Saratoga National Golf Academy
Director of Instruction: Anders Mattson
Head Teaching Professional: Bob Cain
Upon graduating in 2002 from Furman University, I began my professional career at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY. I obtained my Class A certification with the PGA of America in 2009 and shortly thereafter was named the Head Golf Professional at Saratoga National. Since then, I began to focus more of my attention on the teaching and coaching aspects of the game. In the summer of 2013, my role had changed and took the title of Director of Instruction, which allows me to focus solely on golf instruction and provide students with more expansive programming.
My teaching career really began when I decided to find out what others were doing to get better. I knew how I liked to play, and what I liked to teach, but needed some reassurance that what I was doing was correct. I found a nearby Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification seminar and was absolutely enthralled with the knowledge and extent at which others had taken the game. I did extensive research, and after finishing up the second and third level of certification with TPI, I decided I needed to further spread what I have learned.
“Saratoga National Golf Academy was a huge step for me getting back into the swing of things, literally! I cant thank them enough for working with me improve my approach.”
I found that we do not need to work out every day, or hit 1000 balls a day to improve our golf games. Rather, we can simply use the available time that we have to make our golf games better. The theory of spending countless hours on the range, or on the exercise bike are outdated, unnecessary and unrealistic for most. I have come up with a teaching pattern that helps with all aspects of the game in an efficient and orderly sequence. I look forward to sharing my experiences and teaching theories with all of my current as well as future students.
The addition of TrackMan in 2013 has allowed me to increase the pace at which my students learn. TrackMan provides absolute reassurance that what you are doing during your swing is actual. There are no questions on why the ball did what it did, and it provides great feedback on how to make subtle changes to make more efficient contact. I feel as though TrackMan has allowed me to be less of a teacher and more of a coach, and my students to be less intimidated and learn more effectively.
- Individual Private Instruction (In-Season and Winter)
- Seasonal Coaching Programs
- TrackMan Training
- Corporate Clinics
- Junior Programs
- Fitness (collaborative programming with CrossFit Trainer, Pilates Instructor, exercise physiologists, and physical therapist)
- TrackMan Radar-Based Launch Monitor System
- Edufii Digital Communications Platform