May 26, 2021

Golf Exercises

By Steve Scheuermann PGA Director of Instruction, Treetops Resort Do you remember the promises that you made to yourself and your golfing friends at the end of last season? That you were going to play more golf in 2021, and take golf lessons to improve your game? Well, 2021 is here, and although the golf… Read More

March 19, 2021

Are Golf Lessons Worth It?

Yes, They Are Absolutely Priceless! By Steve Scheuermann, PGA Director of Instruction Golf lessons are definitely worth taking. Whether you are playing golf for a social event such as a corporate golf outing or a golf league, joining friends or family members for a regular round of golf, or playing competitively, golf lessons are absolutely… Read More

December 9, 2020

Indoor Golf at Treetops Resort

Interest in the great game of golf has surged in 2020, due in part to the game’s ability to socially distance. But your golf season doesn’t have to come to an end just because there might be snow on the ground. At Treetops, we have a state-of-the-art Foresight Indoor Golf Simulator that allows you to… Read More

November 25, 2020

How to Fix a Slice

by Kevin McKinley, PGA Assistant General Manager As an instructor in the golf industry for over 20 years, it’s safe to say that I think I’ve seen it all. Students often think they are alone when it comes to their particular swing flaw, but I quickly reassure them, they certainly are not. Many golfers refer… Read More

August 20, 2020

What is a Handicap…and How Do You Calculate It?

In golf, players of different skill levels can compete against each other fairly using the United States Golf Association (USGA) handicap system. Handicaps, officially called the Handicap Index by the USGA, are used to level the playing field for golfers of different skill levels. How Does Golf Handicap Work? Five Things to Know The USGA… Read More

July 20, 2020

How To Grip a Golf Club – Golf’s Most Underrated Key

Gripping a golf club seems like it would be simple, straightforward, and not all that hard to do. Unfortunately, like most things in golf, there is much more than meets the eye. Golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Harry Vardon, and Tiger Woods have attributed much of their professional success to their grips. Keep reading to learn… Read More

April 30, 2020

Treetops Hires New Director of Golf

Treetops Resort is excited to welcome to our team, PGA Professional, Steve Scheuermann. Steve Scheuermann is very well known in West Michigan golf, having been the PGA Head Golf Professional and General Manager at private, semi-private, daily fee, and resort golf facilities since 1985. Steve is also a 36-year Life Member of the PGA of… Read More

March 24, 2020

Improve Your Golf Game with At Home Putting Practice

These days, unfortunately, many of us have a lot more time on our hands and are stuck indoors. This doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your golf game while practicing social distancing. One of the skills I look at with players that really separates elite level golfers and amateurs is the ability to hit the… Read More

February 27, 2020

How to Hit a Golf Ball Further

One of my favorite instructional experiences that we provide at Treetops Resort is without a doubt the Ladies Golf School. These schools are a very fun 3-day learning experience where we have groups of anywhere from 4-20 ladies and provide instruction related to full swing, short game, physical conditioning, and course management. One of the… Read More

January 27, 2020

Club Fitting: What You Need to Know

By Joe Charles, Treetops Resort Director of Golf Academy and Instruction This is the time of year that many club manufacturers release new equipment. The PGA Tour season has begun and for some parts of the country, spring is around the corner. Most importantly the Masters tournament is quickly approaching, which I refer to as… Read More

November 15, 2019

Quiet Lower Body for Improved Putting

Improve Putting with Quiet Lower Body By Joe Charles, Treetops Resort Director of Golf Academy and Instruction One of the necessary physical attributes that is critical for a good putting stroke is the ability to disassociate the upper and lower body. What this ability allows you to do is keep your head and lower body… Read More

April 1, 2019

How to Build a Simple Golf Practice Station

Director of Instruction Joe Charles heads up the Treetops Golf Academy, a Golf Channel Academy and offers a simple how-to on setting up a practice station. I have the distinct pleasure of having the location of my office on the Jones Masterpiece Driving Range at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. This gives me the ability… Read More

February 21, 2019

The Importance of Club Fitting

Have you wondered whether club fitting is important? One trend that I have noticed in the last 10-15 years in the golf business is less people buying clubs off the rack and more getting custom fitted.  A misconception that many people have is that it costs more to have “custom” clubs which is not true…. Read More

January 21, 2019

Visiting Northern Michigan

Sweet! How exciting that you’re thinking of heading our way. While we’re getting some information together for you to review, we thought you might enjoy a little more browsing. About Gaylord, Michigan So easy to hop on and off the I-75 corridor, Gaylord is easy to get to from all points. The convenience of our… Read More

September 24, 2018

Ambidextrous Aces

Lori Boettler got her first hole in one in California on May 28, 2003 playing right handed with a Pro-V1 ball. A Golf Channel announcer made a casual comment to her about swinging both left and right handed, so she asked him if he knew of any female ever getting a hole in one both… Read More

April 23, 2018

Dear Diary…

Dear Diary,       1/31/18: 10 inches of snow for the month, can’t wait until April…going to be an early spring! 2/28/18: 18 inches of snow but it has warmed up so the snow has melted off of most of the golf courses. Man the courses look good, March is right around the corner and so are… Read More

August 29, 2017

How to Properly Repair a Ball Mark [Infographic]

In general, golf is a fairly simple game. Get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. However, as simple as it is, there are many rules, including the rules of etiquette. When everyone practices golf etiquette it makes the game much better for everyone. Without etiquette the game would move slower… Read More

May 3, 2017

New Bathrooms, New Door Locks

Check out the beautiful new bathrooms in the Lodge rooms at Treetops Resort! Spacious tiled showers with a step-around glass wall and new fixtures mark a wonderful upgrade for your Michigan Golf Vacation. The new hotel room door locks are installed as well, and we’ve done a major upgrade to a keyless electronic RFID system…. Read More

April 7, 2017

Out with the Old, In with the New

“Today is going to feel like Christmas,” said Director of Room James Vanderveer. In an email to the entire staff at Treetops Resort late yesterday, Vanderveer recruited able bodies to greet the truck this morning, as the first of many furniture deliveries began to arrive for the Treetops Resort Renovation. Dozens of staff members showed… Read More