Emmons Golf Academy

Emmons Golf Academy

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About this pro

Most "tips and cues" are based on symptoms of problems.  Such as:  Keep your head down, keep your left arm straight, ect.  These don't work because they don't address the reasons why they appear in the first place.

An efficient swing is easy on the body and is dependable.  My students learn this pretty quickly.  With years of experience comes the ability to explain it simply.

My Service stands out because my pupils learn to self teach.

I love to hear "I never heard it explained that way before"

Everyone says "I want to be consistent"

Most are, but in the wrong way.  The key is having the knowlege of what you really want to accomplish.

I enjoy getting a player to understand how their body works to produce good results.

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San Bruno, CA 94066
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2 Reviews


  • Robert Suehiro

    Very flexible times and at my pace. Still not done yet and have more lessons paid for.

  • Alec Rosekrans

    Two years into taking up golfing and I've been hovering at the fringes of being a mediocre player. Some days I hit the ball well, more often though I'm frustrated by the same bad shots. After watching every Youtube instructional video I could find and still not seeing any change, I decided I needed help. I'm just two lessons in with Mark, but I can already see real improvement in my swing. Mark has a very keen eye for all of the technical aspects of the golf swing, and he's able to transmit that understanding in a way that makes sense to the student. Under Mark's tutelage, I'm feeling optimistic about my game!


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

If you are a brand new golfer, we immediatly start to explain how the hands and arms should work as a team.  This leads to the promised land of coordinating the rest of the body for an effortless motion.

If you have played a bit, you will have likely developed some bad habits or you would not be seeking help.  In this case we will fully analyze your existing swing and explain why you continue to make the same mistakes.

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

My minor in Anthropology as an undergrad helps me so much.  There was a group of courses titled "non verbal communication".  These were so helpful for me on an every day basis.  So much is said without saying a word.  If you understand some of these cues, you can be a really effective teacher.  

Plus my typing teacher, Sister Mary Ellen Doyle.

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

My normal rate is $130 per hour for all students.  This is for a standard one hour lesson. First timers get a $30 discount so the first one to see if you like it is $100.

I discount packs of private lessons and "buddy packs" which can all be seen at my website at www.emmonsgolfacademy.com

How did you get started teaching?

After College on the East Coast, I got a job in the education field and moved to SF... and got laid off about three months after that.  So I started playing more golf and found the San Francisco Golf Club located near Harding Park.  It's a private club but after working there for two years, golf really got under my skin.

Teaching is a natural skill for me.  If I was not teaching golf, I'm sure I'd be teaching some science course at a University. This amazing sport has allowed me to use my natural talents over the past 24 years to meet and help a lot of people.

What types of students have you worked with?

All levels and types.  One of my first and to this day favorite students was a passionate player who learned he had Parkinsons Disease.  He had to modify his motion if wanted to continue to play.  So we figured it our together.  This experience taught me to understand that everyone comes to the game from a different perspective.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My Daughter running a 5k with my niece in Girls On the Run at Lake Merced.

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

Pay attention to what others say about them.  And have an initial lesson to see if you are a good fit before you commit.

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

Are you a method Teacher?  Do you teach everyone the same? 

Or are you capable of adapting your general message to my specific needs?

Are you readily available?

Are you dependable?

Can you make me a better golfer?

Are you any fun?

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