Barla Golf Academy
Scott Barla, a PGA Professional, loves all aspects of golf and is passionate about coaching golf which is why he founded Barla Golf Academy. Bringing over 30 years of experience, Scott is a graduate of the Ferris State Professional Golf Management program and he attained his Class “A” PGA Member status in 1996. In 2016, he founded Barla Golf Academy as a year-round, Pro-Level Training Facility for his students and serious golf enthusiasts. Barla Golf Academy is a PGA Certified Indoor Training Facility.
Coach Barla enjoys coaching golfers from all ages and skill levels, including juniors to seniors. View Coaching Lessons & Classes Available.
Scott Barla uses industry-leading “Pro-Level” technology to help improve the skills and abilities of his students.
In addition to coaching, Scott is also a Certified Club Fitter for many of the leading golf brands and offers custom Club Fitting services. Learn why Custom Club Fitting Services are Essential for All Players
Scott does a great job of providing a competitive and fun environment for junior golfers. Our 10 year old son plays competitive golf and has been to Scott's golf camps and received private lessons. Each time he enjoyed learning something new about the game and felt like he was improving. Scott has also been a tremendous resource in fitting our son for the correct equipment given his skill level and goals. Whenever we had questions or requests, Scott was always timely with his responses and provided valuable insight to help us make the best investment in our son's game.
After taking lessons from Scott, my game has improved a lot. My handicap has gone down 18 points. Scott has helped me with my swing, stance and hand placement. Seeing myself on video, I am able to see my swing from different views. Scott points out areas I can improve, as well as good parts of my swing that I need to continue. His training has made a great improvement in my game.
I will be taking lessons from him again to work on my game. I know I will continue to improve.
We first met Scott Barla when he started giving our son golf lessons close to 9 years ago. Scott taught our son the fundamentals of golf at an early age. Our son is currently playing competitive golf on multiple junior tours successfully thanks to Scott’s direction. He has a great understanding of how to teach young golfers the skills as well as the rules of the game. He addresses all aspects the golf game whether it be physical or mental as well as the proper equipment needed for our son’s individual game. He is very creative with his teaching techniques. He is great working with group lessons or on an individual basis. We would highly recommend Scott as a golf instructor no matter what level of player you are. He has been both incredibly professional while remaining personable. He has been an integral piece of our son’s development as a golfer.
I have worked with Scott for 2 years. He has helped me with my golf game. When I started I was a 14 handicap and I got down to a 9. He also work with my wife (who is not a golfer).She enjoyed the lessons. I was fitted for new irons at his new facility. It is very professional. I look forward to working with Scott this winter.
I have enjoyed working with Scott over the past couple of years. His instructions have helped me be more consistent with my golf swing and putting stroke. I especially like the videos. It helps to see what I am actually doing and I can review them later as needed.
Scott did a great job of helping me improve my game. He also did a great job in fitting me for the new clubs that I really love. Thanks so much.
We met Scott Barla and started working with him about 3 years ago when our son was a freshman in high school. Scott has always been professional, knowledgeable and helpful in providing ways to improve our son’s golf game. After growing 5 inches in one year, we worked with Scott to find a new set of clubs that would fit him properly. Scott spent a ton of time trying out several different head and shaft combinations. We ended up with a set of clubs that shaved strokes off his score. I highly recommend Scott and the Barla Golf Academy for all your instruction and club fitting needs.
Barla Golf Academy
Coach Barla founded Barla Golf Academy to provide his students and Indy’s golf enthusiasts Pro-Level Golf Technology for year-round training. In addition to Leading-Edge, Golf Simulators, this innovative indoor training facility includes:
- Foresight Sports GCQuad Launch Monitor
- Foresight Sports GC2 Launch Monitor + HMT
- Smart2Move Force Plates
- CoachNow software to track & store your personal lesson data for future reference.
Pro Level Technology
Technology, both electronic and non-electronic, play a substantial role in Coach Barla’s approach to instruction. Whether it’s dialing in ball flight metrics with the Foresight GCQuad or logging personalized key teaching points with the CoachNow app, Scott uses technology to deliver superior comprehensive instruction and help you get most out of your lesson.
Lessons / Private & Group / Camps
With the declining art of human interaction and in-person coaching, Coach Barla provides his adult and junior students with an accelerated process to play golf for business, recreation for life-long happiness. He uniquely blends a combination of technical training with on-the-course and off-the-course instruction, Combined with his love and passion for golf, Coach Barla continues to push himself as a coach to help bring the best out in his students. Individual and Group lessons are available. Coach Barla also coaches Junior PGA students and Local Golf Camps.
Custom Club Fitting Services
When it comes to purchasing golf equipment, opting for a custom club fitting is the most impactful decision you can make. Leading PGA professionals like Scott Barla are bringing this technology to an ever-increasing segment of the golfing world. You might not think your game warrants this level of precision, but all players benefit from having properly fitted clubs. There’s a lot of exceptional equipment out there, but custom club fitting ensures that you are purchasing the right equipment.
Book A Lesson
For the convenience of our students, all of Coach Barla’s lessons are booked online. Private and Group Lessons are availalbe for Adults & Juniors including Off-Site Corporate Clinics.
In addition to Simulator bookings, our new Indoor Training Facility is offering Adult, Junior and Family memberships. Barla Golf Academy Memberships provide year-round training with Pro-Level Training simulators & technology.