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Though he’s a registered PGA Apprentice and holds a degree in Professional Golf Management from The Ohio State University, golf teacher Nick Maietta can’t give you a single, tried-and-true method for succeeding at golf. And that’s because he doesn’t believe in one: he thinks every player learns the game in his or her own unique way. In keeping with this mindset, Nick will take into account each golfer’s swing, preferences, body type, and goals when putting together a lesson plan—a much more reasoned approach than telling them to “stop super-gluing other players’ golf balls to the fairway.” Nick hopes to make the game a more-enjoyable activity for each student as they whittle strokes off their average scores.
11250 Via Del Vasari Drive
Bonita Springs,
FL
US
A windswept canopy of palm trees and tiki huts cast shadows over Golf Safari?s 18-hole mini-golf course, where putters explore a safari-themed pastiche of life-sized lion statues, jungly gardens, and misting waterfalls. Built upon a foundation of rocky outcrops, the emerald passageways swerve among the hooves of zebra sculptures, pretend giraffes, and real-life goat-human hybrids. Sprightly flowers and ponds dotted with lily pads greet putt-putt posses along the way, providing a tranquil contrast to pressure-packed putts. With each hole in one, players gain a lifetime of bragging rights against their competitors, as well as the eternal friendship of George T. Gorilla, the course?s primate mascot.
3775 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs,
FL
US
As a former collegiate golfer and member of the Nationwide Tour, PGA teaching professional Jon Butler synthesizes his own experiences with the teachings of influential colleagues to form a unique teaching philosophy. Jon believes that each golfer’s swing should be custom fit to their set of physical characteristics to improve their play and lower their score. To achieve this, he uses advanced swing tools and demonstrations to help players find a balanced swing plane, as well as video analysis so golfers can determine whether they’ve eliminated the instinctual pirouette from their follow-through. Though most instruction takes place on the range at West Bay Beach and Golf Club, Jon can also follow golfers out onto the course to teach course-management skills and strategy in different situations.
4606 West Bay Boulevard
Estero,
FL
US
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