My Jax Golf operates on the philosophy that there are many ways to swing a club. Each lesson and teaching approach strive to help students develop a consistent, dependable swing true to their form and athletic abilities. The junior academy focuses on educating students in the fundamentals of golf while developing skills in a safe and fun environment. Not to be confused with Purchasing Golf Accessories, adult lessons adhere to the PGA process of acquiring a perfect swing—correct Posture, club Gripping, and body Alignment—while emphasizing the putting, chipping, and wedging maneuvers of the short game.
The learning center also offers specialized lessons with TPI-certified professional Tom Long, who employs the use of video analysis while conducting swing-sequencing lessons. This technology displays an unwavering digital perspective on the student’s swing while churning up a custom report that analyzes fitness levels, posture, and movement. An accompanying fitness regimen sculpts mortal physiques into golf-ball-swatting machines and golf-cart-racing iron men.:m]]
Sean P. Kicker's long career on the links has included 20 years as a Class-A PGA member and six professional tournament victories. His golf virtuosity began to flourish at an early age—as a kid he was named Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County—and today he gives lessons that grant amateurs the benefit of his hard-earned course savvy. As students play rounds with Sean, he punctuates play with detailed advice on how to straighten errant swings, avoid bunkers, and stare down the ground squirrels that frequently steal golf balls.
Sean's instructional expertise also encompasses off-the-links education that uses computerized video equipment for swing analytics and a full-swing golf simulator. After a few half-hour sessions with the seasoned pro, students often feel an increased level of confidence and renewed gusto for their game. Currently, Sean is in the process of attaining PGA Master Professional status, a title bestowed only upon elite players.
With a successful career as a golfer and a coach that earned him a 2011 induction into the U.S. Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, Mike Stevens draws from a lifetime of experience to foster golf-game improvement in his clients. Mike’s custom, six-week golf training program—the flagship curriculum for his On Target Golf Schools—uses a biomechanics-based understanding of the golf swing to help students hit the ball farther and straighter without having to sell their soul for a corked 3-wood. Mike enhances lessons with the competitive insight gleaned from his continued success in tournaments, including a 2011 victory at the Copperhead Cup in Tarpon Springs. In addition to his six-week course, Mike offers clinics designed for kids and one-on-one lessons for those who want more private counseling.
Fore Seasons Golf brings the game of golf indoors so that players can enjoy it even when the weather doesn't cooperate. To that end, players can practice their drives, chips, and putts in air-conditioned comfort—the kind of coolness that rivals a dozen caddies swinging palm fronds. There's also a TruGolf HD Simulator, which lets golfers play a round on 60 world-famous courses brought to life by 3D graphics, while long- and short-game hitting bays help them focus on building muscle memory through repetition. When improvement plateaus, patrons can tap a teaching professional for some extra help with shaving off those pesky extra strokes through one-on-one lessons.
It can take a lifetime to fully master the intricacies of golf. Fortunately, Golf Professional Services is home to more than a dozen instructors who've dedicated their careers to that lofty goal. These coaches help adults and juniors to become complete players who can hit the ball straight and sink putts without replacing one hand with a putter head. Adult students advance through a five-level training regimen, beginning with an introduction to the game and progressing through on-course practice and video analysis.
In addition to helping grown-ups lower their handicaps, the training center is also home to the Junior Golf Foundation of America, a 501c(3) nonprofit founded in 1995. Using a trio of municipal facilities furnished by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, the foundation gives all children the chance to learn the game and inherit its positive life values. Since inception, more than 65,000 youngsters have enrolled in the year-round program, enriching young lives while expanding the game to new generations.
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.