The Academy

The Poppy Ridge Golf Academy offers customized instruction and practice facilities for all ages and abilities. Join one of our popular game improvement programs and watch your scores improve.

Juniors

Wedge Works

Seniors

Ladies

Junior Academy (7 to 18 years old)

Thursdays, 4pm – 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-2pm

Participate in 1-3 classes per week each month for $125 per month per student

Call the Golf Shop to reserve your spot today (925) 456-8202

The Junior Golf Academy applies a group learning curriculum that teaches a variety of golf skills while providing supervised practice sessions, allowing each student time to work on their game and improve their skill set. This is a “learn at your own pace” environment fostering enjoyment and delight around this fascinating game.

  • Students will learn the proper golf etiquette and safety first ensuring an environment that is safe and sound for everyone
  • Stretching techniques to properly warm up the body
  • Sessions will begin with 15 minutes of academic instruction and 45 minutes of applied practice time
  • Top-notch facilities including a natural grass driving range with top quality range balls and practice targets
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Wedge Works!

Sundays, March 22-April 19, 9 am – 10 am (skipping Easter Sunday)

Series of four 1 hour sessions just $99

Click here or Call the Golf Shop to reserve your spot today (925) 456-8202

Our series of four 90 minute sessions to improve your wedge play is guaranteed to lower your scores. Sharpen your tools and dial in your accuracy. Gain the confidence needed to take your game to the next level. Sessions will focus on hitting your wedges precise distances with varying trajectories and spin control to get your ball closer to the hole more consistently. Our professional instructors have the experience and technology to improve your wedge skills, so your practice pays off.

  • Know your #’s – Hit your wedges under the watchful eye o four professionals while using the Swing Caddie Launch Monitor so you know exactly how far you carry the ball in the air
  • Play like the pros – learn and refine the skills necessary around the greens including pitch shots, chip shots, lob shots, and the dreaded bump and run
  • Don’t fear the beach – learn the principles and master the skills necessary to get out of the bunker and on the green every time
  • Scoring shots – learn how to control your distance inside 100 yards with multiple techniques, trajectories, and spin control
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Senior Boot Camp 1.0 (Ages 60+)

Thursdays, March 5-March 26, 10am – 11am

Series of four 1 hour sessions just $79

Click Here or Call the Golf Shop to reserve your spot today (925) 456-8202

Our Senior Boot Camp consists of four 1 hour sessions to get the most out of your game. Private lessons can be daunting so bring your friends and enjoy working on your game in a comfortable environment. As we age our bodies just can’t make the same moves they once could. All is not lost – we can teach you how to improve working with the body you’ve got.

  • Adjust your fundamentals to accommodate your body, play pain free, and adjust for the loss of distance we all experience as we age
  • Balance, footwork, weight transfer, and tempo will be areas of concentration to improve your ball striking and get the most out of your game
  • Scoring clubs – learn and refine the skills necessary to get up and down more consistently from 20 to 50 yards from the green
  • Back to the basics – we will teach you all of the basics and work through a pre-shot routine to verify you have the proper grip, grip pressure, posture, and alignment
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Ladies Boot Camp 1.0

Fridays, March 5 – March 26, 10 am – 11 am

Series of four 1 hour sessions just $99

Click Here or Call the Golf Shop to reserve your spot today (925) 456-8202

Our Ladies Boot Camp consists of four 1 hour sessions focused on developing solid fundamentals that translate to the golf course. Private lessons can be daunting so bring your friends and enjoy working on your game in a comfortable environment. This program is perfect for beginners or the intermediate looking to fine tune their fundamentals.

  • Golf swing fundamentals: posture, grip, alignment, weight transfer, balance, and footwork
  • Chipping & pitching: learn and refine the skills necessary around the greens including pitch shots, chip shots, lob shots, and the dreaded bump and run
  • Learn the principles of bunker play – get out of the bunker and on the green every time
  • Putting: Lag putts, short putts, reading greens with confidence
  • Driver: Learn to hit the driver with confidence and improve your consistency
  • Iron Play: Hit your iron shots and take a divot for improved distance and consistency
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