GPS Golf Academy

GPS Golf Academy

5.0 (3)
4 hires on Lessons.com
4 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

The GPS Golf Academy, (part of GPS 501-c-3) utilizing facilities at the Sun City Country Club, focuses specifically on junior golf development. 

Our kid coaching specialists understand the challenges young golfers face.  Our curriculum and lesson structure is based on fun, builiding confidence and strengthening golf's fundamentals, which is reflected in our company's name (Grip Posture Swing GPS)

1. Being responsible for putting smiles on faces.

2. Watching students build confidence, not only in their golf game but socially as well.

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Credentials

Sun City, AZ 85351
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Mike Beeny

    Scott is a good instructor that uses tools that improve your skills and make it easy to understand.

  • Ava Williams

    Scott I see great! Very knowledgeable and very patient.

  • Teresa F

    He makes lessons fun and interesting for kids



FAQs


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

Evaluate and assess strengths and weaknesses, in a player's game.

Consolidate golf's fundamentals, focusing on Grip, Posture and Swing.

Discuss goals for golf development and set goals to work towards.

Usually, the first 4 lessons cover each discipline (putting, chipping, full swing and driver)


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

15 years teaching kids aged 3-17

7 years as an Academy supervisor, coach, coach-trainer, curriculum designer and mentor


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

Group lessons $15 per hour

Private lessons $40 per hour


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching English as a Foreign Language and after moving to the U.S. in 2010 began teaching golf at an indoor golf academy.  

I've always loved teaching and golf, so when I had the opportunity to combine the two, I relished the chance to be able to enjoy both as a vocation.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners to Advanced.

Kids as young as 2

Ladies aged 30+ beginning for the first time

High School Golf Teams

7 year old competing in the USKids World Championships


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

After 5 beginner lessons I organised for a student to play out on the course.  This student, only 6 years, old played her 2nd hole, lights out, landing her 2nd shot in the greenside bunker.  After playing out of the bunker and 2 putting for a bogey, she turned to me as said "I can do better than that."

When I looked over at her grandparents who were driving the cart along side us, it looked like their smiles were going to take over their faces.


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

Hire someone with kids teaching experience.  Golf can be a bit daunting to take up for the first time.  It has to be fun with lots of games and fun.
You don't have to buy equipment to start.  Hire someone who provides equipment (which is the correct size) to start.

Coach should be encouraging, patient, inspiring, fun and knowledgable.


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

I don't think students need to think through questions.  They should discuss all questions with thier teachers about all their needs.


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