Ocean Ridge Plantation is proud to announce a new onsite golf academy. The Myrtle Beach newspaper recently wrote an article about our new academy in their ongoing “On Grand Strand Golf” segment. Here is an excerpt from The Sun News:
The golf school facilities at the four-course Ocean Ridge Plantation will no longer be vacant as Nick Bradley is opening the Nick Bradley Academy at Ocean Ridge Plantation on Wednesday.
Bradley, a Sunset Beach, N.C., resident who instructs a number of touring professionals, including the PGA Tour’s Kevin Chappell, has partnered with instructor Martin Sludds to open the new academy. Sludds will be the full-time instructor while Bradley splits time between the academy and instruction on the road.
“I’ll probably be doing the day-to-day stuff at the club, and Nick will be bringing in a lot of tour players and working with them, and I’ll be working in concert with him depending on what he’s doing,” Sludds said.
Ocean Ridge member clinics are set for 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday’s at Leopard’s Chase Golf Club, non-member clinics follow at 11:30 a.m. the same days, junior clinics are set for 3 p.m. Saturdays, women’s clinics are 10 a.m. Mondays, and senior men’s clinics are set for Lion’s Paw at 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Sludds said customized packages for individual golfers are planned, with V1 Golf Video analysis available.
“[Ocean Ridge] has a good base of people to go from,” Sludds said. “Initially we’re trying to deal with the people in the local and give them the pick of the cherry, then go outside after them.”
Sludds is a former European Tour player. He says he gave Bradley his first golf lesson when Bradley was 16, and Bradley later caddied for Sludds in several tour events. Bradley eventually worked at David Leadbetter academies in the U.S., Russia, France and Ireland, while Sludds spent 13 years as a club pro at Enniscorthy Golf Club in County Wexford, Ireland. He moved to the Strand last May with his wife and two teenage children. “I came over to see Nick in October 2008, saw the weather and area and wanted to move,” Sludds said.
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