Parker Brandt

Parker Brandt

University Club of Baton Rouge

15333 Memorial Tower Dr

15333 Memorial Tower Dr, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, US

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Digest Best in State

Other awards won:
Player Development Award Gulf States Section 2023

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 600
Female: 200
Junior: 400

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):
-Launched a “coaches club” in 2022 giving opportunity to local PGA Members to shadow each other

-Helped launch and grow the Webinar Education series for GSPGA

-Created a Mentoring Program at University Club that Assistants are required to complete. Mandadory tasks in the program: Shadowing lessons, teaching lessons, Jr Camp, Shadow fittings, give fitting, club repair, club building and resume upkeep.

-Lead role in PGA Jr League (52 kids registered in 2021 setting an all time record at U Club)

-Offer 4 weeks of Junior Camp (ages 8-12) during the summer (112 Kids in 2022)

-“S.C.O.R.E.” Juniors Program-Sportsmanship, Commitment, Ownership, Rules, Etiquette
“SCORE” is a junior program dedicated to the children of the course. It is de-signed to introduce our future members to golf’s core values and tradition while providing them instruction. We will concentrate more focus on a solid foundation in the game than their score. By providing the children with a comfortable learning environment, it is our goal to foster a life long respect and love for the game that binds us all. “SCORE” will meet one weekday afternoon each week during season with a graduation ceremony at the end!

-“Ladies First” Ladies first is an introductory program designed for ladies who are looking to pick
up the game of golf. Most ladies are intimidated by perceived rules and etiquette than the game itself. In Ladies First, we will take the fear out of golf and put then in! We will start from the moment you arrive at the club and walk you through the entire process until you sign your scorecard at the end. It is our goal to make you feel as comfortable as possible with all the nuisances of the game and its traditions with NO husband interference!

-“The Power of Three” Take the simple formula: 14 driver tee shots + 36 putts + 6 up and down opportunities + 4 full wedge shots = 60 shots. It is easy to see that the three clubs a player should be proficient with is driver, wedge and putter. If you want to “score” better then this program is for you.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
“E.L.I.T.E. Junior Golf” Core Values:
 Effort
 Love of the Game
 Individual Responsibility
 Tradition
 Etiquette
ELITE Junior Golf is the next phase of our staff’s commitment to the future of our club. These are kids who have gone through the SCORE and are ready to playing competitive golf. Areas of concentration: Long game and short game fundamentals, course management, health and fitness, and tournament golf.

-“Speed Camp” Do you want to hit the ball farther? Speed camp is an all inclusive program
designed to produce more ball speed through three specific areas of golf:
 Over all fitness and flexibility
 Proper swing mechanics
 Proper driver and ball fitting
This is a six week program where we will push the serious golfer to the limit.

-“Fireside chat” which was made a “Best Practices” Link:

-Synergy Golf Performance: Partner with Ken MacDonald (Top 50 Golf Fitness) where we offer custom training programs using biomechanics