Golf Academy

Mar
08

Clint Miller Bio Page

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

Clint Miller, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional

Education:
Tri-State University, 2008
Major in Golf Management with a Bachelor of Science in Management

Previous Employment:

  • Salt Creek Golf Retreat - Nashville, IN
  • Canongate at The Woodlands: Oaks and Panther Trail – The Woodlands, Texas
  • Pebble Brook Golf Club – Noblesville, IN

Date Elected to PGA Membership: 
December 2012

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Titleist 913 D3
  • Hybrids:  Titleist 913 H 17 and 19 Degree
  • Irons:  Titleist AP2 4 - PW
  • Wedges:  Titleist Vokey Oil Can Finish - 52, 56 and 60 degree
  • Putter:  Scotty Cameron Newport 2.0 303 Stainless
  • Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 X

Shot Shape:
Hi Draw

Favorite Team:
Indiana Pacers

Favorite Golfers:
Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Fred Funk

Hobbies:
Guitar, Fishing, Fantasy Football and Pool

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Mar
08

Matt Hovermale Bio Page

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

Matt Hovermale, PGA
Assistant General Manager

Education:
Tri-State University, 2001
Major in Business Administration and Management

Previous Employment:

  • The Course at Aberdeen - Valparaiso, IN
  • Lake James Golf Club - Angola, IN
  • Zollner Golf Course at Trine University - Angola, IN
  • Bridgewater Golf Club - Auburn, IN

Family:
Wife Kristen

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
April 2009

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Callaway Big Bertha
  • Fairway Wood:  Callaway X2 Hot Pro 3 Wood
  • Hybrids:  Callaway X2 Hot Pro 2, 3 and 4 Hybrid
  • Irons:  Callaway Apex 6 - PW
  • Wedges:  Callaway Mack Daddy 2 - 50, 54 and 58 degree
  • Putter:  Odyssey Versa 330 Mallet White
  • Ball:  Callaway Speed Regime 2 (SR 2)

Shot Shape:
Wherever it is going that day.

Favorite Team:
Indianapolis Colts

Favorite Golfers:
Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson and Bubba Watson

Hobbies:
Auto Racing of any kind

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Mar
08

Chad Hutsell Bio Page

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

Chad Hutsell, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Education:
Butler University, 1994
Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing

Previous Employment:

  • The Course at Aberdeen - Valparaiso, IN
  • Plymouth Country Club - Plymouth, IN
  • Highland Golf and Country Club - Indianapolis, IN

Family:
Wife Emily and Son Nate

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
February 1998

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Nike VR_S Covert 2.0
  • Fairway Woods:  Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 3 Wood and 5 Wood
  • Hybrid:  Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 3 Hybrid
  • Irons:  Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 4 - PW
  • Wedges:  Nike VR X3X 56 and 60 Degree
  • Putter:  Nike Method MOD 30
  • Ball:  Nike RZN Platinum

Shot Shape:
Prefer a lower ball flight moving right to left.

Favorite Team:
Indianapolis Colts

Favorite Golfers:
Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson and Nick Faldo

Hobbies:
Ford Mustang enthusiast, watching Motorsports with my son and woodworking.

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Mar
08

John Ericsson Bio Page

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

John Ericsson, PGA
Teaching Professional

Family:
Father of 4.  My children reside in the Dallas, TX area and are pursuing their careers.

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
1988

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Titleist 975 J
  • Fairway Wood:  Callaway Great Big Bertha II
  • Hybrid:  TaylorMade 18 Degree
  • Irons:  Hogan Combo Apex 3 - PW
  • Wedges:  Hogan FW 52 Degree and Callaway V 56 Degree
  • Putter:  Ping Pal

Shot Shape:
Hi Fade, but I can live with anything I can find.

Favorite Team:
Cleveland Browns...I know!!

Hobbies:
I fiddle around on a guitar, badly, but I enjoy it.  Also enjoy wood sculpture and the local blues scene.

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Mar
08

Brian Natzel Bio Page

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian Natzel, PGA
Director of Instruction

Education:
Ferris State University, 2001
Marketing Major with a Minor in Accounting and Science of Business

Previous Employment:

  • Ubly Heights Golf and Country Club - Ubly, MI
  • Treetops Resort - Gaylord, MI
  • Garland Resort - Lewiston MI

Family:
Wife Lindsey, Sons Christopher and Jackson

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
June 2002

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Mizuno JPX EZ
  • Fairway Wood:  Mizuno JPX EZ 3 Wood
  • Hybrid:  Mizuno JPX EZ 2 Hybrid
  • Irons:  Mizuno (MP64 4-6 iron) and (MP69 7-PW)
  • Wedges:  Mizuno MP-T4's 52, 56 and 60 Degree
  • Putter:  Bettinardi BB Counterbalance
  • Ball:  Srixon Z Star XV 

Shot Shape:
Hi Fade

Favorite Team:
Detroit Tigers

Favorite Golfers:
Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson

Hobbies:
Semi-Professional Musician, Guitar and Fishing and Hunting with my sons

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Mar
08

Meet Our Instructors

Posted on March 8, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brain Natzel, PGA
Director of Instruction

Brian's Bio 

 

John Ericsson, PGA
Teaching Professional

John's Bio

 

Chad Hutsell, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Chad's Bio

 

Clint Miller, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional

Clint's Bio

 

Matt Hovermale, PGA
Assistant General Manager

Matt's Bio

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Jan
23

University - The Ultimate Learning Experience

Posted on January 23, 2014 by SLRadmin

University - The Ultimate Learning Experience

Who is it for:

Anyone willing to take a serious in depth look at their game and find their roadmap to success.  This is a school formatted program, with additional private appointments included for each student.  The University Semester is a program designed to create an individual plan of attack for players of all abilities looking to improve their game.  This program incorporates classroom work, fundamentals of set up, increasing golfers IQ, physical fitness, biomechanics, kinetic sequencing, swing characteristics/mechanics, ball flight, short game, mental approaches, on course instruction, and equipment evaluation.  The end goal for each student is a great understanding of ball flight, each student's strengths and weaknesses, and a personalized prescription or plan of attack including drills and exercises to improve each students game.  Classes will be spread out over a semester, allowing students to digest the information gathered over an extended period of time.  Thus promoting an increase in the speed of an individual's learning curve.  This is the ultimate learning experience.  

 

University Tuition:  $899 For Entire Semester (Members 15% Discount and Junior 20% Discount are available)

 

Semester Schedule:

Summer Semester - Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

  • June 11th and 25th
  • July 9th and 23rd
  • August 6th and 20th
  • September 3rd

 

Includes:

  • Unlimited Practice Time and Range Balls During Semester
  • Access to Academy Facility:  Training Aids, Fitness and Technology When Available During the Semester
  • 2 Additional Private 45 Minute Lessons Booked at Your Convenience
  • 1 Fitting Session (1 1/2 Hours) of Your Choice:  Driver, Irons or Wedges and Putter
  • 2 Free 18 Hole Rounds of Golf with Cart
  • Additional Yearly Golf Membership Available at a 10% Discount, Cart Not Included
  • Total of 24 Hours of Professional Instruction with Total Package Valued at over $2200 in a Private Setting

 

Tools Utilized:

  • PGA Professional Expertise
  • Student Profile Created - Track characteristics, data, fitness and charts progress
  • FlightScope Launch Monitor
  • V1 Sports Motion - Digital High Speed Video and Coaching Software
  • TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Physical Screenings
  • Prescriptions including drills and exercises targeting each individuals circumstances
  • Web Acces to V1 Online Lessons and the TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)
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Jan
23

Get Golf Ready

Posted on January 23, 2014 by SLRadmin

Get Golf Ready Clinics

Series of 5 Lessons and 1 Playing Lesson / Competition specifically designed for new golfers, beginners, intermediate or lapsed golfers wanting to learn or get back into the game.  

Location:  The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Dates:  

  • May 4th - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • May 18th - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • June 1st - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • June 15th - 1:00pm to 2:30 pm
  • June 29th - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • July 13th (Playing Lesson/Competition) - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost:  $99 for All Five Lessons and Playing Lesson/Competition with the 9 holes of Golf and Cart included

For those looking to get back into the game, take up the game for the first time, or could just plain use some affordable instruction, this is an excellent program to get your feet wet.  Simple instruction focused on the fundamentals of the game, rules of the game and enjoying the game.

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Jan
22

Instruction & Club Fitting

Posted on January 22, 2014 by SLRadmin

Academy Stay, Play and Learn Packages

Students of all abilities are welcome.  These half and full day programs are designed to be bookable around your schedule.  Come learn, relax and play when you are available.  Packages include lodging, unlimited golf with cart, breakfast, instruction and an academy gift.

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University - The Ultimate Learning Experience

Anyone willing to take a serious in depth look at their game and find their roadmap to success is the perfect candidate for our new University program.  This is a school formated program, with additional private appointments included for each student.  The University program is designed to create an individual plan of attack for players of all abilities looking to improve their game. 

More Info

 
 

Private and Semi Private Instruction

Since 1971 The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort has been known for quality golf instruction. Brian Natzel, Director of Instruction, leads our PGA staff in the effort to take your game to the next level by offering a wide variety of instruction and performance packages. We can custom fit instruction packages for any experience level.

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Custom Club Fitting and FlightScope Services

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.  The Academy has the ability through our suppliers to find the perfect shaft and head combination of any club to achieve these goals.  Fitting sessions are done by certified PGA Professionals using dynamic fitting and TrackMan (the industry standard) launch monitor; maximizing the perfect fit and verifying personal specifications.

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Ladies Golf School

Our Basic Ladies Golf package includes all the essentials for staying, learning, relaxation and fun with friends.  The package includes Lodging with Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Instruction, Golf with Cart, Cocktail Reception, Chef's Class, Resort Card and Academy Gift.

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Junior Golf Clinics

Our Junior Golf Clinics are designed for our youger golfers who range in age from 6 to 18.  In 2014, these will be offered at no cost to the students.  Each session will be 2 hours in length.  The instruction will focus on everything from Etiqutte to the essentials to building a good golf swing and everything in between.  Parents are encouraged to attend but it is not manadatory.  Let our PGA Professional staff start your child on a path to enjoying the game of golf for a lifetime.  

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Get Golf Ready Clinics

For those looking to get back in the game, take up the game for the first time, or could just plain use some affordable instruction, this is an excellent opportunity to get your feet wet.  Simple instruction focused on the fundamentals of the game, rules of the game and enjoying the game.  At $99 per person, this includes five lessons and a competition day.  

More Info

 

Scoring Clinics

Join us at The Acadamey to learn the shots that can improve your scoring.  70% of the game of golf is played from 100 yards and in.  Yet, this is the area where most amateurs spend the least amount of time practicing.  Let our qualified PGA Professional Staff teach you how to Get Up and Down from Anywhere. 

More Info

 

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Nov
26

Academy Events

Posted on November 26, 2013 by f5admin

Coming Soon!

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