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 25th 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.

2020 Rates and Packages

Individual Lessons

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

Individual Lesson Packages

Four 40 Minute Lessons: $225
Seven 40 Minute Lessons: $380
Ten 40 Minute Lessons: $525
Four 60 Minute Lessons: $300
Seven 60 Minute Lessons: $520
Ten 60-Minute Lessons: $700

Group Lessons (2-6 Students)

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

Junior Lessons (Ages 7-17)

40 Minute Lesson: $50

* Lessons must be redeemed by October 31, 2020
* $10 additional charge for emailed video comparisons
* No refunds

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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 the Grant Shafranski Golf Academy at Columbia Golf Course and the Director for The First Tee of the Twin Cities. Aaron played collegiate golf at Northern Michigan University. He started his career with The First Tee of Minneapolis as Assistant Coach in 2015 and has since been working with golfers of all ages and skill levels. Aaron is in the PGA Apprentice program working to become a Class-A PGA Member.

Aaron uses TrackMan technology to help break down the details of each individual swing by evaluating distance, speed, angles, and more. 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 courses around the country. Off the course, Aaron loves to travel and to spend time with his friends, family, and his new puppy. He also enjoys rooting for any and all Wisconsin sports teams—don’t hold it against him!

2020 Rates and Packages

Adult (18+)

60-min Lesson – $90
4 60-min Lessons – $280
8 60-min Lessons – $480
9-Hole Playing Lesson (2 hour limit)– $140  OR  $100 w/ purchase of package

Adult Groups

2-6 Players – $120/hr
Four 60-min Lessons AND one 9-hole Playing Lesson (2-4 players) – $600total

Youth (18 and under)

60-min Lesson – $65
3- 60min Lessons – $165
5- 60min Lessons- $250

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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!