HuffmanGolf @ Las Sendas Golf Club

HuffmanGolf @ Las Sendas Golf Club

5.0 (6)
5 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
13 years in business

About this pro

I was a former Tour player and over the past 10 years have devoted my time and energies to studying and teaching the mechanics of the golf swing.  I show my students how to effectively use their body and club to produce an efficient and effective golf swing.  I have experience with teaching players of all levels from beginner to tour-level, men and women.

I refine/build a student’s swing on a step-by-step basis using a simple approach to make the task a student is trying to execute very clear.  My students have had great success and improvement. 

I love helping my students get better at their game but even more, I love seeing how their improvement and the challenge of the sport touch their soul as they improve.

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Credentials

Mesa, AZ 85207
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Bill Schwandt

    David was very knowledgeable and has an easy going sort of approach - helped me a lot in just one lesson!

  • Harry Wright

    Connected well with David. He identified some set up issues that immediately produced positive results. Will reach out in a few weeks for another lesson.

  • J. Maybee

    If you really want to improve your golf game and you want more than Band-Aid fixes to your swing faults, David Huffman should be your instructor of choice. In 2014 I took the advice of a young man aspiring to become a professional golfer – I made a leap of faith and travelled from VA to Phoenix AZ for a week of lessons with David. The trip was a huge success as I learned more about a good golf swing and how to execute it than I had ever learned before. David knows how to work a student through a progression of achievements, building all the time toward a better and better swing. Unlike most instructors, he has a knack for identifying root causes of swing faults and helping to correct them in the context of his general teaching – rather than simply treating effects. Through his teaching I have learned to hit a ball more solidly and consistently than I ever have before. I made a return trip in 2015 for further instruction. If you want to improve your game, David is the man to help you achieve your goals.

  • Terry Aarsby

    I started taking lessons with David Huffman a couple of years ago. Right from the first lesson I was impressed with David's knowledge and his understanding of the golf swing. He is the first instructor I have had that truly understands the golf swing and is able to pass that information along. My golf game improved more after a few lessons with David that it had in the previous 30 years of lessons. My golf game is continuing to improve now that I have a much better understanding of the golf swing. I highly recommend David for any ability of golfer.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1- learn some about my students history

2- understand their hopes and goals

3- see where the student is confused 

4- watch some shots, swings; video and begin our plan with the above information , utilizing the video to explain and begin with the first area of the swing that can benefit from our initial work.

5- finish with a clear and concise idea of what we did and how to effectively practice for progress . 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I was a former tour player, have coached for ten years with successful students and, possibly most important, was (& still am mentored) by the 2011 National PGA Instructor of the Year, Mike Malaska.

I am a certified Jack Nicklaus Academy Instructor and a certified Malaska instructor  (& Malaska Golf Academy of Las Sendas lead Instructor.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$155 for members of Las Sendas; $175 for non members.

There is a standard lesson package of buy 5 and get a sixth session free.


How did you get started teaching?

As a player working on my own game, I found that I had a great interest in understanding the game and a passion for teaching.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work and have worked with all ages and levels. I currently have men and women ages 35-75 as regular students. I also have 12-18 year olds and professional golfers. The handicaps of my students range from +4 to 30.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't look for a "deal". The better, more successful the coaches message and methods, the more value the coach.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are their goals

Are they willing to practice


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