America’s Longest-Running Golf School Offers New Programs

September 15, 2004. Ben Sutton Golf School, the nation’s longest-running golf instruction destination based just south of Tampa, is celebrating its 35th anniversary with the introduction of a series of new “For Women Only” and “Player’s School” programs.

The “For Women Only” and “Player’s School” programs are available in three- and five-day formats. The “For Women Only” program provides a comfortable, non-intimidating learning environment for beginners and slightly more experienced women golfers for overall game improvement.

The “Players School” program is for students with handicaps of 20-and-under who want instruction at the practice facility in the morning and intensified on-course playing lessons with their instructor in the afternoon. The “Players School” program promotes a theory-to-practice concept by emulating actual playing conditions and situations.

“We are extremely excited about these new programs and the options they provide our prospective and repeat students,” says Dick Sutton, President of Ben Sutton Golf School. “Coupled with our long-standing record of helping golfers get started, improve and enjoy the game, these new programs further diversify and reinforce our successful teaching philosophies.”

Ben Sutton Golf School is recognized for its innovative approach to golf instruction and its 5-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio. Through its “Graduate School” program, the school offers discounted, continuing education sessions to former students. In 2005, a series of three- and five-day short- and long-game schools will be introduced for golfers seeking specialized instruction. Prices start at $750 with lodging, meals and ground transportation included.

The school’s focus has created a legion of loyal Ben Sutton students ranging from everyday recreational golfers to celebrities and golf professionals. Konnie Solacoff, M.D., from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, has attended the school for 28 years, and is one of 14 people with 20 or more years of attendance. Ben Sutton Golf School students also hail from all corners and regions of the U.S., with all 50 states and a number of international countries represented in the school’s alumni base.

For more information on the “For Women Only” or “Players School” programs, call 800/225-6923, or visit