Adult Clinics

Coaching men and women of all ages & skill levels.

The Magnolia Green Golf Academy programming offers a variety of adult clinics to tune up your game.

Meet the Team

I believe that my role as a coach and instructor is to develop, inspire, motivate and support people to realize their fullest potential. My goal is to help my students understand basic cause & effect relationships that exist within their golf swing; the cause of an errant shot and what to change when those shots occur. My collegiate coaching background is reflected in my ‘coaching mindset.’ All swing changes are ones that are implemented to make impact more powerful, consistent AND can be “played through.” 

Students will not depart the lesson tee feeling like they are starting from scratch (unless of course, they are and that’s okay too). As an instructor with a coaching mindset, I have the unique opportunity to mentor and develop my students’ game from a global aspect. This not only includes teaching more efficient swing mechanics, but course management, creating efficient practice, goal setting, finding competitive platforms, mental training, managing emotions, fitness and nutrition. The golf course is the best classroom for learning and I utilize it to teach my students how to play the game of golf, not just how to efficiently swing the golf club (in the collegiate coaching world, we call this “golfing your ball.”) 

I believe that it is extremely important for every golfer from those who are new to the game to single digit handicappers to find a platform (regular weekly group, league, set of scheduled tournaments, or tour) on which to compete. Everyone needs something to inspire them to practice and a measure of progress based on peer group comparison. Having studied learning, my students are advised about the learning process and how to approach implementing any new task efficiently. Clear communication is vital to the learning process the Individuals and I believe in tailoring the communication style to the student. I consider all of my students, ranging in age from 2 – 92 to be members of my “team.” Read More

Phill Hunt joins Magnolia Green after over 30 years in the golf industry, including more than 22 years as a Class A professional member of the PGA of America, before retiring and founding his own golf consultation company, TFG Golf Services, Inc. He has previously hosted a television series on golf instruction and served both as the President of the North Carolina Crystal Coast Golf Association and as a board member of the Triangle Junior Golf Association.

Some of Phill’s most recent experiences in the golf industry include time as the Head Professional at Lochmere Golf Club in Raleigh, NC; Director of Golf and General Manager of Nags Head Golf Links in Nags Head, NC; General Manager and Head Professional of Star Hill Golf Club in Cape Carteret, NC; and Director of Golf and General Manager of the Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC, along with many other professional and teaching positions in his 30+ years’ experience.

On his teaching philosophy, Phill says: “I like to keep communications simple and easy to understand, avoiding overly-technical or confusing jargon. It is easier to learn and to perform if you understand what is being asked of or told to you. In essence, what the mind conceives and understands, the body can achieve. I try to begin with constructing a solid frame for the golf swing as a foundational base from which we can progress, allowing the student to begin experiencing on-course results and success as early as possible. Improving the interior workings of the frame can come through progressive instructional sessions and fine-tuning to each individual’s unique swing and needs. Good golf is not a linear process, but a continuing search, and improving swing function and managing one’s approach to the game are the keys to enjoyable, and good, play.”

 

 

Spring Tune Up

Knock the winter rust off your game with Coach Phill and have more fun on course this spring!

6:1 Student Teacher Ratios | $140 for the 4 week clinic

Spring Tune Up program is designed for the golfer who is looking for a refresher  on developing their skills.  A great ‘boot camp’ for getting ready for the next corporate outing!  Full swing, putting and chipping are covered, as well as basic rules, etiquette, pace of play and golf terminology.

Wednesday Mornings

    • March 6, 13, 20, 27 | 10-11am

 

Monday Evenings

    • March 11, 18, 25, April 1 | 5:30-6:30pm
    • April 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6-7pm

 

Thursday Evenings

    • April 11, 18, 25, May 2 | 6-7pm
    • May 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10-11am
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Leighann Albaugh is a PGA golf professional who teaches golf lessons to men, women and children in Richmond Virginia

Tee It Up

The perfect clinic for developing your skills with Coach Phill!

6:1 Student Teacher Ratios | $140 per 4 week clinic session

Our Tee it Up program is designed for the golfer who is looking to develop their skills.  Full swing, putting and chipping are covered, as well as basic rules, etiquette, pace of play and golf terminology.

Thursday Evenings

    • May 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6-7pm
    • June 6, 13, 20, 27 | 6-7pm
    • July 11, 18, 25, August 1 |6-7pm
    • September 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6-7pm
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24 | 5:30-6:30pm

Monday Evenings

    • June 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6pm-7pm
    • July 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6pm-7pm
    • August 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6pm-7pm
    • September 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6pm-7pm
    • October 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:30-6:30pm
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Thursday Mornings

    • May 9, 16, 23, 30 | 10-11am

Ladies Learn & Play League

6:1 Student Teacher Ratios | $45

Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm | April-September

The Ladies Learn & Play is the first of two levels of our progressive league for women only. An Adult Group New Golfer League, it is a unique combination of instruction and on-course experience. Women who are new or casual players interested in learning the game in a fun, relaxed and social environment are sure to love this weekly league. Sessions begin on the range with a 60 minute skills clinic. Then participants head to the course receiving continued guidance from 2 or 3 holes. 

Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy in place for Learn & Play. Payment is due at the time of registration. Full refunds will be issued for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of class (by 5:30 Monday evening). In the event a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, refunds will be issued

In golf, short game shots including chipping and pitching are best learned on the golf course during golf lessons in Richmond, Virginia with Leighann Albaugh PGA professional

Play with a Pro

4:1 Max Student Teacher Ratios | $50

Reach your goals and feel more confident on the fairway under the experienced guidance of Coach Phill.

Transfer your practice area skills to the course and become more confident.  Learn techniques that will improve your swing, club selection, course management, and much more…

Sundays | 2:45-5:00pm

  • April 14
  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 12
  • May 19
  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

 

Sundays | 2:15-4:30pm

  • October 6
  • October 13

Grown Up Game Night

Spirits, Games & Golf Tips

This one’s for the grownups!

Spend an evening playing DiscoverGolf games on the range & practice area, receiving golf tips from Coach Leighann and Coach Phill and top it off with light hors d’oeuvres and an alternating ‘spirit’ sampling.  

$50/ couple* $30/ individual (*Spouses, friends, family. Register with someone and receive a discount!)

Second Fridays June through October 5:30-7:30

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

Space is limited so reserve your spot early!

AimPoint Clinics

Learn how to read any putt on any green during this 2 hour putting and green reading clinic.  AimPoint is for any level golfer, young or old.  Improve your green reading skills, start your ball on line and control the pace and speed of your putts.  Expect to learn a green reading approach that is fast and efficient for short putts, single and multiple breaking putts.  Golfers will develop a process and putting routine for practice sessions as well as everyday play. 

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FAQ’s

The most convenient way is by clicking clicking any of the ‘Click Here’ buttons adjacent to any of the clinics above. Please feel free to e-mail or phone if you have additional questions. If you phone me and get my voicemail, please leave a short message with your contact information and I will call you back to discuss further details.

It is always a good rule of thumb to arrive 5-10 minutes before each clinic.  This gives you an opportunity to acclimate yourself with the facility and stretch beforehand so we can get started on time.  When you arrive, you will proceed directly to the Golf Academy Building, which is adjacent to the driving range. 

Plan on bringing your clubs (if you have them) and your questions! Our goal is to help you reach yours!  

I would recommend wearing something similar to when you play on the golf course.  If you have never played golf at all, then a good rule of thumb is at minimum non-denim pants or shorts (or skorts for women) and a shirt with a collar that you can move around in.  Men should wear a collared shirt, ladies may wear shirts without collars as long as they are not sleeveless.  If you have golf shoes, you can wear them, otherwise a pair of sneakers is perfect.

Don’t let the fact that you do not have your own set of clubs deter you!  We have many different types of demo clubs you can use (and borrow for practice between lessons).  We can also discuss equipment during your clinic session and we will make recommendations and/or referrals to some of my “preferred” clubfitters in the area based on your goals, swing and budget.