Located at the highly acclaimed Shingle Creek Golf Club, the Brad Brewer Golf Academy is a boutique style golf academy with a personal touch. Brad Brewer, Director of Instruction, is recognized as a Top 100 teacher by Golf Magazine. Brewer established a place for himself in Player Development while co-founding the Arnold Palmer Golf Academies alongside the King of Golf, Arnold Palmer. Nationally recognized by Golf Magazine as a Top 25 golf school, Brad Brewer Golf Academy has programs for players of all abilities. Lodging, stay & learn, and stay & play packages are available at the on-property, majestic 1,500 room Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.
The Brad Brewer Golf Academy method of game improvement begins with you, by profiling your current game, identifying your strengths, taking into account any physical limitations, defining your desired goals, and, setting a realistic commitment of time. Computerized Swing Analysis, practice range training and on-course assessment are valuable tools we use to maximize your game improvement.
The game we play as a whole, challenging the course by executing one shot at a time. But in developing one’s game it is necessary to view the game in four specific areas: Full Swing Fundamentals, The Scoring Zone, Course Management and Practice Like a Pro.
Critical to the Brewer Academy philosophy & methodology is the selection and training of instructors. All instructors are members in good standing with the PGA or LPGA and, successfully completed the “Brad Brewer Instructors’ Certification Program” with a solid understanding on how to use our training tools and techniques in player development.
Process of Making Change
As Brad states, "Arnold Palmer taught me several great things, one being how important it is to keep thoughts, feelings and actions deceptively simple. All Pros have developed a consistent swing that can be repeated without much thought. But in the process of becoming an unconscious competent, you will learn to take the following steps:"
1. Understand why you currently do what you do. Every person has natural tendencies and conditioned habits from other sports or activities. We shall use video, launch monitor technology and feel feedback exercises to open your awareness of why you get the current results and struggle to get better.
2. Through this new awareness we will begin developing the correct feelings fundamentally and start forming a picture in your mind of what you want to do differently. Pros typically adopt swing changes faster, not because they have more talent, but because they are willing to do drill work (lots of drills). Why do drills work so well? Because they isolate certain aspects of the swing and the reps are pure feel conditioning that creates unconscious habits. We best play the game like we walk and talk, in an unconscouis way. When we take lessons and begin to make changes, you must become conscious of these new habits. There is a process you will learn that will help you become a conscious competent, allowing you to bridge the gap between the old and the new feelings until the new paradigm becomes fixed in your mind.
3. Learn to trust the new feels and changes by practicing competitively and with interval training. This type of training conditions long term memory recall and makes you more golf course ready. And you will find it a much more enjoyable way of “Practicing like a Pro”.
4. Playing lessons. One of our greatest differentials is that we teach you how to think and feel like a pro by taking you on-course and coaching you through the creative thought process, emotional control and winning focus.