LEWISVILLE, Texas, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney has chosen The Lakes at Castle Hills as home and headquarters for the Hank Haney Golf Schools and the site of a new Hank Haney Golf Academy. The Lakes at Castle Hills is located at 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., in the Lewisville master-planned community of Castle Hills. The course (formerly The Golf Club at Castle Hills) has been renamed as part of the new ownership by Bright Realty.
Hank Haney is considered a world leader in golf instruction. Haney has taught over 50,000 golf lessons in his career, his students have won every major championship, he has worked with hundreds of top-ranked pros and is most known for the six years he spent coaching Tiger Woods and the 25 years he spent coaching Masters and British Open champion Mark O'Meara.
"With the great support of Bright Realty in creating a truly world class golf facility, coupled with the latest golf teaching technologies, we have a chance to make learning golf a great experience here at The Lakes at Castle Hills," says Haney. "We are proud to include The Lakes at Castle Hills Academy as one of our premier teaching and training centers in Texas," adds Haney.
"It is an honor to have been chosen as the site for Haney's internationally recognized Golf Academy and its Golf School world headquarters," said Chris Bright, Bright Realty CEO. "The world class golf services offered by Haney's associates will complement The Lakes at Castle Hills, a 7,152-yard championship course and club which is currently undergoing a complete upgrade and renovation with plans to re-open in September."
The Hank Haney Golf Academy at The Lakes at Castle Hills will feature Haney's elite instruction and his award-winning staff, as well as an outstanding practice facility:
Hank Haney Golf instruction is considered the finest in the world, based on the practical, experience and formal technical training of swing plane mechanics taught through the Hank Haney Certified method. Hank Haney Golf teaching methodologies at The Lakes at Castle Hills include a variety of personal and group lesson options, specialty seminars and workshops. The Academy features advanced state-of-the-art teaching and training technology including indoor swing lab offering Online Skills Coach video and motion analysis, Cool Clubs custom club fitting center and innovative studio devoted to the intricacies of putting.
The award-winning teaching staff at the Academy includes six full-time instructors led by Director of Instruction Peter Krause. Krause is a PGA National Teacher of the Year and a GOLF magazine Top 100 Teacher in America. He was awarded the Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year six times and named Spalding Top-Flite National Teacher of the Year.
The Hank Haney Golf Academy at The Lakes at Castle Hills currently exceeds the standards of most golf practice facilities in Texas with enormous grass tees at either end of its 510-yard range and three full-length practice holes (a par-3, par-4 and par-5).
"Our partnership with Hank Haney speaks to Bright Realty's commitment to the significant improvements underway at The Lakes at Castle Hills and the Academy," says Bright. "Castle Hills is the fastest-growing community in the DFW area and has always offered outstanding amenities. The addition of The Hank Haney Golf Academy at The Lakes at Castle Hills is yet another unmatched amenity we offer the community," adds Bright.
About Hank Haney Golf: Owner and founder Hank Haney believes that golf is a game for everyone. Hank has made it his goal to make golf fun and easy for everyone. As a leader in junior, amateur, and professional golf instruction, Hank Haney Golf focuses on individual performance, tour proven development plans based on the practical experience and swing plane mechanics taught through the Hank Haney Certified method. Hank Haney Golf provides golfers of all levels private, group and online golf instruction, personalized training plans, resources and tools necessary for game improvement. Hank Haney is also committed to mentoring pro's to become better teachers, communicators and players through his international Teach the Teacher Seminar and advanced teacher certification program, Hank Haney PRO. www.HankHaney.com
About The Lakes at Castle Hills: The Lakes at Castle Hills is a full-service country club featuring the world headquarters of Hank Haney Golf Schools and a Jay Morrish-designed 18-hole championship course. The newly updated 7,152-yard course has undergone a complete renovation with greens reverted to their original design, reconfigured fairways with the addition of several lakes, fountains, premium grass and premium bunker sand. Future planned improvements include a redesigned club house with resort-style swimming, fitness, outdoor dining amenities and more. The Lakes at Castle Hills offers a wide range of event packages, casual and formal dining, and a full-service pro shop. The club is open for daily fee rounds until it becomes a fully private country club; a variety of membership options is currently available. For more information, visit www.thelakesatcastlehills.com.
About Castle Hills: Castle Hills is a 2,500 acre mixed-use golf course community. Located west of the Dallas North Tollway and Park Blvd., with easy access to Hwy. 121, Castle Hills has beautiful homes priced from $200s to more than $3 million, exemplary-rated schools, resort-like amenities including golf, amenity centers, swimming pools, lakes, parks, a hike-and-bike trail, custom homes in the gated Enchanted Hill neighborhood and the Castle Hills Village Shops for dining, shopping and monthly community events. www.CastleHills.com.
SOURCE Bright Realty