The Victoria Hills Golf Club Golf Academy offers customized golf instruction taught by our PGA & LPGA Instructors including Kerry Bower-Herr, Director of Instruction at Victoria Hills Golf Club, and Mike Barile, Assistant Golf Professional. Our state-of-the-art, double sided, mega practice facility, which includes three chipping greens and a large putting green will provide you the ability to practice every golf shot you will find out on the course. Instructional equipment and unique training methods are featured during your golf instruction experience.
Golf Instruction is available for all ability levels and ages throughout the year. Dates are provided in the fliers listed under specific lesson categories. Individual, Group and Corporate programs are all offered and can be customized to meet your needs.
Director of Instruction Kerry Bower-Herr at (407) 342-4573
Assistant Golf Professional, Mike Barile at (386) 738-6000
Kerry Bower-Herr's Teaching Philosophy
From teaching golf for more than 25 years, studying the golf swing, playing competitively through the professional level and taking numerous lessons myself, I believe it is important to teach the individual, not one specific “Method” or “Swing Model.” I carefully consider each student’s unique physique, learning style, physical limitations and age before making any adjustments.
I listen to your goals, evaluate your setup, and test for tension in your swing. A strong setup with forearm and grip pressure adjustments often corrects serious swing flaws. I also stress basic fundamentals, especially a wide arc to improve solid contact, and the proper swing plane for better direction.
To avoid paralysis by over analysis, I strive to limit the number of swing corrections by determining the fewest changes necessary to maximize your performance and reach your goals.
Mike Barile's Teaching Philosophy
Golf is not a game of perfect. One of the most important things Mike has learned in his career is that no matter how good we get at golf, we are never going to hit every shot perfect. Managing these expectations and learning to recover from mistakes are two of the most important things you can learn. This will not only help you play better, but it will help you enjoy your time at the golf course more.
Mike will teach you not just the golf swing, but how to think your way around the course. Mike does not believe in completely rebuilding golf swings. It is too labor intensive and requires more commitment than most people are willing and/or able to make. Instead, Mike will make small, incremental changes to your swing that you can easily learn to help bring your scores down.
Using video, Mike will be able to break down your golf swing in slow motion, and help you to understand what you are going to work on, and how it is going to help your game.