Current Winter Golf Academy Members:
Book your Mat Times online 
with MatRez by clicking 
 

The Winter Golf Academy At Sunningdale

" I had never taken part in the WGA until last winter, and I had no idea what I was missing! It was a great experience. I had a chance to keep my swing going over the winter, practice different aspects of my swing, and take advantage of the excellent instruction from all the instructors. It was very social as well, and we spent as much time laughing as we did golfing!
 
It must have worked, because I brought my handicap down 7 points over the last year. Looking forward to taking part again this winter."

Janet McKay        
WGA Member - 2015       

General Signup Now Underway for both New and Returning Academy Members:  The Winter Golf Academy Registration is open for both new members and those returning from last season. To signup for the ACADEMY online,
click [ HERE ]

 

What is the Winter Golf Academy?
Your Professional Staff at Sunningdale have come up with a unique way to incorporate teaching and training over the winter months, on-site here at Sunningdale. The program includes:

- An indoor practice area with 5 hitting spaces (mats)
- Ability to reserve mat times daily up to 8 days in
  advance

- Apple iPads for Video Swing Analysis by on-site staff
- Full use of all training aids
- Separate Putting Area with its own training aids
- On-going swing guidance and coaching with your Teaching Professionals
 

How does it work?
Members book mat time (at 45 minute intervals) by using our online MatRez system or by calling the Academy. A Teaching Professional is always on hand to give you guidance during your booked time. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.
 
All the training aids and Professional Instruction are available each time you visit.  We can review your video swing analysis at the Academy, or we can also email your analysis to you!
 

Training Aids at The Academy - Included with Every Membership
Computerized Video Swing Analysis
We can display your golf swing in real-time video on an iPad or iPhone, in slow motion, frame by frame, comparison or overlay, to easily identify areas that require improvement. Studies have shown we all learn best through visual feedback and teaching aids.
 
Interested in viewing your swing video at home? We can email your analysis video to you!

 

Tour Links Putting Green

The Tour Links Putting Area allows you to work on your putting stroke with your professional staff, with the ability to attach additional training aids such as the Ping Putting Analysis System and the Putting Arc Trainer. 

Tour Links Putting Area Ping Putting Analysis The ""Putting Arc" Trainer

 

SkyPro Swing Analysis


- Connects directly to your own club
- Captures up to 100,000 data points on each swing
- Data includes club speed, swing path, club rotation, face
  angle, swing plane, impact position and tempo
- Automatically transfers data to WGA Apple iPads.
- High-speed capture rate up to 3,200 samples per second,
  providing swing information you have never seen.
- True 3-D allows swing views from countless angles.



Returning for 2016/2017: Premium Coaching Program and Resources
As an option, the Academy offers a comprehensive Coaching and technology review of your swing and ball flight, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and methods, and spanning 6 personal training sessions. These 4 key areas are added to our regular Training Aids and Methods:

TRACKMAN 4 BALL FLIGHT ANALYSIS: Want to “see” ball flight, instead of just striking balls into a target? TrackMan 4 is the most powerful, accurate TrackMan ever. Dual Radar Technology guarantees maximum data quality. This is the only TrackMan is Southwestern Ontario.

K-VEST SWING MECHANICS ANALYSIS: K-vest 3D provides swing data from the pelvis, thorax and hands during your swing. Data is displayed in real-time as an avatar. This is valuable for feedback and learning drills. Reports are illustrative and simple to understand. K-vest is brilliant for comprehension of body sequencing of the swing.

BODITRACK BIOFEEDBACK: BodiTrak delivers real-time balance and pressure distribution data, information previously limited to force plates. An athlete's use of the ground is critical for maintaining balance and generating power.

ADVANCED SUPER SLO MOTION VIDEO ANALYSIS: Your Premium Coaching Package includes analysis with video from the advanced Sony RX10 II super slow motion video camera at frame rates of 960fps at 1200x800 resolution! A shutter speed of 1/32000 of a second means every detail of a golf swing is crystal clear.
 
ALL PREMIUM COACHING MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE REPORTS FOLLOWING EACH OF YOUR SIX SESSIONS.
Please contact Mark or Marc to add this premium program to your WGA membership. Space is limited. $225.00 + HST added to your selected membership plan
- Mark Elliott: melliott@sunningdalegolf.com
- Marc Webster: mwebster@sunningdalegolf.com  
 


 

2016/2017 Academy Dates and Times
14 weeks, beginning Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 and ending Saturday March 11th, 2017 (with a Christmas season break from Dec 18th to Jan 1st). All Academy memberships (except the November-December Program) are for the full season, with no time restrictions.

2016/2017 Hours of Operation
FALL: (Nov 22 - Dec 17)
Tuesday-Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday-Monday:
 
  10am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 8:30pm
  10am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 7pm
  9am - 4:30pm
  Closed
WINTER: (Jan 2 - Mar 11)
Monday-Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays:

  10am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 8:30pm
  10am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 7pm
  9am - 4:30pm
 

2016/2017 Academy Programs & Costs

 Sunningdale Member
14-Week Program 
 Non-Member
14-Week Program
   Single: $325.00
  Couple: $575.00
  Junior: $200.00
   Single: $400.00
  Couple: $650.00
Junior: $250.00
           

 Sunningdale Member
November-December Program 
   Single: $150.00
  Note: All program fees are subject to HST.

 

Spring Refresher Days Included!
Your Program also includes two complimentary "refresher days" in the Spring of 2017.  While attending these sessions on the Sunningdale Range, you will be able to go over all the key elements of the Winter training with your Teaching Professional.
 

Our Academy Teaching Team

   

  Mark Elliott
Teaching Professional

Mark Elliott is one of two Canadians certified as a Golf Professional, Golf Medical Professional, and Junior Coach by the Titleist Performance Institute. An expert in golf fitness and preparation, Mark has considerable experience designing programs that optimize results.
 
Mark's short game experience includes time with Sir Nick Faldo, James Sieckmann, Dave Pelz, Bob Vokey, Dave Phillips and Frank Thomas.

   

  Marc Webster
Associate Professional

Marc joined Sunningdale's professional staff in 2007 following stints at Thames Valley, where he was highly involved with the TNT Junior Tyson Tour, and most recently as the Associate Professional at West Haven G&CC. Marc is a graduate of Western, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

   

  Duncan Buchanan
Assistant Professional

Duncan joined Sunningdale's professional staff in 2015. Duncan spent 4 years working at Greenhills Golf Club in London and 2 years teaching at the Lambeth Golf Academy. Duncan enjoys teaching and playing with players of all skill levels whenever possible.

   

  Keegan Knight
Assistant Professional

 Keegan Knight will be joining Sunningdale's team as an Assistant Golf Professional. Keegan is a graduate of the Professional Golf Course Management program at Humber College and has been working at Greenhills GC for the past 3 seasons. He is a member of the PGA of Canada and is well on his way to earning his "CLASS A" designation.

   
 

Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancellations from the Winter Golf Academy must be received by November 22nd, 2016.  Cancellations received after November 22nd and before December 17th, 2016 will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.  Refunds will not be given to those cancellations after December 17, 2016.

Dress Code
Proper Sunningdale golf attire is required.

We look forward to a great winter season at the Academy.   See you there!