Randle Golf Academy at Morningstar

Welcome!

Welcome to the home of the Randle Golf Academy at Morningstar! The academy blends award-winning instruction, cutting edge learning technology and fantastic facilities to provide impactful and memorable experiences. Our programs are designed to help golfers of every age and skill chase their potentials. Whether you are new to the game, a golfer striving to break your lowest ever score or aspire to play high level tournament golf, our programs can take you and your game there!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Process

 

Golf, like any sport, requires skill. Specifically, it requires the ability to control where your golf ball goes.  

To develop these skills, there are two critical pieces of the puzzle:

1.  The golfer needs clarity of intention.  They need to understand how they need to deliver the golf club through impact to create good shots.

2. The golfer needs a swing, chipping motion, putting stroke, etc. (technique)

 

Clarity of intention with the tool, the golf club, will give the golfer a chance to develop the ball control skills of SOLID, STRAIGHT and FAR.  Good technique that combines what a golfer’s body is capable of with sound movement principals gives the golfer the best chance to maximize these skills and play their best golf.

 

Our experience is that most golfers don’t fully understand what they are trying to do with the golf club to create solid and straight golf shots.  So, this is where we start.  Once a golfer knows how they want to deliver the club to impact and is trying to do it, we can see if their swing is good enough to meet their needs, If the swing doesn’t allow for success, we can make informed decisions about what, if anything, needs to be changed about the golfer’s technique so that effective impact can be more consistently achieved.

 

Off-Season Programs

If your existing technique isn’t good enough for you to hit the shots you want, the off-season is the perfect time to make improvements. Our indoor studio is equipped with industry leading technology to make the learning process fun, efficient and warm!  

The key pieces of our studio are a Trackman Launch Monitor, digital video from any angle, projected on the 10-foot screen, a putting station and 3-D motion capture. While this may sound technical, our coaches are experts in using the technology to make accurate assessments, communicate improvement plans and tracking progress.

Private  Coaching

Lesson Option with John Randle with Adrien Wright
60-Minute Lesson $125 $110
60-Minute Practice Session $40
2-Month Program (4 lessons and 4 Practice Sessions) $425 $375
Custom Program TBD
  Contact John – Email Contact Adrien – Email

About Our Coaches

Our team of coaches include award winners, a former tour professional and a Hall of Famer! They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with our students and look forward to seeing whenever you need them. Please continue reading to find out more about our instructors.

John Randle – Academy Director and Lead Instructor

John’s life in golf has been a great journey. It began as a competitive junior, continued to collegiate and then professional golf and for the past 20+ years, before joining Morningstar as Director of Golf, was a full-time golf instructor and coach, 

Career Highlights:

  • Three-time PGA of BC Teacher of the Year – most recently in 2020
  • Former Head Coach of Camosun Chargers – team won a National Championship in 2015 and finished top-3 at Nationals 4 other times during his tenure
  • John’s continuous pursuit of knowledge includes achieving certifications with TPI, Trackman, K-Vest 3D, GolfPsych, Swing Catalyst, Foresight, Dr. Kwon Biomechanics and more.
  • Played NCAA Div.1 golf at University of Washington 
  • Playing career included 7 years on the PGA Tour of Canada, South African Tour and 2 events on the PGA Tour
  • Winner of over 50 professional events with a low tournament score of 60
  • Member of Team Titleist 
  • Director of Golf at Morningstar
  • Email John – [email protected]

Adrien Wright – Academy Instructor and Lead Club Fitter

Adrien is island born and has spent the last 12 years of his career in Calgary before joining our team in January. He brings a wealth of experience as an instructor and club fitter and is a huge addition to our academy!

Career Highlights:

  • PGA of Canada Class A member since 2005
  • Certified Club Fitter – Taylor Made, Titleist, Ping and Callaway
  • PGA of Alberta Top 100 Professionals – 2021

  • PGA of Alberta Junior Leader of the Year Nomination – 2020 & 2021

  • 2008 & 2009 Champion Instructor & UBO Golf Coach – Okanagan Golf Club

  • Associate Professional at Morningstar 
  • Member of Team Taylor Made
  • Email Adrien – [email protected]

Barrie McWha – Academy Instructor

Barrie has been a member of the PGA of Canada for over 50 years! He is the General Manager at Morningstar but is making increasingly regular appearances on the lesson tee.

Career Highlights:

  • Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame
  • PGA of Canada member for over 50 years
  • Head Professional of the Year award winner in Manitoba
  • Past President of the PGA of Canada
  • His 64 at Southwood GC in Winnipeg, while Head Professional, stood for 10 years
  • Member of Team Ping
  • General Manager at Morningstar 

 

About Our Instructional programs

At the Randle Golf Academy at Morningstar, we have assembled a menu of programs that are designed to help golfers of all ages and aspirations. Our students include people new to golf, golfers looking to take their game to new heights and many more who are tournament players or are working to earn a golf scholarship.

Programs include:

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Private Coaching

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Group Classes

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Women’s-Only Programs in partnership with OP 36

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Short Game Clinics and Camps

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Junior Development in partnership with Op 36

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Club Fitting and Equipment Optimization

Private Golf Lessons and Coaching

Working one-on-one with John or Adrien will give you the chance to receive focused instruction on your specific needs. Whether you come with your own goals or go through an assessment to pinpoint the place to start, your private coaching sessions will help you reach your potential.

Coaching with John Randle

 

Single Lesson

  • One-time 60-minute lesson – $125

Assessments

  • Full Swing with Trackman – $100
  • Short Game – $75
  • On-Course – $90 including golf

Coaching Programs

  • One Month Program – $375
    • Four 45-minute private sessions
    • Two supervised practices

Custom Programs

  • Program is designed after assessment and goal setting and comes with a guarantee.

Coaching with Adrien Wright

 

Single Lesson

  • One-time 60-minute lesson – $110

Assessments

  • Full Swing with Trackman – $90
  • Short Game – $75
  • On-Course – $90 including golf

Coaching Programs

  • One Month Program – $340
    • Four 45-minute private sessions
    • Two supervised practices

Group Instructional Programs

Group Programs are great for people who prefer a more social setting while learning and working on their games. The strength of group lessons is they offer a more economical option. An important consideration when considering a group program is the focus during lessons is more structured and the opportunity for personalized instruction is more limited. 

Group Programs with John Randle

 

The Players’ Club

  • Monthly 9-hole round with John
  • Bi-weekly Supervised Practice
  • Monthly private lesson
  • $225 per month

Operation 36 for Women

  • Weekly Group Class
  • Bi-Weekly Golf on the course
  • $180 per month

Short Game Clinics

  • Putting
  • Chipping and Pitching
  • Sand Play
  • $35 per clinic
  • More information below…

 

Group Programs with Adrien Wright

 

The Players’ Club

  • Monthly 9-hole round with John
  • Bi-weekly Supervised Practice
  • Monthly private lesson
  • $225 per month

    Operation 36 for Women

    • Weekly Group Class
    • Bi-Weekly Golf on the course
    • $180 per month

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    Junior Golf Development Programs

    At the Randle Golf Academy, we are excited about introducing juniors to the great game of golf and helping them reach whatever goals they may have for their golf. John’s background as junior, collegiate and tour player gives him the rare experience to help guide golfers through the development process. Having been a college golf coach gives him perspective on how the recruiting process goes for those juniors who have collegiate aspirations.

    We are very excited to be partnering with Operation 36 starting in 2022. Op 36 is an industry leading program and curriculum that helps take golfers from beginner to elite. More information is coming soon but visit their web site at https://operation36.golf/ to see what is coming.

    Program is set to launch in May, check out the Junior Academy Page for updated information.

    Short Game Clinics

    Are you frustrated by inconsistent shots when you get close to the green?  Is this leading to wasted shots and higher scores than you know you should be shoting? Our Short Game Clinics focus on the key shots needed from within 30 yards of the hole and will remove all confusion on how to play these shots and a system for choosing the correct shot for any situation. Limited to 5 golfers per clinic, each student gets a lot of personal attention.

    Short Game Clinics are $35.

    Putting

    Learn the 3 skills needed to be a good putter – direction control, speed control and green reading. Time is spent on stroke mechanics but most time is focused on how to practice most effectivley to develop the key skills.

    Chipping and Pitching

    Learn our 3-step system for handling any shot around the green. Good technique, feel for distance control and the ability to choose the right shot for the situation will make your short game one of the strengths of your game!

    Sand Play

    You may have heard that sand play is not difficult. Like many things, if you know the secrets, you can become very skilled. However, if you don’t, the sand can be very challenging. Attending one of our sand clinics will give you the tools to become a very good sand player.

    Upcoming 2023 Schedule

    Clinics will start up again in the spring. Check back to see dates…