Mary Hafeman

Mary Hafeman

Missing Links Golf Club

5431 Silver Lake Drive

5431 Silver Lake Drive, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095, US

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Digest Best in State, Other (Indicate specific awards in 3-a below)

Other awards won (if provided):
PGA National Player Development Award

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 800
Female: 1500
Junior: 700

Total number of individual clinics given per year:

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
We continue with our Play Better Golf / Get Golf Ready programs that have 4 levels. This year we included 2 more days on the course. We’re really encouraging the new golfers to get out on the course playing as quickly as possible. We find if they do that – they play more frequently and enjoy the game. We are coaching the entire game from the beginning. Coaching on the course is a must allowing the new players to feel comfortable and understand the game. We give them many game like drills that simulate on course situations.
Youth players, continue our programs and set up many more on course situation drills and use the club’s shot tracker especially with the kids. They like the games and tech – then take on the course so they see how the two can be interconnected.
We have expanded our on course monitored leagues for women and youth players. We’ve seen a large growth of participation which also expanded to winter leagues on simulators.

thank you for the continued support of our programs

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
All our programming includes game like drills that simulate on course play in the short game area and using the shot tracer technology. Helps the students understand what their clubs do and how far they go so they can use on the course. We’re committed to teach them the overall game not just a swing on the range. Building the gap with on course play included in every clinic and conducting clinics completely on the course are really important in growing the skill / knowledge / confidence of our students. We’ve seen a lot of growth in our winter simulator leagues because of our focus on playing the game. We have new player leagues in the winter months for adults and youth players. It’s fun seeing their enthusiasm and that they are sticking with the game. Families are now participating in our skill games too.