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Darrin Gee's Spirit of Golf Academy

Big Island Country Club, Hapuna Golf Course at the Mauna Kea Resort, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-887-6800
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Waimea
Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: Top rated by GOLF Magazine (2008) and Frommer's (2008). For those interested in improving their golf game with an emphasis on the mental approach,... more » Owner description: Top rated by GOLF Magazine (2008) and Frommer's (2008). For those interested in improving their golf game with an emphasis on the mental approach, Darrin Gee's Spirit of Golf Academy has a signature 2 1/2-hour clinic that helps golfers gain focus and relax under pressure, among other skills. For golfers of all abilities including pure beginners to PGA Tour professionals. Other benefits include discounted golf rounds at partner golf courses. Two Big Island locations. « less
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Breathing and Balance. You'll hear a lot about that from your Tennis Pro. Or your Yoga instructor. Bot not so much from your golf pro. The importance of ritual. Another tip you won't hear very often from your traditional golf pro. How lively visualization improves your score (mentally see your putt break and hear it drop into the cup. It's... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Four of us with varying levels of golf experience and ability took the "Spirit of Golf" seminar together. It was a positive experience for all of us as we learned to enjoy the game more and fret less! Our instructor was a great encourager and I believe that all of us will carry the lessons learned into the next golf... More

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great training applying practical distinctions to create a whole new approach to the game of golf. I strongly recommend this for anyone looking to knock strokes off your game and have a reliable way of doing so round after round.

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Kawaihae
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

As a brand new golfer, I did not know what to expect from my first lesson, but knew that the "Spirit of Golf Academy" came highly recommended. My lesson turned out to be one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. I learned all of the technical aspects I was looking for, but more importantly, how to bypass... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I agree with MBcolorado, this academy is not about the mechanics of golf. It's about the mental game. I think golf is more mental then people think it is. You will always have a poor shot, it's overcoming that shot and going on to the next one. Well, after the lesson I shot an 87. Two days before the lesson... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Signed up for "Spirit Of Golf" clinic at Big Island Country Club. I really didn't get what I expected for the $$Pricey Golf Clinic. Wow!....We spent 1-1/2 hours on just putting. It did help me alitte on that aspect of my golf game. But I expected a lot more for this Semi-Private golf lesson.(We had a group of 5) After... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

This academy is not about the mechanics of golf. It's about the mental game, mastering all the outside distractions, negative inner voices, overthinking, underthinking, etc., so you can get up and hit your best shot in the few seconds it actually takes to do it. In 2 -1/2 hours, I picked up enough new information, and how to apply it,... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

this golf instruction is for beginner's only. It consist of 45 mnutes of putting, and hitting 25 range balls on a driving range. The insructor was a nice guy, but reminded his 5 students that 15 to 20 % tip is standard at the beginning of the lesson. The focus is on the mental part of the game. visualizing, pre-shot... More

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