THE Senior Golf Academy


What a Golf School should be!

Located at the fabulous Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California

The Only Exclusive Seniors (50+) Golf School in the United States

Designed for Senior Golfers
Taught by Senior PGA Golf Professionals



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. We’ve been there and can relate to your problems a lot better than many of the younger Pros. I know they mean well but realistically they often have a problem communicating with anyone over the age of 22. They just don’t teach that in “golf pro school”.


Many of our students have asked for more time on the lesson tee or short game area while others felt they would benefit more from playing lessons. Others have asked for more video and have taken advantage of our follow up program and continue to send us video of their progress. Others have told us that four hours on the practice tee, after being snowed in for six months, is just too long. Many have suggested more time to work on fundamentals or their short game.

While we realize we probably can’t design the “perfect” golf school for every student, we are making some adjustments for the season which we hope will do a better job of satisfying the needs of more students according to their past experience, ability, physical condition and desire to really improve. These programs are designed for either individual or couples.

We still get asked if we teach in a “group.” NO! All our Golf Schools are private lessons designed for a couple or individual. You will not be in a group.
Hours and costs are your choice and range from $110 for an individual lesson or $130 for a couple, to $795 per day for a couple’s Golf School.


Four hours of instruction with a lunch break in between. A “playing lesson” may be included on day two or three, depending on the student’s progress. A “playing lesson” is most beneficial for working on golf course strategy and club or shot selection and not to make changes or corrections in a student’s golf swing. Often students will choose returning to the lesson tee rather than the golf course.


For many of our “over 50” students, four or five hours on the practice tee or even the short game area may just be too much, especially when they have been “snowed in” for four or five months so we are offering two choices. They may choose to upgrade to more hours at any time.

1-First two days: Two hours on the lesson area, a lunch break then a third hour on the lesson tee or short game area.

2-Third day: A one-hour warm up session followed by a 9-hole “playing lesson.” Students may then continue on for their 18-hole round on their own. Lunch is not included.


This six-hour day is designed for more experienced and better conditioned students. This day starts off with a very detailed assessment of each student’s golf swing and short game. The morning session consists of three hours on everything from putter to driver, followed by a lunch break then a 9-hole “playing lesson.” Students may continue on with their 18-hole round, if they wish. Students may choose more instruction in lieu of the “playing lesson.”


You don’t have to be 50 to qualify for our Couples Golf School and we welcome couples of any age who:

  1. Want to improve their golf games together.
  2. Want to enjoy playing together more.
  3. Want to be able to help each other improve.
  4. Want to be able to take their improvement to the golf course.

Spouses; if you are tired of hearing those worn out comments like, “You looked up” or ”You’re bending your left arm,” “You’re not following through” or other irrelevant comments, we can show him (or her) what to look for in their spouse’s golf swing that might actually help. We will also advise your spouse when it might be best just not to say anything. We know they mean well but may need to realize that might work for them or their playing buddies might not work for you.

This is our favorite Golf School and it has proven to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for every couple we have taught. We enjoy our Couples Golf School so much that, as an introductory offer, we only add $100 per day onto what we charge an individual making the Couples Golf School a real bargain at $795. To make this experience even more fun you can even bring a second couple for half price. This brings the cost for each couple down to $596.25.


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”