July 7, 2009--Las Vegas' DragonRidge Country Club is a top-level private country club that is tucked into the hills that overlook the Las Vegas valley, and this Las Vegas golf course meanders through the desert mountain terrain. Delightful views and memorable holes dot the course. And now this Las Vegas golf facility is the new home of a Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf that is billed as a complete learning experience complete with the same technology utilized by Tour pros to better their game. The new Las Vegas golf training center is open to DragonRidge members and local and visiting Las Vegas golfers, allowing all access to the Academy and the course.
"As I’ve always said, 'Golf is a lifetime pursuit of problem solving'," writes the legendary Nicklaus on the official website of the Nicklaus Academies, a group of learning centers that are opening in destinations across the world. "We hope you'll experience quality golf instruction at the location of your choice, and take what you have learned quickly from the practice tee to the golf course. The better you play the game, the more fun you will have on the golf course. It's that simple!" Click now to view the DragonRidge website with complete Academy information. Also, click now to view official information about special VIP annual memberships, playing or becoming a member at Las Vegas' DragonRidge Country Club.
One of the state-of-the-art and proprietary technologies that will be utilized by Nicklaus Academy professionals is MotionGolf, a full body, 3D technology that allows golfers the "ability to see and feel the club--and the body in real time--thus dramatically accelerating the learning process. Instant biofeedback on balance, tempo, clubpath and face, and the critical sequencing of the moving parts that make up the golf swing eliminates the guesswork and misdiagnosis." The date captured is stored and an amateur's swing can be compared to those of some of the best golfers in the world. Click now to reserve your Jack Nicklaus Academy of Las Vegas Golf Experience.
The Jack Nicklaus Academy philosophy: The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf brings together the finest in golf instruction; technology integration; physical and mental evaluation, conditioning and training, all combined with the playing philosophy of the greatest player of all time - Jack Nicklaus. Students will leave the Academy with a better understanding how to play better golf, what areas to continue to work at, and how to take their new game to the course. And, students of the Nicklaus Academy will have new knowledge that will help them improve their physical capabilities and mental focus as it relates to golf and carries over into life.
The Coaching Studio of the Academy is also complete with a 1200 point Pressure Mat System visually display where the student’s balance and center of mass is located before, during and after the swing. The Pressure Mat image is synchronized with the video capture so it can be analyzed in detail. Color mapping, weight percentages and stance width are displayed in color. Also onsite is the automated studio lighting system. In order to capture video at such high speeds, additional lighting is required during the capture. Also available is the specialized TOMI putting lab--slow motion video and other technology breaks down the stroke, putting and chipping areas, mental and physical evaluation and training programs, and much more.
Official DragonRidge Country Club info from DragonRidgeGolf.com: DragonRidge is Southern Nevada’s newest fully private Country Club. This Members Only course was designed by Jay Morrish and David Druzisky to incorporate the natural beauty of the rolling desert foothills, sweeping elevation changes, natural canyons, and preserved rock formations. The residents and golfers of this community capitalize on the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Valley below as they enjoy the wide fairways and large greens. Named after a rocky ridge that is known to residents as the “Sleeping Dragon”, this 18-hole championship golf course is catching the attention of locals, as well as the worlds’ best players. The golf course is complimented by a beautiful new clubhouse that features a formal dining steakhouse, members only bar, family friendly grill, full service fitness center, five championship tennis courts, and an extensive golf Pro Shop.