Golf is fun. My goal is to help students play golf with joy. To do this, I view it my responsibility to continually learn and progress as a teacher, broadening the tool box. With a simple yet comprehensive delivery, I set out to help the individual in front of me. It is my aspiration and commitment to teach students effectively so they can enjoy playing golf.
In terms of the swing, my goal is for each student to (1) understand how ball flight is a direct product of the golf swing and (2) to have an effective swing, in line with proper fundamentals, which makes sense for him or her. With this philosophy, students do not become overly dependent on a teacher and can improve through their solid understanding of their own game. Thus, leading to enjoyable golf.
The golf swing is a matching game towards the most amount of efficiency. There is no right or wrong, but there are matching and mis-matched moves.
I believe in a student centered approach to golf instruction and cater lessons towards each student’s individual goals and motivation.
This approach allows the student to take ownership of their golf game, and it allows for mutual understanding and appreciation of their goals resulting in greater enjoyment and success in the game of golf.
First-Hand Teaching Influences:
Brian Creghan Jupiter, FL
James Seickmann Naples, FL
Lynn Marriott & Pia Nilsson Scottsdale, AZ
James Ridyard Orlando, FL
Mark Sweeney Orlando, FL
Nick Clearwater Chicago, IL
Chuck Cook Glenview, IL
Michael Bennett & Andy Plummer Ironhorse CC, West Palm, FL.
Pinehurst Golf Academy Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst NC
Keith Stewart PGA Head Professional. Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, NJ.
Rick Smith Golf Academy Tiburon Resort, Naples FL
PGA Golf Management Seminars (Chuck Cook, Eric Alpenfels, Nancy Quarcelino)
Tim O’Neal PGA Master Professional, GSEM. North Shore Country Club, Glenview, IL
Michael Harbour Providence, RI
Phil Fecteau & Keith Allcock Firefly Golf Course, Seekonk, MA.
Some Favorite Teaching Books (to name a few):
Golf My Way Jack Nicklaus
The Impact Zone Bobby Clampett
The Talent Code Daniel Coyle
Practical Golf John Jacobs
The Golfing Machine Homer Kelley
Perfectly Balanced Golf Chuck Cook
Golf By Design Robert Trent Jones
Zen Golf Dr. Joseph Parent
Winning is a Choice Paul D. Meier