Boca Lago Country Club in West Boca Raton, Fla., which is currently undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation, will soon be the latest home for the “Gravity Golf” schools.
Gravity Golf is a one-of-a-kind instruction program that relies on the golfer’s body mass, rather than muscular strength, to create an effortless swing that produces maximum efficiency and control. Founded by renowned teacher David Lee, Gravity Golf works for players of all ages and skill levels -, male and female – allowing them to enjoy longer careers than those who damage their bodies by relying on improper technique.
“Players that properly partner with gravity, like (PGA Tour star) Freddie Couples, use far less effort in their golf swings, and enjoy much better ball control,’’ Lee said.
Three-day schools will begin at Boca Lago CC in December under Lee’s direction. The golf schools will be open to golfers from anywhere in the world. In addition, the club will become the home for a Gravity Golf program called “Tour Express,” which will prepare eight recent college graduates – athletes but non-golfers – to be competitive in a short period of time, with the vision of becoming professional golfers. The eight who are selected will train and work out at the club alongside Gravity Golf’s other students.
Golfers also will be able to attend daily informational sessions at Boca Lago to learn more about the Gravity Golf philosophy, which focuses on all parts of the game from the full swing to fixing the “yips” in putting, chipping, and pitching. Individualized instruction will be available for Boca Lago CC members.
Both the school and Tour Express students will benefit from new practice holes and practice facilities being constructed as part of a $9 million renovation underway at Boca Lago CC. Highlights of the renovation include:
– The 27-hole golf course, originally designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, has been totally redone under the direction of award-winning architect Jan Bel Jan.
– The practice facilities have been expanded to include more full-swing space, three practice putting areas, a dedicated short-game area, and two practice holes that can be utilized in multiple ways.
– The clubhouse is being revitalized with upgraded and enlarged dining areas indoors and out, new gathering spaces, and a new pool complex.
– At the tennis club, which features 20 courts (16 Har-Tru, four hard), the clubhouse, shop, and locker rooms have been fully refurbished. The tennis club, which has its own pool, is home to the Rick Macci Tennis Academy.
Gravity Golf will continue to offer schools at other facilities around the country, but Boca Lago CC is the sole home of the Tour Express program.