2014 Forest Akers Golf Instruction
The Golf Center at Michigan State University offers the most comprehensive adult and junior group instructional program in Mid-Michigan.
If you are new to the game or are searching to improve your current game, the Golf Center has a program designed to enhance your performance and enjoyment of the game. Our junior golf programs are designed to refine the core skills of the junior golfer in a fun and enjoyable environment. We invite you to look through our programs to find a lesson program that will increase your knowledge and fun of the game. Learn to love the game at the Golf Center at Michigan State University, Mid-Michigan's leader in golf instruction.
The professional staff at Forest Akers Golf Courses create a dynamic practice schedule tailored to your needs. The Golf Center offers the most comprehensive lesson program in Mid-Michigan; whether in one of our golf schools or in a individual golf lesson, let us help you perform your best.
You may choose from the following professionals: Click here to sign up online
Steve Ruthenberg, General Manager, PGA Member:
Steve has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America for over 22 years. He has taught hundreds of students of all ages and abilities. He is an adjunct professor for the MSU Kinesiology Department. He is the author of two books "Golf Fore Beginners" and "Golf Fore Kids."
Tom Kang, PGA Member:
Tom is a graduate of Michigan State University and the San Diego Golf Academy. He is entering his 9th year as part of the Golf Center Staff, Fluent in Korean and a level 2 certified Jim Hardy Plane Truth instructor, Tom is a valuable addition to the instructional staff at the Golf Center.
Bryan Harris, PGA Member:
A graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University, Bryan brings a wealth of experience to our staff. Bryan oversees daily outside operations and our instruction programs. Bryan studied under former PGA Tour player Mac O'grady, developing an understanding of the M.O.R.A.D investigation of the golf swing, which is the understanding of how biomechanics in the golf swing governs the golf ball variances of distance, direction, and trajectory.
Alex Lorencz, PGA Apprentice - Alex joined our instructional team in 2010. He graduated from Trine University where he was an Academic All-American and team captain of the men's golf team. Currently Alex is a PGA Apprentice. Alex brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and competitive golf experience which are helping develop golfers of all skills levels. Since joining our team, he has given over 3,000 lessons. With his passion for the game, he is dedicated to the success of all of his students.
Becca Lorencz, Teaching Professional - 2010 Graduate and women's golf team captain of Trine University. Becca has a vast experience in competitive golf, by finishing in the top five of the MIAA Conference in 2009. She is enthusiastic about teaching, and is a wonderful addition to our instructional staff.
Derek Oesterreicher, PGA Member - As a graduate of Ferris State University's Professional Golf Management Program, Derek has a passion to teach and elevate his students overall golf experience. He has taught over 2,000 lessons to golfer's of all abilities and skill levels while working as a professional at Rancho Canada Golf Club (Carmel, CA), The Boulders Resort (Carefree, AZ), and GolfTec (Phoenix, AZ).
PGA Member Rates for:
|Steve Ruthenberg, PGA||$45 / 30-Minutes||$80 / 60-Minutes|
|Bryan Harris, PGA||$40 / 30-Minutes||$75 / 60-Minutes|
|Tom Kang, PGA||$40 / 30-Minutes||$75 / 60-Minutes|
|Derek Oesterreicher, PGA||$40 / 30-Minutes||$75 / 60-Minutes|
PGA Aprrentice/Teaching Professional Rates for:
|Alex Lorencz, PGA Apprentice||$35 / 30-Minutes||$70 / 60-Minutes|
|Rebecca Lorencz, Instructor||$30 / 30-Minutes||$60 / 60-Minutes|
Teaching Professional rates for:
Join the professional of your choice for 2 hours of instruction on the course and on the practice tee. Develop a winning on-course strategy based on your abilities while improving your scoring potential. Early morning or late afternoon reservations recommended.
|PGA Golf Professional||$150.00|
|Apprentice Golf Professional||$110.00|
Customize Your Own Golf School
The professional staff can customize a golf school for your group. You can determine how many hours per dayand what particular aspect of the game your group would like to cover. A great opportunity to build the foundation of a correct golf swing while establishing confidence and promoting consistency.
|PGA Golf Professional||hourly rate+ $15.00 hourly each additional student|
|Apprentice Golf Professional||hourly rate+ $15.00 hourly each additional student|
Custom Club Fitting
The Golf Center is committed to total performance of all players. Whether in one of our golf classes or individual lessons we strive to help you succeed. We are committed to providing our customers the finest and most innovative equipment available. Our philosophy is that correctly fitted golf equipment is part of the equation for success in golf. Every golfer needs to know that properly fitted equipment can help a swing tremendously and ill-fitted equipment can negatively effect a golfers' swing and ability to improve.
We are excited to offer a comprehensive equipment evaluation and recommendation for equipment that fits your game. The professional staff can evaluate your current set composition, and then suggest and dynamically fit the 14 clubs that produce your best golf.
The Golf Center offers a custom-fitting program with Nike Golf Products. Whether looking for a new set of irons, the correctly fitted driver, wedge or putter, let our professional staff improve your game.
Custom Club Fitting Fee: $60.00
If purchasing clubs recommended during the Custom Club Fitting Session, the price of the fitting will be reimbursed through a $60.00 range card at the Golf Center at Michigan State University.