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The Nemacolin Golf Academy announces a series of limited-engagement Premier Golf Schools with Mike LaBella and guests

Dr. Andrew Dulak, Erika Larkin, and Dr. Rick Sessinghaus to co-host upcoming sessions

Farmington, PA – The Nemacolin Golf Academy, the game improvement epicenter at Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury golf resort destination, announced a series of limited-engagement Premier Golf Schools. The first three sessions are coming this spring and summer and will be led by Nemacolin’s director of instruction Mike LaBella, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher.

These specialized sessions cover targeted game-improvement topics like “Dust Off the Rust,” “Swing into Spring,” and “The FlowCode” to help students enter the 2024 peak golfing season with fresh skills and a new confidence in their games. The opening spring and early summer sessions will see LaBella joined by renowned instructors Andrew Dulak, Erika Larkin, and Dr. Rick Sessinghaus. Sessions later this summer will see LaBella co-hosting with top teachers like Andrew Rice, Devan Bonebrake, and a return engagement with Dulak.


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“We're committed to helping golfers make every phase of their golf game better and have partnered with some of the top names in golf instruction to bring amazing game-improvement opportunities for this golf season,” says LaBella. “A visit to focus solely on making yourself a better golfer with our team of stellar guest instructors in this state-of-the-art Academy is absolutely the best investment you can make in your game. Sign up today to make this golf season your best ever."



The first three Season Kick-Off sessions include:

Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 9am-5pm Dust Off the Rust with Mike LaBella and Andrew Dulak
In this unique instructional opportunity, golfers gain a solid start to the season and elevate their games with expert insight and coaching. By the end of this day, students will feel like they’re in mid-season form. From amateurs seeking to hone their skills to experienced players looking to refine their technique, this golf school is designed to cater to every skill level.

PROGRAM DETAILS: Functional movement assessment screening | Develop one feel, one thought, and one drill to start off your season | Ball striking — hit the ball more solid | Ball flight — consistent control throughout the bag | Wedges 120 yards and in | Prepare the body for the golf season | Pre-round warm-up: for the body and for the swing | Stretching program | Strengthening program


• Training & coaching apps — walk away with personalized lesson notes and fitness information
• Lunch

3:1 student/coach ratio

Hosted by The Nemacolin Golf Academy’s Director of Instruction Mike LaBella with special guest instructor:

Dr. Andrew Dulak, Business of Golf Fitness, Health & Wellness Award Winner 2022, is the owner of Dulak Physical Therapy and Golf in Pittsburgh. He’s a golf body movement specialist helping all levels of golfers maximize their fitness to perform their best on the course, stay free of injuries, and deliver more consistent shots.

$975/person (tax included)
Maximum of six guests

Thursday, May 9, 2024 Swing into Spring with Mike LaBella and Erika Larkin
PROGRAM DETAILS: One-Day Golf School | Full-swing analysis with Swing Catalyst and Trackman Technology | Chipping | Pitching | Putting | Driver | How to practice effectively | 9-hole course management with coaches


• Training and coaching apps — walk away with your lesson notes and fitness information
• Breakfast

Hosted by The Nemacolin Golf Academy’s Director of Instruction Mike LaBella with special guest instructor:

Erika Larkin, Golf Digest‘s Best Teacher In America 2023, is one of Golf Digest’s teaching staff as a regular contributor. Larkin believes that a golfer’s “true swing” is already in them. She teaches attendees how to use the simple laws of physics to create an efficient motion without tension, manipulation, or mechanical thoughts. Bridging old school with new school ideas, Erika shows golfers how to let momentum do the work.

$1,199/person (tax included) 
Maximum of eight guests

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 8am-1pm or 2pm-7pm FlowCode with Mike LaBella and Dr. Rick Sessinghaus
Session 1 — Geared toward tournament level players; 8am-1pm
Session 2 — Open to all other players; 2pm-7pm

PROGRAM INCLUDES: Training and coaching apps — walk away with personalized lesson notes and fitness information — Access to FlowCode training page — Learn FlowCode… an educational presentation from Rick on FlowCode frameworks and stories from working with Collin Morikawa — Train FlowCode… Mental drills and games using FocusCalm EEG technology on the range, short game area and putting green — Integrate FlowCode… Put the FlowCode principles to the test in simulated pressure situations on the range and on the golf course.

Hosted by The Nemacolin Golf Academy’s Director of Instruction Mike LaBella with special guest instructor:

Dr. Rick Sessinghaus, Golf Digest Best Teacher in America, is a PGA member who has been coaching for more than 28 years. He has combined his coaching of technical skills with his expertise in the mental performance side of golf to help all level golfers play better and enjoy the game more. He authored Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game and is the founder of FlowCode, a neuroscience-based system of performance strategies, principles, and techniques.

$799/person, per session (tax included)

Students in these special school sessions receive discounts on luxury room accommodations. Learn more at

To register for these Premier Golf School sessions, please email


Nestled among 2,200 scenic acres within the Allegheny Mountains and picturesque Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin offers diverse and luxurious lodging options, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star Lautrec and Four-Star Aqueous; and an expansive art collection for resort guests to enjoy. Nemacolin is home to two of the Northeast’s most lauded and scenic golf courses: Mystic Rock (a Golf Digest “Editors’ Choice” selection and past host of the PGA TOUR’s 84 Lumber Classic) and Shepherd’s Rock, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye and showcasing thrilling shot values and unforgettable natural panoramic views of the region. The golf experience at Nemacolin perfectly complements an adventurous, rewarding vacation that can also include a range of activities such as canopy tours, a ropes course, off-road Jeep adventures, fly-fishing, swimming, sporting clays and instruction, a wildlife safari tour, gaming at The Casino, and much more. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa and Salon or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts a private airstrip and 35,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats.

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