THE Senior Golf Academy
What a Golf School should be!
Located at the fantastic Gary Player Signature course in Rancho Mirage, California
STILL The Only Exclusive Seniors (55+) Golf School in the United States and now with new programs and prices for the 2020-2021 season.
Designed for Senior Golfers
Taught by Senior PGA Golf Professionals
NO GROUPS!!! WE SPECIALIZE IN INSTRUCTION TO INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES, SO OUR STUDENTS GET THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION THEY DESERVE.
Lost distance? Can’t get your fairway clubs airborne? Forgot how to get out of the sand? Lost confidence in your short game? Don’t know what shot to approach with and are just generally confused?
We understand. As senior PGA instructors, we have the experience and knowledge to relate to our many senior players who have been largely overlooked when it comes to finding real help as they seek to improve their golf games. Our goal is to help each student make better use of the golf swing they have, rather than have them try to copy the swing of some top PGA player.
Hip replacement, shoulder or back surgery? No worries, we can work with those minor setbacks. Brain replacement? We’re still working on that!!
OUR NEW GOLF SCHOOLS FOR 2020-2021
Since starting my Senior Golf Academy of America, a few years ago, we have offered 4-hours of instruction with a lunch break between. Well, the Corona Virus has put an end to the lunch, for now. We expect to have snacks available as well as drinks from the snack bar, but it won’t be the same as the former sit-down meal. My wife says I eat too much anyway so I guess we will survive, especially if the bar is open when we finish.
The second change is a reduction in hours of instruction for all schools from having the choice of four hours plus to three hours, thirty minutes per day. After speaking with many of my students from the last two seasons and getting feedback from many of you who have called, a large percentage tell me that three or so hours and more instruction on course would be less strain and more fun, so we will give this a try this season. The change in hours will also result in a decrease in costs to the student, which is always popular.
Another big change is that the small reduction in hours will allow students to choose morning or afternoon schools. The old 4 ½ hour school with lunch and a 9-hole playing lesson took up the whole day. The new schedule will allow students to play, practice or just relax, before or after their classes. We will start most morning rounds at 8 or 8:30 and include a 9-hole playing lesson on both day two and three, if appropriate. Afternoon classes will start about 1:30. Playing lessons are optional and, as always, depend on golf course availability. A playing lesson on day two is also optional as many of our students choose to spend more time on the lesson tee. The playing lesson on day three is standard and you can finish the eighteen holes on your own. We will still offer the 4-hour schools to anyone who asks.
AMERICA’S BEST GOLF SCHOOL FOR COUPLES
You don’t need to be 55 or older to qualify for our COUPLES GOLF ACADEMY OF AMERICA and welcome couples of any age who:
- Want to improve their golf games together.
- Want to enjoy playing together more.
- Want to help each other improve but were unsure how.
- Want to be able to take their improvement to the golf course.
Spouses, if you are tired of hearing those old worn out comments like; “You looked up,” or “You’re bending your left arm.” Or “You’re not following through,” or other irrelevant comments, we can show him (or her) what to watch for in his or her golf swing that might really help. We can also advise each spouse when it might be best to just not say anything!
We enjoy the Couple’s Golf School so much, we only add $110 per day onto the cost for an individual for adding the spouse, making the cost only $575 per day or $1725 for the couple for the three-day Golf School.
Another great change for this season is, due to the 3 ½ hour lesson day you can choose either morning or afternoon Schools, leaving time to play, practice or just enjoy your stay.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH ALL SCHOOLS
*A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF A STUDENT’S GOLF SWING
*A QUALIFIED SENIOR PGA INSTRUCTOR WITH EACH STUDENT OR COUPLE
*UNLIMITED USE OF THE PRACTICE FACILITIES
*DISCOUNTED GREEN FEES BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR SCHOOL
*RENTAL CLUBS IF NEEDED
*JACK’S BOOK, “THOUGHT REDUCTION GOLF”
*A “SHORT GAME REMINDER MANUAL”
*VIDEO DURING THE LESSONS
*VIDEO SENT TO STUDENT’S HOME IF REQUESTED
*A 6-MONTH FOLLOW UP PROGRAM
*A 9-HOLE PLAYING LESSON WHEN APPROPRIATE
*DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES WHEN AVAILABLE
*GOLF CLUB STORAGE AT MOST FACILITIES
*EVERY GOLF SHOT COVERED FROM DRIVER TO PUTTER
*COMPLIMENTARY ASSESSMENT OF YOUR GOLF CLUBS (OFFERED AT THE KZG
PERFORMANCE CENTER AT THEIR PALM SPRINGS LOCATION)
OUR “SHORT GAME” SCHOOL
Many of our senior players say that their “short game” keeps them competitive but others say they have lost confidence or never really learned the right techniques they need. In our “Short Game” School, we teach both “old school” and “new school” methods to get the golf ball closer to the pin. Our regular Golf Schools teach much of what you will need to better this part of your game but if you would like to spend most of your lesson time on just your “short game” we can accommodate you. Just tell us what you would like to work on and we will design a school for you. Here is a sample of what you will learn:
- Green reading
- Anti-chunk chipping
- Using a variety of golf clubs around the putting surface
- Hitting from long grass close to the putting surface
- Hitting from tight lies
- Using the “bounce” of your wedges
- The “lob” shot
- The “hinge and hold”
- Bunker shots from a variety of sand (or mud)
- Why you don’t need to “follow through”
- Different ways to grip your putter
- Why your sand iron should be your “best friend”