Keep Swinging All Winter!

If you were happy with your golf game this year, what can you do during the winter to retain that level of play into next season? And if you weren’t happy with your game, how can you get off to a faster start next year? Unless you spend the winter months in a warm climate, try bringing your game indoors this winter. Many top instructors will tell you that hitting balls indoors can accelerate swing changes, particularly when combined with the latest software in swing analysis. That’s where the new indoor golf academy at Legends on the Niagara can help. It’s complete with the latest technology to help with private and supervised practice and features a state-of-the-art golf simulator with 30 world-renowned courses to play like Pebble Beach and Pinehurst, ideal for league play.

Housed in the main clubhouse at Legends on the Niagara, the Legends Winter Academy is more than a place to hit balls during the winter. Private instruction is also available and each hitting bay features video and Flightscope technology which gives golfers feedback on everything from ball and club speed to launch angles and more. “Hitting balls indoors during the winter months is a great way to master swing changes and stay sharp during the off-season,” according to veteran PGA Instructor Norm Moote. “With Flightscope technology we can assess why the golfer is doing certain things and then prescribe the best way to affect change. Doing this indoors during the winter months is probably the most efficient way to prepare for a new season.” A basic Winter Academy membership is $100.00 per month or $300.00 plus tax which gives members one hour of daily practice time through to the end of March. Video and launch monitor technology is available in each hitting bay. Private lessons with Head Teaching Professional Norm Moote are $50.00 for 30 minutes or $85.00 per hour plus tax.

Another way to add more punch to your game in the offseason is with a golf specific fitness program. If you want a workout program to help you swing with more confidence and improve mobility, the Legends Academy has aligned with Nutrition and Fitness expert Nathane Jackson who offers a number of programs that are sure to improve performance. A golf specific training program with 2 private sessions per week is $640.00 per month. Group sessions are also available.

Finally, the off-season is the time to have your equipment checked by a qualified club fitter. Grant Tayler, a former tour player who has specialized in shaft technology for more than 30 years, is available for consultation at the Legends Winter Academy. While it’s tempting to have the latest equipment every year, there’s no magic cure to posting lower scores. Checking your lie angles, making sure that you have the right shafts, and a new set of grips to start the new season can make all the difference in the world.

For reservations and inquiries call Head Teaching Professional Norm Moote at 289-241-3525 or email nmoote@niagaraparks.com.

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