Lower Your Scores

Lower Your Scores

5.0 (2)
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About this pro

We provide golf playing lessons (NOT Range Lessons) in Southern California. And YES, playing lessons are a thing.

We do realize that we are not the conventional business model for lessons, but that is what makes us unique and special. Many people may have preconceived ideas about what a playing lesson entails from watching TV or just their own imagination. I feel we have a different approach than what peolpe may imagine.

Be ready to work, getting better takes work and commitment. I'll make you work, but you'll have fun.

Range lessons will show you how to "drive the car" in a parking lot, we are the map to get you to your destination on roads, through traffic, with detours, delays, and potholes.

You will be expected to work and practice certain areas of the game to improve your score.

We strive to help you lower your golf scores, we can help you with course strategy, decision making, and increasing your enjoyment while utilizing your current swing or your new, improved swing from your range lessons.

For beginners we will introduce you to the subleties of etiquette, fast play, being a good addition to a group, and how to have fun playing a difficult game.

Recently moving back to area, We have just started this aspect of my teaching and coaching experience after realizing that this area of the golf game is an underserved, underappreciated, and overlooked area of golf instruction, that can ultimately yield immediate, long lasing results.

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I like helping people have fun and see success while playing golf. As we have started working with more golfers I have seen the competitive fire grow within our clients as they are performing the drills that will aclimate them to the pressures they will face on the course. It's fun to see them thinking, strategizing, and making smarter decisions on the course as they find a way to get the ball in the hole quickly, even after making a mistake that previously could have led to disaster. Let's make golf fun.

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La Habra Heights, CA 90631
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Henry

    Ted is a great coach becasue he taught me how to stratigize on the course to really help lower my score. Ted coached me primarily with club selection and scoring more with clubs that I like to use. Ted showed me how to set up my shot for the next shot, we played to all my strengths and he helped me improve a lot by fixing what I was doing wrong with my putter. Ted is a great guy and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Gil Garcia

    What I liked most was the insight on how to lower my scores by playing to a particular yardage off the tee. I don’t have to hit driver all time and leave myself with unfamiliar distances to the pin but instead, feel comfortable with yardage that brings me consistency. Furthermore, Ted shares some very helpful drills that allows for me to feel more confident over the ball when putting. The 3,6 and 9 foot putts from a variety of areas on the green have allowed me to make more putts that I would usually miss.



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FAQs


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

We start with a consultation to learn about you, your history playing golf, your future expectations and desires.

We will recommend practice drills and areas for improvement.

A full round of golf, and warm up session, will be scheduled for the playing lesson.


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

We have a lifelong history of working with different types of athletes in an effort to help them improve their performance. It started with coaching high school wrestlers, coaching and managing youth baseball and soccer teams, founding elite travel baseball teams, operating winter baseball camps, organizing and running statewide youth baseball tournaments and now, after 30 years playing golf, working with golfers frustrated with the feeling of stagnation in their golf game. We enjoy teaching athletes.


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

The consultation, practice recommendations, warm up session, and playing lesson are all included with the purchase of my greens fee and the flat lesson fee.


How did you get started teaching?

We have a lifelong history of working with different types of athletes in an effort to help them improve their performance.

I recently moved back to So. Cal. from Upstate New York and I got hired as a marshal at an upscale daily fee course that has many idiosyncrasies that makes it very challenging for golfers of all abilities. I immediately increased my circle of playing partners and during my workday, I spoke with so many players that were looking for course guidance and help because they had already lost LOTS of balls and they still had a few holes to go. In each group, both friends and customers, I noticed that they were all, almost without exception, making the same mistakes, which was costing them strokes, balls and their sanity.

I realized that I could help them lower their score in a meaningful way and enjoy the game at the same time, no matter what course they are playing (and probably beat their buddies).


What types of students have you worked with?

We've worked with both old and young athletes in multiple sports..


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

During the 30 years I have been playing (obsessed with?) golf, I have taken lots of range lessons with many different instructors. They all found the swing flaw I was fighting at the time and I hit well during the lesson and for a period of time following the lesson, but only one young man, at a world renowned golf acadamy I visited a couple years ago, broached the subject of practicing any type of shot(s) that would help me lower my score for an extended length of time, even if I did not produce the booming, towering drive off the tee or throw a dart at the green at every opportunity. That young man opened my eyes and changed my golfing life.


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

Make sure, as a student athlete, you are open and coachable, to the advice of the person you decide to work with.


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

We have developed a list of questions to assist in the discovery process to help determine a players needs and desires.

Based on your experience level, when would you be best served by a playing lesson, to tame all the variables (hills, slopes, water, sand, wind, grain, rough, elevation, other golfers) you encounter on each hole of an average golf course, with strokes that count VS. a range lesson that occurs on a flat 5 x 5 mat, beating ball after ball to a destination with no consequence? 

How many penalty and/or lost ball strokes are you assessed during a range lesson? None. We want to get you to the same level on the course.

Do beautiful shots off the 5 x 5 mat automatically translate into a lower score on the course?


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