MasaGolfSchool.com

MasaGolfSchool.com

5.0 (7)
7 hires on Lessons.com
22 years in business

About this pro

Masa Golf School is rated the highest and most popular golf lesson in SF Bay Area by the Thumbtack in 2019, 2020, and 2021 continuously.

The students are from beginners to LPGA Tour professionals. As of 2021 over 23 years of teaching experiences is based on find players’ swing by their body types. For the detail information, please visit at MasaGolfSchool.com

Teaching is very rewarding experience to me to make me learn and grow myself. But, seeing happy students' expressions (voice or gesture) when they improve are definitely big plus. That is why I enjoy teaching more and more :) 

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Credentials

Piedmont, CA 94611
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Ming Liu

    Masa is a excellent instructor. He is talent, patient, responsible and most importantly have great teaching philosophy and techniques. One thing I like about Masa's lessons is he always focus on golf mechanics. Since everyone's body is different, not only it's impossible to demand everyone act in the incidental way, but also people will move quite different in reality. However, for every good shot, the end result comes out of everyone's action, that is the mechanical impact from the clubs to the ball, is very similar. That's one of the important and useful knowledge I learnt from Masa's lessons. As I beginner, I have been getting tips here and there about how to move my body. The funny thing is some of these tips are contradicting each other, and even worse (Yes, human nature) is almost everyone who offering me tips ask me to stop listen to other people and listen to him. At the beginning I'll bring these tips back to Masa and he'll explain me the reasons behind them. And then slowly, when I hear someone's opinion, I'm able to use golf mechanics to analyze what is the key point to me, and filter out the noise that only apply to someone else. Masa is being very patient to repeat the basic key points over and over whenever I start forgetting. He'll repeat the same point from different perspectives, for example from the upper body then from the lower body, which help me more easily to understand the bigger picture. For those who want to start to learn golf I recommend you Masa. I have been getting two series of lesson from him so far.

  • David Agretelis

    I've been studying with Masa for four years, basically since I started to play golf. I have not taken a lesson with anyone else because Masa is incomparable. He is one of the most creative and enthusiastic teachers of anything I have ever studied. Apart from his extraordinary insights into the physiology and psychology of the game, he has endless patience and a custom approach specifically tailored to my strengths and weaknesses on and off the golf course. But what I most appreciate is his intelligence and his ability to draw analogies to other aspects of my life, like race car driving, and philosophy in order to illuminate golf lessons. He has given me so many avenues to understand my swing, my strategy, my golf goals, all based on the broader spectrum of my life. Couple that with the technical and you have inspiration. That's just genius. We got a ways to go, but I love the adventure. Thanks Masa!

  • Yaz Iida

    Masa-san is a great coach! Since I started taking his lessons, my golf game has significantly improved! I used to go to GolfTech, but they made me confused every time. On the other hand, I really like Masa's method - very logical and simple. Love it!

  • Shirley Lin

    I started taking lessons with Masa recently, and not only my short games have improved a lot since but also I learned his philosophy and techniques of the golf game I never learned before. Masa is a excellent coach who always clears my confusion and concerns. Thank you Masa!


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FAQs


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

Inquire about their past sports(music) experiences, injuries, goals, and golf experiences if any. 


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

Certified United States Golf Teaching Federation (USGTF)


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

Please visit my website at MasaGolfSchool.com for the current lesson fees. 


How did you get started teaching?

When I was at UCLA, I worked part time at elementary after school program teaching Japanese and fall in love of teaching and seeing students' happy faces. 


What types of students have you worked with?

beginners to current LPGA Tour players


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

-The Thumbtack awarded Masa Golf School "Top Pro 2019" as the highest and most popular golf lesson in SF Bay Area.

-My current LPGA player Mina Harigae has reached over one million dollar in her total tour earning


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

-Years of golf teaching experiences 

-levels (beginner to professional) and wide range of students includes ages/sex/etc  

-Commitment (part time or full time /independent or employee)


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

What you'd like to acheive through your lessons


Lessons offered