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Golf Performance

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The Balance & Believe Golf Academy is about more than just mechanics. It’s about building balanced players both on and off the golf course. We recognize how important the mechanics are, but we feel being a balanced person in all walks of life will lead to better play on the golf course.  Golf is an incredible sport and it can teach us something new everyday.  It also provides a platform for new relationships, business deals, charitable work, and an opportunity for the players to give back to the game of golf.

Our Story

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I have been in and around golf my entire life.  I am the son of a PGA professional.  I worked as a Caddie on the PGA and Nationwide Tours. I worked on the other side of the business as a sales representative and club fitter.  I received an incredible education from Hazelden Addiction Center as a recovering alcoholic.  It is my belief that by blending all of these experiences I have gained through life, we have developed a way for players to develop and achieve any goal they have in both golf and life.


There is a strategy that I use for putting together how a player should develop. We live in a world that is about speed and distance and then try to figure it out from there.  This is a philosophy for not only the top players. Playing your best in High School, or in the Club Championship, the State Amateur Championship or even the Husband & Wife Tournament at your local Country Club make up the bulk of golfers.  The Professional Tours and the highest levels make up such a small portion of the golfing public, so why would we intimidate golfers with big words, fancy technology and teaching methods when making the ball go forward and in the air is a huge accomplishment for most?  Our strategy is simply and starts at the green and works backwards towards the tee. No matter what level you are at when you come see us at the Balance & Believe Golf Academy, we will work diligently to help you accomplish your goals in golf, fitness, nutrition, and in life. We look forward to working with you.


-Derek Schnarr 

Golf Instruction

Component training

Component training is the primary tool

of the Balance & Believe philosophy. Component training selects the most important/relevant components of students' goals and lives and forces them to evaluate those categories honestly to scale. When students have reason to believe an area of their lives is below another, we hold the belief that it will affect their balance and therefore their overall performance.

Component Training
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Recommended Schedules

We are happy to provide our clients with suggested practice schedules to keep their skills sharp.  We also have a list of tournaments we recommend.  Click below for the current schedule.

Practice Plans

club fitting

We are excited to offer you the latest in equipment from Callaway Golf,  the most innovative equipment manufacturer on the market. Additionally, we have the latest Trackman radar technology to  Our Certified Callaway Fitters are prepared to help you find more distance, hit straighter shots, and have more fun on the golf course.

Club Fitting

B&B 36 Program

The idea behind Balance & Believe 36 is for Junior Golfers to have one simple goal: shoot 36. The only competition is yourself, and once you accomplish this goal, you Level Up.

Junior Golf Program
Golf Instructors

Our Instructors

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