After a slew of recommendations and a few kicks in the rear from subscribers, we just had to have a look at Darrin Gee's "SPIRIT OF GOLF" Academy. Answering the call, we went, we saw, we liked, and most importantly—we improved. Now, "Spirit of Golf" is on our roster of outstanding golf experiences on Hawaii's Big Island (with a hefty discount, of course).
Lets get a few things straight from the get-go: This is better described as a "coaching clinic" (helping you play consistently better) rather than a "teaching academy." It is NOT about dissecting and changing your swing, which isn't really possible in three hours. Swing changes take place over weeks, months or years, and must always be accompanied by intense practice and repetition interspersed with a tangible and sustaining rapport between student and instructor.
"Spirit of Golf" fixates on one's mental approach to the game—positive thinking, visualization, concentration, relaxation, breathing, ritual (Gee's preferred word instead of "routine") and reenforcement of all of the above. These principles are the central focus of "Spirit of Golf" and every level of player stands to benefit. The roughly three hours of instruction are masterfully rendered by one of Spirit's personable and inspiring instructors.
Look, we are usually loathe to recommend anything that takes time away from the pursuit of golf during daylight hours in paradise, but "Spirit of Golf" will enhance your golf experience—in Hawaii and beyond—for less than the cost of a golf club. And it will take strokes off your game, no matter what clubs you play or how your swing looks or feels. Experience it early in your visit and enjoy your Hawaii golf adventure even more.
Darrin Gee's SPRIT OF GOLF Academy
exclusive offer for GOLFHAWAIICARD subscribers
at the Hapuna Prince Golf Course or Makalei Golf Club
NEW & IMPROVED PRICING
|ONE GHC SUBSCRIBER
||(SAVE up to $121)
|TWO GHC SUBSCRIBERS
||(SAVE up to $262
|THREE GHC SUBSCRIBERS
||(SAVE up to $423)
|FOUR GHC SUBSCRIBERS
||(SAVE up to $604)
This program may only be booked via phone!
Reservatiions may be made up to 90 days in advance
Booking at least 10 to 14 days in advance is highly recommended.
Cancellation penaties may apply. Hawaii sales tax additional (4.166%).
This program guaranteed through Jan. 31, 2014.
NOBODY BEATS US!
Hapuna Prince Golf Club:
Makalei Golf Club:
Creator: Darrin Gee, 2000
||Hapuna Prince GC
Sessions limited to no more than 6 golfers.
Reservations by phone only and recommended at least 10-14 days prior.
Cancellation penalties may apply.
For reservations, call:
Photos by Toby Hoogs
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