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Improve your game with Golf Instruction at The Oaks.

During the 2017 season, our Oaks Golf Professional Staff will handle all of our instruction, fittings and junior golf program!

If you are looking to learn the game or improve any part of your game, The Oaks provides an excellent environment to accomplish your golf goals.

You can practice in the controlled atmosphere of our teaching bays or take your lessons to the course.

In short, The Oaks provides the complete arsenal of learning tools to effectively make you the golfer you want to be.
 

Meet Our Instructors:

BRENT MANN

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION & FITTING

BIO & APPROACH

I have been playing golf for twenty five years, fitting and building clubs for twenty and have been teaching the game for fourteen. I grew up in Platteville Wisconsin playing junior and high school golf there. I was course record holder at Platteville, Golf & Country club with a 64 and nine-hole record holder at 7 under. From there I turned professional and moved to Arizona to play on various mini tours as well as become a certified master club fitter and builder. While in Arizona I was fortunate enough to observe and work alongside Jim Flick, one of the all-time great instructors.

Shortly after working in Arizona I moved to Los Angeles. While in LA, I was Director of Instruction & Fitting at Players Club Golf & Fitness in Santa Monica. After Players Club, I parlayed my personal training, club fitting, and TPI certifications into an opportunity to create my own golf performance business in Beverly Hills. While teaching and I started training for long drive and was fortunate enough to be a southern California regional winner and qualify for the Re/Max world long drive championships. My competition best was 379 yards and a personal best of 419 yards at only 165 pounds. Using my background in long drive and tournament golf I have been able to work with Hollywood elite, MLB, NFL, PGA and thousands of amateurs.

I believe very simply, that golf is an extremely easy thing to do, but an eternally difficult task to master. The sooner you start accepting the simplicities of golf, the sooner you can clear space in your mind to start truly improving your game. I am often asked what my "method" is to teaching. I have tried very hard in my career to avoid becoming a method instructor. Meaning, I do not think one approach works for everyone. Most importantly I work with your natural tendencies and around your limitations.

45 Minute Lesson = $65

Includes warm up, range balls, and lesson summary with notes and video.

Junior Lesson = $40

Includes warm up, range balls, and lesson summary with notes and video.

Junior Lesson / Playing Pack = $200

Includes 5 lessons and 2 on course playing lessons

5 Pack = $299

Includes everything in a normal lesson plus 5 bags to be used for practice outside of lessons.

10 Pack = $575

Includes everything in a normal lesson plus 10 bags to be used for practice outside of lessons.

9 Hole Playing Lesson = $99

Includes warm up balls, 9 holes of golf, post round breakdown and notes.

Golf Fitness Training = $250

Includes 10, 30 minute golf training sessions, water, and workout & stretching plan.

Couples, and group lessons also available!

Contact:

Brentmann@golftheoaks.com

608-320-2922

SHAUN FINLEY

DIRECTOR OF GOLF

BIO & APPROACH

I was born and raised in Watertown, WI and have been playing golf for over 25 years. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Business Administration. In 2008, I was elected into membership as a PGA Class A golf professional and, in addition to The Oaks Golf Course, other facilities I have worked at include: Watertown Country Club in Watertown, WI; The Hideaway in La Quinta, CA; Palm Valley Country Club, Palm Desert, CA. I have been teaching lessons for 12 years and has a vast knowledge of the swing. I believe it is important to keep lessons simple while addressing areas of improvement. I also focus on patience. Breaking an old habit or developing a new skill takes time. It is not something that can be mastered without continued effort. In addition, in my mind, everyone has a unique way to learn and it is important for me as an instructor to pinpoint my student’s learning style and tailor each lesson to maximize my student’s ability to succeed.

My aim is to help make my students successful by:

  1. Understanding my student’s goals.
  2. Understanding my student’s learning style and how to best match my teaching approach to that style. 
  3. Keeping lessons simple while identifying areas for improvement.
  4. Creating a success plan that is attainable for the student.
  5. Giving my students the ability to self-diagnose while playing or practicing on his or her own.

RATES

45 Minute Lesson = $60

Package of 4 Lessons = $225

30 minute Junior Lesson (18&under) = $30

Package of 4 Junior Lessons = $100

Group Lessons, Playing Lessons also available!

No matter your ability, I am confident I can help take your game to the next level, help you enjoy your next round of golf or make you feel more comfortable on the course! Please contact me to set up your time. I look forward to working with you!

Contact:

608-837-4774 ext.4

shaunfinley@golftheoaks.com

ADAM LEU

HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL

Bio & Approach

I was born and raised on the Westside of Madison. Ever since I can remember, I spent every summer at Odana Hills GC or Nakoma CC playing golf and working. It was during this time I learned the game and a lot about golf operations. I was fortunate to have worked for three Wisconsin golf legends; George Schiro, the late Tony Coleman, and Alan Mitchell. They not only showed me proper teaching techniques, what it takes to be a great professional, but they taught me many valuable life lessons as well.

I have over 25 yrs. of experience as an instructor and golf professional at several facilities in Wisconsin and Florida including The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Westmoor CC, West Bend Lakes GC, and Kensington CC in Naples, FL. I have also worked for The Golf Academy of WI at Geneva National GC and The John Jacabs Golf Schools at Lake Lawn Lodge.

My teaching philosophy is simple, I will build a more powerful and repeatable golf swing by eliminating any unnecessary moving parts. We will focus on the most important position-IMPACT. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals on the course. Whether you are a low or high handicapper, male or female, junior or senior, I can make you the best player you can be.

RATES

$55 - 45 minute lesson

$220 - Series of five 45 minute

$30 - 30 minute junior lesson

$120 - Series of five 30 minute lessons

On course instruction and group rates also available