New Golf School Uses Technology

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Wednesday, Copley Golf School opened its doors to the community to teach golfers of any skill how to improve their game.

The Morrisville school, located at the front of Copley Country Club, is run by Jay Cooke and Chris Clewes.

“The learning idea hatched a couple of years ago when Chris and I were trying to figure out how we would bring more relevance and more sustainability to a little rural nine-hole golf course in the face of what’s going on nationally with amateur golf, which it’s in decline,” Cooke said.

Now, using technology, Cooke says golfers of all ages and skill can learn how to improve their swing by video analysis. 

“So many times, words don’t work for people because they will interpret what you say differently. But by seeing the image, literally on the screen and being able to stop it and manipulate it, it hits home, very quickly,” Cooke said.

The technology has the ability to allow players to play real golf courses, too.

Cooke says the inspiration for the school came from building a culture of instruction to bring in new people to the 82 year-old country club.

“Younger families, juniors and their friends will bring a new energy and dynamic to a little, country golf course,” Cooke said.

There is also an indoor putting green for those who wan tot work on their short game.

The school is officially open for lessons and clinics. The cost to add video analysis to any private lesson starts at $20. For more information on rates, click here: http://www.copleycountryclub.com/952-2/private-lessons/

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