Whether you are new to the game or just looking for ways to improve, Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills golf clubs offer a variety of different lesson programs, as well as private and group lessons. Our PGA- and LPGA-certified professionals are here to provide you with excellent instruction, tailored to meet your specific needs and abilities.

Want to practice on your own? The driving ranges at both clubs are open to the public! Range ball tokens can be purchased at both Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills for $4/per token. Bucket size determines the number of tokens needed. Range ball keys are also available for purchase in volume and are $75 for 24 tokens and $90 for 30 tokens.

Additionally, both clubs offer the new FlightScope® Launch Monitor to keep you on your game! The FlightScope Launch Monitor measures the speed, spin and distance of your shots – allowing you and your instructor to analyze and improve your swing. To learn more, please click here.

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Joan Lovelace

Head Professional and General Manager, PGA and LPGA Member

Certifications:

PGA/LPGA Certified

Certified in Player Development

Head Golf Professional and General Manager of Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club, Joan Lovelace has over 30 years of experience teaching all levels of play. Joan is a member of both the PGA and LPGA – an elite club of only 200 across the country. Joan was also inducted to the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to her sport. Joan’s passion for teaching golf comes through by tailoring her lesson plan to the student’s needs and goals.

Her philosophy is to keep it simple and remember why golf is fun! This philosophy allows students to improve yet still play and enjoy the process of change. To schedule a lesson, email Joan.Lovelace@ColumbiaAssociation.org.


Rates:
 

Private Lessons:

45 minutes$70 for CA members and$75 for nonmembers (per lesson)
Series of Four$260 for CA members and$280 for nonmembers
Series of 10$650 for CA members and$700 for nonmembers (includes $100 range key)
Junior (30 minutes)$45 for CA members and$50 for nonmembers

 Small Group Lessons (one-hour)

Two people$50 per person for CA members and$55 per person for nonmembers
Three people$35 per person for CA members and$40 per person for nonmembers
Four or more people$25 per person for CA members and$30 per person for nonmembers

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Paul Maurer

Certifications
PGA Member
Master Callaway Club Fitter, K-Vest Level 1 Certified, TPI Level 1 Certified, US Kids Certified Coach, First Tee Level 3 Coach

Experience
MAPGA Junior Golf Committee, 2018 Howard County Good Sports Coach Award Recipient

Paul’s teaching approach focuses on pre-swing fundamentals, in-swing fundamentals and the laws of ball flight. Every swing is different and certain swings fit certain types of individuals. Using state-of-the-art technology such as Flightscope, K-Vest, Blast Motion and FocusBand, Paul is able to analyze each element of his students’ game: biomechanics, swing, putting and mental game.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, Paul can help you shoot better scores and ultimately have more fun! To schedule a lesson, email Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org.


Rates:
 

One Hour Session$95 for CA members$100 for nonmembers
9-Hole Playing Lesson $150
Junior (30 minutes)$45 for CA members $50 for nonmembers
Club Fitting $50
TPI Screen $40

Coaching Programs: All Coaching Programs receive an initial evaluation which consists of a TPI screening, K-Vest biomechanic evaluation and a Flightscope swing evaluation.

3 month program (2 lessons per month)$200 per month
3 month program (4 lessons per month)$320 per month
6 month program (2 lessons per month)$180 per month
6 month program (4 lessons per month)$300 per month

Make sure you get your clubs professionally measured and fit for your game! Eliminate strokes from your game by getting properly fitted. Making sure the lie angles and shafts match your swing can potentially avoid serious mishaps and boost your distance a significant amount.

Using the FlightScope Launch Monitor and the Callaway Fitting Cart, let us optimize your ball flight!

Price: $50

Paul Maurer is one of only a few Master Club Fitters for Callaway in Maryland.  To schedule a fitting, email Paul Maurer at Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

2019 Fitting Dates TBD

For more information on Get Golf Ready or Get Golf Ready-I’m Ready to Play or to register, please call 410-730-5980.

Get Golf Ready

In five short lessons, you’ll know everything you need to step onto a golf course and play with confidence. Lessons include on-course activities guided by trained PGA and LPGA professionals who will make sure you have fun each step of the way! Get Golf Ready is a national program from Play Golf America.

Prices: $110 for CA members; $125 for non-members. Prices include 5 one-hour classes, range balls, equipment for use during classes and instruction from PGA/LPGA professionals.

Schedule:

Sessions 1-3 have already been held

All sessions listed below have Peter Law as their instructor.

Session 4

Thu, 4:30-5:30pm

May 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20

Session 5/Level 2

Thu, 5:45-6:45pm

May 23, 20 and June 6, 13, 20

Session 6

Mon, 1-2pm

June 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 7

Mon, 4:30-5:30pm

June 24 and July 1, 8, 15 and 22

Session 8

Thu, 4:30-5:30pm

July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8

Session 9

Thu, 5:45-6:45pm

July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8

Session 10

Mon, 1-2pm

August 19, 26 and September 9, 16, 23

Session 11

Mon, 4:30-5:30pm

August 19, 26 and September 9, 16, 23

Session 12

Thu, 4:30-5:30pm

September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3

Session 13

Thu, 5:45-6:45pm

September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3

New! Get Golf Ready-I’m Ready to Play!

For those who have already completed Get Golf Ready or have received pro approval.

Weekly focus on the keys to scoring, instruction, etiquette, rules of golf and pace of play. Throughout the year, there will also be play dates where students will have the opportunity to play nine holes, learn to shoot par and progress through various levels, starting from 25 yards.

Class will meet on Monday evenings with alternating sessions from drop-in clinics to on-course play dates. Clinics will be held on Mondays from 5-7pm and the play dates will have tee times beginning at 5:45pm.

Clinics cost $30 for CA members and $35 for non-members. Applicable cart and green fees apply based on membership during play dates. Contact Peter.Law@ColumbiaAssociation.org to register.

Fall PGA Junior League at Hobbit’s Glen

The PGA Junior League is for boys and girls ages 8-13. You’ll meet friends and compete in this fun and engaging team format! Participants receive coaching from a PGA Professional and mentorship from some of the top juniors in the area.

Format: Team based match play scramble. The season consists of a three-week regular season with weekly practices, followed by a two-week playoff and weekly practices. Also included are a range card, jersey, hat and bag tag.

Practices are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and will begin the week of Tuesday, September 3. Matches are held weekend afternoons. Schedule and start is TBD.

Interested players can contact Paul Maurer at Paul.Maurer@ColumbiaAssociation.org to schedule an evaluation through a skills assessment. Registration closes on August 2, 2019.

Women on Wednesdays with Joan offers one-hour afternoon clinics, twice a month at 4pm. Topics include short game, irons and woods, trouble shots and much more. The cost (per clinic) is $25 for CA members and $30 for non-members. Standard green fees apply. Tee times after the clinic will be reserved for participants.

Joan, CA’s head PGA golf professional, has more than 30 years of experience teaching all levels of play. Joan is part of an elite club of just 200 people across the country with membership in both the PGA and LPGA. Joan’s passion for teaching golf comes through her lesson plans tailored to your needs and goals. Her philosophy of “keeping it simple” allows you to improve yet still play and enjoy the process of change.

For more information, or to sign-up, please call 410-730-5980.

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