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Summer Camp:

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Individual Lessons:

Individual 30 minute Lesson - $40
Individual 1 hour Lesson - $75
*Each additional person, add $20

Junior 30 minute Lesson - $30
Junior 1 hour Lesson - $50
*Each additional junior, add $15

**Juniors are up through age 17
***When an adult and a junior are taking a lesson together, the additional person will be the junior.

Packages:

Series of 5 Lessons – 5 Lessons for the Price of 4

Get Golf Ready - $99 for 5-1 hour sessions
*For the 1st Time Player

Clinics:

45 minutes - $20 per person, per clinic; all skill levels welcome; MUST sign up by noon the day of the clinic to guarantee participation. Maximum number of participants is 10, minimum is 2. Sign up by emailing Kristin at golfinstructionbykristin@gmail.com.  Drop-ins are welcome as long as space is still available. Clinics will be conducted solely on the practice area.

4:00-4:45 Sundays:
May 15 - Chipping
May 22 - Full Swing
May 29 - Pitching
June 5 - Full Swing
June 12 - Putting
June 19 - Full Swing
June 26 - Chipping

Get Golf Ready:

$99 per person, per session; 5 - 1 hour group lessons for 1st time players; MUST register by noon the first class day through Kristin by emailing golfinstructionbykristin@gmail.com.  Maximum number of participants is 8, minimum is 2.  Lessons will be conducted on the practice area and the golf course to learn all basic parts of the game.

Session A - Wednesdays, May 18 - June 15, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Session B - Thursdays, June 2 - June 30, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Session C - Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday, June 20-22 & 24-25, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Session D - Monday through Friday, July 11 - 15, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Playing Lessons:

9 Hole Playing Lesson - $150
*Each additional person, add $50

18 Hole Playing Lesson - $280
*Each additional person, add $50

 

Please contact Kristin at (757) 272-3179 or golfinstructionbykristin@gmail.com to book your lesson.


Meet our Instructor, Kristin Volentine, PGA:

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on five concepts; Understanding your own swing, let the golf swing be natural, begin with a good setup position, enjoy yourself and learn in real playing conditions.

I believe giving players the power of understanding their own golf swing will help them improve at a good rate. I like to learn the natural tendencies of a player before I change anything. A player’s natural movements may help improve their playing ability rather than hinder it, so I try to incorporate what is comfortable for the student in their personal golf swing. I like to start everyone out with a good setup position because the setup affects so many other aspects of the golf swing. A big key for my teaching is to get the student to have fun. Golf is just a game for most of the population, so it should be fun. To help students of the game enjoy themselves, I like to start their learning in real playing conditions and I encourage that they practice in those conditions.

These five concepts embody what I believe makes me a great teacher for all students of the game. My philosophy is the reason why anyone, male or female, young or old, can play and enjoy this wonderful game of golf.

 

Biography

I grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa playing golf since the age of 8. I was fortunate to have opportunities to get involved in junior golf programs at a young age. This is where I realized my career would be to be a PGA Teaching Professional. I enjoyed taking lessons, participating in golf camps and competing in tournaments. At that time, in my area I was one of few young, female golfers who enjoyed competition. I often found myself practicing and playing in tournaments with much older girls or boys. I was comfortable with this because I had been competing with my older brother for years in different sports. I loved competition and I loved taking lessons to learn how the golf swing works.

I was a successful high school golfer with dreams of playing in college. During the summers, I helped my high school coach teach golf clinics in a nearby rugby field. I taught all ages and learned to be very creative in my teaching. I moved on to play college golf at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I had another successful career, being named 2001 Regional Player of the Year and earning a trip to the National Tournament all 4 years. In 2001, I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. I also earned what many would call “the job of a lifetime.”

In 2001, I began my career as a golf professional at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii. I spent five years as an Assistant Golf Professional at Kapalua and learned a lot from many top teaching professionals, including Jerry King, PGA. I was hired for an operations position, but my passion was teaching. I volunteered many hours teaching clinics and private lessons at the Kapalua Golf Academy because I enjoyed teaching. Maui is a special place to me because my professional career began there and earned my PGA Class A status, but also I met my husband in Maui. We got engaged in 2005 and moved back to the mainland to be closer to family in 2006.

Each of us accepted positions as golf professionals in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was hired as an Assistant Golf Professional at Kingsmill Resort and worked my way up to Head Professional in 2008. The following year, my son was born and I was inducted into the Mount Mercy College Hall of Fame. I enjoyed my position at Kingsmill because I was able to learn a lot about the whole operation, but I also was able to teach more. I was fortunate to work under Chris George, PGA at the Kingsmill Golf Academy. Under his guidance, I taught clinics, individual lessons, playing lessons, junior golf camps and golf schools. During my 7 years at Kingsmill I gained knowledge from all aspects of the business. However, the most powerful thing I brought with me was the ability to teach with the understanding of the swing that I have now.

Our family came to Charlottesville because my husband, Craig earned the PGA Head Golf Professional position at Birdwood Golf Course. All three of us are enjoying the area with all that it has to offer. I am excited to embark on my new opportunity to provide quality golf instruction at Meadowcreek Golf Course through my business, “Golf Instruction by Kristin.”


For more information, please call (757) 272-3179.