South Florida Golf Academy

South Florida Golf Academy

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About this pro

My simplistic approach to the game could take you from your first class to the golf course in just 5 lessons. In my 25+ years teaching career I have helped hundreds of players lower their handicap index. I use hands-on personalized methods as well as slow motion video analysis in every class. For intermediate to advance players I can help them using my FlightScope launch monitor.

I'm fully fluent in English and Spanish. I can also understand and speak intermediate level Portuguese

I'm available most days of the week

Seeing a big smile from my students never gets old. Golf is a difficult sport but with the adequate instruction anyone can get very far.

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Miami, FL 33125
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  • Michael Berenger

    Fernando is hands down one of the best golf instructors that I have ever encountered in as many years of golf. I'm 50+ years old and still a +1 handicap and every once in a while I still seek his advice to tune up my game, highly recommended...


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students are evaluated based on handicap index, swing skills and our findings in our GSA Swing Monitor. After the analysis we set up a plan to target areas of the game in need of improvement. A brand new player to the game will average between 4 to 7 lessons before we recommend to go out and play a round.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Titleist TPI Certification Level 1

David Leadbetter Golf Performance

Butch Harmon short game certification

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

GSA Swing Analysis $85 (Includes initial lesson or fee waived with purchase of a package)

Adult Lesson $150 One-on-one 70 minute lesson to target specific areas of the game (range balls included)

Junior Lesson $60 One on One 50 minute lesson to target specific areas of the game (range balls included)

(3) Lessons Golf Package $300 One-on-One 70 minute lesson to target specific areas of the game (range balls included) a $150 savings

Group Lesson (up to 3 players) $150 Brush up your golf skills and partner with 2 other friends to save money

FlightScope Golf Lesson $250 One-on-One 60 minute lesson using state of the art FlightScope monitor with 3D doppler tracking, obtain detailed ball flight analysis. Includes range balls, recommended for players 3 hcp or less

How did you get started teaching?

In 1990 I flew to Mexico and I was hired as a teaching professional at the Anibal Canales Golf Academy 

What types of students have you worked with?

From novice to Tour level players

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students (10 yrs old) has developed into a local star, she recently won 4 of the past 5 events at the Firts Tee of Miami and also US Kids local tournament

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask for certifications and length of time teaching, they are both very important. Also, location and condition of their training facility. Our 10-acre facility at International Links of Melreese is a perfect place to teach all levels of the game.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask your teacher for a swing analysis and a teaching plan based on your needs not his or hers.

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