Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico -- The Jack Nicklaus Academies of Golf celebrated the grand opening of a new facility today at the Nayar Vidanta Golf Club in Nuevo Vallarta. Already deemed one of the best golf and instruction centers in all of Mexico, the Nicklaus Academy at Nayar Vidanta is the first ever Nicklaus Academy in the greater Puerto Vallarta region.
The grand opening event at Nayar Vidanta featured VIP tours of the facility, specialty clinics, and remarks from Nicklaus Academies' Worldwide Director of Instruction and PGA of America National Teacher of the Year, Mike Malaska.
The Academy offers everything from mental and physical assessments, personalized training programs, and custom fittings; to a fully integrated technology package for full swing and putting stroke analysis.
Technologies at this Academy location include multiple high-speed video cameras, a 1024-point pressure/ balance mat, industry-leading ball launch monitors, the K-Vest Kinetic Training System, TOMI Computer Putting Lab, Whole Body Vibration Technology, and FreeMotion Fitness Dual Cable Cross.
The facility also features a world-class short game training and practice area, along with one of best practice range designs in the world with 7 target greens, multiple pin locations, bunkers, and palm trees to simulate true course conditions make the Academy a one of a kind. The entire facility is lit for night use (until 11 PM) with both artificial and natural grass tee lines so hitting turf conditions are always excellent.
"The Academy at Nayar Vidanta is the most complete training facility in all of Mexico, and in fact, is one of the best in the world," said Ted Simons, Executive Vice President / COO of Nicklaus Academies.
Bruce Summerhays, Jr., PGA Professional, is the Director of Instruction at Nayar Vidanta and leads a bi-lingual staff of trained professionals. Summerhays' staff provides customized learning experiences for every player regardless of skill level or experience. Offerings include private lessons, club fittings, group instruction, specialty clinics, junior camps; half, single, or multiple day golf experiences, plus golf vacation packages from NicklausTravel.com, the Nicklaus Companies' official travel partner.
The Nicklaus Academy at Nayar Vidanta Golf Club is open to members, residents, guests, and especially those who are on a Puerto Vallarta golf vacation. It is the fifth Nicklaus Academy in Mexico, preceded most recently by three new golf facilities in Cancun and the Riviera Maya that opened in October 2011. Instruction is available in Spanish and English from a team of highly skilled Nicklaus Academy-Certified golf professionals.
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