Learn from One of the Best Golf Instructors in the Nation!

Congratulations, Ron!  Ron Gring, Director of Golf Instruction at Terravita, has been named to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 List of Instructors for the 16th consecutive year. This recognition places Ron in the most elite fraternity of Golf Instructors worldwide.

“It’s hard to believe that it has been 16 years since I was first named to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 list of instructors. It is a real source of pride for me and I am so appreciative to Golf Magazine. But more importantly, our Terravita golf instruction program is for the Members of Terravita to improve the quality of their overall health, lower their handicap and have more fun in the process. We are here to provide the highest level of expertise in that pursuit. This announcement from Golf Magazine is an important confirmation of the results of our program and the Terravita team of instructors.”

Our Director of Instruction, Ron Gring, has had many accomplishments during his career both in tournament competition and in golf instruction. Ron Gring played professionally on the American mini-tours, Asian Tour and South American Golf Tour from 1978-1985. He won the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Championship in 1989, won the Dixie Section Player of the Year Award in 1991 and was named the Gulf Coast Chapter Player of the Year in both 1990 and 1991. He also took home the Gulf Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year in 1991 and the Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year in 1991, 1996 and 2003. Ron has been a contributor to Golf Magazine since


 2003 both in the magazine itself with its Golf.com online instruction.

Ron has been named to Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Teachers every year since 2003 and has been honored with Golf Digest’s Best in State in both Alabama and in Arizona. 

Ron, along with the entire Terravita Golf Instruction & Fitness team are here to help you improve your golf game.  Whether you want to only focus on hitting the ball better to improve your golf score, improve your overall fitness level to feel better (and hit the ball better) or just want to have more fun playing golf, Terravita is a great option to improve your golf game. 

Golf Swing Analysis

– Why guess? When you can measure?

To find out what is real vs. what you feel is the secret ingredient to improvement. With our FlightScope launch monitor, MySwing 3D data capture and V1 high frame rate video capture, we can accurately diagnose and establish your individual priorities and then create a plan of improvement.

TPI fitness analysis

– You can only swing as efficiently as your body will allow.

Our TPI Golf Fitness Evaluation experts will show you why you swing the way you do, provide a path to enhanced swing efficiency, more power and your overall physical fitness will improve dramatically in the process.

Individual Programs for Individual Golfers

– There is no “The Way” there is only “Your Way”

From the information that our evaluation process provides, we will design a specific plan for your improvement, your schedule of lessons and precisely what you need to focus your attention toward to improve your game.

Contact the Terravita Golf Club if you are interested in lessons or if you would like more information about joining the Terravita Golf Club.

5 Reasons Why Tennis Is Great for All Ages

Tennis is an ideal option for anyone looking for fun outdoor sports. The low-impact exercise is great for strength training and cardio, which makes it a great sport for people at nearly every age. Even better, you can adjust each tennis game to suit your mood and skill level; one day you might play a slow, leisurely game and the next a higher-intensity, more competitive one. Here are a few more reasons why tennis is an activity to keep in mind for everyone, no matter your age.

  1. It’s a Social Sport.

There are no two ways about it; you can’t play tennis solo! Whether you go to the tennis court to play singles (you’re against one other person) or coordinate a doubles match (you and a teammate vs. two people on the opposing team), you’re almost certainly in for a good time. Tennis has a way of bringing out good-natured competition and spirited banter when played by old friends and new friends alike.

  1. Tennis Makes for Great Exercise.

Kids and young adults will love the thrill of hitting the ball and getting their hearts pumping by bouncing around the court. And adults past 45 will especially love how playing tennis can help bolster their weight management efforts, and keep weight-related diseases at bay. The regular exercise is also sure to supply players with a lot of endorphins and extra energy.

  1. It Supports Bone Health.

In addition to burning calories, tennis provides a unique form of weight-bearing exercise. This, in particular, is good for the bones, which tend to become weaker with age. You can keep them strong and even prevent bone breakage by starting a regular tennis regimen.

  1. It Can Help Keep Your Brain Sharp.

All of us, no matter our age, can benefit from activities that keep us mentally engaged. But the older we get, the more intentional we often need to be about exercising our minds. Tennis provides an opportunity to practice tactical thinking and keep your brain dexterous. This makes it a truly great exercise for seniors.

  1. Tennis Can Improve Balance & Coordination.

The pros make it look easy to run around the tennis court, swing the racket, and score some points. But all of the technique and physical movement in tennis requires a good deal of balance and coordination. The only way to improve in these areas is to continue practicing, and when you do, you’ll start to notice you’re more in control of your body. This can also help reduce your chances of falling and hurting yourself, which is a concern as we get older.

Whatever stage of life you’re in, tennis can be a great fit for your exercise needs. If you’re retired, it might be the perfect time to get back into – or start new with – a hobby like tennis. The best way to learn is to take lessons from a USPTA instructor, and we have one on staff at Terravita Golf & Country Club for our members. If you are looking to move to an active community, Contact us to learn more!