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Bret Hartman, PGA

PGA Crest

Rochester , MI
Rick Smith Golf Academy, Rochester Hills, MI

About Bret

I am the Head of Golf Instruction for the Rick Smith Golf Academy at Oakland University. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have been mentored by the best in the world. I teach golfers of all abilities including PGA Tour players. I also have a strong playing abilities as a pro, which is a strong value so my student can also see me perform. I believe every players can learn the fundamentals, understand and improve their swing to become the best of their ability. I teach all aspects of the game and I am a certified TrackMan club fitter. At our facility we have a TrackMan, Toptracer hitting bays, training aids, indoor simulator, 2 putting greens, 2 championship golf courses, a short game practice facility, with 3 different greens, 5 bunkers, different cuts of rough & side hill lies to master your short game. We also offer junior group programs, adult golf schools or private custom groups, corporate clinics and private instruction. As a teacher of year nominee I am positive that you will love the learning process and most importantly lower your scores!


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Bret's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Improving Your Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Break 80

Break 90

Break 100

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Getting Started

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

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Bret's Facilities

Rick Smith Golf Academy

Rochester Hills MI

The Rick Smith Golf Academy is open to the public and we have a driving range with both grass and covered tees, fitting carts, TrackMan, top tracer hitting bays, 2 golf courses, a top notch short game practice facility, top training aids, an indoor simulator for the winter months, and video analysis is used for each lesson.

*Coaching available to public

2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4402

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