Get to Know the Golf Learning Center!
When you’re the host of the 2021 PGA Championship, you better have a state-of-the-art golf facility to show you mean business. Therefore, we’re thrilled Kiawah Island Club members have the opportunity to hone their skills at the Golf Learning Center. Read about all the technology and amenities you’ll find at the Golf Learning Center below, plus take a look at a few available Cassique properties so you can live where you play.
Nestled within Kiawah Island’s Cassique neighborhood, the Golf Learning Center features three fully functional bays for club fitting, swing analysis, and a science and motion putt lab. The center’s on-site fitness room features golf-specific workout equipment that improves a player’s range of motion and overall strength. Of course, the center’s placement within Cassique also offers spectacular, peaceful views that are distinctly Kiawah.
The Center is based on similar facilities like Jupiter Hills and Baltusrol. Its mission is simple, says Carol Preisinger, Head of Golf Instruction “We want you to enjoy the game of golf at the highest level that you can. Members and guests can come and accelerate their game, accelerate their learning, and enjoy their time with us.”
Each of the Center’s bays focus on a specific aspect of the golf experience – but all of them use the same state-of-the-art technology you’d find on the PGA Tour.
“It’s a huge asset for the membership to be able to come out and get the same [technology] as the top players in the world are using,” says Golf Club Ambassador and PGA Professional Ben Martin.
First up is the club-fitting bay, featuring high-tech launch monitors that help Learning Center staff identify exactly the best clubs, shaft flex, and lie angle for you.
The second bay is all about swing analysis, using the K-Vest and mySwing programs you’d normally find at professional golf events. The programs are both sensor-based to allow for 3D video imaging of your swing. “It’s actually like an X-ray or an MRI of your golf swing,” says Preisinger.
The swing programs also identify a player’s weight transfer patterns and other pivotal elements of your swing. As Kiawah Island Club Director of Golf Fitness J.J. Butcher puts it, “What you’re doing might not be what you think you’re doing.” The swing bay is an incredible asset to up your game.
The third bay is the Science and Motion Putt Lab, where players can find out every last detail of their putting stroke thanks to high-tech monitors. The monitors pick up information on 28 different parameters and from there, trained staff help players identify how to improve their putting.
The incredible technology offers plenty of data and insights, but ultimately, says Preisinger, “it just helps us narrow down how to help you hit the ball farther and straighter. We want you to enjoy the game of golf at the highest level that you can.”
Want to know more? Check out this in-depth look at the Golf Learning Center.
Cassique is a unique neighborhood setting where the Atlantic and the Kiawah River meet. Add its state-of-the-art golf facilities, sporting, and dining amenities and residents have the ultimate balance of recreation and relaxation.
A home like 106 Raynor Lane offers golf views and an incredibly private feel at once. With five bedrooms and two and a half baths, this home is a modern, sun-filled retreat featuring heritage-minded details like vaulted ceilings and decorative indoor columns. Or, take a break from looking at the links at 524 Claret Way. This property features marsh views while still offering close proximity to the course.