Tee Time Tips | Top Teaching Academies to Take Your Game to the Next Level

Jetset Magazine presents Pinehurst Golf Academy, David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral, and Hank Haney Golf Schools.


Pinehurst Golf Academy

The Pinehurst Golf Academy offers a unique blend of situational practice and on-course instruction. Students enjoy a round of golf each day, so after working on your skills on the practice range, you’ll have the chance to test what you’ve learned on the course — with an instructor.

“Known as one of the better-known golf schools in the nation, Pinehurst’s award-winning Golf Academy is designed to polish up anybody’s game, from beginner to experienced player.”

With its six-day Weekday School, last year’s U.S. Open host offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the country that includes five rounds of golf, four days of instruction, accommodations and all meals. There’s even a Thursday night closing banquet with the instructors, who are led by one of the best in the game, Eric Alpenfels.


David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Next to Butch Harmon, no one has worked with as many top players as David Leadbetter. Although he has more than 20 worldwide academies, the headquarters are at ChampionsGate Golf Resort near Orlando at a facility designed by Leadbetter himself for the ultimate learning experience. There are seven state-of-the-art video rooms, biomechanics and fitness studios, an indoor putting room and club fitting. The Three-Day Golf Retreat devotes two days to the full swing and one day to the short game and includes nine holes of on-course instruction, as well as a one-hour session with noted sports psychologist Dr. Robert Winters.


Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral

Entering its 23rd season at Trump Doral, one of the oldest schools will get even better this winter with the opening of one of the best indoor training facilities in the country. The Three Day “Player’s” School is a 20-hour program with a 3:1 student-teacher ratio, TrackMan analysis, BioDynamics, a personalized video with instructor voiceover and lunch daily.


Hank Haney Golf Schools

Great play is the result of a great plan . . . and a great plan requires a roadmap for improvement. Hank’s Player Development System shows you how to track your strengths and weaknesses through skills tests, evaluate those skill levels with verifiable milestones and develop a roadmap for playing success.

Hank Haney Certified Instructors offer an extensive range of golf instruction, all based on the practical, technical experience and formal training of the swing plane mechanics taught through the Hank Haney Certified method. Regardless of which level you select, each teacher is fully-equipped to help you improve your game and move to the next level.


About The Author

Darrin Austin

The founder, CEO, and publisher of Jetset Magazine, Darrin Austin has been a visionary entrepreneur for decades. He started his first business at age 15 and since then has always instilled a firm, devoted work ethic to every business and investment opportunity he has set his sights on. For years he ran many successful construction and contracting companies and built a vast, diverse investment portfolio. But his dream was always to launch a massive media brand that embodied the kind of lifestyle he had worked so hard and been so fortunate enough to be able to live. Darrin founded Jetset in 2008 with the focus of creating the preeminent luxury lifestyle magazine. He wanted to start a publication that didn't just depict the affluent lifestyle, but actually spoke intuitively to those who really lived it. Unlike their competitors, Jetset was going to cater to directly to a niche audience of the wealthiest people in the world. Each issue would feature exclusives with celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and entrepreneurs like Elon Musk; first-hand insight into the most exclusive and exotic resorts, restaurants, automobiles, aircraft, watches, jewelry, and destinations; and exclusive business advice from luminaries like Daymond John (Shark Tank) and Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad). Darrin's dream became a reality, and soon Jetset established itself as the premier resource for those who live the good life. Nine years later, the brand has expanded to include hosting and co-sponsoring massive events across the globe, and today features a digital platform that includes a vast social media presence and one of the top 3,000 websites in America (JetsetMag.com), according to Alexa. Darrin still works just as tirelessly every day to ensure that the Jetset brand continues to embody his original vision and consistently put out the best possible content across the board. Darrin lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Jetset Editor-in-Chief Tami Austin, and two children. He is a devoted family man who spends most of his time away from the office with his loved ones. Whatever little time apart he has is spent pursuing his loves of cycling (he is the head of the esteemed Jetset Racing team), aviation, and motorsports — as well as visiting with countless admiring celebrities. For editorial consideration please contact [email protected](dot)com.

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