Golf School

Scott Dirck Golf Academy at Blackberry Ridge

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club is excited to announce that the Scott Dirck Golf Academy Staff will provide lessons, clinics and club fittings. Scott Dirck Golf Academy started in 2011 with the goal to help golfers of all ages and abilities learn to play the game of golf. The Academy has three golf instructors, Scott Dirck (Golf Digest Top teacher in the state), Sam Christiansen, and Lauren Stockmoe.  

The Blackberry Academy features two hitting bays (each 12′ x 14′) for golfers to hit out into the driving range and improve their game. All lessons are taught using 240fps cameras and the latest TrackMan technology. Another feature of the Academy is its top of the line club fitting studio for Ping, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, and Mizuno. 


Golf Lessons

Each golf lesson is customized based on the golfer’s swing. Whether it’s full swing, chipping, or putting, all golf lessons use the latest technology. We incorporate high speed cameras and video analysis to diagnose the golf swing and provider instant and valuable feedback. We use Trackman technology to map the swing, so you can compare swing feel versus reality. Using technology also empowers us to monitor gradual swing changes over time. Golf lessons at the Academy can be held year-round, rain, snow or shine! 

We are proud to share:

We have an average of 23-35 lesson taking students that qualify for the State High School Tournament each season.

We have an average of 4-10 top 10 finishers at the State High School Golf Tournament.

We have an average of 5 students per season that go on to play college golf each year.

Club Fittings

At Scott Dirck Golf Academy we believe that every golfer will play better if they have the right equipment in their hands. Whether your goal is to hit more fairways, gain distance or save strokes on the green, our fitters are dedicated to provide the right tools to play your best golf. 

We are proud to offer custom club fittings for Ping, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade and Mizuno. We have thousands of custom options to match you to your perfect set. We know that data driven fittings lead to better results, which is why we use state-of-the-art technology from Trackman to collect data and use it to set you up with the perfect clubs for your game. Our club fitters can analyze the many variables that have a direct correlation to your ball flight, such as club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, landing angle, distance and accuracy. All these variables are put into a report that is used to determine which club option is the best for you.