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Telluride Golf Club

2017 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Telluride Golf Club

Dale Abraham, PGA Director of Instruction

136 Country Club Drive

Telluride, CO 8143 5

http://www.tellurideskiandgolfclub.com

dale@tellurideskiresort.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (We have three tee levels that are 300′ long each)
  • Accurate yardage measurements on tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (1,100 sq. ft.)
  • Ball flight monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 1,260,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 24,000

New balls are acquired: Each season

Best range promotion: Ladies Fun League – Each Monday, the Ladies’ Fun League consists of a 45 minute instruction clinic followed by 4 holes of oncourse instruction. This program is designed to break down the typical barriers that prevent women from starting the game. During this program, I help the participants learn all of the different concepts of playing golf while using what I call the “It’s OK Rules.” The It’s Ok Rules allow participants to tee the ball up at any time, advance the ball whenever they would like, pull balls out of bunkers…These rules are designed to promote having fun, learning and providing an inviting atmosphere where women can meet others that are trying to learn the game.

Aim Point Express Green Reading
I became certified to teach the Aim Point Express Green Reading method in January of 2015 after having a guest instructor teach it to one of my students in 2014. I found the method to be an exciting revolution in the way we read greens, a fast and simple way to introduce green reading to beginner and novice golfers and a great way for advanced golfers to improve their skills. Using this method, golfers can learn to read greens accurately in less than 2 hours rather than having to spend countless hours of practice trying to estimate the break of a putt. I have taught over 300 students to read greens with this method.

From Beginner to Winner
This twelve (12) week les son series is an introduction to the game of golf. Students are directed on all aspects of golf, from how to check in before the round to what to do when the round is over and everything in between. With a low 6:1 student to teacher ratio, each student receives personal attention that allows them to learn aspects of the game that most golfers take for granted.

Simplicity Golf School
Designed for all levels of golfers, the Simplicity Golf School four week series is designed to help golfers of all ages and ability levels through instruction on the full swing, short game, etiquette, rules, on-course instruction and course management skills. Students use the instruction concepts learned in this course to build a lasting foundation for the game of a lifetime.

Member Golf Clinics (Free)
Weekly clinics held on Satu rday mornings designed to help improve members’ golf games and increase number of rounds played. These one hour clinics have helped decrease the participants’ handicaps and have led to an increase in rounds played by the members that participate in the clinics.

Coaching Hour
A low-cost supe rvised practice program where the coach helps the student to discover his/her full potential by inspiring him/ her to reach his/her goals through providing support and a creative learning environment. As the instructor/coach, I introduce a practice topic and organize games, skills challenges and activities to help the students improve their techniques.

Introduction to TPI Free Clinics
During these 1 hour free clinics , I spend time educating golfers on how they can improve their bodies to improve their golf games, lesson the potential for injury and help themselves feel better on a daily basis.
Stroke of Genius Junior Golf Program This six week program introduces loca l golfers to the game of golf and provides continuing instruction to those that have participated in previous years. After a junior attends three of the instruction clinics and passes an etiquette test, they are given free access to the golf course and practice facility. This year I expanded the program to include 7-9 year olds.

Special Programs: Strokes of Genius Junior Golf Program
This six week program introduces local golfers to the game of golf and provides continuing instruction to those that have participated in previous years. After a junior attends three of the instruction clinics and passes an etiquette test, they are given free access to the golf course and practice facility. This year I expanded the program and offered a separate clinic that included 7-9 year olds.

We also host annual tournaments that help benefit charities including: the Strokes of Genius Foundation, Play for P.I.N.K (breast cancer awareness and research), we help the local Rotary Club and TASP (Telluride Adaptive Sports Program that helps people with disabilities)