Golf Academy

Our talented and highly-qualified instructors will tailor each individual program to meet the needs of the student. Your instructor will analyze each part of your game, including full swing (with computer/video analysis), putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. In addition, you may receive an on-course analysis on one of our award-winning golf courses. Golf schools are offered year round and can be designed around your needs.

For reservations and all golf information, please call 877.748.4653

Golf Academy Rates
PGA Lesson – Half Hour $70
PGA Lesson – Hour $115
5 Lesson Package $500
Clinic Program $25
Junior Elite Golf Camp $150
Golf Schools $275 – $900
Golf Outing Options

Enhance your golf outing with a PGA Professional. For 90 minutes before your event a PGA Professional will set up with the latest equipment from JC Video and FlightScope on the driving range to provide one-on-one or group instruction for your guests. When the outing begins the PGA Professional will be on the golf course to record each guests swing and follow up with an e-mail that includes tips and a recording of their swing.

AimPoint

The AimPoint EXPRESS Green Reading Clinic focuses on two of the most important aspects of putting: Speed control and reading the green.

 

What You Will Learn

  • How to accurately identify slope
  • How slope direction and grade affect break
  • How your position on the slope influences break and speed
  • How to identify your position on the slope
  • How to determine precise break amounts based on position
  • How to handle changing or multiple slopes
  • How position relates to speed control
  • Speed Control
  • How to determine optimum approach shot strategies

 

Aimpoint  Express 1 & 2 Green Reading Schools at Atunyote

$200 per person
Includes golf instruction, practice facility use and all materials
All classes are held from 9:00am to 11:15am

2017 Aimpoint Express Dates
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 3,10,17
July: 1,8,15,22
August: 5, 26

 

Customize your own golf school

Call Marty Nowicki at 315.361.7509.

FlightScope

FlightScope allows us to conduct club and ball fittings that rival the fittings PGA Tour Players receive.

FlightScope introduced the world’s first-ever 3D Doppler Tracking Golf Radar, a state-of-the-art, portable indoor-outdoor 3D ball-flight and club tracking device, with capabilities far beyond traditional launch monitor technology.

FlightScope’s 3D ball tracking devices measure a number of variables related to golf balls including real time tracking, ball speed, both vertical and horizontal launch angles, sidespin and backspin.

Flightscope can also help with your golf swing analysis by measuring variables related to your golf club including club head speed, club vertical attack angle, club horizontal attack angle and club face angle.

Academy Programs

Home to the Golf Academy, the Golf Training Center at Turning Stone Resort is the premier training facility for year-round golf in Central New York. This state-of-the-art facility provides a great learning environment for instructor-led clinics, individual lessons or just some personal practice time.

  • Indoor and outdoor training opportunities
  • PGA Instructors
  • Individual/group sessions
  • Individual and corporate programs
  • VI Coaching System
  • Virtual Reality Golf Simulators—play world-famous golf courses!
  • JC Video Swing Analysis System
  • FlightScope
  • 40 indoor practice stations with high tech mats
  • Discount Retail Center
  • SAM Putt Lab

You can now choose Academy Program dates to fit your schedule. Programs can be tailored to meet your needs. Call 315.361.7509 to make arrangements.

 

One Day Impact School

All One Day Impact begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm. It is requested that you arrive at 8:45am. Schools will meet in the Shenendoah Golf Shop (Limit 8).

You can also customize your own program, choose the date that best works for you (minimum of 3 students).

Cost: $275.00 per student (limit of 3)

 

AimPoint® Green Reading School

AimPoint® golf has pioneered a revolutionary green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award winning AimPoint® Technology seen on the Golf Channel. After going through the AimPoint® Green Reading education, you will never again have to guess at how much a putts breaks. Any putt. Learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt, all based on gravity (only works on earth).

 

Super School

Throughout the Super School you will learn:

  • How to accurately identify slope
  • How slope direction and grade affect break
  • How your position on the slope influences break and speed
  • How to identify your position on the slope
  • How to determine precise break amounts based on position
  • How to handle changing or multiple slopes
  • How position relates to speed control
  • How to determine optimum approach shot strategies

 

Three Day Golf School

Three hours of instruction each day with emphasis on the mechanics of the full swing and short game along with course management and strategies. On-course sessions improve decision making and the ability to perform under playing conditions.

Day One

  • 1½ hours of full swing instruction
  • Ball flight correction
  • 1½ hours of short game instruction

Day Two

  • 1½ hours of full swing instruction - iron play
  • 1½ hours of full swing mechanics and club fitting

Day Three

  • 3 hours of full swing instruction (wood play) and greenside bunker play

Custom date options are available.

Cost: $900.00

 

Lesson, Lunch & Golf with a Turning Stone Resort Pro

Start your morning with two hours on the lesson tee with our professional as they analyze and work on your swing. Afterwards, have an in depth discussion about your lesson and golf over lunch. Finish off the day by playing 18 holes with our professional. Program includes: 3 to 1 instructor to student ratio, lunch and gift package.

Cost: $525.00

Corporate & Group Events

From the ten minute tune-up to the ultimate golf clinic, our Academy staff will help you customize instructional programs for an unforgettable corporate or group golf event.

Greens Fees Include:

  • Cart Fees
  • Practice Facility Usage
  • Personalized Cart Signs
  • Rule Sheets
  • Scorecards with Custom Logos
  • Personalized Contest Signs
  • Tournament Scoring
  • Announcements Prior to Event
  • Assistance with Course Signage/Promotions
  • 10% Pro Shop Retail Discount for Each Golfer
  • Special Pricing on Retail Items Available for Tee Gifts and Prizes
  • On Course Swing Analysis - $5 per person
  • Putting Clinic - $150
  • Full Swing Clinic - $100

Group rates require a minimum of 20 players.

Hitting and Non-Hitting Clinics (Up to 6 Students)

The rate is $100 per hour per instructor for up to 6 people. Price includes all hand outs, visuals, golf balls, equipment, video analysis and entertainment.

*7 or more participants will require an additional instructor with additional cost.

Team Building

Break the mold, think out of the box, come and enjoy a day of fun filled team building activities to enhance relationships within your organization and build morale. All of this under one roof at the Sportsplex at Turning Stone. For only $25 per person per hour choose up to three twenty minute activities. With an 8:1 student to instructor ratio your coworkers will enjoy a day of fun. All guests receive an e-mail after the event with tips on how to improve and a video of their golf swing.

Team Building Options

  • 8 Foot Wall: In this activity players hit a shot over an 8 foot wall to a target. Closest to the target is the winner.
  • Golf Simulator Longest Drive: Players will hit 3 drives and the team with the longest combined distance is the winner.
  • Golf Simulator Closest to the Pin: Play Hole #17 at Sawgrass and take on the island green. Each team gets 5 shots and the shortest total distance from the hole will be the winner.
  • Golf Simulator Straightest Drive: See who can hit the straightest drive, this will require accuracy rather than distance which is fun for any caliber golfer.
  • Bunker Shot Closest to the Pin: Hit shots from our indoor bunker to a flag, see who can get the closest.
  • Golf Simulator Alternate Shot: Choose one of 32 courses. Each team will play one ball and play a series of holes. Team member A hits the tee shot, member B the second shot, C the third shot and so on. The team can be any size and the rotation will continue until the ball is holed out.
  • Big Break Glass: Similar to the challenge featured in the show "Big Break" contestants hit a shot towards a 24' - 36' target. The target is made of paper and your company logo can be featured. The winning team is decided by how many shots go through the target in 60 seconds.
  • Skee Ball: Similar to the game you will find at any Amusement Park hit 8 golf shots to numbered targets. The highest total score wins.
  • Hanging Ropes: Hit golf balls through our rope target zones, accuracy is key here and points will be rewarded for difficulty.
  • Simulator Darts Game: Play virtual reality darts on our golf simulators, games include, Bullseye, Cricket, 301, double-in-double-out, total points.
  • FlightScope® Club Head Speed: Test your driver speed on the latest technology from Flightscope®. Using Doppler Technology we can find the right clubs and ball for you.
  • FlightScope® Yardage Distances: Hit 5 shots each, the team with the highest total yardage wins.
  • Chip, Pitch & Putt: Just like the Punt, Pass and Kick contests when you were a kid. Points will be accumulated by hitting specified targets for point values.
  • Target Contests: Choose at any of our 9 targets, points will be rewarded for shot difficulty.
  • Putting Contest: Play 9 or 18 holes of golf on our indoor putting greens that are maintained to real green grass speed.
  • Alternate Shot Putting Contest: 2 person teams will compete against each other in a 9 or 18 hole contest, each player will hit alternate putts until the ball is holed out, this can take some strategy for victory.
  • Golf Instruction: Using the latest golf software such as FlightScope®JC Video and V-1, our PGA Instructors will teach you the fundamentals of the golf swing.
Meet The Staff

Eric Lorenzetti, PGA - Head Teaching ProfessionalEric Lorenzetti

Eric Lorenzetti is the Golf Academy Head Teaching Professional and Merchandise Manager at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Eric’s main responsibilities are managing all aspects of the Golf Instruction and Golf Merchandise offerings at the Resort. This includes providing Golf Instruction and Club Fitting, as well as focusing on the creation and administration of new player development programming including the First Tee Program, PGA Junior League, PGA Hope, Get Golf Ready, and Central Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

His teaching philosophy is to make the process fun, simple, and painless for everyone to enjoy the game. In the Fall of 2016, Eric won the Central New York Section PGA Player Development Award, which is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional's growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and impact made at the facility.

In addition, he is the PGA Jr. League Head Coach/Instructor as well as a 2017 U.S Kids Golf Certified Instructor.

Prior to being named the Golf Academy Head Teaching Professional, Eric started with Turning Stone as the Head Golf Professional in 2013. He is a native of nearby Seneca Falls, where he began playing golf more than 30 years ago. Prior to his arrival to Turning Stone in 2013, he spent 13 years at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he worked his last 11 years as the Head Professional at the Resort's Members' Club.

 

Marty Nowicki, PGA - Teaching ProfessionalMarty Nowicki

A PGA member since 1996, Marty has been teaching at Turning Stone since December 2007. Nowicki is a four time recipient of the Central New York Section PGA Teacher of the Year award. In addition, he has been Nationally ranked by Golf Magazine and by Golf Digest.

Marty is a Syracuse native who began his golf career at the Onondaga Golf and Country Club in Syracuse. His career led him to several other golf operations, including The Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Royal Poinciana GC in Naples, Fl, Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey and Chelsea Piers Golf Academy in Manhattan.

Marty is a certified Aimpoint Green Reading instructor. Pioneered by Mark Sweeney, Aimpoint green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award winning AimPoint Technology seen on the Golf Channel. After going through the AimPoint Green Reading education, you will never again have to guess at how much a putts breaks. Any putt. Learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt, all based on gravity (only works on earth).

Along the way Marty has spent time working for and with Jim McLean, Jim Hardy and Mike LaBauve. Marty has hosted Mike Bennett, Andy Plummer and Marius Filmalter at Turning Stone.

Nowicki is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he was 2 time captain of the golf team.

 

Justin Nishimoto, PGA - Assistant Golf ProfessionalJustin Nishimoto

Justin joins the Turning Stone Resort and Casino team as an assistant golf professional at Shenendoah Golf Club. Justin graduated from Arizona State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business. He was elected into the PGA Class-A membership in January 2013. Justin has worked at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, in Scottsdale Arizona, for 5 seasons working his way from outside service to the first assistant golf professional and he is eager to learn more from Turning Stone.

Justin and his family, wife Francesca and two boys Caden and Gabriel, are happy to call Central New York home. Justin loves to teach and his philosophy that the basics, G.P.A. (Grip, Posture, Alignment), are key to any golf swing.

 

Alan Savage, PGA - Golf Club Fitting ProfessionalAlan Savage

Alan has been a PGA member since 1996, becoming a PGA Certified Professional  in Golf Operations in 2009. He has called Central New York home his whole life, having grown up in the Binghamton area and worked most of his career in Syracuse. Alan has worked in the private, public and retail categories of the golf industry. He joined Turning Stone this year and looks forward to the challenge of providing a great experience to the guests of the resort.

Alan played on his high school and college golf teams and greatly enjoys  the thrill of competition. He has qualified for regional and national events within the PGA of America and will be playing in his second Club Professional National Championship this June.  During his career Alan has won the  CNYPGA Assistants Championship, Head Professional Championship and the Emmitt Kelly Masters. He has been a member of the CNYPGA Mitchell Cup Team fifteen times. He has twice been voted Assistant Golf Professional of the Year by his peers in Central New York.

PGA HOPE

Helping Our Patriots Everywhere

Turning Stone Resort Casino is proud to become the first national competition site to launch a PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) chapter, offering the inherent social value of the game of golf for Veterans and their families in Central New York.

Please ask a Turning Stone Golf Team Member for more information at 315.361.7509.

National Junior Golf Programs

Turning Stone Resort Casino is proud to be the host of two National Junior Golf Programs in 2017.

Drive, Chip & Putt and PGA Jr. League Golf

Boys and girls ages 7 and up are invited to participate. For more information, please see a Golf Team Member or call 315.361.7509. You can also visit www.drivechipandputt.com and www.pgajlg.com to learn more.