Sam Foley has offered his golf lessons for over 40 years at the legendary Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville. (Photos by Walker Photography)

At Purgatory Golf Club, Sam Foley Brings Expertise and a Pure Love of the Game

Sam Foley always found his way onto a golf course, someway, somehow. Foley found safe haven in the fairways and greens, and he brings that same calm feeling into his golf instruction classes.

Possessing four decades of hands-on experience in golf, Foley offers his lessons at the legendary Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville. Foley has one of the best golf academies in Hamilton County, and this opportunity has brought much joy to the process once more.

At Purgatory, Foley has the chance to provide elite golf craftsmanship, while also having a place to practice his craft daily.

“I feel like I’ve prepared my whole life to start my golf academy at Purgatory,” Foley said. “It’s almost a new beginning for me. I’m 62 years old and have never been more excited.”

Foley has played golf throughout his life, including in high school, college and the professional level – 40 years of experience within the sport, which has made his academy well-known.

“It can range anywhere from a half-hour lesson learning to hit better, to a full-day golf experience,” Foley said of his lessons at Purgatory. “You can come out and spend the morning with me, have lunch, then go out again on the course in the afternoon. Immersive golf experiences are a lot of fun for a lot of people.”

Foley offers a free program for the sixth lesson if you buy five, and his array of options to better your golf game is appealing for any level.

“People are very particular with who they want to take lessons from,” Foley said. “You have to build up a level of trust.”

Foley’s hands-on approach, paying attention to every detail while having fun in the process, is why Purgatory is sought out for one-on-one or group sessions. Not only will he help you relax in a high-pressure situation like golf, but Foley also always gets the best out of his prospective clients.

“With my five-star system, I have a program that’s really foolproof,” Foley said. “I can get people to break their habits in one swing. It’s very rewarding because sometimes they’re very despondent about their golf situation.”

He believes having Purgatory as the backdrop for his lessons takes the experience to the next level.

“Purgatory Golf Club is one of the top golf courses in the United States,” Foley said. “What I love about the Purgatory practice facility – that’s where most lessons take place – is that it’s all-inclusive. You have a wonderful short-game area. For putting, there is a great putting green. For full swing, [Purgatory] has a driving range that’s 100-yards wide and 300-yards long. Any shot that you would encounter on the Purgatory golf course, you can practice it before you decide to go play it. It’s everything I would need for my comprehensive golf learning experience.”

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