The premier public golf course in the region has an extensive practice facilityto match:
- Driving range with ProV1® golf balls
- All-season indoor/outdoor hitting bay
- Short-game practice area with green and sand traps
- Practice putting green
Anders began his professional career at Saratoga National Golf Club soon after graduating from Furman University in 2002. He earned his PGA certification in 2009 and shortly after was named Head Golf Professional at Saratoga National. He began to focus more on the teaching aspects of the game and in 2013 became Director of Instruction, focusing solely on teaching and developing more expansive programming.
Along the way, he has refined his skills and acquired numerous certifications and honors:
“We don’t need to work out every day or hit a thousand balls a day to improve our golf games. Our programs help with all aspects of the game in an efficient, orderly sequence. I look forward to sharing my experiences and teaching theories with all of you.”
Clifton Park native Bob Cain returned to Saratoga National Golf Club as Head Teaching Professional in 2016. He is focused on developing training programs for young golfers. After graduating from the College of Saint Rose, where he excelled as a member of the golf team, Cain worked at Saratoga National from 2003 through 2007. He then moved to Westchester Country Club where he spent eight years working with kids and developing his teaching and coaching skills.
Cain holds various certifications from the PGA and U.S. Kids Golf. In addition to overseeing the junior golf program at Saratoga National, he provides instruction for adults and does club fitting.
“Golf is a game you can enjoy for the rest of your life. It also teaches kids sportsmanship and values that last a lifetime. To be a part of that, and to watch them develop as athletes and as people, is something I find very gratifying.”
The training studio at 8 Division St follows our academy mission to facilitate a learning environment to help develop and train golfers of all ages abilities. The equipment and spaces have been thought out and organized to allow for all of our golfers to improve upon their skills.
Currently, the facility is available by appointment only. Both Anders Mattson and Bob Cain will be offering group and private instruction throughout the Winter. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in the programs, so please contact us to get started.
We utilize a system called TrackMan which is a launch monitor that analyzes the impact of the golf ball and shows 26 parameters of club and ball data. This system is currently used as a training tool on all Professional Tours and is the most accurate launch monitor available. The indoor function is extremely accurate and allows for immediate feedback on what you did to the club and what the club did to the ball. A simulator option is available and may be instituted in the future.
Based on demand, we would like to open up the studio for that purpose. Please let us know if you have interest in that portion, and we will coordinate the timing and use.
Complimentary water will be provided to anyone training. Based on early feedback, there are future plans to offer a food and beverage component, but nothing is currently available.
There is private parking on the East side of the Training Studio. You will turn off of Division St. in between FingerPaint and Chianti and drive South past the large parking lot. You will see the training studio on your left. You then drive around the studio to the left and there is parking and a preferred entrance on the East side of the building.
We recommend sneakers and comfortable clothing. We ask that you please change your shoes in the vestibule to keep the playing surfaces as clean as possible. Casual attire is acceptable as we will likely be doing some physical training as well as golf training during our time. Comfort is key.
Yes, we will still be utilizing the Hitting Bay at Saratoga National. We will still run individual instruction as well as all club fittings in the hitting bay. The indoor facility will be used in all inclement weathers situations as well as all group classes.
Yes, starting at the beginning of the year, we will begin to showcase some apparel as well as training equipment available for purchase. Recommendations are always encouraged and appreciated.
Currently, we are offering Junior Golf Classes, and Individual Instruction. All interested Junior Golfers can contact Anders or Bob to get started into one of our programs. Individual instruction is available by the hour, or in packages of 3, 6, 10, 20 sessions. All packages can be used indoors at the Training Studio, in our Indoor Hitting Bay at Saratoga National, or at our practice facility during the golf season.
Our coaches always recommend to take part in one of our long term coaching programs. By meeting weekly, or even bi-weekly with one of our coaches, you will be able to work on your golf game on a regular basis. After our first meeting, we will have a game plan that will match your goals and will allow you to head into the Spring with new ideas and mindset to help you play better golf.