PGA World Class Golf Instructor

PGA World Class Golf Instructor

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About this pro

Hi, there. I’m Ted Davidson, and I’m back in the game. A necessary, lengthy “time out” has helped me in any number of ways. For example, I now realize that I approach golf as both an artist and a scientist.

First, as a golfer, I’m a professional performance artist. I like to think that my moves are as artful as Baryshnikov’s. I’ve played on Professional Tours for over 25 years, until long-delayed spinal operations a few months ago forced me to take a vacation.

I’ve also known for a long time that I’m better than most pros at training people to play better golf. But during my time off, I realized why. I’m a better teacher because I think like a scientist.  I’ve used the scientific method to discover three types of learning traits. Each type must be taught how to play in their own way. My analysis also showed me how the game’s moves can be reduced to nine different swing components. This has led me to develop a method that teaches my students how to focus on simple, basic ways to make their swing more effective using Mental Visualization with no swing thoughts in their actual practice.

For whatever reason, I’ve been blessed. I have several gifts that add to my skill as a teacher. Thanks to superior eyesight, I can see the micro details of each student's moves. I have a photographic memory. It lets me do an “instant replay” of my students’ moves in my mind’s eye. That’s why I can give them a more precise set of directions on how to correct their swing. And finally, I’ve been blessed with the skills of a good communicator. I’m far from shy. I’m outspoken and candid, but good-natured.  My well-oiled sense of humor helps make my instructions more memorable as well as seeming less like criticism to make your learning experience most enjoyable.

Some while ago, you sent me a message asking for a training appointment. I’m sorry that my health prevented me from being able to schedule a time for us to work together then. But now, I’m fully recovered. I’d welcome the chance to help you to make dramatic improvements in your golf game. I GUARANTEE that I can help you cut your handicap by AT LEAST three strokes in the first 3 lessons!

Please let me know if you still wish to have my help. Just reply to this email and give me your contact information so we can work out where and when to meet for your first training session.

Whatever you may decide to do, I’d like to thank you for your previous expression of interest and encourage you to refer to Google and LinkedIn for my references and reviews. I wish you the very best, in your enjoyment of the game of golf as well as in life.

With warm regards:

Ted Davidson

PGA Golf Professional

Ted Davidson Golf CEO

P.S. I can offer you a special rate for jointly training you and a partner, or even a foursome. Please pass this message along to others who might wish to join you in learning how to play a better game of golf.

         I love working with people in general and players of all levels. To improve not only there physical game but more importantly their mental approach. A holistic approach that will  keep things simple and fun without over complicating the process. Please I invite you to Google me so you can feel assured that you're getting the absolute best instruction as well as first class service. 

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Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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5 Reviews


  • Rocky Bergstrom

    I have had only 2 lessons with Ted so far and already have seen amazing changes in my ability to strike the ball with confidence. Ted has a very unique teaching style that not only builds muscle memory but also builds your confidence level which to me is so important in developing a good golf swing. If your struggling with the "what am I doing wrong" question, give Ted the opportunity to evaluate your golf game. You won't be sorry you did. I highly recommend Ted Davidson. A true professional in all aspects of teaching golf

  • Michael Jasonos

    Extremely knowledgeable and experienced teacher. If you have the opportunity to work with this individual, then you are truly blessed 😎

  • D. Dass

    I live in Trinidad and Tobago and am a member at the toughest country club on the island. I did two years at a golf academy in South Carolina. I'm 23 and I learned more from meeting Ted Davidson, when he came to train at our club, it was amazing watching him work with the younger Olympic Golfers training for Rio . His personality is engaging, he's so knowledgeable wow but he doesn't ever complicate anything, very simple but most of all yes we all in my country got better but the experience was what's most enjoyable. Anyone looking to not only get better but really enjoy the experience, it's not like other professionals. about golf not just the swing but mental approach and

  • Steve Fruen

    I'm retired and a member up at Desert Mountain and met ted about 2 years ago up at the club. He started working with me and I'm somewhat new to the game but have an athletic background from professional baseball. I was at the time about a 13 handicap but Ted got me to a 10 in only 10 weeks but more then just the instruction because he's been a professional golfer his mental approach to the game is even more instrumental then the physical. I'm recommending him to as many people during the season as I can, a joy to be around.

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

For over 25 years I've had the same approach with my students and that is to ask the right questions. Come up with a game plan tailored to their specific needs. keep the process simple with realistic goals and expectations for more game enjoyment.

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

I'm a 24 year PGA Professional as well as a Tour Professional. I've worked for and ran some of the finest golf schools in the world. I'm also a U.S. Army veteran so the structure helps in short and long term planning that's tailored to each students specific talent level and needs.

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

I price my instruction by the lesson not by the hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in high school when I was 17 in Palm Springs, Ca while on the golf team at Indio High School. I interned at a course and the owner was a world class instructor and was coaching players on the PGA Tour in La Quinta at that time. He taught me the golf swing at 13 years old and I have now given over 15,000 golf lessons in over 25 years all around the world.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages, levels, and genders as well as physical talents and learning abilities. I just recently got back to Scottsdale, Az from Trinidad and Tobago where I worked with their Olympic Golfers that went to RIO last August. I focused on mental visualization as well as strategic planning in real life scenarios.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Working with and training the Olympic golfers from Trinidad and Tobago in Trinidad for RIO last year in Trinidad. Golf hadn't been in the Olympics for a 100 years. Great honor and experience. 

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

Make sure the instructor your looking for for one has a good knowledge of the golf swing. More importantly make sure there's a rapport and chemistry with the instructor. As a student decide wether or not this teacher can help my game short or long term. Please Google me at Ted Davidson Golf, LinkedIn, and Instagram. I look forward to making your golfing experiences Amazing.

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

Definitely check not only knowledge of the game and swing but see if there's a possible chemistry fit. Do some research if a professional has a solid background than start with one lesson before committing to a series. I've been around the best and trained the best all around the world.