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One North Jacaranda

Orlando, Florida 32836

Academy of Golf

GRAND CYPRESS ACADEMY OF GOLF

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FLORIDA'S PREMIER GOLF SCHOOL IN ORLANDO, FL

JUNIOR PROGRAMS 2019

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Contact us at 407-239-1975 to register & to learn more about our spring break and summer junior golf camps! 

  • On-course playing instruction on Academy practice holes
  • Short game instruction: putting, chipping & pitching
  • Golf etiquette 
  • Full swing instruction
  • Excellent student to teacher ratio 
  • Class A PGA Instructors 
  • Rental Clubs are included 
  • Lunch is included 
  • Additional activities, including fun at the pool! 

 

CAMPS ARE MONDAY- FRIDAY (5 DAY CAMPS)

2019 JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS

Ages 7 - 10                                     Ages 10-14 & Advanced Camp Ages 14-17

June 3-7, 2019                                               June 10-14,2019 

June 17-21, 2019                                           June 24-28, 2019 

July 8-12, 2019                                             July 15th-19, 2019 

 July 22- 26, 2019                                   July 29-August 2, 2019 

 

PRICING

Ages 7 - 10  | Starting at $350 per child

Ages 10 - 14 & Advanced Camp Ages 14-17 | Starting at $495 per child

GOLF PROGRAMS

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The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf features a variety of golf school programs and private, one-on-one golf lessons that can be tailored to any aspect of the game. With unparalleled instruction and the most advanced teaching methods you are sure to improve your performance.

Most of our Golf Programs feature flexible scheduling. Flexible scheduling allows you to pick the dates that work for you and we will schedule the school just for you.

ALL GOLF SCHOOLS INCLUDE: 

Complimentary beverages at Academy during school dates
Daily club storage and club cleaning with use of locker facilities
Grand Cypress Academy of Golf engraved personal bag tag
Grand Cypress Academy Personalized Golf Instruction Manual 

TWO DAY GOLF SCHOOL

This school is suitable for any skill level and offers eight hours of instruction and two full rounds of golf over two days.

The Two Day School is available every Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday and any Friday-Sunday two day combination throughout the year.

This school offers flexible scheduling. Schools may be scheduled to begin on any day (based on availability of instructors).

School includes:

  • Eight hours of comprehensive instruction over two half days (8a-12p)
  • Afternoons open for practice, golf, or playing lessons 
  • Full Swing Video Analysis 
  • Personalized set-up dimensions for driver, 6 iron, 9 iron, and putter
  • Computer club recommendation based on full-swing analysis and Flight Scope launch monitors
  • Short-game skills instruction covering putting, pitch and run, and pitching. 
  • Competitive mind-set and mental approach
  • 2 nights accommodations at The Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Opening breakfast with instructors and 2 lunches at The Club
  • 2 rounds of golf on Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed Grand Cypress Golf Club courses, plus unlimited use of the Academy's par-3, -4, and -5 practice holes

Limited to 8 students with a 4:1 student to teacher ratio

 

2019 TWO DAY SCHOOL WITH HEAD INSTRUCTORS

                                              November-May    June-October

Single Occupancy                        $1814                $1341                                         

Double Occupancy                      $1500               $1138                                       

Commuter                                     $1187              $945                                               

Junior Add-On                               $503                $477

 

2019 TWO DAY SCHOOL WITH FRED GRIFFIN

                                               November-May    June-October                                         

Single Occupancy                        $1861                  $1445

Double Occupancy                      $1547                   $1244

Commuter                                    $1239                  $1023

Junior Add-On                              $603                    $608

 

THREE DAY PLAYER'S GOLF SCHOOL

The Three Day Player's School includes a lower student to teacher ratio, more hours of instruction and an extra playing lesson all tailored to seasoned golfers.

The Three Day Player's School is available every Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday throughout the year.

Limited to 6 students (28 handicap or less) with a 3:1 student to teacher ratio. This school offer more than 16 hours of instruction over three days and includes:

  • Full Swing Video Analysis 
  • Personalized set-up dimensions for driver, 6 iron, 9 iron, and putter
  • Computer club recommendation based on full-swing analysis and Flight Scope launch monitors
  • Short-game skills instruction covering putting, pitch and run, pitching, and bunker play
  • Short-game strategies and situations to improve scoring
  • Pre-shot routine
  • Uneven lies, rough and trouble shots
  • Psychology of golf
  • Practice tee to golf course strategies
  • Course management
  • Two 9-hole playing lessons with instructors
  • Golf-specific stretching and warm-up exercises
  • 3 nights accommodations at The Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Opening breakfast with instructors and 3 lunches at The Club
  • 2 rounds of golf on Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed Grand Cypress Golf Club courses, plus unlimited use of the Academy's par 3, 4, and 5 practice holes

 

2019 THREE DAY PLAYER'S SCHOOL WITH HEAD INSTRUCTORS

                                             November-May    June-October

Single Occupancy                      $3145               $2434

Double Occupancy                    $2675               $2076

Commuter                                $2203                $1772

Junior Add-On                          $1004                $804

 

2019 THREE DAY PLAYER'S SCHOOL WITH FRED GRIFFIN

                                                   November-May    June-October

Single Occupancy                         $3344                $2532

Double Occupancy                       $2873                 $2228

Commuter                                     $2402                $1925

Junior Add-On                               $1054                $854

 

THREE DAY GOLF SCHOOL

Our most popular golf school gives players of all skill levels a well-rounded golfing education.  Covering all aspects of the game over three comprehensive days of instruction, this school is a great choice for all golfers. 

This school offers flexible scheduling. Schools may be scheduled to begin on any day (based on availability of instructors). The Three Day School is available every Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday throughout the year. 3 half days, 8:30a-12p, with 10.5 hours of comprehensive instruction.

Afternoons open for practice, golf, or playing lessons

School includes:

  • Full Swing Video Analysis 
  • Personalized set-up dimensions for driver, 6 iron, 9 iron, and putter
  • Computer club recommendation based on full-swing analysis and Flight Scope launch monitors
  • Short-game skills instruction covering putting, pitch and run, pitching, and bunker play
  • Strategy for difficult lies
  • Pre-shot routine and practice drills
  • Three nights accommodations at The Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Opening breakfast with instructors and three lunches at The Club
  • Two rounds of golf on Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed Grand Cypress Golf Club courses, plus unlimited use of the Academy's par-3, -4, and -5 practice holes
  • Limited to 8 students with a 4:1 student to teacher ratio

 

2019 THREE DAY SCHOOL WITH HEAD INSTRUCTORS

                                                    November-May    June-October

Single Occupancy                          $2697                 $1864

Double Occupancy                        $2226                  $1560

Commuter                                       $1755                 $1257

Junior Add-On                                 $854                   $654

 

2019 THREE DAY SCHOOL WITH FRED GRIFFIN

                                                      November-May    June-October

Single Occupancy                            $2768                 $1992

Double Occupancy                          $2297                 $1688

Commuter                                        $1827                 $1385

Junior Add-On                                 $979                   $779

 

WOMEN'S GOLF SCHOOLS

Our Women's school features instruction that is specifically designed for the female golfer.

Choose from two day or three day schools led by LPGA professional Barb Mucha.

This school offers flexible scheduling. Schools may be scheduled to begin on any day (based on instructor availability) and will run for consecutive days.

 

TWO DAY WOMEN'S SCHOOL

This two day school features eight hours of comprehensive instruction over two half-days (8 am-12 noon). Afternoons are available for practice, golf or playing lessons. 

School is limited to 8 students with a 4:1 student to teacher ratio

 School includes:

  •     Short-game skills instruction covering putting, pitch and run, and pitching
  •     Competitive mind-set and mental approach
  •     Afternoons open for practice, golf, or playing lessons
  •     2 nights accommodations at the Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  •     2 rounds of golf on the Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed Grand Cypress Golf Club courses, plus unlimited use of the Academy's par-3, -4, and -5 practice holes
  •     Opening breakfast with instructors and 2 lunches at The Club

 

2019 TWO DAY WOMEN'S SCHOOL 

                                              November-May           June-October

Single Occupancy                      $1814                        $1341

Double Occupancy                    $1500                        $1138

Commuter                                   $1187                        $945

Junior Add-On                             $503                         $477

 

THREE DAY WOMEN'S SCHOOL

This three day school features 10.5 hours of comprehensive instruction over three half days (8:30 a-12p). Afternoons are available for practice, golf or playing lessons. 

Limited to 8 students with a 4:1 student to teacher ratio

School includes:

  • Short-game skills instruction covering putting, pitch and run, pitching, and bunker play
  • Strategy for difficult lies
  • Pre-shot routine and practice drills
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Villas of Grand Cypress or the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • 2 rounds of golf on Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed Grand Cypress Golf Club courses, plus unlimited use of the Academy's par-3, -4, and -5 practice holes
  • Opening breakfast with instructors and 3 lunches at The Club

 

2019 THREE DAY WOMEN'S SCHOOL 

                                              November-May              June-October

Single Occupancy                    $2752                           $1919

Double Occupancy                  $2283                           $1615

Commuter                                $1810                           $1312

Junior Add-On                          $939                            $736

 

PUTTING SCHOOL 

With over forty percent of your stokes occurring on the putting green, you owe it to yourself to be the best putter you can be.  

 

TWO DAY PUTTING SCHOOL WITH FRED GRIFFIN

Experience a putting school with our Academy Director, Fred Griffin, primarily focusing on techniques that will improve your putting immediately. These schools will utilize the SAM Putt Lab and the AimPoint Green-Reading system to take your game to the next level. 

The intelligent SAM PuttWare automatically evaluates the putting strokes, calculates all relevant parameters, - e.g. rotation, acceleration, swing duration or impact, - and graphically displays the results. The data reveals precise information on how to improve your game, e.g. club face angle or sweet-spot, and how to tailor individual training strategies.

Benefits of SAM PuttLab:

  •     Easy to use technology
  •     Evaluation of putting technique and consistency
  •     Training modules for improvement of specific aspects
  •     Immediate display of results after each stroke
  •     Direct access to all relevant putting parameters
  •     Data comparison with performance of PGA Tour players

The AimPoint Green-Reading system teaches:

  •     The 3 primary green shapes and how they affect the break of the putt
  •     Exactly how much break to play for any putt within 20 feet of the hole
  •     How break changes as green speed changes
  •     How to estimate break very accurately using fall lines and drainage areas
  •     How to find the Zero Lines
  •     Eye and putter face alignment
  •     Understanding green architecture and its implications on putting
  •     Aiming and alignment
  •     Optical illusions and slope perception
  •     Common green-reading misconceptions and mistakes

 

2019 TWO DAY PUTTING SCHOOL WITH FRED GRIFFIN

                                              November-May            June-October

Single Occupancy                   $1,861                         $1,445

Double Occupancy                  $1,547                         $1,244

Commuter                               $1,239                         $1,023

Junior Add-On                         $603                            $608

 

MENTAL VISUAL IMPACT SCHOOL

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The golf-specific IMPACT training program is designed to improve expertise in the following areas: Visual Perception, Optimal Quiet-Eye Zones, Situation Awareness, & Decision-Making.

The schools are customized to focus on a specific area of the game you need to improve: Full Swing, Short Game, or Putting.

Dr. Ryan Caserta is one of the foremost authorities on the development and maintenance of mental expertise through sport-specific eye training.  Regardless of ability level, winning and losing ultimately comes down to the mind.  However, simply thinking like a champion, staying positive, and breathing correctly are not enough.  Sport expertise research conducted over the past two decades has clearly shown that conquering the mind is ultimately connected to the eyes.  Dr. Caserta has applied several different components of vision, visual perception, and cognition to examine how to improve athletes’ eyes, mental processing, and performance outcomes in sport.  The Individualized Multidimensional Perceptual And Cognitive Training (IMPACT) program teaches athletes the most effective ways to use their eyes to improve their golf game.

Students experience innovative, cutting-edge eye training that is scientifically proven to quiet the mind and increase sport performance.  In addition, the IMPACT training program provides statistical evidence of improvement, which is an aspect that no other traditional sport psychology training can provide.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT (407) 239-1975.

Schools may be scheduled to begin on any day within the months listed above (based on availability of instructors). For dates occupying two months, the first day's month is the prevailing rate. All rates listed are per student. Accommodations are only included in Single and Double Occupancy packages, with Double including shared accommodations. To qualify for Junior Add On rates, a junior must be 13-17 years old and booked in combination with an adult on a Single Occupancy rate or two adults on Double Occupancy rates. Other restrictions may apply.

PRIVATE GOLF LESSONS

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Let our Academy of Golf in Orlando provide you with one-on-one golf lessons that can be tailored to any aspect of the game. All of our instructors are award-winning PGA Class A certified, so rest assured that your golf lesson experience will be above and beyond your expectations.

Policies for all lessons: All lessons require a credit card at the time of booking.  There is a strict 24-hour cancellation policy on all lessons. Should a lesson not be cancelled before 24-hour prior to the lesson, a 50% cancellation fee will be assessed.

ONE-HOUR LESSONS

A full 60-minute experience that can include full swing, putting, pitching, pitch n' run, bunker shots and more.

Fred Griffin          $180
Academy Staff     $140

There is an add-on fee of $40.00 per additional student sharing a lesson or $30.00 for a junior (ages 7-17).

PACKAGE OF 5 LESSONS

As valuable as every hour spent with one of our award-winning instructors is, the entire game of golf could never be taught in just one hour! That is why we have created Golf Lesson Packages, so that you can not only save money, but also improve your game over time! Must be ages 7 thru 17 to qualify for Junior rates.

Adult Packages    5 Lessons

Fred Griffin          $725 - Save $175

Academy Staff     $565 - Save $135

Junior Packages*    5 Lessons

Fred Griffin          $637.50 - Save $37.50

Academy Staff     $497.50 - Save $27.50

THE ULTIMATE DAY LESSON

Your morning session will include four hours of comprehensive instruction for your full swing and short game utilizing SwingModel technology. Once our instructors ensure your swing is in good form, the day will end with a two hour custom club fitting session. Lunch is included midday with your instructor. The Ultimate Lesson Day must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Please call for availability.

Fred Griffin         $1,250 (7 hours)

Academy Staff    $1,099 (7 hours)

Ultimate Day Lesson Schedule
8:30am - 12:30pm: Instruction

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch with Instructor 

1:30pm - 4pm: Club Fitting

ON COURSE PLAYING INSTRUCTION

You are guaranteed to cover most every aspect of the game when combining a private lesson with actual play on our Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf. Rates do not include greens fees. Maximum of three students.

9-hole playing lesson with Fred Griffin $450
18-hole playing lesson with Fred Griffin $900
9-hole playing lesson with Academy Staff $350
18-hole playing lesson with Academy Staff $700

ONLINE LESSONS

View expert analysis of your golf swing online and give yourself the competitive edge.  Simply film your swing and send it to the academy instructor of your choice via the FREE V1 Analysis Software and they will personally analyze your golf swing - all without leaving home!

** Required - V1 Home Software is required in order for you to be able to upload your swing for Fred's analysis.  This software will simply capture your swing and allow you to send it to Fred through the V1 Golf Academy for the thorough swing analysis.

For a complete video analysis of your swing a fee of $39.99 will be billed to your credit card.  Please allow 48 hours to process your video.   

SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON TODAY BY CALLING 407-239-1975.

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TECHNOLOGY

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Four key things make the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf your must visit academy. 

  • We use science as the foundation for our instruction. Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies we are a golfer's dream!
  • Our facility features 21 acres with three Jack Nicklaus designed regulation practice holes (a par 3, 4 and 5), putting green and driving range
  • Our instructors are consistently ranked in the top 100 teachers and together have almost 100 years of instruction, most here with us! 
  • Service is important to us. We work seemlessly together to give you the best experience available. 

The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf offers the lastest in state-of-the-art technologies that will be sure to help any golfer's game.  Our technologies include SwingModel, SAM Puttlab & Gears Golf System.

To schedule a tour of the facilities or technologies, please contact the Academy at 407-239-1975.

CLUB FITTING

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Hit the ball longer, straighter and with greater control using clubs designed for you.

Visit the Performance Fitting Studio At the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf.

USE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Gears is a full swing club and body tracking system used by PGA pros, club fitters, and club manufacturers to measure and analyze every nuance of a swing, in full 3D, from address to follow-through.

Built on the same technology used by biomechanists and filmmakers, Gears is the most advanced motion capture solution developed specifically for golf.

COMPLETE CLUB DATA, IN 3D

Gears offers more data about your swing, with more accuracy, than any other tool in golf:

  • Full Swing Path
  • Impact Location
  • Clubhead Speed
  • Deflection Droop
  • Shaft Deflection
  • Face Heading
  • In/Out Path
  • Loft
  • Lie
  • Angle of Attack

Complete Full Bag (Full Fit) Fitting 2.5 Hours:        $400.00
Driver, Fairways and Hybrids 1.5 Hours:                $200.00
Hybrids, Irons and Wedges 1.5 Hours:                   $200.00

 

Find the Perfect Club 

Grand Cypress Academy offers state-of-the-art club fitting services. Using FlightScope Launch Monitors, we can help you maximize your swing potential and launch conditions.

Choose an Equipment Optimization Analysis option for a complete fitting experience to include Driver, Woods, Irons, Wedges, Shaft and Ball Fitting.

Driver Fitting $140 Head Instructor - $180 Academy Director (one hour)

Iron Fitting $140 Head Instructor - $180 Academy Director (one hour)

Equipment Optimization Analysis $309 Head Instructor - $349 Academy Director (two hours)

Equipment Optimization Analysis with SwingModel Analysis $364 Head Instructor - $404 Academy Director (two hours)

Call us at 407-239-1975 to make your fitting appointment today!
*Please dress in dark colored clothing and shoes for the fitting

SAM PUTTLAB

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The intelligent SAM PuttWare automatically evaluates the putting strokes, calculates all relevant parameters, - e.g. putter rotation, acceleration, swing tempo and timing, - and graphically displays the results. The data reveals precise information on how to improve your putting stroke and our coaches will tailor it to each individual student’s needs.

SWINGMODEL COMPUTERIZED SWING ANALYSIS LESSONS

A 60-minute private lesson that allows you to take home the results! Fee includes a 12-month membership to SwingModel.com where you will be able to participate in a yearlong personal improvement program by reviewing your lesson at anytime, day or night.

Fred Griffin $235

Academy Staff $195

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JUNIOR PROGRAMS FOR BEGINNERS & EXPERIENCED GOLFERS

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From PGA Jr. League to school break and summer camps, we have what your junior golfer needs to improve his or her golf skills.  Take advantage of an outstanding student to teacher ratio and personalized attention.  The Junior Golf Camps are tailored specifically to the needs of golfers ages 7 - 13.

For more information, contact us at (407) 239-1975

PGA JR. LEAGUE

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PGA Jr. League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.

The recreational nature of the regular season provides opportunities for skill and character development - on and off course - in addition to plenty of opportunities for fun, friends and family engagement with golf. 

Eligibility

PGA Jr. League is open to both boys and girls, 13 and under*, of all abilities!

REGISTER for PGA Jr. League Grand Cypress Team.

 

* Grand Cypress was the 2017 PGA Jr. League FL. Regional Champions

GOLF CHANNEL CERTIFIED

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We are a certified Golf Channel Academy. It is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, offering personalized one-on-one and group coaching that is among the highest quality instruction available anywhere.

 Golfers who work with our coaches also will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.

Give Grand Cypress Academy of Golf a try, we know that with our proven programming you will gain skills that translate into positive measurable results! 

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BECOME A MEMBER!

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Stay ahead of the game with an exclusive membership at the Grand Cypress Resort.  Personalized instruction, access to 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf,  unlimited use of practice facilities, complimentary SwingModel golf club fitting, Pro Shop discounts, no initiation fees, no monthly minimums and more — all just minutes away. 

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

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  • Access to 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf
  • 12 complimentary one-hour lessons with a Class A PGA 
  • Three complimentary guest passes for golf rounds 
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities (including 3 regulation practice holes)
  • Zero greens fees & cart fees for member 
  • Complimentary SwingModel golf club fitting 
  • Discounts at the resort including Accommodations, Food & Beverage and Pro Shop

Enjoy membership with no initiation fee or monthly minimums. Join Today!

 

For more details about our membership, please contact Robert Scott at 407-239-1954 or rascott@grandcypress.com. 

ONLY THE BEST AT GRAND CYPRESS ACADEMY OF GOLF IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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To schedule your lesson or school with one of our instructors, please contact the Academy at 407-239-1975.

Supervised by Academy of Golf Director Fred Griffin, students at the Academy of Golf draw upon an immense wealth of golfing talent. Named "Teacher of the Year" by the PGA of America's North Florida Section, Fred Griffin has carefully researched and planned all Academy of Golf programs, emphasizing close contact between teacher and student. To maintain our standards of personal attention, classes are limited to eight students per group, two groups maximum.

FRED GRIFFIN, DIRECTOR OF GRAND CYPRESS ACADEMY OF GOLF

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NORTH FLORIDA PGA 2019 SECTION AWARD WINNER: TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, Fred Griffin is responsible for the development of all golf instructional programs at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf. A PGA Class A professional with over 40 years of teaching experience, Griffin has served as the Director of the Academy since it opened in 1986 as the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf. A superb teacher, Fred was honored as one of a select few as a Lead Coach for the Golf Channel Academy and was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the North Florida section of the PGA. Along with Dr. Ralph Mann, he is co-author of the golf instructional book Swing Like a Pro and created an entire curriculum based on their scientific research on the swing and short game.  He is a frequent contributor for several golf publications and has presented at several PGA educational programs, Griffin coaches’ golfers of all ability levels including, PGA, LPGA Tour and top amateur players.

TODD MEENA, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

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Todd was named one of the "Best Teachers" in the state of Florida by Golf Digest for the last ten years consecutively and has been a member of the Academy's instructional staff for 22 years. As a former European PGA tour member, Todd has an extensive playing background. He has been the featured instructor on The Golf Academy Live Show, and has led numerous instructional workshops for the PGA of America. Fundamental to Todd’s teaching is the understanding of the proper release of the club and the importance of getting to the finish of the swing with a consistent rhythm. Todd is originally from California and has lived in Orlando since 1987.  Todd has been named Villas of Grand Cypress Employee of the Year (2011) and was named ‘Best of the Best’ by Benchmark Hospitality in 2012.”

TODD MEENA, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

HARRY ZIMMERMAN, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

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HARRY ZIMMERMAN, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

Harry was recently named one of the Top 50 Instructors in the state of Florida for 2015-2018 by Golf Digest. Harry has been a member of the Academy’s instructional staff for 31 years. He was named “Teacher of the Year" for the East Central Chapter of the North Florida PGA in 2000. Harry has worked with several PGA and LPGA players.    

GUS HOLBROOK, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

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Gus was named one of the "Best Teachers" in the state of Florida for 2003-2015 by Golf Digest, and has been a member of the Academy’s instructional staff for 30 years.  An All-American Collegiate golfer at the University of Georgia, Gus placed 3rd in the 1977 NCAA Golf Championship.  He was also named to the United States All-Star Collegiate golf team that included John Cook, Scott Hoch, and Chip Beck.  Gus continues to play competitively in PGA sectional, statewide, and national tournaments.  Gus has worked with players of all ability levels from beginners to tour players and many juniors aspiring to be collegiate players. 

GUS HOLBROOK, HEAD INSTRUCTOR, PGA CLASS A

DOUG LOWEN PGA CLASS A

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DOUG LOWEN PGA CLASS A

Doug is originally from Hays, KS where he excelled in golf. He became involved with the game at an early age as his parents operated the Ft. Hays Municipal Golf Course Pro Shop while he was in elementary school. He was the Kansas State Junior Champion and played golf collegiately at Ft. Hays State University where his father was the Head Coach. Doug turned Professional in 1987 and moved to Florida. He began working at The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in 1988 and was a Head Instructor from 1990 to 1995. He worked as a Golf Instructor from 1996 to 2001 in Wichita, KS., Las Vegas, NV. and Memphis, TN. before returning to Florida in 2002. Doug returned to Grand Cypress in 1993 to work again as an instructor. He has been a Class A member of the PGA since 1995 and still competes in local and regional PGA Club Professional tournaments. Doug is head instructor of the Academy Junior Golf program and was nominated for the East Central Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year as well as PGA Chapter Junior Golf Teacher of the Year. 

DR. RYAN J. CASERTA, RESIDENT GOLF PSYCHOLOGIST

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A nationally and internationally recognized sport psychologist, Dr. Ryan Caserta is an expert in how the eyes and visual perception affects golf performance, mental expertise, and success on the golf course. Dr. Caserta’s scientifically based Individualized Multidimensional Perceptual and Cognitive Training (IMPACT) program has produced winners on every major tour in the world, including multiple wins on the PGA Tour, European PGA Tour, LPGA Tour (client Na Yeon Choi finishing 2010 #1 on the LPGA Money List), Nationwide Tour, amateur level (client Byeong Hun-An won the United States Amateur Championship-youngest champion in history), collegiate level, and junior tours. His research has been published in the most prestigious journals in the field of sport psychology, and he has been invited to present his research and training to some of the largest sports organizations throughout the world.

DR. RYAN J. CASERTA, RESIDENT GOLF PSYCHOLOGIST

BARB MUCHA, LPGA TOURING PROFESSIONAL AND INSTRUCTOR

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BARB MUCHA, LPGA TOURING PROFESSIONAL AND INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Parma Heights, Ohio, Barb competed on the LPGA Tour for over 20 years with 5 tournament wins to her credit. Along with teaching at The Grand Cypress Golf Academy, she currently competes on the Legends Tour. Barb was named the 1996 Golf Digest Most Improved Player and inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.Throughout her career, Barb has been associated with Grand Cypress for over 25 years. She enjoys teaching all levels of players, focusing on both the physical and mental game. She is currently working with several aspiring mini-tour, collegiate, and junior golfers to assist them in reaching their goal of becoming a LPGA or PGA touring professional.