TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood’s Keith Lyford, director of instruction, is the only Top 100 Teacher on the Interstate 80 corridor from San Francisco to Reno, Nev. Lyford’s menu of instructional options is highly customized to offer individual golfers what they specifically need.As a former PGA Tour player, Lyford knows first-hand what it takes to compete at the highest level, and as a Top 100 Teacher since 1998, he knows how to convey that knowledge to his students. He earned the Top 100 Teacher recognition from Golf Magazine whose panel of expert judges selects from a pool of more than 28,000 Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America professionals. Only the 100 most elite instructors receive this title. Additionally, Lyford was also named Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year for 2011.Lyford has been head instructor for some of the country’s most-respected golf schools and is a member of the Titleist Professional Advisory Board.Known for its mission to provide all levels of golfers the latest teaching techniques and technologies at a reasonable price, The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood offers one-, two- and three-day golf schools; private lessons; junior camps and individual instruction; the use of advanced teaching technology and a V1 four-camera system. Academy instructors also evaluate player’s swings on a split-screen comparing golfers’ swings to one of more than 500 Tour pros. The video, analysis, commentary and suggested at-home drills are stored online for anytime viewing.“The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood is a perfect golf school vacation destination,” said Lyford. “When you consider our instruction programs and facilities, Tahoe location, numerous outdoor activities and probably the nation’s best summer weather, there is no better place in the country to learn or improve your golf game.” For information on lodging packages, visit www.oldgreenwoodgolfacademy.com and click on “Stay andamp; Play.”For tee times, call 530-550-7010 or visit www.golfintahoe.com.
- Places to watch South Tahoe Labor Day fireworks
- Strength in numbers: Lake Tahoe Community College men's soccer counting on depth in second season
- Feature: Choose your camping companions wisely when planning your next adventure
- Zephyr Cove high school uses technology in new lessons
- Nevada now selling medical marijuana