About Our Programs
Whether you want to be the next big pro or just getting started, our qualified Independence and PGA instructors combine the best in golf education with exclusive amenities to improve your game. Our prestigious learning institution offers a range of individual, group and junior instruction utilizing both indoor and outdoor amenities
Each of our professionals offers individualized instruction comprised of a single lesson and lesson series packages. Lessons may be scheduled by calling the Golf Shop at (804) 601-8612.
Kelly Hall, PGA
Director of Player Development
After over 20 years in the private club world, Kelly is excited to return to his roots in public golf. Starting as a bag room attendant at 16, he has never worked outside of golf. Kelly attained his Class “A” status with the PGA of America in 1999 and has spent time in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and Florida during his career. He has worked at public, resort and private facilities, giving him a wealth of experience and knowledge due to the differences of each type of property and location. He hopes to bring the best of those experiences to Independence along with fresh ideas for where the game is going in the future.
Lessons are 55 minutes unless otherwise noted
Individual Adult: $100
Individual Adult 1/2 Hour: $55
Individual Junior: $50
Group of 2: $150
Group of 3 - 6: $50 per studentThe "Foursome": $600 (4 students together for a 3 hour session)
Player Development Series: $600 for 6 sessions plus supervised practices
Mahrty Lehr, PGA
PGA Teaching Professional
“Mahrty is an old soul golf teacher. He patiently taught me fundamentals of the golf swing in my 30s and 40s. Over the last 30 years of exploring, learning and working on my swing technique, I am back to his original teachings. He is a diamond in the rough, knows the golf swing and really cares about his students. Mahrty Lehr has the pure wisdom and knowledge to create the most efficient motion for the golf swing” ~ Natalie Easterly
Mahrty started as a professional in 1967, including stints on the Canadian and American tours. He has vast teaching experience, including working with Bob Toski (a No. 1 instructor for 25 years) for five years, as well as holding head professional jobs in Florida, being the PGA director of instruction at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond and more. Now Mahrty is at Independence as a private instructor and is ready to give you the gift of golf.
You can take your golf game to the next level, gain consistency, and “Side by Side: Golf Lessons with the Pro” can help you do it. PGA Class “A” Professional Mahrty Lehr provides techniques for golfers of all levels to improve their game. By mastering the fundamentals – grip, posture, alignment, the short game, and the long game – golfers of all levels can play successfully with ease.
Lessons: $100 (30 minutes) / $150 (1 hour) / $400 (series of five) / Playing Lesson (9 holes): $400
Junior: $65 (30 minutes) / $240 (series of five)
Phone: (804) 356-1334
Mahrty Lehr is beloved by his students and is pleased to finally offer the instruction manual they have requested for so long. Most people have a tendency to overanalyze and over-teach the golf swing but “Side by Side: Golf Lessons with the Pro” keeps it simple. Readers will easily understand cause and effect so they can apply the proper fundamentals, make any corrections necessary, and experience the immense satisfaction of a round well played.