A wellspring of golf knowledge culled from 36 years on the links, Modern Golf Instruction founder Martin Gonzales helps clubbers across the handicap spectrum hone their swing. The PGA-certified instructor helps golfers accomplish new goals, covering everything from the basic rules and etiquette of the game to the finer points of the swing, putting stroke, and short-game techniques.
Wonderland Family Fun Center is a great place for the entire family to spend a day creating memories that will last a lifetime. Open all year round with free admission, the center contains both indoor and outdoor attractions such as batting cages, two story adventure-land playhouse, an arcade with more than 80 video and ticket redemption games, a wonderland prize center and a 2,200-square-foot laser-tag arena. Once game matches are over, players can switch over to the equally fluorescent black-light 18-hole mini golf course or venture outdoors to sit behind the wheel of a bumper boat at the other end of the facility’s 5-acre expanse. Fun game play can build up appetites that can be satisfied from a selection of available food such as pizza, breadsticks, and soft drinks.
It?s fitting that Brian Nosler?s hobbies include both golf and fly fishing. Both sports require concentration, appreciation for the outdoors, and a fluid backstroke to hit a specific target. But when he?s not intentionally wading in streams, the 2013 Oregon PGA Player of the Year does his best to avoid water at all costs. During professional golf-instruction sessions, Nosler guides students with a simple approach to swing fundamentals, teaching both full-swing mechanics and short-game techniques?a personal specialty that contributed heavily to his previous wins at the Oregon, Washington, and Montana State Opens. In addition to helping students master the art of reading greens' dense instruction manuals, Nosler provides club-repair services and personal club-fitting sessions.
Within Gregg Rogers' Golf Performance Centers' indoor facility, a team of PGA- and TPI-certified instructors harness [technological teaching aids and golf-fitness programs to groom golf games with pro-level tools and techniques. During lessons, the passionate aces can augment their golf knowledge with swing data captured by TrackMan launch monitors or cure chronic cases of the yips with ultrasonic sensors and soothing cybernetic bedtime stories of the SAM PuttLab. Named one of America's 100 Best Clubfitters of 2011 by Golf Digest, the center helps lonely swings find their crooked-stick counterpart with a formula that takes into account a multitude of scientific parameters. Along with fostering pin-hunting skills, the center pinpoints golf-deficient muscles and develops strategies for consistent movements with Titleist Performance Institute fitness assessments.
Executive Golf?s resident golf instructors proffer club-wrangling wisdom to aspiring aces from the climate-controlled Redwood Golf Center. Runaway swings gain traction in private lessons with professional golf instructors, who tailor curriculum to individual abilities and needs, helping solidify sound backswings, ball flight, and the ability to drive a ball 300 yards with a swimming noodle. Short-game lessons help shore up proficiency from within 100 yards of the green by covering pitching and putting techniques. Conducted at a nearby golf course, nine-hole playing lessons let pupils consult their golf sensei about swing mechanics as well as course-management quandaries, such as when to lay-up, when to go for the green, and how to earn the trust of territorial flagsticks. The academy augments its swing-honing advice with a bevy of club-fitting and repair services, helping players select the right equipment.
All 38 acres of Tom's Golf Center are dedicated to one thing: golf game improvement. Golfers of all levels train on practice facilities that include a driving range with all-grass hitting tees as well sheltered mats for practice in rainy weather—when most players are at home giving their clubs a bubble bath. The facility also boasts a three-hole golf course, where players can put their skills in action on two par 4 holes and one par 3.