The Beauty of the TOURAcademy TPC Sawgrass.
TPC Sawgrass is one of the most popular golf destinations in the world, largely in part due to its storied history of THE PLAYERS Championship and the iconic 17th hole. The course’s sunny Florida location provides the ideal setting, and the TOURAcademy TPC Sawgrass brings it all together with top instructors, the most advance teaching technology, and the best championship level courses.
Whether you select a golf school, private lesson series, specialty clinic, or a new golfer lesson series – your game will inevitably improve with the expertise of the TOURAcademy.
Programs Designed to Meet Your Goals.
TOURAcademy Sawgrass offers an array of programs from the new golfer just starting out and ready to hit the course – to the low-handicapper wanting to shave a few more strokes off his or her game. Programs include:
- 2-5 day Golf Schools – including daily golf
- Private Lessons
- Playing Lessons – on course instruction
- 2 day Short Game Programs
- New Golfer Lesson Program
- Junior Camps and After-School Programs
- Specialty Clinics
- Corporate Events and Outings
Practice Made Perfect.
It is as if TPC Sawgrass was built exclusively for game improvement. As the flagship TOURAcademy location, the Academy boasts 3,000 square foot teaching facility complete with hitting bays, putting lab, and a designated short game practice area.
TOURAcademy Sawgrass students enjoy:
State of the Art Teaching Technology.
As an early adaptor of advanced teaching technologies integration into all instruction programs, the TOURAcademy is viewed as an industry leader. The use of such technologies allows TOURAcademy teaching staff to more accurately and more efficiently diagnose various parts of a student’s game – thereby allowing for game improvement in the most expeditious manner possible.
The TOURAcademy at TPC Sawgrass teaching technologies include the following:
Video Swing Analysis
Cutting edge video swing analysis equipment allows TOURAcademy teaching pros the ability to analyze the student’s swing from varying angles and then compare the swing mechanics simultaneously on a split screen with that of a professional golfer. This allows the teaching pro to diagnosis the swing quickly and efficiently and allows the student to watch his or her swing and see why and how the prescribed swing adjustments should be made.
Flightscope Technology is considered to be state-of-the-art equipment which is designed to be multi-functional in terms of its extensive capabilities. This technology allows the teaching pro to measure variables related to the student’s golf club such as club head speed, club vertical/horizontal attack angle, and club face angle. Additionally, Flightscope can be used to measure variables related to trajectory of ball flight including real time tracking, ball speed, sidespin, backspin, and both vertical and horizontal launch angles.
Instruction from Top Pros.
All TOURAcademy teaching pros are certified and have successfully completed an extensive and rigorous training program. At each TOURAcademy location, the teaching pros follow the same methodology and philosophies in the approach taken to achieve student game improvement. And the TOURAcademy only recruits the best – many instructors on staff are considered to be leaders within the golf instruction community.
TOURAcademy instructors frequently appear and contribute instructional content to outlets such as Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, PGATOUR.com, and the Golf Channel.
The Instruction Promise
When attending any TOURAcademy location, students can be assured that the teaching methodologies have been road tested and proven and have effectively assisted thousands of golfers improve their games. The TOURAcademy Instruction Promise ensures that each teaching pro will:
For golf school students requiring accommodations, the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa offers an incredible experience on many different levels. This world-renowned Ponte Vedra hotel features the perfect blend of opulence and casual comfort. Each room is filled with luxurious amenities that include signature Revive Marriott bedding, wide-screen plasma televisions, and high-speed internet. The Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa is accompanied by 26 miles of private beachfront. The Resort is located off PGA Tour Boulevard just outside of Jacksonville.
Senior Head Instructor Bio.
Todd Jones, PGA Member
Todd Jones is one of Florida’s premier instructors and is currently the Senior Head instructor at the world-renowned TOURAcademy TPC Sawgrass. He has been with the TOURAcademy since 2003.
Prior to joining us, Todd spent two years as the Director of Golf Schools for the PGA of America. A PGA member since 1996, Todd has taught full time since 1995 and has extensive experience working with players of all levels. Some of Todd’s top students on the professional tours include Sandy Lyle, Len Mattiace and Sophie Gustaphson. In addition, Todd has worked with competitors ranked among the top 10 amateurs in Florida including the 2004 Florida Mid-Amateur Champion.
Jones has been instrumental in co-developing innovative instruction programs for the TOURAcademy, helping to establish it as a leader in golf instruction. He also plays a critical role in the development and training of the TOUR Academy’s instruction staff throughout the country. A native of Binghamton, New York, Jones competed for the University of Rochester in NY.