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Apes Hill academy to feature Titleist Performance Institute

12.28pm 20th April 2021 - Course Development

A golf performance and teaching centre boasting a state-of-the-art Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will open at Apes Hill Golf & Beach Club in Barbados in January 2022. 

Utilising the latest technology and a science-based approach, Apes Hill’s Golf Performance and Teaching Centre will evaluate every aspect of a player’s game to perfect their swing and unlock their full potential.

Apes Hill has worked with two of the world’s most respected experts in developing golf performance and teaching centres globally, Dave Phillips and Tim Cutshall, in designing and fitting the centre. Key features will include a specialised swing analysis teaching bay with a PuttView ball tracking green and an agnostic club fitting system with Trackman technology.

An artist’s impression of a studio at the Apes Hill Performance Centre

Since its inception in 2004, the TPI certified brand is one of the world’s leading educational organisations dedicated to golf fitness, golf health, and golf development. By studying and gathering data on thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts of all different shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels, TPI has discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analysed how physical limitations can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

A fully certified TPI professional will be on hand at Apes Hill to coach members on their technique. The club will also invite famous teachers to host an annual week at the Apes Hill Performance & Teaching Centre for members and their guests.

Currently undergoing a major £30 million renovation, Apes Hill is relaunching under new ownership with a mission to be ‘the best golfing experience in the Caribbean’. The project is being led by a world class team including renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby whose career spans countless elite courses across the globe including the Old Head in Ireland.

Apes Hill will have a fully renovated 18-hole, par-72 championship course, with a 19th hole being added as a bit of fun, which is being modelled after the 17th at TPC Sawgrass in Florida that features an island green. In addition, there will be a new par-3 course, as well as a driving range and short game practice area.

Set in 470 acres at 1,000 feet above sea level in the North West of the island, Apes Hill enjoys an enviable location with views across both the west and east coasts. Scattered throughout the development is a growing collection of luxury homes which are available for sale.

First opened in 2009, Apes Hill was purchased in 2019 by Glenn Chamandy, the founder of Gildan Activewear.

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