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The Back Nine Golf Academy

The Back Nine Golf Academy is run by Owner Philip Walker, the Director of Golf Instruction. Each person who inquires about golf lessons at the Academy will be offered by appointment a free 10-minute demonstration of the facilities.

The next step would be a one-off golf lesson so the power of video feedback using the V1 Pro Video Analysis Software and High Definition Simulation can be fully explained and demonstrated using your swing. No doubt once you have seen the potential of this advanced teaching and practice facility, you will want to take your instruction further.

There are a variety of programs on offer and you will be able to choose a program that suits your schedule.

Come in and try. You will be amazed how it can work for you!

Originally from South Africa, Philip Walker has been involved with the game of golf for more than 25 years.

He began playing the game at the age of eight and actively participated in junior golf events in South Africa competing against contemporaries such as Rory Sabbatini and Tim Clark. After finishing High School he moved with his parents to Perth in Australia. At club level he was the Number One player on the Golf Team before he left for Sydney to take up a golf scholarship at the Jack Newton Golf Academy in Sydney. At the Academy he graduated with a Diploma in Golf with honors.

In 1997 Philip received a golf scholarship at the University of Arkansas. In 2001 he completed a Business Degree in Marketing. During his time at College he played with success on the Razorback Golf Team, a Division One team in The Southeastern Conference. Philip was apart of the first Razorback team to be ranked number one nationally, winner of two NCAA events and was apart of the Southeastern Conference academic honor roll from 1998-2001.

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Following graduation Philip pursued his professional career in golf by playing for several years on various tours and accumulated two professional victories for his efforts. However, his passion for the game eventually lead him to instruction. He began working for the Back Nine Golf Academy in Bentonville, Arkansas and is now the Owner and Director of Golf Instruction.

At the Academy Philip coaches at the elite level, college level and the beginner level. He also works with young golfers helping them to obtain golf scholarships. He uses the latest V1 Pro instruction technology with High Definition Simulators in order to give clients comprehensive and visual feedback on their swing.

 

The Back Nine Golf Academy is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Walmart’s Head Office.

Only a short drive from Walmart, its physical address is 502 SW 12th Street opposite the Bentonville Butcher and Deli on 1201 South Walton Boulevard.