Golf Academy

Apr
01

Access to Additional Junior Playing Opportunities

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Our PGA Team will compile a list of other playing opportunities available in Indiana for children to play in.  These are not Swan Lake Resort functions, but great opportunities with other great junior golf organizations around the Hoosier State as well as National opportunities.  These will be provided for children at orientation.

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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

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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Apr
01

Junior Golf Development Program

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Junior Golf Instructional Clinics

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Hosted by our staff of PGA Professionals, this series of clinics is a great beginners program fro children 7-18 years old.  It is conducted from June to August in several scheduling formats to introduce children to golf, learn about the game, the course, the rules and etiquette and improve their golfing skills.

Junior Golf Play Days

Organized by our PGA Professionals, Junior Play Days are great for getting your child on the course with other children of the same age and skill level.  Play days are conducted on a regular basis utilizing the resort courses and practice area to provide an age and skill appropriate golf environment.  Play days will be organized during the months of June, July and August.  Dates will be posted here when schedule is complete.  The play dates and times will be announced no less than 7 days prior to the event.  Parents are welcomed to serve as caddies for their junior golfers.

Northern Indiana Girls Prep Camp

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A comprehensive series of lessons for high school golfers in preparation for their upcoming season.  This program includes 6 hours of instruction with PGA Professionals from The Academy at Swan Lake Resort.  We will cover the Full Swing (Irons, Hybrids and Fairway Woods), Driver, Short Game (100 Yards and In), Distance Wedges and Putting.  Course playing lessons to include Club Selection, Strategy and Decision Making along with Mindset and Mental Training for Competition.  

 

Swan Lake Resort PGA Teaching Staff

John Ericsson, PGA, Director of Instruction
Ryan Steele, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Tyler Nicol, PGA Apprentice, Assistant Golf Professional

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Feb
15

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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