BOYNE Golf - home to 11 premier golf courses spanning three resorts in the scenic northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula - announces Golf Digest has named BOYNE Golf Academy's Brian O'Neill one of Michigan's best instructors.
The biennial "Best Teachers in Your State" rankings are based on a nationwide survey of more than 1,200 teaching professionals. With Boyne for nearly 25 years, O'Neill trained under the late Jim Flick who served as swing coach for Jack Nicklaus, Tom Lehman and IK Kim, among other PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour professionals. O'Neill works with many of the Midwest's most talented amateurs.
"It is certainly an honor to be recognized by my peers for a job I am so passionate about," says O'Neill. "The state of Michigan has some of the most talented teachers in the country and to be included among the best is very humbling."
Among his myriad contributions to the Academy, he has been instrumental in its adoption of the ground breaking GEARS Golf System. The market's most-advanced full-swing club and body tracking platform, it uses full 3D technology to measure and analyze every swing nuance from address to follow through. Data is recorded with 26 sensors strategically placed at key spots on the body, plus six more sensors on the club, and eight high-speed cameras running at 36 frames per second.
GEARS joins TrackMan, the acclaimed ball-flight launch monitor, at the Academy. Together they lead a powerful, state-of-the-art game-improvement menu that's unmatched in the state.
O'Neill, along with his coaching team - Director of Player Performance Mike Fay and Senior Teaching Professional Barry Redmond - is dedicated to making golf more fun for players of all ages and abilities. Favorites include the Nike Junior Golf Program, Golf Performance Experience, Fore Ladies Only, junior camps, the Couples Getaway Golf School and more.
BOYNE Golf Academy is located at five-course Boyne Highlands Resort, one of BOYNE Golf's three flagship properties.
Boyne Highlands Resort ·
Arthur Hills (18) - Tumbling terrain and wide fairways deliver enjoyment for all skill levels
Donald Ross Memorial (18) - Replicates classic, challenging holes created by namesake
The Heather (18) - Flawlessly-conditioned Robert Trent Jones design appeals to purists
The Moor (18) - Demanding layout highlighted by a variety of dogleg holes
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club (18) - Player-friendly, scenic layout located just off-site
The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort
Bay Harbor Golf Club
The Links (9) - Setting on windswept cliffs along coastline evokes game's ancient roots
The Preserve (9) - Tree-lined holes dominate before dramatic lakefront finish
The Quarry (9) - Distinctively nestled in abandoned shale quarry
Crooked Tree Golf Club (18) - Recently redesigned Nos. 16-18 enhance playability and charm
The Alpine (18) - Fun and fair; annual host of Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions
The Monument (18) - Panoramic vistas combine with hole-by-hole tribute to golf history
Beyond golf, BOYNE's unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay - Michigan's largest indoor waterpark and adventure sport venues. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all a short drive from Mackinac Island. Following in Hemingway's footsteps, taking in the famous northern Michigan sunsets, enjoying the casino and exploring acclaimed microbreweries like Petoskey Brewing mean golf isn't the only game in town. More information: www.BOYNEGolf.com, info@BOYNE.com, 844.634.5315
About BOYNE Golf
BOYNE Golf offers the largest collection of courses (11) in the Midwest shared among three resorts in northwest Michigan's Petoskey area: Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, and The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort in Bay Harbor. Golfers play up to 72 holes daily thanks to the region's long daylight hours and ideal summer temperatures. With courses suited to a wide range of playing abilities, accommodations for every taste and budget, world-class amenities and memorable off-resort attractions, BOYNE is a premier destination for vacationing golfers, families and meeting planners.