Private Lessons

One-on-one private instruction is available for students seeking to better their playing ability. Our Professional Staff can tailor a program to each student's needs, but offers a standard 45-minute lesson to cover any aspect of the game; putting, short game, irons, or woods; or we can take the learning environment to the course with one of our playing lessons (9 or 18 holes). Learning to play the game properly and manage your skills on the course will help you play better and have more fun!
* We ARE still doing private instruction practicing Social Distancing guidelines. Programs (Operation 36/Get Golf Ready, etc) are temporarily on hold due to Covid-19, and dates may be subject to change*
Bret Templeton, PGA Director of Instruction
Tim Dale, PGA Head Golf Professional
Josh Price, PGA Associate Assistant Professional


  • Students 16 & over: 45 minutes - $75.00 | +$25 for non-members
  • w/ Trackman 16 & over: 1 Hour - $100  | + 15 for non-members
  • Children 15 & under: 30 minutes - $30.00 | +$15 for non-members
  • w/ Trackman 15 & under: 30 minutes - $45  | + $10 for non-members
  • Playing Lesson: 9 holes - $100.00 | 18 holes - $175.00

Lesson Packages: Packages can be customized to fit your needs

Club Fitting

Have your next set of clubs custom fit at The Federal Club using the latest Trackman 4!  We analyze shaft flex, shaft length, lie angle and grip size. We currently fit for Mizuno,PING, and Titleist irons and PING and Titleist woods and hybrids. Titleist, PING, and Mizuno woods, hybrids and wedges are always in stock! We can also order Callaway or TaylorMade equipment.


  •          45 Minute Individual Club Fitting: $35
  •          90 Minute Full Set Fitting: $70
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TFC Golf Academy

TFC Golf Academy was founded in Fall 2017, with the introduction of the Operation 36 Coaching Platform. Our Academy offers instructional programs for Juniors ages 4-17 as well as Ladies and Men of every skill level. Our Professional Staff is excited to help our members and families grow their skills and love for the game of golf through our first-class programs!

The Platform works for players of ALL AGES and SKILL LEVELS! Social or Competitive players can learn and develop their ability and enjoyment of the game through the simple and structured framework and curriculum of TFC Golf Academy. We believe in three core tenets to developing and loving the game of golf:

Playing: In Operation 36, we play TFC Matches to test skills being learned by challening players to shoot PAR (36) or better for 9 holes. All players start from 25 yards and progress to longer yardages once the objective is achieved!

Learning: Our Classes provide a small group environment (6:1 student-coach ratio) to learn and develop golf skills through the Operation 36 curriculum. Players advance through six (6) progressive Levels, demonstrating competency to their Coach for each of the 12 skill objectives. Skill objectives include: Posture, Grip, Alignment, Putting, Green Reading, Power, Ball Flight, Work Ethic, Mastery, Honor, Fitness & Nutrition, and Performance (TFC Matches).

Training: Supervised Practices are structured training sessions with their Coach, which allow students to gain feedback from their Coach to ensure efficient and proper practice.

Academy Programs

Please click the links (seasons) below for dates and description.


Ladies Operation 36:

Get Golf Ready:

Game Improvement Series:
DATES (Year Round)


Birdie Basics:

Operation 36:

PGA Junior Camps:

Competitive Prep:


Game Improvement Series:

Get Golf Ready:


Learning in a group setting is a fantastic alternative to private instruction! Group instruction is available for our members and their business associates or family gatherings, as well as non-member groups. If you would like to schedule a clinic with our Professional Staff, please call the Golf Shop, (804) 798-4996, or email our Director of Instruction, Bret Templeton, PGA at Bret@thefederalclub.com.


  • Group Instruction: 2-5 players, 60 minutes - $100.00
  • Clinics: 6-8 players, 60 minutes - $120.00 | *9-12 players - $200.00 *2 Instructors
*Clinics can be customized to fit your needs.



Backswing Drill
Downswing Drill
Impact Drill
Putting Distance Control Drill

This Putting Drill is great for everyone but especially juniors and beginners!

Online Lessons:  (Video analysis with voice over, slow motion, and the ability to draw circles/lines).

Member Price$40 for 10-15 minute analysis

Non-Member Price: $55 for 10-15 minute analysis

*Each follow up online lesson that you send after your initial online lesson will only be $25 ($40 for non-members) so that you can continue to improve-change doesn't happen all at once!*

When recording, please try to have your camera stationary, directly in line with the hands and hand height for down the line swings, and hand height right in front of the ball for face on swings. Please send at least one face on and one down the line swing. Please send normal video (no V1, Youtube, etc.) that you take on your phone, Ipad, or camera.

Please email swings for Online Lessons to Bret@thefederalclub.com.