Visiting – or living at – the world-class resort Reynolds Lake Oconee is a sensory feast of activities from boating, fishing and swimming to tennis, hiking and dining. Of course, Reynolds Lake Oconee is best known for its golf.
But there’s more to golf at Reynolds Lake Oconee than just playing world-class courses. The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade is one of the world’s premier teaching and club fitting facilities that capitalizes on the latest technology.
Director of Instruction, Charlie King and his staff offer lessons and golf schools tailored to each student’s skill, from novices to accomplished players. King is recognized as one of the top teachers in the country, and at the Kingdom he is equipped to draw out the best game in each student. We asked King for an inside look at the instructional side of the Kingdom.
Could you describe the teaching philosophy you use at your golf schools?
King: Mastering the fundamentals of golf is the best first step on improving your game. Keeping each individual’s unique personality and tempo in account, we show them the Seven Essentials Skills in golf. We have a higher success rate because we don’t make wholesale changes and don’t take a cookie cutter approach.
How do you make use of computer technology such as launch monitors in teaching?
King: We evaluate our students using V1 Video software and we capture their initial launch conditions using Trackman 4 launch monitors. This “before” picture allows us to track progress throughout their lessons. Not only does it provide a great experience for the student but, we’ve seen faster, real-time improvement using this technology.
What kind of programs do you have for companies wanting to use golf instruction as part of their event?
King: For corporate outings, we pull out all the stops with a program of three hours of instruction and an individual club fitting. With individual analysis videos, plenty of custom gifts and add-ons, our corporate outings are a tremendous relationship-building tool for every company.
So, in addition to playing Reynolds Lake Oconee’s great courses, golfers may experience the Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee for world-class instruction and club fitting – two sure ways to enjoy the game even more.