Today's club-swinging side deal gets you two 60-minute golf lessons along with a club fitting and swing analysis at Sath-Nop Golf Academy in the Paragon Golf Center in Duluth. Instructor Sath learned to play at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy before becoming a teaching professional at Nike Golf School and Learning Center in Irvine, CA, and subsequently opening his own academy. The philosophy at Sath-Nop is that no one method will work for all golfers, so lessons should be customized to each individual.
Instruction at Sath-Nop focuses on personal attention and individually tailored analysis, with student-teacher class ratios no greater than 4:1. Before your first lesson, you'll get a club fitting ($45), ensuring proper golf-club length for your unique swing profile, as well as a JC Video motion analysis (included in your lesson cost), enabling you to see any trouble-causing motions impeding your swing. Weekend golfers and habitual tee addicts alike can benefit from the personal instruction of the two lessons ($150), which are aimed at bettering a student's game whether casual or competitive.
Sath-Nop Golf Academy
After more than two decades of playing golf and teaching students from beginners to professionals—including Web.com Tour player Jimmy Brandt—Sath Nop has distilled his wisdom into an overarching golf philosophy. Helping innumerable students advance to the next level has strengthened his belief that every golfer possesses talent and can reach their potential through discipline and awareness of their game. Sath believes that the teacher merely assists in the endeavor, offering guidance to whittle away short-game strokes and improve power, accuracy, and consistency. He also coaches course-management skills and other mental aspects, such as reading ball flight and determining what club to use in certain lies. Sath can conduct his lessons at Paragon Golf Center in English, French, or Cambodian.