes:  $25 Each Session – (Classes 4:30 to 6:00)

  • Ages 6-11 (Wednesday Evenings):
    • June 22nd
    • July 6th and 20th
    • August 3rd
  • Ages 12-18 (Tuesday Evenings):
    • June 14th and 28th
    • July 12th and 19th
    • August 2nd

45 Minute Private and Semi Private Lessons:  $57, add one other junior for an additional $25
Our shortest duration for a private or semi private lesson. During this session, your professional will conduct a brief interview to determine what the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs are, followed by an evaluation, plan of attack, and a prescription including drills and a practice regiment necessary for improvement.

2 Hour Full Evaluation Private and Semi Private Lessons: $164, add one junior for an additional $59
An in depth interview to help our PGA Professional gain knowledge of a student's current athletic status. Years played, current handicap, strengths and weaknesses, ball flight analysis, playing statistics, areas needing focus, golfers IQ, practicing habits, and the students goals will all be taken into consideration. Then, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) physical screening will discover the body’s abilities, inabilities, strengths, weaknesses, mobility and stability or biomechanics as they relate to specific golf swing or short game mechanics. Next, high speed video will help to determine swing characteristics. Physical screening results, swing characteristics discovered, and our PGA Professional's observations are all analyzed to diagnose a plan of attack. Prescriptions will include a detailed lesson plan including practicing with a purpose and drills and exercises needed for performance enhancement. Full swing, short game, or a combination of both may be prescribed based on the student's needs.

Small Private and Semi Private Series:  $154, add one other junior for an additional $59
Three (3) 45 Minute Lessons

Full Evaluation Private and Semi Private Lesson Series:  $319, add one junior for an additional $129
A two hour full evaluation lesson with an additional three 45 minute lessons


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Playing Requirements - Junior Play Days

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

For ages 8 to 18: 

During this time golfers will play 9, 6 or 3 hole rounds, based on age and ability to establish a handicap/skills assessment. Juniors will play in groups and will be attended by SLR staff. Golf is Free! Students will be required to play in at least 2 of the 3 available play dates.  After rounds are posted and handicaps established, players will be evaluated and offered appropriate opportunities to continue their advancement based on age and skill level.

  • Weekly Junior Play Dates and Times:  Fridays, May 6th, May 13th and May 20th at 5:00 to 7:30pm
  • If a player cannot participate in at least two of these events, please see our staff for options


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Junior Development Mandatory Orientation

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Mandatory Orientation - All Participants

Session #1 - Friday, April 22nd from 5 PM to 6PM
Session #2 - Friday, April 29th from 5 PM to 6 PM

**If a student cannot make these two dates, please see our staff for options

This FREE component of the program is required for all participants regardless of age, ability, or experience in order to participate in instruction and playing opportunities.  It will be limited to two - 2 hour sessions that will go over rules, etiquette and behavior limits while participating in organized golf at Swan Lake Resort. Each student will be required to attend at least one, preferably both available sessions.  Each player must be properly attired at all times for any organized golf programs except for the orientation lessons.  We have clubs available and children will not need their own clubs at this time, but are encouraged to bring clubs if they have them.  Players’ skill level, knowledge, and behavior will be observed at this time and taken into consideration when determining advancement.


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Junior Golf Development Program

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin


Develop, nurture and maximize potential for junior golf athletes from the greater Plymouth, IN area by identifying candidate's interests, potential and motivation as well as develop their physical, mental and athletic talents through golf game development systems.  Program placement will support the best approach for advancement based on age, ability and desire.  Programs are designed to be fun, encouraging and instructional.  It's up to the student to take it as far as they can or wish to.  Students of all abilities and desires are encouraged to participate.  Additional playing opportunities are also available for all students ages 8 to 18.  6 and 7 year olds are welcome to participate in all junior clinics, but will not be allowed to play until they are 8 years of age by June 1st of that given year. 


  • Fun environment for juniors interested in learning the game of golf for life regardless of natural talent, ambitions or goals!
  • Provide instruction and playing opportunities for kids.
  • Align students with a curriculum based on their needs and skills.
  • Personal development - etiquette, rules of the game, sportsmanship and competition.
  • Growth opportunities personally and within the sport as students mature.
  • Offer further advancement opportunities for those students who excel at golf.


2017 Program Details Coming Soon!!

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2016 Drivers Education Class - Hitting the Tee Ball

Posted on February 15, 2015 by SLRadmin

Drivers Education Class - Hitting the Tee Ball

Program Cost:  $119 for adults and $99 for Juniors (Ages 12-18) 

Get rid of that learning permit and get a license to smash the ball!!

The Complete Guide to Lauching the Tee Ball

This 2 1/2 hour session will focus on the science biomechanics, kinematic sequencing, fitness, swing characteristics, launch conditions and equipment specifications needed to hit your true distance and accuracy potential.

Losing Power and Accuracy?

Hit the big stick further with more confidence
Strategies for hitting fairways and swing keys
Setup and fitness routine
Winning Strategies


Program Dates

Dates:  Saturday June 11th and Saturday June 25th

Times:  2:00pm to 4:30pm


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Custom Club Fitting

Posted on February 14, 2015 by SLRadmin

Golf Club Fitting - America's 100 Best Clubfitters


Characteristics of Properly Fit Equipment

The key to scoring better is certainly a better golf swing. However, proper or improper fit equipment can make a substantial difference in reaching your potential.

  • Get a properly fit putter to your body and posture to help with getting that true roll.
  • Understand the importance of having the correct wedge lofts and bounces for the individual player, course conditions distances, and shot shaping requirements.
  • Get the right transition from Hybrid to Iron and fill in any gaps in yardages that can lead to extra shots.
  • Get the perfect length, lie angle, grip, and shaft in your irons to maximize pin seeking.
  • Learn how the perfect ball can help you maximize distance, backspin, and sidespin.
  • Dial in that Driver Fit by optimizing the highest possible ball speed, optimum launch angle and angle of descent, with optimum spin rates to help you reach your maximum bombing potential.

The Academy has the ability through our suppliers to find the perfect shaft and head combination of any club to achieve these goals.

Custom Club Fitting

Fitting sessions done by certified PGA Professionals using dynamic fitting and FlightScope launch monitor; maximizing the perfect fit and verifying personal specifications.

Custom Club Fitting

Time Required

Fitting Cost

With Purchase of Equipment


75 Minutes



Iron and Hybrids

75 Minutes




60 Minutes




30 Minutes





Current Fitting Carts Available

To find out more about the manufacturer's, you can click on the logo to go to their website.


Titleist Golf Clubs


Ping  Golf Clubs


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