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Full-Time Academy


One of the major assets in the Full-Time Program (FTA) is the attention each student receives, especially during the non-lesson time.  TGANF hosts "Supervised Saturday Practices", and weekly play days (based on course availability) to help keep players on track, focused, and working on their assignments.    


The FTA also allows playing on the course with TGANF professionals.  This segment of the FTA is very important so the instructors can observe how the players are developing and what needs to be addressed during the players' private lesson time.


The Golf Academy of North Florida and Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club have created an outstanding practice facility exclusive for the students to help take their games to the next level.  The Facility has everything a student may need, from the most advanced video analysis, covered hitting bays, practice greens and bunkers, and three grass hitting tees.


"The Golf Academy of North Florida has one of the best facilities in North Florida, there is not one shot that a player cannot work on.  From uneven and sidehill lies to fairway bunker shots, to working fades and draws around "THE TREE" has everything and is always in great shape."

Dale Claussen



The Golf Academy of North Florida's Full-Time Academy (FTA) is the perfect fit of the best instruction in North Florida, unparalleled attention to player development, course strategies and management, excellent practice facilities, and most importantly...RESULTS!


The "Full-Time Academy" (FTA) is directed by 3-Time TOP 50 Junior Golf Instructor, Dale Claussen.  Dale, who has been trained by Peter Kostis and Dave Pelz, stresses short game and putting early on in his player's development to help build long-lasting fundamentals for player success.  


"The key to long-term success is how technically sound and how creative a player's short game is..."

Dale Claussen


The FTA also boasts great results.  TGANF has sent 28 players on to D1, D2, NAIA, and D3 college scholarships. We have had 6 players ranked inside the TOP 100 on Junior Golf Scoreboard, and 3 ranked inside the TOP 40.  TGANF has had numerous players play and win AJGA Events, FJT's and have accumulated 515 Academy victories...and growing.  Our Students have competed in USGA Junior Amateurs, USGA Amateurs and even the LPGA TOUR.


There is an incredible mix of players in our FTA.  Newer players mix with very seasoned players and it works really well for a strong family atmosphere.  


The FTA offers the following in a six-month session (TGANF is also able to create a plan to fit a player's needs):

  • Private, hour-lesson each week with Dale Claussen, PGA

  • 24/7 use of TGANF practice facility

  • 400-yard private practice hole to get ready for tournaments

  • Weekly Play Days

  • Supervised Saturday Practice

  • TGANF Professional staff daily supervision

  • Professional Caddies available for Tournaments

  • Personal goals with rewards each session

  • Exclusive website with player information

  • Personal practice plans

  • Academy clothing, golf bags, golf balls, hats, and shoes

  • "Academy Family" activities...flag football games, cookouts, TGANF Putting Championships at WGV, St. Augustine beach house, TPC Academy day, Away Playdays, and an Academy RYDER CUP

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