About Advanced Lessons

As a golfer who regularly scores between 70-80:

  • You have an effective swing and are competent with all the shots tee-to-green.
  • The next step is to identify a fundamental common to all your swings that compromises them resulting in added strokes.

The learning approach you’ll need for improvement:

  • Advanced golf instruction from our school takes us through your entire game.
  • You and your professional assess putting, chipping, approach shots, and full swing with woods and irons.
  • Together we will identify a factor that is common to all your shots (e.g. grip, alignment, etc.) or a specific shot that is costing you strokes (e.g. long irons, fairway woods, etc.).

Why you should choose Heartland:

  • You will enjoy these three days devoted exclusively to your game. This total focus will prove revealing and enlightening. New clarity is achieved. Hands-on experience confirms that the golf lessons you are learning produce the shot improvement leading to score improvement.
  • With classes limited to 4 players, each player receives personalized golf instruction. This allows us to work with you one-on-one and results in gratifying improvement confirming Heartland was the right choice for you.  We are easy to reach and just minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Enroll Today

Golf Improvement to fit your schedule:
Our classes comprise a 3-day golf improvement experience.
They are scheduled each Monday through Wednesday and Friday through Sunday.
We begin at 9:00 a.m., concluding each day at 3:00 p.m.

Tuition:
Tuition for the three-day school is $695.00.
Includes your daily lunch with us at Annbriar’s Smokehouse Restaurant. 

The remarkable golf instruction you receive makes this an unequalled value.

Two ways to enroll:

  • We are always pleased to speak with golfers.
    You can call us at: (314) 453-0705.
  • Enroll online with payment by check. CLICK HERE

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Meet Your Instructor

Each year hundreds of players choose Heartland Golf Schools.  Beginners find that it provides and easy way to understand and develop and effective golf swing and the use of their golf clubs.  Experienced players find an improved level of clarity about their game and valuable improvements for a more satisfying round.

Ed LeBeau founded Heartland Golf Schools at Annbriar Golf Course in 1996. Annbriar is one of the area’s finest courses and has excellent facilities for the golf school.

Over the span of these years, many alumni continue to choose Heartland Golf Schools when they are working on game improvement.



It is closing on 20 years that Ed has been a student of golf professional Manuel de la Torre. Manuel is the PGA of America’s first recipient of their National Teacher of the Year award.  

Significantly, Manuel is among but a few instructors inducted into both the PGA Hall of Fame as well as the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.

Ed was attracted to de la Torre’s instruction because it proved to accomplish two critical objectives better than any alternative available then or now:

  • it de-­mystified the golf swing making it easy to understand and
  • it simplified the golf swing making it easy for players to experience improvement.

Manuel’s approach to golf instruction is straightforward:

  1. Golf is a game of sending the ball to a target.
  2. The club is solely responsible for controlling the ball.
  3. Teach the golfer how to use the club to control the ball.

This approach is called “club-focused” instruction. It has stood the test of time for almost 100 years since its development by World Golf Hall of Fame instructor, Ernest Jones.

De la Torre is the world’s most renowned expert on Jones’

Lineage from Ernest Jones
Ernest Jones and Manuel de la Torre

golf instruction and has further enhanced that instruction based on his more than 50 years experience.

All classes are conducted exclusively by Ed LeBeau. We want each player to benefit directly from Ed’s almost two decades of game improvement for golfers. Even on the first morning of their session, golfers experience their game already improving.

Daily Agenda

Day 1

–Morning

We get to know you and discuss your ideas about the golf swing.

Our first golf instruction session is devoted to swing principles that are common to all shots. We then begin to apply these principles to your putting stroke. Players find their putting improves immediately.

–Afternoon

In the afternoon we enlarge the swing from putting to chipping.  The session begins with a presentation on setup and grip.

Players discover that their chipping improves almost immediately as they realize they are applying the same swing principles they used in putting.  Putting and chipping become seamless with the only significant difference being the size of the swing.

The day concludes with a return to the classroom where, with the assistance of their golf coach, players record key golf lessons from the day in their Learning Log.  This written record both aids in making the learning experience more impactful but is also an invaluable reference for practicing in the days following this 3-day program. 

Day 2

–Morning

We begin with a recap of Day 1. Your progress from the first day is reinforced as your coach takes you through drills and provides golf instruction feedback for your improvement.

–Afternoon

In the afternoon, we again increase the length of the swing’s arc to achieve a full swing. Player’s find again that the fundamentals learned for putting and chipping are common to the full swing.  They experience the consistency and seamless quality developing in their game.  The swing becomes simpler and shots improve.

The day concludes with a return to the classroom where, with the assistance of their golf coach, players record key golf lessons from the day in their Learning Log.  This written record both aids in making the learning experience more impactful but is also an invaluable reference for practicing in the days following this 3-day program. 

Day 3

–Morning

We return to the practice tee to reinforce the prior day’s lesson on full swing. Players now experience how that swing applies to all the irons and woods.

–Afternoon

By this point, players have learned to produce an effective swing that allows them to control the direction of both their putts and approach shots. This block of instruction now addresses reading greens, distance control, and bunkers.

The day concludes with a return to the classroom where, with the assistance of their golf coach, players record key golf lessons from the day in their Learning Log.  This written record both aids in making the learning experience more impactful but is also an invaluable reference for practicing in the days following this 3-day program.

Curriculum Objectives

Curriculum Objectives

  • My understanding of my golf swing has never been simpler.
  • I have experienced myself making the golf swing I have been taught.
  • I am hitting better golf shots and more of them than I ever have.
  • I did not hit every shot correctly, but when I didn’t I understood why and what to do about it.
  • I’m much more confident and consistent on the golf course.