ACADEMY

Private & semi private lessons, specialty clinics, junior golf programs, coaching and course management and demo days.

Led by Director of Instruction Dave Castellan, The RA Golf Academy offers first class instruction and practice facilities. With over 40 years’ experience, Dave has gained a lifetime of knowledge during his career.  Working with legendary golfer George Knudson, as well as the Hank Haney Golf School in Arizona, Dave understands the golf swing and most importantly, he understands how to teach allowing you to get the maximum benefit from each lesson.  

All instructors at the RA Golf Academy are trained and certified instructors and are PGA of Canada Golf Professionals.

Make this the year you improve your game! 

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LEARN TO PLAY

{beginners}
Our learn to play programs are designed to introduce the game of golf in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

LEARN TO GOLF

COST: $300 
TIME: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
PARTICIPANTS: 6-10
DATES: 
WEDNESDAY
MAY 10 • 17 • 24 • 31  |  JUNE 7 • 14

The Learn to Golf program is specifically designed for an introduction to golf and game improvement.  In partnership with Pursuit Training and Royal Ashburn the Learn to Golf program encompasses both golf as well as fitness and stretching. Learn to Golf provides a platform for the novice to beginner golfer in a fun and relaxing environment.

6 WEEK SESSION INCLUDES:

  • (6) 1 hour intro to basic fundamentals
  • Learn full swing / short game
  • (6) Driving range vouchers 
  • Practice range balls & golf clubs supplied (if required)
  • Video swing analysis
  • On course instruction – special
  • Walk the line instruction
  • Pursuit Training Golf Fitness Guide
  • Rules & Etiquette of the game
  • Illustrated teaching manual
  • (6) Driving range practice vouchers
  • Voucher for Nine & Dine golf dinner special

LADIES ONLY

COST: $300
TIME: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
PARTICIPANTS: 6–10
DATES: TUESDAY
MAY 9 • 16 • 23 • 30  |  JUNE 6 • 13

  • Basic fundamentals
  • Learn full swing / short game
  • Driving range vouchers
  • Practice range balls & golf clubs supplied (if required)
  • Video swing analysis
  • Walk the line instruction
  • Pursuit Training Golf Fitness Guide
  • Rules & Etiquette of the game
  • Illustrated teaching manual
  • Voucher for Nine & Dine golf dinner special

WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY GOLF?

Call today and we will help find the perfect clinic! Spots are limited.

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IMPROVE YOUR GAME

{intermediate}
The next stepping stones after ‘beginner’

GET GOLF READY

COST: $150 
TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PARTICIPANTS: 6-10
DATES: SATURDAY
APRIL 29  |  MAY 6 • 13 • 27

This program is specifically designed for the novice to experienced golfer to get an early kick start on the golf season.  Focus will be on assessment of each individuals needs, requirements and game plan for a successful golf season.

4 WEEK SESSION INCLUDES:

  • (4) 1 hour intro to basic fundamentals 
  • First Session indoor classroom Q & A
  • Creating the most efficient golf swing 
  • Specific drill for each individual
  • (2) Full swing sessions on driving range
  • (1) Short game session on putting, chipping and pitching
  • Walk the line instruction
  • Pursuit Training Golf Fitness Guide
  • Illustrated teaching manual

SWING INTO SPRING HALF-DAY

COST: $199 
TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PARTICIPANTS: 4-6
DATES: SUNDAY
MAY 7  |  JUNE 11

  • Basic Fundamentals Full Swing
  • How to hit your irons
  • Driver ,fairway woods and hybrids
  • Short game Chipping, Pitching, Putting and Bunkers
  • Video Swing Analysis
  • Illustrated Teaching Manual
  • Lunch Voucher                                                                                                                   

SPECIALTY SHORT GAME SCORING

COST: $125/SESSION 
TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PARTICIPANTS: 4-6
DATES: SATURDAY
JUNE 3 • 17  |  JULY 15

  • Basic Fundamentals for best results
  • Chipping and Pitching technique
  • Course management for proper club selection
  • Putting , Learn what to look for better success
  • “ No Fear” Bunker Play
  • Illustrated Teaching Manual
  • Lunch Voucher

REGISTER TODAY!

Not sure what clinic is best for you? Call today and we will help find the perfect clinic match for your game! Spots are limited.

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TEAM BUILDING | CORPORATE

{a day out of the office}

You can always go to a restaurant, but why not treat your staff and clients to an experience they won’t forget. Choose from one of our packages below or contact Director of Instruction, Dave Castellan to customize a package for you and your group.

All package pricing below is for (6) participants. For additional participants up to a maximum of 12, please add $50 per participant.

Customize a package with our many food & beverage options.

BRONZE BASIC CLINIC

COST: $300  
PARTICIPANTS: 6
DATES: CUSTOMIZABLE 

This (1) hour session conducted by PGA of Canada, Director of Instruction Dave Castellan is specifically designed for all skill levels focusing on basic swing fundamentals in a relaxing atmosphere. A team building competition provided upon request.

  • Illustrated Instructional Manual
  • 20% OFF Coupon Voucher for Private Video Golf Lesson

SILVER GOLF & FITNESS CLINIC

COST: $475 
PARTICIPANTS: 6
DATES: CUSTOMIZABLE

This (1.5) hour program conducted by PGA of Canada, Director of Instruction, Dave Castellan offers golf instruction complimented with a Fitness presentation by Michael Finnigan founder of Pursuit Training.

  • Convenor receives (2) “NINE & DINE” vouchers for their disbursement    
  • Illustrated Instructional Manual- Golf Fitness Guide 
  • 45 min. Interactive Fitness and Golf Biomechanics Presentation
  • 1 Free Biomechanics for Golf Assessment per Participant Voucher              
  • Continental breakfast or Light Lunch menu included  
  • Team building Competition provided upon request   
  • 20% OFF Coupon Voucher for a Private Video Golf Lesson

GOLD PACKAGE

COST: $650 
PARTICIPANTS: 6
DATESS: CUSTOMIZABLE

This (2) hour program conducted by PGA of Canada, Director of Instruction, Dave Castellan is an extended version of the Silver Golf & Fitness Clinic.

  • Convenor receives (4) “NINE&DINE” vouchers for their disbursement          
  • Individual Video Swing Analysis    
  • Illustrated Instructional Manual-Fitness Golf Guide 
  • 45-60 min. interactive Fitness and Golf Biomechanics Presentation
  • 1 month of Free Online Fitness Coaching with Training Program 
  • 1 Free Biomechanics for Golf Assessment per Participant Voucher
  • Continental Breakfast or Light Lunch Menu included 
  • Team Building Competition upon request 
  • 20% OFF Coupon Voucher for a Private Video Golf Lesson

JUNIOR LEAGUE

COST: $299 +hst 
AGES:
6-9 
DATES & TIMES:
 Saturday at 9:00am (Royal Ashburn – practice) & Thursday at 6:15pm (Hy Hope – game)

Our Learn to Play program encompasses skill development around the game of golf as well as skills to develop the entire athlete including flexibility, hand eye-coordination and nutrition.  The 4 stage program allows juniors to learn, play and have fun with the game of golf as you make your way through each stage.

6 WEEK SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • (6) 1-hour practices every Saturday at the Royal Ashburn Academy starting at 9am
  • (6) 1-hour game nights every Thursday at Hy-Hope Farm starting at 6:15pm


SESSION 1 – Spring session starts May 13th
SESSION 2 – Summer session starts July 15th

JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

COST: $299 +hst 
AGES: 13-15 
DATES & TIMES:
 Sunday at 10:00am – 12:00pm and Wednesday at 7:30pm

Designed and conducted by Dave Castellan, Director of Instruction to provide structured coaching with a focus on core fundamentals.

6 WEEK SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • (3) x 2hour sessions on range and short game area
  • (3) x2 hour on course instruction sessions
  • Full swing technique
  • Short game – putting, pitching, chipping, sand
  • Video swing analysis
  • Fitness & nutrition
  • Golf course management & strategy
  • Illustrated teaching manual


PROGRAM – May 21 & 31, June 4, 14, 18 & 28

JUNIOR CAMPS

COST: $299 +hst 
AGES: 5-16
MAXIMUM:
18 students per camp with a ratio of 6:1
DATES:
 Monday – Thursday (Royal Ashburn) & Friday (Hy Hope – golf day & lunch)
TIMES: 
8:30am – 12:00pm

Golf is a game that your children can play and enjoy for the rest of their lives.  Not only does it promote a healthy and active lifestyle, but it also teaches core values such as honesty, integrity, patience, sportsmanship and more. 


CAMP 1 – Monday July 3rd – Friday July 7th, 2016
CAMP 2 – Monday July 10th – Friday July 14th, 2016

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Dave Castellan

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Dave has held the position as Director of Golf Instruction for the past 15 years at Deerhurst and recently Horseshoe Resorts for the parent company Skyline Hotels & Resorts. He has been named among the top 50 PGA of Canada instructors by (The National Post) as well as being a two time nominee for PGA of Ontario Teacher of the year in 1995 and 2008. Dave worked closely with the late George Knudson a member of Golf Canada`s Hall of Fame along with ESPN Golf Schools, Dean of Instruction Hank Haney, Tiger Woods former swing coach.

He is a Class “A” PGA of Canada member for (25 years) as well as being a former member of the Tournament Players Division – Canadian Tour. Golf has enabled Dave to travel extensively playing golf in Europe, South America, Caribbean Islands and Hawaii where he was a golf destination travel representative. 

Dave`s wealth of experience and personal instruction programs are ideal for all levels of golfers who want to develop and refine their golfing skills. 

PRIVATE LESSON RATES

$75 for 40min 
$95 for 60min
$350 for 4x1hr series 

INCLUDES:

Video Swing Analysis
Illustrated Teaching Manual
Full and Short Game Fundamentals

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Justin Hawe

Justin began playing golf when he was eleven years old. After playing AAA baseball and AA hockey during his minor years, Justin decided to dedicate his true passion to the game of golf by joining as a member at Country Lane Golf Course.

After honing his game, Justin joined as a member at Lakeridge Links, where he won his first Junior Club Championship. Justin played in many Junior Tours and even was invited to a College Prospect tournament, where there were many scouts of southern schools. Justin decided to stay local by enrolling at Durham College. Justin graduated with honours and president roll distinctions in his 3 years of Business Administration – Professional Golf Management.

Justin joined the team here at Royal Ashburn as an apprentice in 2004. In 2005, Justin turned professional, with his dad by his side as his caddy. He went on to write and pass his Class A exam with the PGA of Canada in 2008. Justin’s most memorable event that happened at Royal Ashburn is when he married his wife Jacqueline in June of 2011.

PRIVATE LESSON RATES

$65 for 40min 
$300 for 5×40 minutes series 

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Justin Knaggs

Justin joined the Royal Ashburn family in March of 2016, where he quickly became a great fit. Growing up as a junior member at Royal Ashburn, Justin instantly fell in love with competitive golf after competing in the Junior Club Championships for the first time at age 14. Soon after, he qualified to play on the Durham Junior Golf Tour, where he won seven events in his five years competing. He went on to play collegiate golf at Durham College, being a part of three OCAA team medals, and one CCAA team medal. Justin captained the team his final two years, and was a player-coach his final year on the team.

Justin received his PGA of Canada card in August of 2016, qualifying at Peninsula Lakes. His love for teaching and golf, is growing immensely everyday, and could not be happier about getting the opportunity to teach at the Royal Ashburn Academy.

In the off-season, Justin referee’s hockey in the Ontario Hockey League and American Hockey League, where he travels across North America. His passion for golf and hockey are ones that will always be apart of his life, and says the balance of the two seasons are perfect, and he hopes to continue teaching and refereeing for as long as he can.

PRIVATE LESSON RATES

$50 for 40min 
$225 for 5×40 minutes series 


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