The Golf Academy at Punta Mita Officially Opens

In Play, Punta Mita by Suzanne Koch

Punta Mita Golf Club is home to two iconic Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, and now it’s added another impressive feature for golfers of all skill levels: The Golf Academy.

The new Golf Academy has officially opened and features state-of-the-art lesson programming and on-course experience. The Academy is led by Tom Stickney II who boasts nearly 30 years of elite professional instruction experience. He’s also been recognized as a Golf Magazine “Top Instructor,” Golf Digest “Top Teacher,” Golf Tips “Top 30 Instructors,” and Trackman Master/Partner, among others.

The goal of Stickney’s programming at the Academy is to help golfers improve their Five Master Fundamentals — pivot, plane, short game, putting and shot selection — by actively practicing and analyzing them both on and off the course to have more fun in the game. Results should not only modify and shape existing fundamentals, but also develop skills based on individual needs, ability level, and overall desire. This philosophy makes practice time more enjoyable and typically accelerates the learning curve.

Many of Punta Mita Golf Academy’s programs have been developed with top level training and technology to provide the fastest and most impactful results. The “Swing Analysis” program analyzes the inner workings of the golfer’s movement using 3D motion analysis, a four-camera V1 digital video system, force plates, and a Trackman 4 launch monitor to understand and improve the swing like never before. These tools combined with a custom improvement plan will fast-track learning at any handicap level. The new building design offers a climate-controlled environment with four covered hitting ranges and special technology to be the first of its kind in Mexico.

The Golf Academy is open daily by appointment only and is available to Punta Mita residents and resort guests. Exclusive packages offered include:

  • Multi- and single-day golf schools
  • Individual golf instruction
  • Clinics, golf 101 and on-course information

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