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Who doesn’t love a round of golf on a beautiful day? With golf season quickly approaching across the Texas Hill Country, and preparations to achieve the best possible game in full swing, Austin’s Barton Creek Resort & Spa is teeing up “The Game Changer,” an intensive four day golf program sure to shave strokes off of any golfer’s game through a head-to-toe instructional program that seeks to pinpoint problem areas, eliminate bad habits and take participants to a whole new level of golf play. Boasting four nationally acclaimed golf courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw, Barton Creek provides an ideal Texas-style golf escape.

Led by Director of Instruction Brech Spradley – who trained under several of Golf Digest’s 50 Greatest Teachers including Chuck Cook, Mac O’Grady, and Ben Doyle – this all-inclusive experience boasts a comprehensive four day golf “boot camp” that includes a pre-arrival GolfPsych evaluation, nine holes each day, rigorous drills and skill assessments, the latest in fitness instruction by the resort’s Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructors, spa sessions, meals and much more. Brech and his staff customize the program to each golfer and sets them on a path for both immediate and long-term improvement.

Activities include:


  • • Shot-By-Shot Data Collection

Day One – Day of Arrival:

  • • 9 Holes and Review with Brech Spradley

Day Two – Assessment Day:

  • • Review of Mental Assessment, Video, 3D Vest and Putting Assessment
  • • Callaway Performance Center Club Fitting
  • • Fitness and Nutrition Assessment
  • • 9 Holes and Review with Brech

Day Three – Learn & Apply:

  • • Drills and Instruction with Brech
  • • Fitness Evaluation / Personal Training Session
  • • 9 Holes with Brech – On-Course Review and Instruction
  • • Sports Massage at Three Springs Spa
  • • Dinner with Brech

Day Four – Learn & Apply:

  • • Drills with Brech – Fitness Coach Joins to Review Strength Training
  • • Lunch at Barton Creek Academy
  • • 9 Holes with Brech
  • • Final Assessment, Improvement Plan, Next Steps & Improvement Metrics

Rates for “The Game Changer” begin at a cool $3,656 per person based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all instruction, accommodations and meals. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call 512.329.GOLF

By Lance Avery Morgan