GOLF ACADEMY
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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 & PRICING:

BOB CAIN, HEAD TEACHING PROFESSIONAL


INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

NEW STUDENT ASSESSMENT: 45 Minutes, new students only • $75.00
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 • $150.00
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 • $400.00
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 • $750.00
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
Wedge Fitting | Iron/Hybrid | Driver/Fairway 1 Hour Sessions • $125.00/Each
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.

"train your game" group class
4 people • 1 hour, $40 per person
Bring your foursome.

JUNIOR INSTRUCTION CLASSES:

intro to junior golf
Boys & Girls Ages 7-8 • $15/30 Minutes

JUNIORS: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2:  Boys & Girls Ages 7-14  • 1 hour $25
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 • 1 hour $25
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.

LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF HOST SITE
Boys & Girls Ages 5-17 • 1 hour $25

junior drive, chip & putt training
Boys & Girls ages 7-15, June - August • 1-hour $25
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.

junior long-term training package
boys & girls Ages 18 & Under • $100/1 Hour • 10 Sessions $850

DAN GAUCHER, GOLF PROFESSIONAL


INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

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
Wedge Fitting | Iron/Hybrid | Driver/Fairway 1 Hour Sessions • $75.00/Each
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.

GOLF "FORE" WOMEN
LEVEL 101 • 5 Consecutive 60-Minute Classes • $150
Each class will focus on a different aspect of the game.  No equipment or previous experience needed.

LEVEL 201 • 5 CONSECUTIVE 60-MINUTE CLASSES • $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
1 HOUR • $25.00
Focused practice to lower scores.

JUNIOR INSTRUCTION CLASSES:

pga junior league
Boys & Girls Ages 8-17  • $250/season
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.

junior drive, chip & putt training
Boys & Girls ages 7-15, June - August • 1-hour $25
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. A few of Dan's many other accomplishments include: 2015 and 2016 US Kids Top 50 Kids Golf Instructor, US Kids Golf Certified Instructor, TPI Level Two Certified Coach, Mizuno Certified club fitter,  Titleist Certified club fitter and Golf WRX Featured Writer. 

QUESTIONS?

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