Lessons - Bay Creek
Friday, February 21st

Cart Rules
NICKLAUS: CLOSED - Front will open after repair of #5 Tee. PALMER: Open- Carts must remain on paths today.

Improve Your Game through Custom Fitting

At Bay Creek, we have trained PGA Professionals who will work with you to determine the best equipment for your game. The process works like this:

  • You will be interviewed by a PGA Professional to determine your style of play, athletic ability, manufacturer preferences, specification parameters and other pertinent information.
  • You will be statically measured, so that a starting point in the fitting process can be determined.
  • You will hit balls with the clubs you wish to purchase, or fitting clubs, so that we can verify the static measurements, or adjust if the specs change in a dynamic environment (during your swing!).
  • You and your fitter with then decide which specs are correct for you.
  • You will pick out your equipment, with advice from your fitter.
  • Your clubs will be ordered and shipped to Bay Creek, or to your home.

How to Schedule

Call the golf shop and ask for Joe Burbee, PGA or Zach Pfingst, PGA to make an appointment, 757.331.8620. Take advantage of today’s technology to improve your game – come see us!

Offered by Zach Pfingst, PGA 
Certified Head Golf Professional

Zach Pfingst, PGA is the Head Professional at Bay Creek. He has been employed at Bay Creek since January of 2003. Since joining the Bay Creek staff Zach has earned his PGA membership in 2006 and has recently gained certifications in all six competencies through the PGA of America: Golf Operations, General Management, Executive Management, Retail, Ownership and Leasing, and Instruction. Zach is one of only 43 people out of the 28,000 PGA members around the world to have completed all six certifications. He has since begun working toward becoming a PGA Master Professional. Zach currently holds both course records at Bay Creek:  Palmer course – 64, and Nicklaus course – 67.

Teaching Approach

Zach strives to provide a comfortable environment conducive to learning and improvement. Zach also believes in tailoring his teaching methods towards the individual player and providing that player with the knowledge to become a better golfer. He envisions his students being able to achieve, exceed and excel in their goals and the game of golf.

Individual Private Lesson

The individual lesson is a one on one lesson lasting 45 minutes. The lesson can be used to develop any part of your game from putting and reading greens to the full swing and course management. Individual lessons are the best way to focus your efforts on improving your game. –  $60

Individual 5 Lesson Series

The five lesson series is designed to dramatically improve your game. The lessons can be taken and scheduled at the student’s request. Zach will evaluate and customize the series to meet the student’s individual needs or requests. Zach will make the game more fun for you and help you to meet your golfing goals. The lesson series consists of 5 lessons with each lesson lasting 45 minutes. –  $250

Group Lessons

The group lesson is the perfect way to learn the great game of golf with a friend or significant other. The lesson includes instruction and range balls. The instruction period is for one hour. The lesson will be tailored to the goals of the group. See also: Group Outings.-  $100 for 2-5 students, $150 for 6-10 students

Lesson, Lunch and Golf

This is a 45 minute lesson, followed by lunch in the Coach House Tavern and finally golf with Zach Pfingst, PGA on either of our courses. (Green Fees, Carts and Lunch are included!)

Lesson, Lunch and 9 Holes – $250 for one player or $300 for two players

Lesson, Lunch and 18 Holes – $350 for one player or $400 for two players

Playing Lesson

If you are having trouble taking your game from the practice tee to the golf course, a playing lesson might be the answer.  The playing lesson is designed to help you understand how to score better through better course management and how to reduce the number of wasted shots.  You will learn to become a golfer and not just a ball striker.  By thinking your way around the course, you can shoot lower scores. (Green Fees and Carts are included)  –  $150 for 9 Holes or $250 for 18 Holes.

One Day Golf School

The Golf Schools at Bay Creek are a great way to improve your game in a small group environment.  The class size is limited to six golfers with a four golfer minimum.  Instruction is tailored to the needs of the group and every participant will have their swing captured on video and analyzed using the latest instructional software.  Classes may be scheduled for weekdays or weekends and must be booked at least a week in advance.  Golf is complimentary with the class after your session.   –  $150 per person, register as a group of 4-6 players only.

Club Fitting

Club Fittings are vital to your enjoyment of the game of golf and are one of the best investments you can make.  Properly fit clubs will bring out the best in your swing and help you shape the golf shots you visualize on the course.  Don’t play with equipment that does not work for you – schedule a fitting today.  But be prepared for lower scores!  Zach is a factory certified Titleist Ping Club Fitter.  –  $125 (Club fittings are free for Bay Creek Members).  We also have fitting days with Titleist, Ping & PXG Representatives from time to time.  Call the Golf Shop for details at 757.331.8620.


Arnie’s Junior Army

Arnie’s Junior Army is the name of Bay Creek’s Junior Golf Program. The program consists of three Group Lessons each lasting one hour.  Geared to kids age 6-17 of all skill levels, this program will help your junior or beginning golfer learn the game of golf with the correct FUNdamentals.  Learn with hands on instruction by our friendly and knowledgeable staff of golf professionals led by Zach Pfingst, PGA.  –  $100 per child.

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