Any experience with a full time golf academy/school?
Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:00 PM
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:24 PM
Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:48 PM
Would never do it. $50,000.00 a year with no guarantees to make it in golf that comes with a poor education (not at all, but most). How many guys on the tour do you hear about playing at an academy? You don't. 24/7 365 days a year is a recipe for injury and that is what it is. You have all of the media talking about PGA injuries and they are due to lifting weights. Has nothing to do with lifting the weights. Has to do with overuse of the body when they were younger. Play other sports and take breaks.
Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:24 PM
Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:35 PM
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:56 AM
He has gone there not just for golf but for various reason of which golf was a nice bonus for him. At this school they have very small class sizes and lots of personal attention. It is extremely expensive but the cost is broken up as follows: Tuition around 20k, Board and lodging around 15k and golf instruction another 20k. So it depends what you are comparing it with, tuition at a top school in Manhattan is easily double that while board for a teenager seems about right, golf tuition at close to 3k a month is indeed expensive but the facilities are pretty good.
They play a fair amount of golf but if anything no more than a normal teenager, almost never more than 18 holes in a day. Weekends on non tournament days are at their leisure and they can choose how much to play if at all. My son has come out a far more rounded individual than when he went in, he has met boys and girls from all over the world, yes the majority from well off families but some there on scholarship. He gets to play with some who are not much more than beginners and some who are in the top half dozen in the US.
Does going to an academy mean you are going to be a pro, of course not, maybe a net dozen golfers a year will ever make it on to the PGA tour and that includes all the academy players and foreigners too. Anyone sending their kid there thinking it is the path to the pros is somewhat deluded. But for the right child and assuming you have the resources it can be a great experience. But no it isn't for everyone.
Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:41 AM
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:05 AM
I heard and not even sure where that a lot of the South Korean's send their kids to the U.S. to do their high school at these types of academy schools Ie: Leadbetter Academy etc....sounds like some of them may have been successful golfers.
I am from Canada and there aren't such academies year round here for golf that I am aware. There are now a few in Ontario for Hockey though.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 03:05 PM
The kids learn LOTS of discipline and self management... since they have to do that with the academic load, and the golf.
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