There are two types of golf instructors. The first type is called a Method Teacher. They believe that everyone should swing the club the same way. To me, this is like walking into a clothing store and grabbing the first pair of pants that you see and then proceed to the checkout. My style is a Matchup Teacher. The style selected for the student is based on many factors such as body type, flexibility, and skill level.
There are many well-known styles to choose from, all of which can be quite successful. The most common methods are a One Plane Swing, a Two Plane Swing, a Stack and Tilt Swing, and a Natural Golf Swing. Each swing type has a different set of principles. The principles which suit one swing type should never be used for another swing type.
Many golfers use a blend of more than one style. The successful teacher must proceed down the correct path for their student to be successful. This, I believe is the art of teaching golf. At the end of the day, golf is a game and games are for enjoyment. Helping my students to get more enjoyment out of their game is my goal.
Helping people improve quickly.
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I always interview the student to determine experience, goals, equipment compatibility, and any physical limitations. We then tailor the instruction to meet these needs.
20 Year PGA Member
SCPGA Club Fitter of the Year, 2013
San Diego PGA Fitter of the Year, 2012
Golf Academy of America Instructor, 7 years
TPI Level 1 Certificate
Private Country Club Instructor, 16 years
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