GOLF INSTRUCTION
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GOLF INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS OF ALL ABILITIES.
Whether you’re looking to fine tune your game or you’ve never held a golf club, the Saratoga National Golf Academy has a program for you. As our student, you’ll have access to nationally recognized instructors and the region’s most comprehensive practice and teaching facilities, located at Saratoga National Golf Club.


PROGRAM GUIDE:

CUSTOMIZED INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

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NEW STUDENT ASSESSMENT

45 Minutes, new students only, $55.00
A great starting point for newcomers to the Academy. Students leave with a complete summary of their strengths and weaknesses and recommendations for an ongoing development program. Intro to instructors and facilities.

single lesson
1 hour, $100.00
Schedule a lesson to work on a particular skill that you wish to improve. In your first session with an instructor, expect to spend some time on skills assessment as needed.

3-session package
3 hours, $240.00
A better value than the individual hourly lesson and more practical for students who want to work on several aspects of their game. Each session can be devoted to a different skill – for example, putting one day, short game the next, and finally full swing. Students may also string the lessons together to create a half-day learning experience.

6-session package
6 hours, $480.00
An opportunity to form a deeper relationship with your coach and achieve significant advancements in your game. You’ll have ample time to progress from skills assessment to improving the aspects of your game most likely to benefit your score and enjoyment.

Club Fitting
1 Hour Sessions, $125.00/each. Wedge fitting | Iron/Hybrid | Driver/Fairway
Golf club fitting is critical in developing an efficient, effective game. Achieving good scores and a proper swing without the right tools can be a frustrating, uphill battle. Do your clubs have the right gapping? Are they current? How long is your putter? These are just some of the important questions we ask in determining whether the clubs fit the golfer’s game.

AFFORDABLE AND EFFECTIVE GROUP INSTRUCTION

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SKILLS CLASSES:

1.5 Hours, Maximum 6 Students per Class

ball striking
focus on approach from 70 - 200 yards
  • TrackMan data and swing analysis
  • Ball striking basis for wedges, irons, hybrids, FW and driver
  • Equipment checkup
  • Gapping analysis using TrackMan
  • Video analysis
  • Practice games and drills
short game
focus on SHOTS INSIDE 70 yards
  • Bunker play
  • Pitching
  • Chipping
  • Wedge gapping
  • Equipment checkup
  • Practice games and drills
DRIVING
focus on TEE SHOTS
  • Tactical intelligence on tee shots
  • How to create more speed
  • Optimizing your driver
  • TrackMan analysis for optimized launch condition
  • How to hit it farther and straighter
  • Practice games and drills
PUTTING
line, speed and read on the green
  • Putting stroke analysis
  • Green reading
  • Speed training
  • Line training
  • Video analysis
  • Practice games and drills

 

GOLF "FORE" WOMEN 101:
5 CONSECUTIVE CLASSES OF 60 MINUTES, $150
Each class will focus on a different aspect of the game. No equipment or previous experience needed.

GOLF "FORE" WOMEN 201:
5 CONSECUTIVE CLASSES OF 60 MINUTES, $175
Build upon your golf knowledge and skill for every aspect of the game. Video analysis of your swing  and drills and skills to advance your game.

Practice with a Pro:
Focus on Approach Shots, Chipping/Pitching, Putting, Tee Shots, Hazard/Recovery Shots, $25 per session.
Make your practice perfect! One hour session of guided and purposeful practice. Each session will focus on one aspect of the game and show you the most effective way for you to improve. Max class size is 10 players. These sessions are perfect for anyone regardless of age and skill who feels they aren't progressing with their game or needs help dialing in their practice.

Corporate and Social Groups:
60- and 90-minute options, 4 or more participants
Customized instructional programs enable you to choose topics that best suit your group’s interests and abilities: from an introductory class to specific skills training. You can also add food and beverages, club fitting, practice time at Saratoga National and more.

KIDS LOVE OUR JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS

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LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2:

Boys & Girls ages 7-14
Year-round, age-specific clinics cover the basics for beginning golfers and help more experienced juniors take their games to the next level – all in a fun, low-stress environment. Many clinics begin with a warm-up and evolve into team play.

LEVEL 3:
Boys & Girls ages 10-18
Long-term program delves into all the dynamics of playing competitive junior golf. Students receive comprehensive skills-based training, as well as help navigating tournament schedules, the college recruiting process and behind-the-scenes aspects of playing competitively. An annual commitment includes unlimited access to all classes at an exclusive price.

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE:
co-ed team play for ages 8-13, June - August
The Little League of golf! Kids of all abilities don jerseys and compete as part of a team in a low-stress scramble format. Team members are managed by a coach and gain playing experience on the golf course.

Drive, Chip & Putt Training:
classes for boys and girls 7-15, June - August
Instruction and practice focused specifically on skills needed to compete in the nationwide Drive, Chip & Putt competition. Local qualifiers are held every July at Saratoga National. The top players advance to regionals and 80 juniors from around the nation get to compete in the finals at Augusta National the week of the Masters Tournament.

OUR INSTRUCTION MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

bob cain, academy director: 
Bob Cain is retuning for his 4th season at Saratoga National as Head Teaching Professional where he is recognized as one of the premier players, coaches and club fitters in upstate New York and was recently named the 2018 NENY PGA Teacher of the Year. Prior to SNGC, Bob worked at the famed Westchester Country Club teaching alongside world renowned Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Gary Weir. This is where Bob discovered his love for teaching golf and developed his unique coaching style that works for players of all ages and abilities, from the first-time golfer to aspiring professional, Bob works well with all.

Bob also has a passion for coaching juniors and has created a program for kids of all ages looking to improve their skills or take their games to the next level. His talents working with junior golfers were immediately recognized as he was named NENY PGA Junior Player Development Award Winner after just one season of coaching in the section. An accomplished player, Bob still competes professionally and in 2018 participated in 16 NENY PGA Professional events. His highlights include a Major Victory in the Section Match Play Championship, Finishing 2nd on the Player of The Year Points Standings and carding 3 Tournament Rounds in the 60s.

A few of his many other accomplishments include: 3-Time NCAA D-II National Championship Qualifier, 2006 NENY PGA Assistant Player of the Year, U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, 3 Time US Kids Top 50 Teacher, Honorable Mention (2016-2018), 2016-2017 NENY PGA Youth Player Development Award Winner  and 2018 NENY PGA Teacher of the Year.

dan gAucher:
Dan Gaucher is a Connecticut native and, after a successful amateur career, he began playing professionally in 2008. Dan enjoys sharing his passion for golf. Dan also has experience in the health and fitness industry which has allowed him to further understand the biomechanics of the body and how it correlates to the golf swing. Dan enjoys being a student of both the human body and the game of golf.

Dan works with players of all abilities and his unique approach cultivates talent. In 2015 and 2016 Dan was recognized as one of US Kids Golf Top 50 Golf Instructors.

QUESTIONS?

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email if you have any questions about our Golf Instruction Programs.