Neil Gunn and Scott Schuster team up to create the Incline Village Golf Academy

Incline Village golf instruction programs will focus on cooperative approach to learning.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (May 11, 2017) – This summer, the Golf Courses at Incline Village are excited to welcome Teaching Professional Neil Gunn back to Tahoe after a one-season absence in 2016. Gunn will join forces with returning Teaching Professional Scott Schuster, whom he has worked closely with for many years in Florida.

Together, Gunn and Schuster plan to create the Incline Village Golf Academy – a cooperative approach to golf instruction that will offer a wide range of private and semi-private lesson options, golf clinics, junior golf programs and custom club fitting services – headquartered at the Incline Village Championship Course.

The collaborative approach to instruction will encourage students to work with either of the Teaching Professionals in developing their golf game, while ensuring there is a seamless handoff between the two instructors.

“We’ve worked together for a long time, and we both teach in a similar style,” Gunn said of his relationship with Schuster. “But sometimes one instructor can say something or demonstrate something in a slightly different way that makes it click for the student better. Plus we each have different strengths in the game, so we really feel that having both of us available will be a great advantage for our students.”

“I’m excited to be back and to be working with Neil in our unique academy environment where we’ll be sharing the responsibility of working with all the students,” Schuster said. “Going to Incline Village last summer felt like coming home, and I’m excited to be back.”

Adding a second Teaching Professional to the instructor pool at the Incline Village Golf Courses is a goal that Director of Golf Michael McCloskey has had for a number of years.

“We’ve had tremendous demand for the services that our Teaching Professionals provide as we continue to grow the game, and we’ve been fortunate to have incredible instructors like Neil and Scott to help meet that demand,” McCloskey said. “So I’m incredibly excited that we’ve been able to retain both instructors this summer to implement their Incline Village Golf Academy concept and take our golf instruction to the next level.”

According to Schuster, recent technological upgrades will be highlighted in all private lessons offered this year, including optional FlightScope and/or real-time video analysis of students’ swings at no extra cost.

Gunn and Schuster will also lead the Incline Village Golf Courses Junior Golf programs this season including the popular Junior Golf Camps, the PGA Junior League team(s), and a new Elite Junior Camp program focused on advanced concepts for competitive juniors. They will also team up to teach the Get Golf Ready level 2 clinics – a series of five consecutive clinics designed to expand upon the fundamentals learned in the Get Golf Ready level 1 series. The Level 2 clinics will be offered three times throughout the 2017 golf season.

After taking the summer of 2016 off, Gunn is mostly just excited to be getting out of Florida this summer and returning to the Lake Tahoe region for another season.

“I’m excited to come back to Incline Village, continue my great relationship with the community there, and help grow the game of golf in one of the most beautiful places in the world,” Gunn said.

Golf instruction will be available at both the Incline Village Championship and Mountain golf courses this season, with instructors available from 9 a.m. until dusk daily. For more information or to schedule a golf lessons or clinic, please see GolfIncline.com or call 775-832-1146.

About Neil Gunn, Teaching Professional

Neil Gunn comes to Incline Village as a Lead Golf Instructor from TPC Sawgrass and World Golf Village in Saint Augustine, Florida, where he has been employed with the PGA Tour Academy since 2003. Prior to that, he was the Lead Golf School Instructor for the PGA of America at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida. During his time at both facilities Neil has worked with several Top-100 Teachers in America, drawing from their vast knowledge and experience to perfect his instruction methods. Neil also travels nationally teaching golf clinics for Fortune-500 companies as well as Junior golf in Malaysia and Singapore. Neil Gunn grew up in Toronto, Canada and graduated from Slippery Rock University in PA. He has played in many mini-tour events and has a career low score of 66 in competition. He has great knowledge of the swing and continues to add to his knowledge base through PGA continuing education. His greatest asset though, is his interpersonal skills and relaying key elements of the golf swing in easy to understand language. Neil is happy to be returning to Incline Village for a third time and working hard for the residents and guests of Incline Village.

About Scott Schuster, Teaching Professional

Scott Schuster has been a Golf Instructor and Club Fitter in Florida since 2006; working at many high profile golf courses such as Lake Nona Golf and Country Club as well as TPC Sawgrass. Scott grew up in Fernley, Nevada and played golf in the Reno/Tahoe area every chance he could get. Joining the US Army in 1997, he served over six years as an AH-64D Apache crew chief with duty stations in Korea, Georgia and Iraq. He began his golf career as an Assistant Professional at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club where he became a Mitchell certified club fitter and repairer. Scott then worked for the PGA TOUR Academy at TPC Sawgrass perfecting his skills under the mentorship of Neil Gunn and Todd Jones. While working with the TOUR Academy, Scott opened a golf school in Broomfield Colorado. Scott focuses on establishing or targeting goals to help golfers achieve success on the course. To contact Scott directly please email at sgs@ivgid.org or call (775) 832-1275.

 

About the Golf Courses at Incline Village

The Golf Courses at Incline Village offer two unique experiences designed to appeal to all kinds of golfers, as well as beginners and families. The Championship Course is a public par 72 regulation course with a classic Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that is ranked #5 on GolfAdvisor’s “Top Courses in Nevada” list. The Mountain Course is a public 18-hole par 58 course with an amazing mountain layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr which plays host to a number of family-friendly events throughout the season including Nine & Wine (golf + wine tasting), Thrill & Grill (wacky golf challenges + barbecue), Sunday Family Fun Day (kids 17 and under play free with paying adult), and also offers 9-hole rates and twilight specials. Call (775) 832-1146 to book a tee time or visit GolfIncline.com for more information.

 

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