Golf Academy

Let the pros help you improve your golf game!

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.”

Maybe you have dreams of being the next Arnold Palmer. Or perhaps you just can’t seem to get this whole “putting” thing.

Whatever the case may be, the pros at Woodloch Springs are on the case. Led by PGA Director John Pillar, our team is ready to spend some one-on-one time working with you to achieve your goals.


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John Pillar
John PillarPGA Director of Golf at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs
John Pillar, is the PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs since it’s opening in 1992. John manages the entire golf operation for the 450-acre residential community. John has made his number one responsibility to ensure the tradition of excellence at Woodoch and 100% Guest satisfaction.
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Jason Kuiper
Jason KuiperPGA, the Director of Instruction at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Jason Kuiper most recent position was at Orange Lake Resort as the Head Teaching Professional at The McCord Golf Academy as well as a Golf Operations Manager. He has been in that position since 2009 where he worked through the PGA program obtaining Class A membership in 2011.
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Josh Deal
Josh DealPGA Head Golf Professional at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Josh spent several seasons as First Assistant Golf Professional at Woodloch and is now entering his second season as PGA Head Golf Professional at Woodloch Springs. Josh oversees the daily golf operation and is a key contributor to making every golfer’s experience a memorable one.
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John Pillar  Jason Kuiper Josh Deal
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $75
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $80
Series of Three $210
30 Minutes $50
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25
Private Lessons Price
One Hour $75
30 Minutes $45
Junior lessons (30 minutes) $25

Pro Tip: Short Game

clubsFeeling confused about your short game?  Are you the golfer who always just grabs one club and walks up to the green after missing the green?  I see many players make this mistake! Some players only bring a Sand Wedge which is great for high shots with less roll but they have no chance when they need a low running shot.  Some players reach for their 7 or 8 iron which is great for lower running chips but they have no chance at getting up and down when they need a high softer landing pitch shot.  Let’s take a better look at what different clubs can do for us.  First we need to understand the Carry to Roll Ratio.

SW- 2/3 Carry to 1/3 Roll | PW- ½ Carry to ½ Roll | 8 Iron- 1/3 Carry to 2/3 Roll

Bring all three clubs up to the green.  If you have more room to run the ball along the ground, the 8 iron or PW is best.  If you need to loft the ball onto the green and have it stop very quickly, a SW or Lob Wedge would be best.

Try these different clubs around the practice green to get a feel for what they can do for you. Finally, if you are struggling to hit these shorter shots solid, give us a call at The Woodloch Golf Academy to schedule a short game lesson!

Golf Academy Videos

Hands-on tips from course pro Jason Kuiper!

Here are some great video tips from PGA member Jason Kuiper- check back often for updates!

Academy Offerings

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Lower your score by fine-tuning your golf equipment to your exact specifications. We utilize the Nike 360, IFS and Ping club fitting systems.

Golf Academy: 570.685.8102

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