Private Instruction

Led by nationally recognized PGA Professionals, the BOYNE Golf Academy's mission is to help golfers of all ages and abilities improve every aspect of their game. Through a holistic approach to teaching, our instructors provide you with the tools to see immediate improvement, as well as continued growth and development into the future.

Game Changers.

First comes coaching, a one-on-one relationship where experience passes from the master to the student. Next comes video, a revolutionary tool that enables golfers to see and understand the habits and patterns hindering their game. And lastly comes TrackMan and GEARS - two cutting-edge technologies that take the best of our coaching abilities and make them more effective than ever before.

Technology is your friend

Meet Our Instructors

    • Available Year Round

      Joe Charles

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      Joe Charles is our leader of the Golf Academy as the Director of Instruction. Joe has established himself as a leader in the world of teaching golf to juniors and adults. He specializes in the use of video analysis, bio-mechanical motion analysis, and launch monitors and is also a highly skilled club-fitter. Some of his career highlights are: 

      • First FSU student in history to obtain full Class "A" PGA Membership before graduation
      • Recipient of Outstanding Achievement in Instruction award three times
      • Get Golf Ready program chosen as one of the 5 Best Practices of the Year in 2016
      • Featured instructor on Golf Channel's Morning Drive show
      • TPI Certified Golf Professional
      • Level 2 Junior Golf Certified Instructor
      • US Kids Golf Certified Instructor
      • 15 Year Member of the PGA

      Joe's reputation of quality and goal-oriented golf instruction is well known in Northern Michigan. Whether you are looking to hit your driver a few yards further, make those 5 footers on a regular basis or lower your handicap in the upcoming year, Joe's passion for helping his students achieve their goals and proven teaching style will be a wonderful asset for your golf game.

    • Available May 1 - October 1

      Jeff Roth

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      Michigan native Jeff Roth brings extensive knowledge as a player and instructor to the BOYNE Golf Academy.
      A golf professional since 1979, Jeff has over 70 professional victories to his credit and many accolades including:

      • Member of the University of Arizona, Michigan Golf, and Michigan PGA Hall of Fame
      • Participated in 20 MAJOR Championships: 6-PGA, 8-PGA Seniors, 6-U.S. Open Seniors
      • Participated in 15 Michigan PGA Championships
      • Two-time Michigan Open Championship
      • Four-time Michigan PGA Champion
      • Two-time Michigan PGA Senior Champion
      • Two-time Michigan PGA Match Play
      • Six-time winner of the Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain

      Jeff has served as a head golf professional for more than 25 years, establishing numerous junior and adult programs to develop physical and mental skills to improve player performance. He plans to create and share a variety of learning opportunities that will be beneficial and entertaining for BOYNE golfers.

    • Available Year Round

      Dave McWhorter

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      Dave is a Teaching Professional and Master Club Fitter for BOYNE Golf Academy. He has spent 11 years with Boyne, six of them have been focused on teaching and two have been fully dedicated to the Golf Academy. During these years he has taught hundreds of junior golfers through the NIKE Junior Golf Camps at The Highlands. He is a member of or certified in the following:

      • Certified GEARS Fitter and Teacher

      • Member of the National Fitting Counsel for TaylorMade Golf
    • Available May - Mid October

      Bob Prange

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      BOYNE Golf Academy is excited to welcome Bob Prange this 2023 season, bringing his extensive and impressive PGA instruction experience with him. He brings a stellar success model with his individualized training for men, women, and youth, ranging from new golfers to lifetime golfers.

      During his lengthy PGA career, Bob was mentored for instruction by two of the best in the industry: Englishman John Jacobs of the John Jacobs' Practical Golf Schools, and by Jim Hardy, former National PGA Teacher of the Year, founder of the Plane Truth Golf Certification Program.

      Here are some of Bob's professional highlights in his career as a PGA Instructor: 

      • Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year
      • Vermont PGA Teacher of the Year
      • Former lead instructor with John Jacobs' Practical Golf School 
      • Jim Hardy Plan Truth Golf Certified Instructor 
      • Top Instructor List: Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
      • Voted best golf instructor in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Magazine
      • Taught his daughters, Amber and Ashley, throughout their collegiate and professional careers 
      • Former Head Coach at Purdue University for both men and women 
      • Won the Indiana PGA Senior Championship

      Bob is excited to join the BOYNE Golf Academy Teaching Professional Team. He is looking forward to working with members and guests at both The Highlands and Boyne Mountain. He will be teaching Golf Schools and individual instruction throughout the golf season.

Adult Student Pricing

PGA Professional 1 Hour Coaching 5 Hour Program
10 Hour Program 
Yearly Unlimited Plan
Joe Charles $150 $675 $1,250 $3,000
Jeff Roth $150 $675 $1,250 --
Bob Prange $150 $675 $1,250 --
Dave McWhorter $100 $475 $900 --

Junior Student Pricing

PGA Professional 1 Hour Coaching 10 Hour Program 
Yearly Unlimited Plan
Joe Charles $100 $850 $2,000
Jeff Roth $100 $850 --
Bob Prange $100 $850 --
Dave McWhorter $80 $600 --

Individual programs can be developed by request. It is our belief that when choosing an instruction plan, the longer the commitment, the more value and development will be seen in your game. Talk with your instructor about the best option for you.

*Joe Charles Yearly Unlimited Plan is limited to 10 students per calendar year