THE Senior Golf Academy
What a Golf School should be!
Located at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California and now at the Robert Trent Jones designed Dove Valley Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona
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 STANDARD GOLF SCHOOL
Our most popular school for individuals and couples consists of four hours of instruction daily, with a lunch break in between. Most students choose our three-day school and we recommend this but two and four-day schools may also be scheduled. A “playing lesson” may be included on day two or three, depending on the student’s progress. Most of those students and couples go on to complete their 18-hole round. 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 to return to the lesson tee rather than the golf course. All Schools include a detailed analysis of each student’s golf swing. From this information student and teacher will determine the best approach to improvement. It will never be the goal of our instructor to “change” a student’s golf swing. Rather, we will help each student to make the best use possible of the swing they have.
COSTS AND WHAT IS INCLUDED
Our costs may vary according to the School location but start at $575 per day for an individual. Rather than double the costs for a couple, we only add $120 for adding a spouse or family member, making that only $695 for the standard 4-hour school with lunch and including a “playing lesson” with two and three-day Schools. Students are never part of a group and there will always be a PGA instructor with each individual or couple.
In the summer months and throughout the season, when requested, we offer a 3-hour school for individuals, starting at $465 and for couples at $525 per day. Lunch is not included due to time restraints with our 3-hour schools and students will have their choice of early or afternoon schools. A deposit of $500 will reserve your days and the balance may be paid by credit card, check or cash when the School starts. As we do not teach “groups” and offer the lowest costs possible we cannot offer free accommodations but can pass on our hotel discounts to our students. Returning students will receive a 10% discount off our current prices.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
*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
*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
*LUNCH WITH YOUR PRO WITH 4-HOUR SCHOOLS
*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 OUR PALM SPRINGS LOCATION)
AMERICA’S BEST GOLF SCHOOL FOR COUPLES
You don’t have to be 55 OR over 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 help each improve but were unsure how.
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.” or “You’re not following through.” or other irrelevant comments, we can show him (or her) what to look for in his or her golf swing that might actually help. We can also advise each spouse when it might be best to just not say anything.
We enjoy the Couple’s School so much we only add $120 per day onto the normal cost for an individual. You will not find a better price anywhere than our $695 per day. For a really fun and different week, you might consider bringing another couple for half price. Call us for a breakdown of this fun and money saving event.
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”