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Thank you to Chad and Nikki,

You guys have taken what years ago used to be a so/so to poor driving range and converted it into a very nice facility that is continually improving , with great instructors and nice grass surface to hit balls from. I recently took a trial lesson with Chad and he then placed me with Stu as my instructor going forward. I can’t say enough about how good that has been. Stu is a great instructor. If you are a mid to low handicap he can help you improve the nuiansces of your swing. And if you are a high handicap he can help you to get your handicap down by improving the swing you have.

Last Wednesday at your demo day I had a lot of fun. There was great food and plenty of club fittings to try.

Wednesday you had a contest where you got three balls to try and hit a ball in a barrel at approximately 85 yards to win a Cleveland zip core wedge. Again thanks to the improvements that Stu has made in my swing I had a great week. My first two balls were close to the barrel and the third went right in. WOW, I WON A WEDGE!!  Then to top that off on Thursday and Friday I played in the Villages Resident Cup 36 hole event. My partner and I placed first in our division, see attached trophy picture, and I also got a closest to the pin on one hole. Between winning the wedge and 1st place and the closest to the pin I have almost won enough money to cover the cost of my lessons. But the best part is that with Oxford Golf Academy and especially Stu”s instructions I am taking what can be an enjoyable but very frustrating game and making it very much so more enjoyable. It is so much fun to watch a shot go much straighter and longer instead of marching way right or way left,



Stu - Don F. here.

Just to let you know I have been able to get early extension under control. Handicap under 6 and falling. Winning money at Leagues.

This is the best I have ever played. THANK YOU!

See you in September. Short game needs work..


Thank you for the comprehensive putting lessons. I've taken putting clinics over the years at various teaching facilities. None of them compared to your teaching method. You said you would teach us the philosophy of putting and you did. You covered all facets. You broke it down so it was easy to understand. I am looking forward to making more putts and improving my score.

You're the Best!

Linda Sanfilippo

Thanks Oxford Golf Academy for the wonderful instructors, the great driving range, which never gets overcrowded.
The specialty clinics, lessons and Nikki, your office manager who as the first face of the Academy is so friendly and helpful.

She certainly sets the tone as the “Family” at Oxford Golf Academy.


Everyone is low key, yet professional and it is clear there is a mutual respect between all the employees.


We look forward to next year when we return to The Villages!


Thanks so much!



Robin W.

Paula L

Thank you for helping me with my putting. Since working with you my putting has been great. I have made a lot of putts in our 4 man best shot games I have been putting last after the others have missed I have been able to make enough that we have won a lot of skins. I played with a Father and son that had just arrived from NY. I 1 putted the first 4 greens and several others on the front side at Eagle Dunes. The father had brought a new Ghost putter with him and had not made a decent put all day I had mentioned that I had just had some lessons and that is why I had been putting so good. He asked me what I had learned that was working so good. He had been putting with the toe up all day I checked his putter it was balanced I told him how it should be level and his eyes over the ball he 1 putted the last two holes. He was looking forward to his next round.

 Now for the bad I'm not making every putt. I think it's because I'm still working with my brain and body and they haven't always played nice. Thank you again and I will send anybody that I can your way the lessons are well worth the money and the time.

Steve Baltzley

I am writing this short review for the lessons I took at Oxford Golf Academy (OGA). I took first trial golf lesson with Chad Orbaker around July 2021. I just started playing golf in June; never played before and never even knew anything about golf. The first trial lesson by Chad was an eye opening experience- he told me that trying to strike a golf ball from a raised tee is akin to riding a bicycle using training wheels. I thank him for his sincere efforts and putting me up with Rick Young who became my golf instructor for several following months.

If you are trying to improve your golf game, Oxford Golf teaching/practice facility is a excellent choice.In a nut shell, I started playing here in the Villages on July 4th, 4 years ago.My first round score was 121.With Chad Orbaker help and a lot of hard work, I now shoot near and under my age (80) on regular basis. Pretty good for the worst putter on the planet.Actually shot par once at Hacienda Hills. By the rules and no "gimme's."(white tees).Good luck !!See you on the Course !!Ron Cain

12/3/20, 12:04 pm

Customer Service, Environment, Quality, Wait Time

Great people and golf academy that makes a huge difference in your game.

-Paul Schindelar

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