OUR LEARNING CENTER
The Bay Meadows Learning Center is staffed with award-winning PGA Professionals who use latest video equipment, teaching aids, and launch monitors to give our students the best possible instruction. We have 5 independent TRACKMAN 4 bays, an indoor TRACKMAN putting lab, K-Motion, and a suite of exercise equipment.
Our outdoor facility provides large turf tees, numerous target greens, three practice putting greens, and multiple practice bunkers and a new 90-yard practice hole that is ideal for private instruction and practice. In addition, we provide 12 driving mats for our golfers who prefer that type of teeing surface. All of these features make the Bay Meadows Family Golf Course & Learning Center one of the finest practice facilities in Northern Michigan.
Private lessons are available year-round, regardless of weather. Work with one of our award-winning instructors in a lesson tailer-made for your game. From long drives to short-game to putting, our instructors will use both their experience, and data from TRACKMAN 4 to dial in your game.
SCHOOLS & CLINICS
We offer a wide range of schools and clinics, all season long, led by award-winning PGA Instructor Ed Laprade. These range from single clinics to 6-hour, 2-day schools. These are perfect for the golfer looking to take their game to the next level, prepare for an outing, or just simply knock the rust off. Schools & clinics are group lessons, allowing for a less intense, more focused environment to learn in. We cover everything from full-swing to putting and get progressively more technical as we go.
While snow may close the course, the Learning Center remains open. Our Winter Program is the perfect way to keep your game sharp though-out the winter season. Winter memberships work much like course memberships, allowing you to book “Bay Time” in one of our 5 TRACKMAN bays. Bays are available 7 days a week, for over 50 hours a day. Once a Winter Member, you can use this “Bay Time” to dial in your swing on the TRACKMAN swing analyzer, hone your skills on TRACKMAN’s practice range , or play one of over 260 courses on the TRACKMAN simulator. If the snow melts, any time the course or outdoor range is open, greens fees and range balls are complimentary for the months you are a winter member.
CUSTOM CLUB FITTING
Custom Fitting is one of the most important aspects of improving your game. At our Learning Center, one of our trained PGA Professionals will work with you to find everything from the right head models, lofts, flex, shafts, and weights for you. What sets us apart from others is our high-tech studio with HD cameras and state-of-the-art TRACKMAN 4 Launch Monitors that give you immediate feedback on your results. You’ll leave the fitting feeling confident with equipment that’s customized to your game.
PUTTING & CHIPPING LAB
The Putting & Chipping Lab is our most recent addition to our award-winning facility. It is an independent room featuring a large putting green and a chipping area with artificial turf that can mimic a fairway, or greenside rough. We use lasers to both help align your putter head and give you a visible line from the ball all the way to the hole. Every putt or chip is captured by cameras and with the same technology we use in our hitting bays; TrackMan 4. TrackMan reads both your club head and the ball, giving you immense data such as face angle, club path, launch angle, skid distance, and much more. The Lab a revolutionary way to practice putting, and helps you learn about the way you roll the ball.
Used by tour players themselves, the TrackMan 4 launch monitor tracks and displays the full trajectory of any shot, from short putts to 400-yard drives, pinpointing the landing position with superior accuracy. It also maps the shot’s 3D trajectory in real-time, together with all impact and launch information.
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