Each golfer is evaluated to see where they rank on the seven Essential Skills
Greensboro, Ga. (Vocus) November 3, 2008
The Reynolds Golf Academy's Red Zone Short Game School and Essentials of Golf™ Total Game Improvement School return in 2009, with each program designed to target the individual needs of each student.
Sessions are available throughout the year under the guidance of Charlie King, Director of Instruction at Reynolds Golf Academy, who has developed the Red Zone Short Game School and the Essentials of Golf™ School to fit the character of each participant.
"Golfers are not made to robotically look the same swinging a club," says King, a member of the GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructors. "Each individual's personality comes out in their swing."
The Essentials of Golf™ is the basis of King's teaching philosophy, which he calls "The New Rules of Golf Instruction." King's focus is on skill-based instruction instead of model-based teaching. "Each golfer is evaluated to see where they rank on the seven Essential Skills," says King. "From there, students are taught based on the skills they most need to perfect."
Starting in April, the Essentials of Golf™ Total Game Improvement School is offered in three-day and one-day options. It touches on all aspects of the game: fundamentals of a sound golf swing, short-game instruction, course management, a fitness evaluation, personalized video analysis and the psychology of the game.
The three-day Red Zone Short Game School is based on King's book, "Golf's Red Zone Challenge," and its focus is on the scoring shots from 100 yards and in. Starting in March, the program emphasizes the fundamentals and strategy of putting, chipping, pitching, distance wedges, sand shots and specialty shots. The Red Zone Challenge has spawned a reality TV show being aired nationally. A third printing of the book will be available this spring. A portion of the book will also soon be available free as a download on the Reynolds Golf Academy website.
Both schools include a four-to-one student to teacher ratio, 17 hours of instruction, video analysis and lesson on DVD, 18 holes of golf and lunch each day.
To sign up for one of Reynolds Golf Academy's 2009 golf schools, call 866.443.6742 or visit http://www.reynoldsgolfacademy.com for more information.
2009 Reynolds Golf Academy Schedule
Red Zone Short Game School
June 5-7 & 19-21
September 4-6 & 18-20
October 2-4, 16-18 & 30-Nov.1
November 13-15 & 27-29
Essentials of Golf™ 3-Day
May 1-3, 15-17 & 29-31
June 12-14 & 26-28
September 11-13 & 25-27
October 9-11 & 23-25
November 6-8 & 20-22
Essentials of Golf™ 1-Day
September 7 & 28
November 9 & 23
About Reynolds Plantation
Reynolds Plantation is a Linger Longer Community providing an award-winning lifestyle with world-class amenities. Named the "Best of the Best" Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the "Best Golf" by GOLF MAGAZINE Living, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is a golf and lake community with more than 80 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. The community features 99 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh; Pete Dye has begun work on Reynolds' 6th golf course. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the TaylorMade Performance Lab and the Kingdom at Reynolds Plantation. The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, three full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus and award-winning Tennis Center. GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest and TRAVEL + LEISURE GOLF have all debuted "ultimate golf homes" at Reynolds Plantation; Southern Accents opened its Show House, located at The Creek Club golf course, in September 2008. Reynolds Plantation is also home to the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Linger Longer Communities is also the developer of Reynolds Landing and Achasta. For more information, call 800-800-5250 or visit http://www.reynoldsplantation.com.
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