Minneapolis Golf offers group golf lessons for adults and junior golf programs for youth taught by accomplished golf professionals. Minneapolis Golf also offers private golf lessons with the pros. Email our golf pros directly to schedule private lessons.

Erik ToftnerErik Toftner, PGA

PGA Teaching Professional – Grant Shafranski Golf Academy Lead Instructor – The First Tee of the Twin Cities Hiawatha Learning Center Email: etgolfpro@gmail.com Phone: 612-250-1309 Erik Toftner is entering his 17th year as a PGA Golf Professional. Erik attended Scottsdale Community College on a golf scholarship and worked at several golf schools in Arizona before becoming a PGA certified instructor. Erik started his professional teaching career at Hillcrest and Mendakota Country Club prior to joining the professional golf staff at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Erik is a well-known leader in the junior golf community giving his personal attention to students identifying what they need to bring their game to the next level. Erik uses video analysis in all his lessons and teaches year round accepting appointments from all levels of golfers including beginners and advanced players. When he is not on the lesson tee, he continues to play competitive golf in the Minnesota PGA section and has won numerous section events.

2019 Rates and Packages

Individual Lessons

40 Minute Lesson: $60 60 Minute Lesson: $80 9-Hole Playing Lesson: $150

Individual Lesson Packages

Three 40 Minute Lessons: $165 Seven 40 Minute Lessons: $360 Ten 40 Minute Lessons: $500 Three 60 Minute Lessons: $225 Four 60 Minute Lessons: $300 Seven 60 Minute Lessons: $500 Ten 60-Minute Lessons: $650

Group Lessons (2-6 Students)

One 60 Minute Lesson: $120 Four 60 Minute Lessons: $440

Junior Lessons (Ages 7-17)

30 Minute Lesson: $30

Coaching Package

One lesson per week, including one playing lesson per month (May 1-Oct 1) 40 Minute Lesson: $800 60 Minute Lesson: $1000 2 Person: $1500

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Aaron ShafranskiAaron Shafranski

Teaching Professional – Grant Shafranski Golf Academy Lead Instructor – The First Tee of the Twin Cities Columbia Learning Center Email: ashafranski@yahoo.com Phone: 608-234-7858 Aaron Shafranski is a Teaching Professional for Grant Shafranski Golf Academy and Lead Instructor for The First Tee of the Twin Cities at Columbia Golf Course. Aaron played his college golf at Northern Michigan University. He started teaching with The First Tee of Minneapolis as Assistant Coach in 2015 and has worked with golfers of all ages and skill levels. Aaron is in the PGA Apprentice program working to become a Class-A PGA Member. Aaron believes that the easiest way to improve is by simplifying the golf swing, strong fundamentals, and eliminating swing thoughts. He believes that increasing your enjoyment of the game is key to improving skills. Aaron believes in setting realistic goals and using them as building blocks to develop a better golf game. In his free time, Aaron enjoys working on his own golf game and experiencing different golf courses around the country. Off the course, Aaron enjoys traveling with friends, spending time with his family and rooting for any Wisconsin sports team (don’t hold it against him).

2019 Rates and Packages

Adult (18+)

Intro Lesson – $50 60-min Lesson – $70 Three 60-min Lessons – $180 Six 60-min Lessons  – $350 9-Hole Playing Lesson – $100 $70 w/ purchase of package

Adult Groups

2-10 Players – $100/hr Four 60-min Lessons AND one 9-hole Playing Lesson (2-4 players) – $500


30-min Lesson – $30 Four 30-min Lessons – $100 Six 30-min Lessons – $150

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Adult Golf Lessons

Learn the game of golf in a relaxed, friendly environment with the guidance of a PGA Professional. Learn more about Adult Golf Lessons.

Junior Golf Lessons

Join First Tee’s Junior Golf Academies and learn extensive golf skills by PGA Professionals through the First Tee of Minneapolis!