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Golf Instruction At Terravita

The Golf Academy at Terravita

Our instructors help you play better and have more fun!

Are you interested in making a run at the Club Championship? Are you trying to  qualify for a prestigious event? Do you just want to see the look on your buddy's face when they take out their wallet? The Golf Academy at Terravita offers a full range of instruction programs that are sure to help you accomplish any of the above.

Our Approach:

Some times the simplest "tip" can instantly make a huge difference and have you believing those bad shots are gone forever. But then, all too often, that good fortune disappears just as quickly as it comes. Long lasting improvement requires a plan, it takes time and commitment to really understand, what the "tip", changed for your benefit.  
The best technology in the industry will be available to help diagnose your mechanical flaws.  Also the latest in Golf Specific Fitness will be incorporated in order to improve your overall strength and flexibility.   As becoming stronger and more flexible will enable you to maintain more powerful positions throughout your swing. 

This strength training doesn't end with the body.  Having a solid understanding of routines, how to interpret lies, and other methods to help you make sound decisions on the course is equally as important. The Academy's goal is to give you the tools necessary to self-correct and build confidence through a complete understanding of YOUR game.  Players of all skill levels will benefit greatly from this simple yet all encompassing approach.

  • Ron Gring - Director of Instruction
    • Phone Number: 251-401-6225

      Ron Gring played professionally on the American mini-tours, Asian Tour and South American Golf Tour from 1978-1985 before serving as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Lakewood Golf Club from 1985-1990. He attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour 11 times and missed by only one shot in 1981.

      The new Director of Instruction has had many accomplishments during his career both in tournament competition and in golf instruction. He won the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Championship in 1989, won the Dixie Section Player of the Year Award in 1991 and was named the Gulf Coast Chapter Player of the Year in both 1990 and 1991. He also took home the Gulf Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year in 1991 and the Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year in 1991, 1996 and 2003. Ron has been named to Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Teachers every year since 2003 and has been honored with Golf Digest’s Best in State in Alabama and in Arizona.
      Ron was the Owner/Initial Partner of Gring Golf, LLC (1999-2014), the Director of Instruction at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon (2014) and was here at Terravita from the fall of 2014 to the fall of 2015. His training and certifications in Golf Instruction are extensive. Two of those are, that he is one of only 13 doctorate level instructors of Homer Kelly’s – The Golfing Machine and is a TPI Level III certified Golf Instructor and lead speaker at TPI Certification Seminars. In addition, Ron has trained and coached PGA Tour Players Joe Durant, Brad Faxon, Kenny Perry and Jerry Pate along with Walker Cup Team Member and SEC Athlete of the Year Hunter Stewart.

      In an interview after the announcement of being named Terravita Golf Club’s Director of Instruction, Ron said, “The approach for golf performance improvement that we will provide is not the traditional, “The Way” cookie-cutter same identical method for everyone. In fact, our approach is exactly the opposite. We will customize each individual’s path to improvement by establishing priorities unique to that person. It may involve an improvement in swing technique, or impeccably fit golf equipment. It might involve a custom golf fitness program or an upgrade in the player’s shot selection process. It might involve modification in the player’s nutrition or a change in their performance psychology. With the versatility and accessibility that technology provides, we can supply advanced level data of Terravita members on the course or on the range, analyze and that data through various apps or programs and communicate with them very simply and efficiently in person and via the internet. We are now able to continuously build on and share specific information immediately and track the progress of the golfer over time. By looking at the player’s game diagnostically, as a whole, we can prioritize and develop a particular plan to develop the most important things first before moving to the next area of improvement. That process has proven itself to be very beneficial golfers of every level. It works.”

      Tyler Van Kooten said, “Ron is extremely personable and an amazing communicator. That is one of the many reasons why he has received so many accolades for his instruction along with being named as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 2003. In his 40+ career, he has compiled an extraordinary collection of approaches for the individual golfer and groups of golfers to improve. He is uniquely effective at prioritizing, addressing and communicating on many different levels precisely what the golfer needs to do to get better. Ron is a great resource that will help our members establish and achieve their goals in golf performance improvement. More importantly, he will make the experience and the process rewarding, worthwhile and fun.”                                                       
  • Max Snowden - SGA Instructor

    • Snowden Golf Academy

      Max Snowden is the Head Instructor at Snowden Golf Academy.  He began his professional career in 2003 as a Playing Professional competing on various tours over the years.   His search to understand  the game of golf has lead him to work with and for the best Instructors in the business, namely Dr. Jim Suttie, Gregor Jamison, John Buczek, Vision 54,  and many many more. Having spent countless hours learning with these talented Coaches, he has developed a thorough understanding of what’s really important.  Fundamentals are key and cannot be over worked.  All golfers of all abilities need to attack the ball with  the geometry necessary  in order to create their desired ball flight. Combine this with understanding the correct sequence, the tempo necessary,  and  the appropriate physical strength required to repeat the action, then all shot shape is possible. Everyone can get stronger both mentally and physically.  Consider what you want to achieve, set out to do so, and make it happen.

      The Snowden Golf Academy has everything you need to improve your game.  From your short game to your long game to the game between your ears. Once diagnosed the academy will provide you with the tools needed to begin the process of self improvement.   If you need strength and flexibility, look no further.  Precise exercises to address the problem areas will be provided.  Maybe you are lacking in the appropriate nutrition. Your search is complete.  Understanding your diet and its deficiencies can make a big difference.  Maybe its as simple as your process of thinking
      needs an update.  The answer is here.    

      Remember "you are never wrong for doing the right thing" -Twain

      Max Snowden
  • Susie Corona - LPGA Teaching Professional
    • Susan Corona LPGA Golf Trainer

      As a player, Susie won the 1990 Women's Arizona State Amateur Championship, after which she turned professional and played on various tours including Futures and Women's European Tour.  In 1995, Susie began teaching professionally at The Mark Steinbauer Golf Training Center, TPC Woodlands, Texas, where she developed the “Learn to Golf Program.”  After serving as a Golf Instructor at the prestigious Houston CC, Susie returned to Scottsdale to become the Assistant Director of Instruction under Jim Flick at Desert Mountain GC for 13 years.  Susie is an LPGA Class - A member and National Evaluator and she has gone thru Level 2 TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Instruction training.

      Susie has provided golf instruction to golfers of all skill levels.  She has provided golf instruction to many junior players resulting in full-ride scholarships to top universities.  She also has instructed players on the LPGA and Nationwide tours as well as both men and women Club Champions.

      It is through both teaching and personal playing experiences that Susie has developed a program which she calls the Mind, Body, and Swing Developmental Program and she has formed a team of experts to help all golfers reach their potential.  This program incorporates key components to the game of golf including: mechanical, mental, physical, short game and on-course training and club fitting.

      Susie and her husband, Danny, have two children, Riley 14, and Charlie 11.  They enjoy spending quality family time together which includes golfing, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Why guess when you can measure?

Improve your power, enhance your accuracy and build a more consistent swing by taking advantage of FlightScope X2 technology during your lessons. FlightScope X2 provides 16 ball data points, 7 club data points and 5 swing data points that will help you improve your understanding of the critical factors that determine your results. All of the elements that you can't see and that you can't feel can now be measured by FlightScope.
We describe it as "going into the world that the ball lives in..."

V1 Golf Academy
Terravita also utilizes V1 video technology and the V1 Golf Academy to help you improve your game. Now we can send and save all of your Video Lessons, Exercises and Drills, to your personal online V1 Golf Academy Locker. Sign up for a V1 Video Golf Lesson and let us give you access to all of your instruction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Individual Lessons, Group Lessons, Playing Lessons and Junior Instruction

Individual lessons, private group lessons, shot selection & course management techniques and junior instruction are all available to both Terravita Golf Members and Terravita Country Club Members. Call the Golf Shop or Director of Instruction for dates and times.

Custom Golf Equipment Fitting
Certified club fitting is available by our professional staff utilizing FlightScope X2 launch monitor and demo equipment from the best equipment manufacturers in the game.

Group Clinics and Golf Schools
Terravita offers a variety of golf clinics throughout the year, From large group or small group, semi private or private, theres sure to be fun and educational options for all golfers. Also contact the Director of Instruction to schedule a private group clinic for you and your party.