Gregg Downey turned professional in 1986 after a successful collegiate career. Member of the Portland State Vikings Golf Team in 1981-86. Named team captain and achieved NCAA All-American status in 85’ & 86”. Winner of four collegiate tournaments and the 1986 Portland City Amateur Championship. Recognized as one of the Northwest's top Amateur golfers. Turned professional in 1986 to continued his play on various mini-tours home and abroad. In 1990 he turned his focus to teaching and learning more about the golf swing and how to communicate his understanding of the swing and playing abilities to his students. It is his success on the golf course that has motivated him to pass that passion for the game on to his students and help them enjoy their success on the golf course. Cause & Effect Golf is dedicated to identifying, focusing and understanding the root cause that can inhibit one’s ability to better golf. Improvement can be achieved by establishing a well-balanced step by step approach for the student. With the proper identification of the key movements and focusing on practice drills improvement can be achieved.
Golf is a great game that can be experienced by people of all levels. I have learned so much over the 40 years of playing and the teaching the game that it gives me a great thrill to pass that knowledge on to players. From working with beginners showing them how fun it is to the advance players that are playing competitively I love sharing my knowledge with each individual.
Although I've only had one lesson. I've put what we worked on into my practice and game and I've seen improvement in my distance and control. I look forward to my next lesson.
Gregg was a very patient instructor !
I had a 1 hour lesson , I originally thought that might be too long . It went by very quickly for me . We went over by a good 20 minutes . Gregg was very relaxed , very patient and gave me great instructions . Now to go to the range and put it into practice 🤔🏌️♀️
Gregg seamlessly blended theory and technique with who I am as a golfer.
My first step is to understand what golf means to my student. Do they play once a week, once a month or once a year? Do they have goals or want to establish goals?
After I have a better understanding of my student then I decide how to proceed according to what we have discussed.
I have played golf for over 40 years. I played in college before turning professional. I have learned golf through my experiences of playing and teaching along with my physcholgy studies. From the technical side to the mental side of golf I have played, performed, coached and studied golf and how to achieve success on the golf course.
My pricing is pretty simple.
$60 per 1 hour session. I discount my lessons $5 lesson for each prepaid lesson in advance. Exampl. (3) lessons for $165.
After many years of competition both amateur and professional I decided to turn my knowedge of the game over to the instructional side of golf. Golf is a very difficult game and I enjoy helping people learn the game. It can be a frustrating game so I try to help students enjoy the game.
I have worked with beginners of all ages on up to collegiate players and professionals.
This summer one of my college students has once 3 amateur tournaments and was invited to play in a national amater event. Fun to see my players get recognizition for their hard work.
Make sure there is a connection. Hard to know until after one lesson so be patient in your search. Ask questions in the hiring process to see if they can relate to your situation.
Familarize yourself with where you stand in golf. Be able to answer questions your instructor will ask you. Be honest of your thoughts and fears on the golf course. Full disclosure to your instructor helps the instructor properly assess what can be done and how to begin the process.