About The Ridge Golf Academy

Teaching Philosophy

The first responsibility I have, as a teacher, is to understand and help the student reach his or her goals. It is my responsibility to create an atmosphere where the student is not intimidated and feels comfortable to ask questions. To initiate this process the first lesson will include an informal interview to inquire about the history of their game, physical limitations, past instruction, current goals, and the willingness and time available to commit to the changes. With this information I begin with evaluating fundamentals such as grip, alignment, and posture. All changes that are made will be based upon the needs of the student and applicable ball flight laws, not the concept of the picture perfect swing. As lessons continue the student will learn how the ball flight laws apply with the intent of the student diagnosing their own swing. As a committed teacher, I am open to adapting my teaching style to fit the student, not force the student to adapt their learning style to fit me.

Individual Lessons

Lessons can cover any aspect of the game. The student may determine to focus on putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, or any combination. Video/computer analysis is also available and may be utilized.

Director of Golf, Matt Nice

Adult Seasonal pass holder: $45/45 minutes
Adult non-pass holder: $50/45 minutes
Junior Member Lessons: $25/30-45 minutes

Assistant Golf Professional, Karrie Van Ravenswaay

Adult Seasonal pass holder: $35/45 minutes
Adult non-pass holder: $40/45 minutes
Junior Member Lessons: $25/30-45 minutes

Lesson Packages

A package of three lessons of 45 minutes each may again cover any or all aspects of the game.

Director of Golf, Matt Nice

Adult Seasonal pass holder: $120
Adult non-pass holder: $135

Assistant Golf Professional, Karrie Van Ravenswaay

Adult Seasonal pass holder: $90
Adult non-pass holder: $105

Seasonal Lesson Package

This is intended for those that are dedicated to improving all aspects of their game through instruction, learning, and practice. This package includes 1 lesson per week from May 1st - September 30th, approximately 22 30 minute lessons weather and schedule permitting. All aspects of the game will be covered identifying both mental/physical strengths and weaknesses with the end goal overall scoring improvement and enjoyment of the game.

Individual Adult Seasonal pass holder: $550
Individual Adult non-pass holder: $650

One additional immediate family member may be added on a person basis. The lessons then become 45-minutes with both individual receiving instruction during the allotted time.

Additional family member: $200

High School Competitive Clinics

These clinics are designed for those that are entering or already in High School. These clinics will cover all aspects of the game with a focus on scoring and how to succeed in competition. Clinics will begin with 45 minutes of instruction followed by 9-holes of play. Various challenges will be presented during the 9-holes of competition to emphasize the ability to score. Boys & Girls alike of all abilities and experience levels are welcome in these clinics.

Dates: TBD

Fees for pass holders - $75
Fee for non-pass holders - $125