Former world No. 1 golfer Greg Norman is bringing his passion for growing the game of golf to the world’s largest sporting destination, Lake Point Sporting Community, just outside Cartersville in Emerson and Bartow County, according to a press release.
Norman recently announced that he and his team at Greg Norman Golf Course Design will begin working to design a first-class golf facility within the LakePoint complex, which is set to include 1,200-plus acres of sports venues, commercial, retail and entertainment options.
The more than 30-acre golf facility, which is scheduled to open in late 2014, will ultimately include a full-service practice range, a nine-hole par 3 course and a Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy, offering expert coaching and instruction to visitors at LakePoint.
It is expected that Norman’s academy will also host many international golfers, as he was recently appointed as the Advisory Coach to the China National Golf Team in their bid for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Norman and his team are creating an extensive program for the China National Golf Team which will include regular visits to GNCGA facilities. Norman also has a Golf Course Design facility and personnel located in Beijing, China.
“I have seen first-hand how the game of golf can change a persons life, and I want to be able to give back experiences and advice to help grow the game,” Hall of Fame golfer Norman said in the release. “The academy will provide top-flight instruction and customized programs to help a player at any age, and at any skill level, become a better golfer.”
The Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy at LakePoint will include indoor training bays equipped with V-1 video equipment and the latest swing analysis technology; extensive onsite custom club fitting technology; a Cybex equipped gym; practice greens, bunkers and practice tees, as well as classrooms for on-site and online education programs.“LakePoint is honored to have one of the finest players of the game of golf as part of our ever-growing family of best-in-class partners and brands,” said LakePoint Sports partner Judy Sparks.
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