Why Am I Qualified to Teach You About Golf?
I have been working as a golf professional since 1991.
My friends and family were surprised when right after graduating from college I announced that I wanted to become a golf pro (considering I didn’t play much golf at the time). I had played football and baseball throughout high school and college and graduated with a degree in Economics.
But a career in golf appealed to me, so I decided to pursue it. I became a PGA apprentice and worked my way through the PGA program getting elected to membership as a Class A in 1998.
During my twenty-five years as a golf professional, I have worked at both public and private golf clubs. I have been involved in every aspect of the golf business including operations, merchandising, personal play and teaching. I have taught thousands of lessons during my career from complete beginners to more advanced players.
My teaching experience includes:
- Individual lessons
- Junior golf programs
- Ladies’ clinics
- Men’s clinics
- Coaching (women’s high school golf team)
- Adult Continuing Education Programs
I find it very rewarding when students and fellow players improve their game, master a particular shot or tell me about a great round of golf they played.
My goal is to reach even more players to help you learn or improve your game. Because whether you are a 36 handicap, 3 handicap or somewhere in between, there is nothing better than a day spent on the golf course.
- No two students are the same, so I teach the basic techniques using each individual’s natural abilities to build their game.
- I never change someone’s swing. Your swing is like your fingerprint – yours and yours alone.
- The goal is to take your natural swing and create rhythm and consistency.
- I build a player’s game around the basic fundamentals (grip, set up, aim, posture, balance).
- Once the fundamentals are in place, we work on each area of the game from full swing to putting.
- I have a very relaxed teaching style using lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement to build confidence.
How I Teach
When I teach someone to play golf I always start with the end goal in mind…ensure my student has fun and enjoys the experience of playing golf. If you aren’t having fun, why would you continue to play?
My objective is…
- Keep things simple.
- Take as much time as a student needs to explain and demonstrate aspects of the game.
- Have you learn at your own pace.
- Focus on one element of the game at a time.
- Create a fun learning environment.
Because what I really want you to be able to do is…go play!
Learn more about taking golf lessons with me.