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January 2018 Blog

Here we are once again at the beginning of yet another new golf season. Hopes and goals are lofty for our individual performances on the golf course. It has been cold and less than conducive for most to be outdoors practicing and playing. So how do we get our bodies, minds and swings ready to go out and both have fun and score?
Getting your body warm and stretched out is an essential part of performing in any set of conditions, but especially in cooler temperatures after a layoff of any kind. We are Happy to direct you to the best Golf Performance team on the East Coast, Par4Success for some guidance. We can also offer some basic guidance directly to those who prefer to keep working with one of our professionals.
Set some goals for yourself for the 1st part of the season, the next part which is much warmer than now and the very hot season that is just around the corner. Before we know it, we will all be right back here again next January. Why not have the most success possible between now and then?
Once we have goals, we can get with an instructor and chart a path towards them incorporating instruction, purposeful practice and on course stats tracking to help guide us along the journey. Everyone can improve. Everyone has the ability to hit the ball a little longer or a little straighter or a bit higher with the right information and guidance.
Welcome to the 2018 Golf Season; we are excited to be preparing for a wonderful, fun and exciting season at Dona Lerner Golf Academy located at Brier Creek CC in Raleigh, NC. Please join us for a class or a lesson. Get a club fitting or a fitness assessment. Enjoying your time on the golf course is not an accident. It takes a commitment of time and effort, but is well worth it when we hit that perfect shot or make that winning putt or shoot that all time low score. Let us know how we can help…….Keep Swinging

Join Us For Dona Lerner Golf Academy’s Youth Golf Kick-Off Event!

Join Dona Lerner Golf Academy on Saturday, March 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club for an afternoon of fun on the golf course and a taste of Dona Lerner Golf Academy’s junior golf program offerings! Kids will enjoy participating in a variety of contests, demonstrations and instructional sessions to help them exhibit and work on their golf skills. Parents will have the opportunity to sit in on informational sessions about our kid’s golf programs, ask questions, meet our golf instructors and register their children for Dona Lerner Golf Academy youth golf instructional programs. We welcome kids of all ages and golf abilities! Discover Golf Fun For Kids of All Ages & Skill Levels! The Youth Golf Kick-Off Event schedule is as follows: 1:30 p.m. — Registration 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. — Games and contests for kids of all ages and skill levels 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. — Demonstration clinic and program information session 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. — Question and answer segment and program registrations   Register Today to Learn About Dona Lerner Golf Academy’s Junior Golf Programs RSVP by Thursday, March 20 by calling 919-206-4653, extension 4, or by filling out this online Youth Golf Kick-Off Event registration form. The Youth Golf Kick-Off Event is complimentary for Brier Creek Golf members and children under the age of 5. The cost for all other children is $5. We look forward to seeing you and your children at the Dona Lerner Youth Golf Kick-Off Event for a great afternoon of junior golf! Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9410 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617.

Youth Golf Kickoff at Brier Creek CC is a huge success for Dona Lerner Golf Academy!

The Youth Golf Kickoff Event held Saturday March 22nd at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC was a huge success for Dona Lerner Golf Academy. The sun was shining and the temperatures were warm. Kids were excited to experience golf in a Fair-like atmosphere. Mickey Mouse & SpongeBob were targets. There was a Big Break Wall and a two Big Break “glass” targets. SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Bulls eye targets were used as a fun contest. The putting green housed a colorful putting course complete with a Hole-in-One hole, which boasted numerous successful holes-in-one! There were Tic-Tac-Toe chipping contests and Corn Hole as well. The biggest attraction of the event may have been the Birdie Ball inflatable target which stands proud at approximately 10’ x 12’. There were many contests winners by the end of the day. The event closed with a fun clinic complete with trick shots performed by the professional staff and an information segment. The day was fun and entertaining. We are grateful to our more than 35 volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring a great event to the families who attended.  Programs will get started April 4th. Information is available on the web site or you can reach Dona Lerner at Practicetee@aol.com or Kathy Bounds at kboundsdlga@aol.com. Feel free to give us a call at 919-206-4653 ext 4.

A New Addition to the Instruction Team

If you have not heard, Paul Workman joined the Academy Instruction Team April 15th. Paul is a great addition to our instruction team.  He is terrific with the kids and really enjoys watching them grow and develop into young players. His initial focus will be on Player Development. Paul will teach Get Golf Ready classes, short game and full swing classes and be available for private instruction by appointment for the general public. He is working towards his PGA Class A certification and we are 100% committed to supporting him in this effort. You can reach Paul via email at pworkmandlga@aol.com or you can call him at 919-206-4666 to schedule an appointment. Drop him a line or stop by and say hello. Paul and his wife Jamie live in Durham and are expecting their first child in July of this year. He is really excited to be a part of our team and we are equally excited to have him join us in offering the best golf instruction possible at Brier Creek CC.

DLGA 6 months old

Six months have passed since we joined the Brier Creek team and opened up the Academy at Brier Creek CC. Things started slowly, but that was Mother Nature’s doing. Once the weather cleared out and the sun began to shine, the players started practicing and playing and we started our journey. It has been both fun and exciting for us to meet so many new friends as we have thus far. The members have been so welcoming and have made us feel at home. Our non-member students have been made to feel welcome as well.  We want to thank everyone for their support and kindness as we become a true amenity of the country club’s offering. We now have a great equipment shed located just off the practice facility and will be enhancing that even more in the months to come. Stop by and say hi next time you are at the golf course. We are offering 2 & 3 hour schools for short game & full swing. Get Golf Ready classes for the newer players and those returning to the game. Youth golf is abundant and this season we even fielded a PGA Jr League Team of all Brier Creek CC members and they were runners up in their division.  Our private lessons have increased and we are so excited to work with members and non-members alike sharing knowledge & experience and helping to grow this great game. At the end of June we hosted the US Kids 2-Day Carolinas State Invitational with more than 135 players and thanks to the generous volunteerism of family, friends and Brier Creek members it was a huge success. Kathy, Paul & Dona are very happy with our new home. Our academy family grew when we added Paul to the team and now Paul has added one more with his new little golfer, Landon. Landon was born July 16th and Mother and son are awesome! We look forward to a wonderful late summer and fall golf season. If you need any help or guidance, please  never hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to assist you.
 
Keep swinging………………