Golf Like The Pros

Golf Like The Pros

5.0 (1)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I am extremely competitive. I will challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone. I will help you with your set up. Learn how to curve the ball at the target. I'll teach you to fade the ball, and how to hit draw shots, I'll help you improve your iron play. You will also learn how to get the full use from those hybrids. I can drive the ball 300+ yards. You can too! Feel free to message me if you have a question.

I take great pride in that magical moment when all the instruction "clicks" for the student. When they start striping drives down range with the intended ball flight. I am still amazed at how easy golf can be for a new student who trusts me with this life changing event. Naturally, I enjoy being around people who have passion for golf. I know many tricks to get the ball in the hole using simple techniques.

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San Diego, CA 92119
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1 Review


  • Donovan Friedli

    Completely nice guy and very educated on the game. He is very easy to work with and he has probably taken five strokes off of my game in the short time that I have been taking lessons from him. Thanks Bill


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

I like to first listen to the students needs. I answer questions and we will go from there. Most students just want to hit the ball further. We can and will do that!

However, I am also a short game fanatic. I like to start at the hole and work our way back. This will immediately shave strokes.  Having sound chipping and putting will save par or bogey at worst. Many of golf's riddles can be answered through practice by the green.

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

 I have helped many new golfers get off to a good start by having proper set up, correct grip, and ball placement. (In my opinion 99% of swing problems are grip or set up related). I have taught the same lessons found in many of golf's top instructional books, Hogan's- 5 Fundamentals, Tigers - How I Play Golf, Bob Toski's - How to become a complete golfer, Harvey Penick's - Little Red Book, just to name a few sources. I have applied many of the techniques and lessons from these books to become the shot maker I am today. I am anxious to share my knowledge and and perspective on equipment. Importantly I will note the right ball compression rating for your swing speed. Which we will measure.

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

$50.00. / hr. -   1 lesson

$80.00 / 2 hr. - 1 lesson

$200.00./ 5 lessons -  1 - 2 hours each (Prepaid)

I have 3 spots open right now. As of Nov. 16 - 30th

How did you get started teaching?

I am a natural leader. I rarely get flustered. I enjoy helping people achieve their best. I'm willing to put the time in with my students. When a golfer can see the positive results from my instruction. It makes all that practice and grinding worth while. My goal is to teach concepts that improve consistency.  I teach course management, strategy off the tee, fairway strategy. 

How did I get into teaching? Well, when you hit the ball as well as I do, players in my group will ask for advice. After years of positive feedback it comes quite naturally for me.  I continue to teach the next generation the modern golf swing simply and effectively. I also advise on golf equipment. Clubs, Balls, Club length & grips.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught many students from the weekend golfer who want's to break 90 or even break 80 for the first time. To the fledgling golfer who is just starting their journey. We work out different shots on the range and practice green. This is where repetition, experimentation, and muscle memory will have the greatest effect. However we in many cases take those skills to the course where we can dissect each hole. We focus on shot strategy, club selection, and ball flight. This will help to manage their overall progress. I will also track each shot so we can start to look at percentages. This will show where the golfer needs the most work. We will make adjustments from there.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My favorite event is life itself.  I recently taught a brand new golfer who was struggling and couldn"t break 100. After 1 lesson. He has played 2 rounds since. He reported back to me a week later he posted a score in the 80's! This why I do what I do.

Just last week I had a client  5' 6" tall, in his 40's. He confided in me that he has never taken a lesson. I will mention, he had small hands. He said he was hitting his driver about 220 - 240 yards. He was using an interlocking grip. He was losing alot of leverage. I suggested we try the Vardon, or overlapping grip. After going through his wedges, short irons, mid irons up to 5 iron. It was time to hit the woods. His first drive sailed all the way down the range. 260 + The look on this mans face said it all. He couldn't wait to take his new found power to the course. Keep up the great work Mike!

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

Show up ready to learn. Be flexible. Enjoy the transformation.

Put your trust in me to get you where you want to be. In the end, it's your effort that will deliver the best results.

Remember, if golf was easy, everyone would play.

Golf is the greatest game mankind has ever invented.

                                                      Arnold Palmer

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

How do I hit a draw shot?

How do I hit the ball into the wind, or side wind?

What degree of loft should my sand and attack wedges have?

What ball compression is best for my swing speed?

How do I read the grain on the greens?

What is the best way to grip the club? Baseball grip, interlock, or overlap?

How fast is my swing speed?

Are my clubs the right length for my height?

What is the best way to warm up before a round of golf?

Can I pay in cash? 

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