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Finding ways to improve at golf is a never-ending process – but it has to start somewhere.


For those who have recently picked up a club for the first time or have been fascinated by the game for decades and are keen to try, Verdura’s PGA professionals are on hand to help you improve with their Back to Front masterclasses.


Golf may well be played tee to green, but it makes total sense to learn the skills in reverse.


So while some coaches may focus on those booming drives, it is the putting, chipping and pitching which represents a far greater opportunity to see those bigger gains in your game.  


Acquiring those short-game skills is a vital foundation of any golfer’s game and means there is less pressure on being able to add distance. Practical tutorials emphasise simple, manageable techniques, no matter your level of skill or coordination, and are also great for physical and mental wellness.


Roughly 50 per cent of golf is putting, which is the initial focus of our masterclass, and 70 per cent of the game is played 100 yards and in. By starting with putting, then chipping and finally pitching, it is the chance to sharpen the skills necessary to play our beautifully landscaped, nine-hole Executive course.


For each of these skills, there is an introduction to basic technique. There is also an opportunity to pick up some vital tips along the way and some key advice on how to avoid some of the most common mistakes.


Our masterclasses are suitable for all ages and genders, and there will also be an introduction to understanding the handicap system, which enables players of all ability to compete together. Take the first step on your golf journey and build confidence and assurance to take on competitors.


Held on our award-winning Kyle Phillips-designed courses, the venue of two Sicilian Opens, the azure Mediterranean creates a stunning backdrop with all the tools to be able to see real improvements in your game.


The 4-night programme includes:

4 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast

Unlimited use of the driving range during your stay

Complimentary club hire

10% discount on all food and beverage during your stay

Complimentary Spa Access with use of Thalassa pools

3 x 2-hour sessions lead by our PGA Professionals

Day 1 Putting, chipping and basic pitching technique

Day 2 Putting, chipping, pitching training & play on Executive course

Day 3 Warm up, play on Executive course then driving range


To enquire about or book a green to tee: golf masterclass at Verdura Resort, email or call +39 06 32 888 630.

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