What You'll Learn
My areas of teaching are:
are different levels of “beginner.” This can be someone who has never picked
up a club before, or someone who has played a few times with little or no
instruction. Lessons will cover the fundamentals first. The student will learn
grip, stance, posture, alignment and ball position. Some beginners may also
need instruction to cover the rules and golf etiquette.
experience can very greatly. This person may be proficient in rules and
etiquette, but shoots high scores (over 100 for 18 holes). A check of the
fundamentals is the first step. Next, the student will learn the basics of the
proper swing. Swing correction drills may be recommended.
Players who average in the 90's fall into this category. Lessons begin with a quick check of the set-up. The students swing will then be evaluated to determine what area needs improvement. The student may study the hip turn as well as plane, path and ball-flight laws. Drills and practice routines will be recommended.
Lessons are for kids (ages 6 to 15) who fall into either the beginner or high-handicap definition. The approach for a junior can vary greatly as a young persons’ pace of learning tends to vary. There are also considerations for strength and coordination
Lessons are available from beginner to advanced level. The beginner will learn the fundamentals of grip, stance, posture, alignment and ball position. Rules and golf etiquette will be covered if desired. Intermediate players will be taught the proper swing. Adjustments to overcome strength limitations will be covered if needed. Advanced players may be evaluated with video.
The most efficient
way to lower scores is with a solid short game. The student will
learn proper chipping and pitching methods. The importance of these skills and
their impact on scoring will be covered.
The putting stroke
is not nearly as structured as the swing. Still there are some basics principles
that hold true for nearly every good putter. These principles as well as the
mental aspects of the “target” will be discussed and put into practice.
is best learned on the golf course itself. A playing lesson is the recommended
way to teach this often overlooked aspect of scoring. Factors such as wind,
elevation, lie-angle and trouble shots will be covered. The concept of
risk/reward will be a main topic of discussion.
Psychology of Scoring
Also covered with
a playing lesson is the psychology of scoring. Here the student will learn about
“the zone” and how to get there. The concepts of course vs. practice,
“staying out of your own way,” and gaining control by giving up control will