Golf News for Monday, August 5, 2013 | Instruction

New Nicklaus Academy at LeoPalace Resort Guam prepares to open

The Jack Nicklaus Academies are expanding with the opening of a new location at LeoPalace Resort in Guam, joining a network of 22 Jack Nicklaus Academies in nine other countries. The new academy, which will open in August, complements 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed golf at LeoPalace Resort—the only Nicklaus Design course in Guam. The location will become one of five Nicklaus Academies in the world located at a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

The Academy at LeoPalace will be the first of its kind in the world, bringing in students from Asia and around the world who wish to pursue the game of golf and their academics at the highest level. Students from ages 13-19 will live full-time at LeoPalace Resort in dorms, attending a U.S.-accredited school each morning, followed by golf and sports training in the afternoon. Curriculum will encompass the golf swing and how to play the game properly and with respect, as well as various aspects of sports training, including sports psychology and nutrition. Students will have access to LeoPalace Resort's world-class facilities, including its fitness center, Olympic swimming pools, a running track and soccer fields. Cross training is aimed at improving the students' golf skills and creating healthier, better-functioning athletes, thus hopefully extending their playing careers.

In addition to this group of athletes, the Jack Nicklaus Academy at LeoPalace will service the citizens of Guam and their junior programs; the members and guests at Leo Palace Resort; and tourists traveling to Guam to vacation and play golf.

For additional information, contact
Ted Simons
Nicklaus Academies