GOLF ACADEMY

We are focused on “turning students into players.”

 

The Makefield Highlands PGA Staff are trained and certified in golf instruction, club fitting, and FUN. We are here to help you improve your game and make golfing at Makefield Highlands a relaxed and enjoyable experience. No matter the level of player, from beginner to advanced, our PGA Professionals are focused on your golfing goals.

Makefield offers many programs from individual instruction, group sessions, short rounds, and family friendly tees to make the transition from practice tee to playing easy, fun, and affordable.

Meet Our PGA Professionals

Our PGA Professionals Staff is trained and certified in golf instruction that will improve your golf game! The Makefield Highland’s PGA Pros will help you get your game to the next level.

 

Ed Gibson, PGA Head Golf Professional
David C. Smith, PGA Director of Player Development
Joe Garstka, Assistant Golf Professional & Junior Golf Coordinator
Howard Hirsch, PGA Teaching / Playing Professional
Lauren Muhlbauer / Assistant Professional, Golf Shop Manager

Pro Instruction Rates

INDIVIDUAL 30 MIN LESSON              $80

INDIVIDUAL 45 MIN LESSON              $95

INDIVIDUAL 60 MIN LESSON             $135

3 HOLE PLAYING LESSON                  $150

Group Lessons are also available – contact for pricing.

Golf is a lifelong discipline. Learning the game is an individual journey which can take a different length of lessons for each student. Discussion with the PGA Instructor to build an Individual Lesson Program will be integral to the students success. For a basic Gift Package the buyer should consider 4 Lessons to give the recipient an introduction to the full golf swing.      

Please Contact:
David C. Smith Jr.  PGA Director of Player Development  267-240-0629 or
Howie Hirsch PGA Teaching Professional
215-740-5269

Junior Lessons

Lessons for youth (Ages 5-17)

30 MIN LESSON                                  $55

60 MIN LESSON                                  $100

Group Lessons are also available – contact for pricing.

Pro Tips by Ed Gibson,
Head Golf Professional

Pro Tips by David C. Smith
PGA Director of Player Development

To schedule a personal club fitting on these or other days, please contact Ed Gibson at 
215-321-7000 ext. 101 or edg@spiritgolf.net.

Practice Learn Play for 2023

Purpose: To take players through a 6 session program preparing them for the golf season. There will be 2 sessions per week for 3 weeks. Players will be directed to focus on short game for 2 sessions (putting, chipping, pitching, sand play) full swing (irons and hybrids) for 2 sessions, and finally Drivers and Fairway woods for 2 sessions.

Benefits: Players will learn how to practice in this program. Instructors will work with the students to correct and perform sound fundamentals. Students will learn practice drills, exercises, and games to implement improvement through fun learning. Students will leave the weekly sessions with a written practice program to follow. This course is designed to teach players how to practice individually so that improvement can be obtained during individual practice sessions.

Included in the clinic: 9 hrs of instruction, 6 range baskets for individual practice, written IGPP (individual golf practice program) based on the lessons and structured for the student to practice alone.. Social golf networking list to connect players to practice and play together.

Summary: This is a 3 week program that students will need to commit to twice a week (Wednesday and Friday 10-11:30). 6 total sessions. There will be make-up sessions for inclement weather only not for individual absences. This is a coeducational class in which all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Classes will be segmented into skill groups so that all participants are in a comfortable learning environment.

 

Practice Learn Play 2023

April: Wednesday 4/19 + Friday 4/21 
           Wednesday 4/26 + Friday 4/28

May: Wednesday 5/3 + Friday 5/5

 

Cost:
$250 for the entire clinic
$60 per individual session

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS

It is excellent, both of my girls love it.
N. Gatt
It is excellent, both of my girls love it.
N. Gatt
We LOVE it. Our children have developed confidence and a competitive edge to their personality from golf at Makefield. This skill has transitioned to the academic and other sports aspects ...
C. Toto-Marsden
We LOVE it. Our children have developed confidence and a competitive edge to their personality from golf at Makefield. This skill has transitioned to the academic and other sports aspects of their lives.
C. Toto-Marsden
Nothing but appreciation and good things to say.
C. Feller
Nothing but appreciation and good things to say.
C. Feller

2024 JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS, CLINICS & ACADEMIES

Registration Opens February 26th, 2024, at 8am.

3-DAY TOUR CAMPS

    $325 | 1:00Pm – 4:00pm | Ages 8 – 15

3-Day Camps are limited to 10 students per camp.
*Includes Range Card ($50 Value)
It is open to juniors that have some golf ability.
Most time is spent on the course!

Register Here

Session Dates:

1) July 1 – July 3

2) July 22 – July 24

3) July 29 – July 31

4) August 19 – August 21

 Register for any Session Here


5-DAY JUNIORGOLF CAMPS

$665 | 11:00am – 4:00pm (Mon-Fri.**) | Ages 8 – 15

**Parents are welcome to join Friday’s entire session which is from 1-4.

Session 1 – June 24 – June 28
Register for Session 1

Session 2 – July 15 – July 19

Register for Session 2

Session 3 – August 12 – 16
Register for Session 3

“PEE-WEEGOLF CLINICS

$125 / Session

5:00 – 5:50pm
Ages 5 – 7

Session 1 – July 1, 2, 3
Register for Session 1 

Session 2 – July 22, 23, 24
Register for Session 2 

Session 3 – August 19, 20, 21
Register for Session 3

“GET GOLF READY” CLINICS

$125 PER SESSION | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Ages 7 – 15

Ideal for the junior golfer that is new or returning to the game.

Session 1 – July 1, 2, 3
Register for Session 1 

Session 2 – July 22, 23, 24
Register for Session 2 

Session 3 – August 19, 20, 21
Register for Session 3

MAKEFIELD JUNIOR ACADEMY

Retention-based Academy in Spring/Fall  Registration opens February 26th.

For additional information contact:
Joe Garstka, M. Ed.
Assistant Golf Professional & Jr. Golf Coordinator
joeg@spiritgolf.net
(main) | 215.321.7000 (ext. 1) 

Program geared toward long-term game improvement through group instruction with options to include on-course play.

This program has something for everyone:
rates, class days/times, and age ranges (5-16) vary depending on the desired package.

Spring Semester: April 7th – May 22nd
and
Fall Semester: September 1st – October 16th
on Select Days

“Friday” Academy

Ages 11-16

Ideal for the golfer looking to continue to play, be instructed, and grow her/his game. Match formats may change.  Includes up to 6, 9-hole, matches and 6, 1 hour, instructional classes

$350 PER KID | 5 -6:00pm(Girls register here), 6 – 7:00pm(Boys register here) | Ages 11 – 16

Instructional Class Dates – June 7, 21, July 5, 19, and August 2 & 16

Matches –  June 14, 28, July 12, 26th, and August 9 & 23

For additional questions contact:

Joe Garstka, M. Ed.
Assistant Golf Professional & Jr. Golf Coordinator
joeg@spiritgolf.net
(main) | 215.321.7000 (ext. 3)