2018-2019 Winter Golf Program

Welcome to the Spartan Golf Academy at Michigan State University. October 29th marks the 11th Anniversary of Forest Akers Golf Courses hosting the Winter Golf Program. The Winter Golf Program has helped hundreds of golfers over the years achieve greater results and a more enjoyable experience on the golf course. Each participant will be able to schedule one (1) lesson each week for the duration of the program. Each lesson will be tailored to the golfer’s desired outcome.

All lessons will be held in our All-Weather Practice Building, allowing all golfers to see their entire ball flight or work on putting and chipping.  As Mid-Michigan’s “Leaders in Golf Education”, we are building golfers’ for the future.

Winter Golf Program Includes:
PGA Professional Instruction
Video Analysis of  your golf swing
One small bucket of balls prior to and following your scheduled lesson

Instructors for Session 1:
Chad Kurmel, PGA
Alex Lorencz, PGA
Tom Kang, PGA
Jason Edick, PGA

We are changing the program slightly this year. We will have two separate sessions. Session 1 will be a 6 week program and Session 2 will be an 8 week program. All participants in Session 1 will have priority to book Session 2.


Session 2 will be an 8 week session from January 7th through March 3rd

The makeup week will be March 4th through March 8th. 
The proposed schedule will be 2 instructors on Monday - Friday - 1 pm to 6:30 pm and 1 instructor on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

U-Club Golf Members receive 10% off. UCLUB Golf members, sign up online and we will refund the 10% back to you when processed.

If you have Forest Akers Gift Card(s) or need to pay in person - please click HERE to register. You will receive payment information once we receive registration.

Limited to the First 118 registered and paid participants.

Upgrade Options Available:

#1: $99 upgrade receives a $120 Range Card, (1) 18 Hole East Course Golf Pass (*2019 Season) and (1) Single Use Short game pass (*2019 Season).
#2: $199 upgrade receives an unlimited range card to use between the dates of January 7th through March 30th (a $300 value).

Scheduling Your Lessons:

You will be able to schedule your Session 2 lfirst 4 weeks of lessons online or by phone. Session 2 lesson booking will begin on Thursday, December 20th for January 7th through February 3rd. 
You will be able to schedule your Session 2 last 4 weeks of lessons online or by phone. Session 2 lesson booking will begin on Monday, January 28th for February 4th through the make-up week ending March 8th. 

We will be doing online registration and payment for the Winter Program this year. You will be redirected to a secure Payments at MSU site using Cashnet for registration and payment. Your credit card statement will show a charge for MSU. You may also pay by ACH (checking account).