Suite Shots Golf Academy


At Suite Shots, we lead the region in custom golf club fitting and club sales.  Puttview technology along with Foresight launch monitor data will position us to offer the most detailed and accurate club fitting experience in the region. Contact us at 701.892.7039.

Jim Bigelow
PGA Professional
Lucas Johnson
Assistant Golf Professional
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SS Individual Lessons

Adult Individual Lessons

• 45 Minutes  $100  1 Lesson
• 45 Minutes  $380  4 Lesson Package
• 45 Minutes   $740  8 Lesson Package

Junior Individual Lessons (Ages 18 & Younger)

• 45 Minutes  $60  1 Lesson

Warm-up and Cool-down range time is included in the price.  

SS Elite Junior Golf Academy
with Tom Porten & Lucas Johnson

Using a community-based learning approach, our goal is to sharpen a players skills to prepare them for competitive and collegiate level golf. 

The Academy meets 8 times a month, with 2 of those times meeting at Suite Shots to utilize the technology not found anywhere else in town to learn about the technical side of golf. There will also be a strength training aspect of the academy. This will be a combination of onsite and offsite training.

The Academy will be split into semesters, summer and winter, and have limited participants.
Players must fill out an
 application/ resume to be considered.

Cost will be $2,500 for the semester. 


Tom's Experience

  • Teaching Professional, Edgewood Golf Course
  • Director of Programming, El Zagal Golf Course
  • 2021 Director of Instruction, Fargo Country Club
  • 25+ years as a Director of Golf Operations/Head Men & Women’s Coach - All Division I
  • 1991 - 2006 Cleveland State University
  • 2006 - 2007 University of Akron
  • 2007 - 2008 Kent State University
  • 2009 - 2019 Northern Illinois University Teaching, Coaching & Mentoring are several of my passions.

    I have extensive instructional experience, so when the Johnson family asked me to be a part of developing a program to help the junior golfers in the Fargo/Moorhead area utilizing the technology at Suite Shots with the local parks district facilities I was “all in.”

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Special Instructional Programs

“PGA Hope” Program at Suite Shots

Introduce the game of golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being
Secure corporate sponsors and PGA Grants to cover program costs

LPGA - USGA Girls Golf Club

Program to introduce the game of golf to girls ages 6-17
June session $80
July session $80
June and July sessions together $150