Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

Williams Golf Academy

6602 Drewry's Bluff

6602 Drewry's Bluff, Bradenton, Florida 34251, US

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
2021 & 2022 PGA Southwest Chapter – Player Development Award, 2023 PGA Southwest Chapter – Bill Strausbaugh Award & 2023 PGA Southwest Chapter Professional of the year

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 100
Female: 1000
Junior: 100

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):
“From the bag drop to the course” clinic. This is specific to non golfers, people who have never played the game before. I teach them how to drive a golf cart, how to tip properly, what signage to look for when arriving at a golf course or driving range. Then we dive into the grip, set-up, aim, posture and ball position. 6 clinics with a limited amount of people (6 max). Lessons 4,5 and 6 are all full swing clinics, lessons 1, 2 and 3 are fundamentals, putting, chipping and knowledge of the golf clubs.
This program happens each year and we have yielded 15 golfers to our course over the 10 years I have been doing it. Being private, this is a great way to get those who are members, enjoy an amenity that they pay for. The appreciate the guidance and expertise they receive. The clinic cost them 150.00 for the 6 lessons, which is a great deal for them.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:

Video content to help the students see just what is happening and WHY. They appreciate the ability to see their swings and the issues that happen.