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    Adult Instruction Programs

The Finkbine Golf School

Designed to be comprehensive and affordable, our golf school offers something for everyone. Just like taking college introductory and more intermediate classes, these series are taught by experienced PGA professionals and apprentices. We pride ourselves on offering a comfortable and fun learning environment and can adapt to everyone’s unique swing needs and styles. Our staff includes: Jeff Moore, PGA Director of Golf and teacher for more than 25 years; and Head Golf Professional Buz Smith, who was taught more than 8 years. Together these professionals have taught golfers of all skill levels. A 6:1 student to teacher ratio ensures that everyone will receive individual attention.

Golf 101

Teaching the Fundamentals. We offer three, one-hour lessons to introduce our great game. Golf 101 will expose the absolute beginner to basic swing fundamentals and golf terminology and prepare the student for further private instruction or advancement into Golf 201. Instructors use a simple and fun approach for you to enter the game. This series is a must for anyone wanting to enter the game the right way. The three one-hour lesson package is $75, or $65 for University of Iowa students and staff. Sessions 1, 3 and 5 meet on Mon. & Wed. Sessions 2, 4 and 6 meet on Tue. & Thur. Students that have played only a few times or not at all should sign up for this class before moving onto Golf 201.

Golf 201

The Basics and Beyond. For the recent Golf 101 graduates up to anyone considering themselves still a beginner, we offer this five one-hour lesson package. Golf 201 provides the student with the most comprehensive understanding of the golf swing available by creating a building block approach to the game. Emphasis on swings fundamentals will give the student a swing for life. This series is designed for people wanting to improve all aspects of their game. This five one-hour lesson package is $125, or $110 for University of Iowa students and staff. Sessions 2, 4 and 6 meet on Mon. & Wed. Sessions 1, 3, 5 and 7 meet on Tue. & Thur. The last lesson will be taught on the golf course and help bridge the gap from lessons to playing the course. If you have played more than a handful of times this is the class for you.

Session #DaysDatesTimeClass
1 M/W
T/Th
May 7, 9, 14
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15
6:15
6:15
Golf 101
Golf 201
2 M/W
T/Th
May 21, 23, 30; June 4, 6
May 22, 24, 29
6:15
6:15
Golf 201
Golf 101
3 M/W
T/Th
June 11, 13, 18 or
June 25, 27; July 2
June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
6:15
6:15
6:15
Golf 101
Golf 101
Golf 201
4 M/W
T/Th
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23
July 10, 12, 17
6:15
6:15
Golf 201
Golf 101
5 M/W
T/Th
Aug 6, 8, 13
July 31; Aug 2, 7, 9, 14
6:15
6:15
Golf 101
Golf 201
6 M/W
T/Th
Aug 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Aug 14, 16, 21
6:15
6:15
Golf 201
Golf 101
7 T/Th Sep 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 6:15 Golf 201
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