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Really Cool video of Academy Student, Campbell Kennedy, playing a 9 hole match vs. a local Professional, Andrew Jensen...Campbell wins 3&2
"Half as easy...
Twice as far."
- Dale Claussen, PGA
Meet Dale Claussen
2014 Master Teacher Instructor
Founder & Owner
The best move I ever made was walking up to the world famous Golf Instructor, Peter Kostis, in Boca Raton, Florida and I asked him if I could watch him teach.
That's how I got started teaching golf and it was the best move of my life! Since then, I have been fortunate enough to be trained by several of the top rated golf instructors in the world and have developed an amazing junior golf program that is available to everyone!
My teaching career began in 1993 at Boca Grove Plantation in Boca Raton, Florida as an Assistant Professional. There I would spend extra time "shadowing" Peter Kostis. From creating and executing Golf Camps at The Boca Raton Resort and working with Dave Pelz Scoring Schools, I found I had a passion for Junior Golf.
"Nothing gave me more enjoyment than being part of developing a young player into an accomplished golfer!"
My love for golf brought me back home to Wisconsin, and I worked at Brynwood Country Club (now The Wisconsin Club) where I developed a very successful junior golf program. My teaching passion then led me to Oahu Country Club in Hawaii. When I decided to leave Hawaii, I came to North Florida and started teaching at the TPC at Sawgrass, where I introduced my junior golf programs to Ponte Vedra. My time there was an excellent opportunity for me to learn, practice and play with the numerous local PGA TOUR players. While working and playing with them, I was able to introduce into my teaching programs the practice routines, detailed swing mechanics, fitness, and desire that golfers need to be successful.
The Golf Academy of North Florida (TGANF) is the #1 Rated Junior Golf Academy in North Florida. We boast 21 full-time students, numerous collegiate players, and our 1st LPGA TOUR player in Ginger Howard.
At TGANF, we have one of the best practice facilities in North Florida. We use state-of-the-art V1 Coaching video software for analysis during instruction and the FlightScope X2 Elite launch monitor system. We boast our very own 400-yard practice hole in tournament condition. This is great for the tournament player to work on their yardages, scoring shots, greenside and fairway bunker play, uphill/downhill, and uneven lies, and tournament strategies. We call it "RED 9." No other Academy has this advantage
Located at Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club and Blue Sky Golf Gub, the most junior-friendly golf facilities in Jacksonville, we enjoy these golf courses year-round, which employs the best professional staff around! TGANF and the Magnolia Point Professional and Blue Sky staff are growing these Club's into "THE" locations to bring your junior to play and learn!
Is to offer World Class Instruction to players of all levels and abilities. We have created an environment that will accelerate a player's learning. Regardless if your child is a future division 1 college player or a new student to the game.
WE GET RESULTS!
Is to bring this great game of golf to your student and teach them not only the important swing mechanics and fundamentals of the game, but also, mentor and teach all the needed "life skills" to prepare them for the future.
At TGANF, we are dedicated to helping each student with not only their golf game but also, teach them the confidence, passion, and hard work ethic that is important to future development.
Is how TGANF interacts with it's students, how we mentor and create a competitive and fun learning environment that has proven to be a very successful program. We have sent eight players on to play at the collegiate level in the last four years!
Whether your goal is to introduce your child to the game or taking your player to the next level, The Golf Academy of North Florida can help make it happen!
"WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE TRAINED!"