Stack & Tilt Golf Academy Offers Half-Day to Five-Day Schools in 2012

February 27, 2012. The Stack & Tilt Florida Golf Academy has announced its spring 2012 schedule, which includes five-, one- and half-day options. All Florida schools are held at Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Dates include a five-day school from April 10-14, one-day classes on March 3, March 24 and April 15, and a half-day class on March 7. All classes will offer full-swing and short game instructions.

The five-day golf school from April 10-14 will offer full swing analysis with high-speed video cameras, short-game lessons, and on-course play. Each student will receive a personalized binder showing images of before and after swings, a two-hour AimpointŪ putting clinic, and an autographed copy of Mike Bennett's and Andy Plummer's book, "The Stack and Tilt Swing." Golf-only cost is $2,400. Golf-plus lodging cost is $3,500. Both options are inclusive of breakfast, lunch and airport and hotel transfers. Instructors for the five-day school include certified Stack & Tilt Instructors Steve Sierecki, Melainey Gunning and Dave Quinn, and Certified Aimpoint Instructor, Sara Dickson.

One-day classes will be offered March 3, March 24 and April 15. Bennett and Plummer will lead the March 3 and March 24 classes. Cost is $1,000 and will include full-swing and short-game instruction, personalized attention from Mike and Andy, video analysis at the school and the opportunity to send in a video or photos after the class for additional feedback and evaluation. Steve, Melainey and Dave will be the instructors for a one-day class on April 15 at a cost of $500, including lunch. The half-day school on March 7 will also be led by certified instructors Steve, Melainey and Dave at a cost of $325.

Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. boasts a beautiful Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course. The club's expansive practice facility includes a state-of-the-art golf learning center with a 32,000-square-foot all-grass practice tee, five elevated target greens, a 12,000-square-foot putting green, chipping green, practice sand bunker, and short-game practice area. Hotel accommodations will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The hotel is a Hilton Hotel Property and is 10 minutes from the course and 15 minutes from the beaches.

The Stack & TiltŪ Golf Academy provides instruction to individuals and groups of all ages via one-on-one lessons, group lessons, camps, clinics and short-game schools. While instruction techniques vary, the Stack & Tilt Academy is focused on the principals of the Stack and Tilt swing pattern, simplifying the learning experience. The academy teaches all parts of the game from short game to full swing to on- course management.

In the 1990's, Plummer and Bennett were golf professionals pursuing the dream of playing on the PGA Tour. Unsatisfied with the best conventional instruction available, they researched and analyzed the swings of the best ball-strikers in the history of the sport to determine what their swings all had in common. Beginning with a clean slate, Mike and Andy set out to define the golf swing according to what history's greats did. A groundbreaking article in Golf Digest in 2007 dubbed Mike and Andy's teachings "Stack & Tilt," and the name stuck.

In simplest terms, the principles of Stack & Tilt are: weight forward, shoulder down, hands in, arms straight, and tuck hips. Andy and Mike have now coached 12 different players who have won on the PGA Tour as well as numerous winners on the Nationwide Tour and in professional golf tournaments around the world. In addition to their work with tour players, Mike and Andy offer clinics worldwide, operate Stack & Tilt Academies in West Palm Beach, Fla. and Mount Holly, N.J., and license authorized instructors around the world.

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