Golf Academy

Mar
08

2017 Greenside Scoring

Posted on March 8, 2017 by SLRadmin

What:

Knowing that you can chip or pitch within one-putt range can change your game!  Learn a method quickly and take it right to the course and get results!

When:

Choice of two sessions:

  • Session 1:  Monday, June 26th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Session 2:  Friday, July 7th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Cost:

$25 Per Player
 

Includes:

  • Confidence in all your shots around the green
  • A simple, personal method for hitting high soft shots, low hard runners, sidehill and downhill shots made easy
  • Bunker Shots too
  • Use the skills that you already possess, but don't know it

How to Sign Up:

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

 

 

 

 

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Feb
24

2017 Lights Out Putting

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What:

  • A putting lesson like you've never had before!
  • See immediate improvement, simply
  • Be the best putter in your group!

When:

Choice of two sessions:

  • Session 1:  Friday, April 21st from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Session 2:  Friday, May 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Cost:

$25 Per Player
$20 with Swan Lake Resort Membership

What you will learn:

  • A putting stroke that feels comfortable to you
  • A practice plan that takes only minutes a week
  • The feel of any green that you putt on
  • Fewer putts per round
  • The confidence that you can make every putt

How to Sign Up:

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

Why not make every putt?

Beginners...check out our Get Golf Ready Programs!

 

 

 

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Feb
24

The Modern Rotational Swing Development Series

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

Summary:

This development series is a 5-session program gered to take you through the learning process in a step-by-step manner.  You can become your own best coach by improving your understanding of your swing.

Observations from 30 years of instruction and coaching:

  • Every golfer creates and learns a method for swinging the club that corresponds to their level of comfort and athletic ability
  • The journey is often a hodge-podge of tips and suggestions that are patched together to make a goof swing that may produce functional results but often be lacking in efficiency
  • It illustrates the fascinating, efficient manner that is characteristic of human learning which everyone possesses
  • We are equally capable of learning athletic, powerful and efficient motions as we are those that are not.  We are all equal opportunity learners
  • Motion patterns in the golf swing are predictable and repeatable based on the individual's flexibility, posture and alignment
  • Golfers who do not completely understand the how's and why's of their own seing struggle with more stops, stalls and re-starts in their ability to hit quality shots

Eliminate your confusion about your swing.  
Get a clear picture of what you need to do. 
Stop the guessing...the doubt!

 

What each student will learn:

  • The key components of an effective, consistent and efficient golf swing and how to make them your own.
  • How to best use your current skills and abilities to the max.
  • How to feel the proper motions and checkpoints and make them automatic.
  • A step by step plan to build a dynamic, efficient swing based on your body's rotation.

Class Structure:

The 5 classes will cover each of these areas in detail:

  • Set Up and Rotation
    • GPS - Grip, Posture and Stance
    • Rotation and why it has to happen
  • One piece take away and setting the wirsts
  • The stretch to the top of the backswing and transition
  • Impact - The moment of truth
  • All together now

Each class will be accompanied with a worksheet of drills and exercises to learn and feel the proper motions.  In addition, varied learning tools will be used including real time video.

When:

Choose from one of the following class options:

  • March 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th & 20th (Friday Mornings):  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • March 27th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th (Tuesday Evenings):  6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
  • April 11th, 18th, & 25th (Wednesday Evenings):  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost:

$129 per person with space limited to the first 8 students signed up

How to Sign Up:

Email John Ericsson, PGA Director of Instruction, at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com or call him in the office at 574-935-5680 x722

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Feb
24

The Complete Short Game

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What's it about:

A two-part group lesson series (2 lessons which are 2 hours each) focusing on the scoring zone:  100 yards and in.  All aspects of the short game are explored, giving each student a method that suits them best.  Fundamentals are developed to improve each player's mechanics, efficiency, elevates their confidence and improves scoring.  

When:

Choose from one of the following program dates:

  • May:  Friday, May 4th and Friday May 18th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • June:  Friday, June 15th and Friday, June 29th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • July:  Friday, July 13th and Friday, July 27th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort short game area with 5 greens for putting, chipping, pitching and distance wedge approach shots up to 120+ yards.

Cost:

$75 per person for 4 hours of group instruction

$39 for College or High School Team Players

Who:

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you will definitely benefit...

  • Do you have more than 30 putts per round?
  • Do you duff or chilly-dip your shots from around the green?
  • Do you sometimes take more than one shot to get out of a bunker?
  • Uncertain about what club to hit from a certain type of lie?
  • Do you miss the green from 50 yards? 75 Yards? 100 Yards?
  • Do you have trouble with approaches coming up short?  Going too long?

What you will learn:

  • A simple repeatable putting stroke
  • A simple decision-making process that will make club selection a breeze
  • The skills that you already possess that you can build on for success
  • How to hit your approach wedges like a pro
  • How to create better scoring opportunities by making better choices
  • Create or reduce spin when the shot calls for it
  • Proven practice plans that are short and productive

How to Sign Up:

Email John Ericsson, PGA Director of Instruction, at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com or call him in the office at 574-935-5680 x722

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Feb
24

2018 Women's Golf Day Camps

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What's it about:

This is a 4 Hour, one day camp to improve all parts of your game.  Learn the keys to better scoring with dependable short game and putting methods.  Implement quick and highly effective practice routines.  Improve your full swing fundamentals with individual focus on the 1 or 2 issues that may be holding up your improvement.  

When:

Choose 1 Class from any one of the following dates and times:

April:

Friday, April 13th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (B)
Friday, April 27th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (B)
Saturday, April 28th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

May:

Friday, May 11th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (B)
Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, May 25th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 26th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (B)

June:

Friday, June 8th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 9th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (B)
Friday, June 22nd, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (B)
Saturday, June 23rd, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

(B) Beginner Camp

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort practice facility...Rain or Shine.
The class will utilize both the indoor and outdoor facilities.  Indoors we will utilize the putting circuits, mats and machines, swing speed apparatus, Flightscope Radar and V1 Sports Video.  Outdoors we will utilize our fully grassed practice tee, short game area with 5 putting greens and our Practice Hole.  

Who:

Beginners to advanced players.  Beginners would be anyone who has never played or who plays very rarely.
Beginner only classes are noted above.

Cost:

$100 Per Student
Space is limited to the first 6 paid students per class

What you get:

During the Camp:

  • Instruction covering your full swing dynamics (balance, timing and tempo training), GPS (grip, posture and stance) and controlling the flight and direction of your ball.
  • Instruction on scoring 50 yards and in from mall conditions
  • Short, effective practice routines for success
  • Unlimited supply of practice balls and use of indoor and outdoor facilities.

After the Camp:

  • Video Catalog of student's full swing and short game strokes
  • A video tutorial on each student's specific swing characteristics accompanied by drills and exercises to facilitate changes
  • A Flightscope Radar analysis of your driver impact conditions with accompanying remedies for a more accurate and powerful strike

How to Sign Up:

Email John Ericsson, PGA Director of Instruction, at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com or call him in the office at 574-935-5680 x722

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Feb
23

JD Hull Bio Page

Posted on February 23, 2017 by SLRadmin

JD Hull, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional

Education:
Indiana University, 1975
Evans Scholar
Major in Business Administration Management

Previous Employment:

  • Sprig O' Mint - Bremen, IN
  • Noblet Golf Services - Fort Wayne, IN
  • ​Golf Plus Evansville - Evansville, IN

Family:

Son-Daniel

PGA Membership Status:

Elected to PGA Membership in January 1981

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Srixon Z565
  • Hybrids:  Srixon H65 #2 & #4
  • Irons:  Srixon Z65 4-A
  • Wedges:  Cleveland RTX-3 52 & 56
  • Putter:  Cleveland HB Collection #1
  • Ball:  

Best Golf Experience:
Walking

Favorite Team:
St. Louis Blues

Favorite Golfers:
Ben Hogan, Justin Thomas & Lexi Thompson

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Feb
23

Ryan Steele Bio Page

Posted on February 23, 2017 by SLRadmin

Ryan Steele, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Education:
Methodist College, 2004
Major in Business Administration and Marketing with a concentration in Professional Golf Management

Previous Employment:

  • First Assistant Golf Professional at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club - Batesville, IN
  • PGA Golf Management University Coordinator at PGA of America - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • First Assistant Golf Professional at Harrison Lake Country Club - Columbus, IN

Family:
Wife Kara, Son Micah and Daughter Joanna

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
May 2008

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Cobra Speed Pro D
  • Fairway Wood:  N/A
  • Hybrids:  TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Hybrid/Cobra Baffler Pro 4 Hybrid
  • Irons:  Cobra Forged CB 4-GW
  • Wedges:  Titleist Vokey SM 56 and 60
  • Putter:  Scotty Cameron Red X
  • Ball:  Callaway Chrome Soft

Shot Shape:
Slight Fade off the Tee an Slight Draw into Green

Favorite Team:
Indiana Hoosiers & Chicago Cubs

Favorite Golfers:
Geoff Ogilvy, JB Holmes and Jordan Speith

Hobbies:
Reading and Watching Movies

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May
20

2017 Northern Indiana Girls Prep Camp

Posted on May 20, 2016 by SLRadmin

What:

A comprehensive series of lessons for high school golfers in preparation fro their upcoming season.

 

When (Pick from 3 Possible Sessions):

Session 1:  Mondays in May (8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Session 2:  Monday, June 19th - Wednesday, June 20th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Session 3:  Monday, July 10th - Wednesday, July 12th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort:  Driving Range, Short Game Complex and Black or Silver Course

 

Cost:

$75 Per Student

Includes 6 Hours of Instruction with PGA Professional from the Academy with Refreshments During and After Each Session

Areas to be covered:

  • Full Swing (Irons, Hybrids and Fairway Woods)
  • Drivers
  • Short Game (100 Yards and in)
  • Distance Wedges
  • Putting
  • On Course Playing Lesson to include Club Selection, Strategy and Decision Making
  • Mindset and Mental Training for Competition

 

Camp Size:

Enrollment Limited to the first 24 paid applicants per session

 

How to Sign Up:

Call or Stop by The Academy
Academy Phone Number: 574-935-5680 x722
Complete Pre-Camp Golf Questionnaire

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Jun
26

SeeMore Putter

Posted on June 26, 2015 by SLRadmin

 

Putting accounts for over 40% of your strokes

Learn to Putt Like a MAJOR Champion
SPi Certified Staff will be on hand to give putting tips and fittings

Thursday, July 9th
3 PM to 6 PM

Swan Lake Resort
5203 Plymouth LaPorte Trail
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-935-5680 x720

It's that simple. Hide the red dot

"Hide the Red Dot" allows the golfer to set up to the putter consistently every time in relation to the intended target, leading to better set up, better alignment and a better stroke.  Simply line up the black bottom portion of the shaft between the two white lines and cover the signature red dot on the heel of the top line.

SeeMore originally became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter in the greatest final round putter performance in U.S. Open history.  The brand was relaunched in 2007 and immediately regained worldwide prominence as Zach Johnson used a SeeMore FGP to win the 2007 Masters.  SeeMore's website at www.seemore.com and www.seemoreputtersblog.com has many new features about SeeMore's remarkable legacy, technology and tour success.  SeeMore putters are custom made in Franklin, TN.

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Jun
19

Ray & Pat Widuch

Posted on June 19, 2015 by SLRadmin

Everything was great. Our room was the first room by the entrance - quite convenient. Everyone at the hotel went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. John was phenomenal. He took his time and was very patient with us. He thoroughly explained all of the instructions/lessons. I would highly recommend John to anyone who wants to improve their golf game. We are hoping to come back in July to have John fit us for new clubs. The golf courses were in great shape. We thoroughly enjoyed our time playing golf on both courses. I don't know how we got three days in without any rain. Our entire stay was greater than we anticipated.
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