HARTLAND, MICHIGAN, June 24, 2011 — Bob Krause, who ranks among the country’s top golf instructors, announces the creation of a permanent Bob Krause Golf Academy at the Majestic Golf Club in Hartland, Michigan, with a second teaching location at the Fieldstone Golf Club in Auburn Hills.
Krause, 40, is also an eight-year veteran of the PGA mini tours who has built a reputation for getting results. Not only has he worked with tour professionals, his skill as a communicator has prompted major stars of other sports – from tennis great Ivan Lendl to Red Wing great Mickey Redmond and Tiger Hall of Famer Al Kaline – to seek his help with their golf game.
Vijay Singh, the PGA tour veteran known for the prodigious amount of time he spends on the practice tee, strongly endorses Krause’s approach.
Krause said the widening circle of players contacting him for help with their game prompted the idea of having two locations, one on the west side of the Metro area and one closer to the center of the area to accommodate everyone.
“I am pulling people from as far away as the Houghton-Hancock area in the north, Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore on the far east side and Ann Arbor and further west so these locations makes sense for everyone,” Krause said. “The Majestic is one of the best locations in the Oakland County, Fieldstone is a top operation and I want to brand myself with the best facilities.”
Krause said he has young students who drive down from Houghton-Hancock and stay in an area hotel for the weekend to get several sessions in with him on the tee.
“Either location will be easily accessible for folks like that,” he said. Krause will spend three days each week at each location with lesions by appointment.
Bill Fountain, the managing partner of the Majestic said teaming Krause with the golf club was a no brainer.
“Bob is one of the best instructors in the game and having him here is very good for the Majestic,” Fountain said. “He will provide a very good resource for our customers and for the club.”
Some of the area’s most well-known sports figures are counted among those who said Krause’s unique and simple approach to instruction has helped their game.
Former Michigan Wolverine head football coach Lloyd Carr is one of them.
“I have never really had much instruction except from everybody I play with, but I had a great experience with Dr. Bob,” Carr said. “What I really enjoy about him is he is very positive, he doesn’t overload you, and he breaks everything down to simple basics. I hit the ball last summer better than I hit it in years and I give him a lot of credit for that.”