There are two groups of golf instruction: improving ball flight or teaching a method. I teach ball flight correction. Teaching a "method" is like trying to make all of one's students look like a certain model. That doesn't mean it won't work but it is a long term approach. I want to play golf better now and I know you do, too. My students improve immediately because I start with a person's ball flight and then make the proper adjustments in the proper order. I use the swing plane as a reference for my analysis and come up with the proper diagnosis and plan for my students to improve. And they always do. Why? Because the correct change properly affects the player's ball flight.
I believe that consistent improvement comes from having the correct plan, hard work and a good attitude. You need all three. Technique is better than brawn. I am not afraid to change (improve) and change should be made only if it will help you improve. Otherwise, it's just a waste of time and effort. I always look for areas to improve my own teaching and enjoy gaining knowledge about the golf swing. I know I will be a better golf instructor tomorrow than I am today.
I have had the good fortune of watching and learning from some of the game's top teachers: Rob Akins, Hank Haney, Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter and many others. I consider Hank Haney to be the best I've ever seen. In my teaching, I draw from my experiences as a student with Hank, the countless hours of studying the golf swing, the thousands of lessons I've taught, and the times I have played and caddied on the Nationwide Tour to make sure my students get the most out of their time with me.
One thing that I am complimented on a lot is my ability to explain things well or break things down to be easily understood. The simpler the better for me, and I think that most everything breaks down simple enough if we have an understanding of how things work and that comes from always asking the right questions. Part of this asking questions is putting together a plan that will take us from A to Z, a road map to develop your game.
I am committed to my students' success in achieving their goals of playing better golf. I'll make the best plan possible and we'll have fun along the way. Let's get started.
Private Lesson Rate
$120 per hour
The single most important - and frequently overlooked - full swing fundamental in golf is the setup position. I will show you the proper step-by-step illustration of what makes a great golf setup.
Your swing determines how well you hit the ball and where it goes. Can you curve it both ways? Can you hit it high or low? If not, we'll identify why and set forth a plan to improve.
Even the best players on Tour miss four or more greens per round. Good chipping can keep you from losing strokes and help you stay on pace to shoot low scores--and maybe even chip it in.
Deep rough is one of a golf courses’ best defense. Good pitching can help you throw it high and land it soft. One of the coolest shots, but also one of the hardest unless you have good technique.
Ok, you hit the green but you're a long ways a way. One of the most important yet difficult things to do is get it close from 40 plus feet away. Learn the best method of distance control that will prevent 3 putting for good.
This is an easy putt. You should make this. Do you feel any pressure? Do you have the Yips? Let's identify it and fix it! You can and will make every 3 foot putt from now on.
Tour players play out of perfect bunkers do you? Is your technique good enough to get it close? It can be. It's easier than you think.
What do you think on the golf course? Or do you? Learn to play to your strengths and see your scores drop immediately.