Golf News for Monday, July 30, 2012 | Instruction

Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf opens at new location in China

QINGDAO, China -- Qingdao Tiantai Hotsprings Golf Development Co., Ltd. announces the opening of the first-ever Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in the Shandong Province. The world-class training facility at the TainTai Golf & Hotsprings Resort is one of the most complete golf instruction and training facilities in all of China.

The Nicklaus Academy at TianTai features two climate-controlled Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studios complete with the Nicklaus Academies exclusive integrated technology package that includes high-speed video capture, a pressure / balance mat, a Flightscope X2 ball flight monitor and multiple viewing monitors. K-Vest and TOMI technologies are also incorporated into the complete training experience. The Nicklaus Academy at TianTai is also the official training center for the Shandong Provinces' men and women golf team as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games.

TainTai is pleased to welcome Gordy Walker, PGA, as the Director of Instruction at the Jack Nicklaus Academy. Gordy brings extensive international experience to the Academy and is certified by Nicklaus Academies Director of Instruction and 2011 PGA National Teacher of the Year, Mike Malaska, and the Titliest Performance Institute.

The TianTai Resort has 27-holes of golf, a complete driving range including covered hitting stalls, natural grass tees, multiple target greens, putting and short game areas, and the Nicklaus Academy is open to members, residents, guests and the public. The complete resort has 46-rooms and suites for overnight guests along with outstanding food & beverage options, a full pro shop and support services - and its famous natural hot springs.

Effective January 1, 2012, the golf club and resort facilities are managed by China Hospitality Synergy (CHS) with its head office in Shanghai, China.

For additional information, contact:
David Kurniawan
General Manager of TianTai Golf & Hotsprings Resort
CEO of China Hospitality Synergy (CHS)

Ted Simons
Executive VP/COO
Nicklaus Academies