Boulder Oaks Golf Club

Boulder Oaks Golf Club

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro

Our Director of Instruction, Ken Mizumaki

As a son of two Tour professionals, Ken has studied, received, and absorbed golf methods from many athletes in person: such as Tiger Woods, Jumbo Ozaki, Charles Howell III, Stuart Appleby, Bubba Watson, and many more as well as his father, Yoshi Mizumaki. Most of his childhood was spent on the golf range of Isleworth Country Club in Windermere, Florida, where many of these professionals either resided or were members. He was able to witness some of the true playing capabilities of the greatest players in the world, including Tiger from 1996 to 2007. Ken has also received private teachings from David Leadbetter, Phil Ritson, Brian Mogg, Mike Bender, Mike Malaska, and Gary Gilchrist on swing concepts and philosophies, all of whom are listed in the Top 50 Instructors in America.

Through this vast and colorful array of golf knowledge, Ken has created his own concept of instructing golf students from the beginners to the experts. In his short-career as a Golf Instructor, Ken has aided three students in Japan to claim their first and second victories on the ladies’ professional circuit. And now he has turned to teach nonprofessionals to play better golf. Having spent a great portion of his life studying the game, Boulder Oaks believes he is uniquely qualified to teach you everything you need to know in order to make this difficult game more enjoyable. 

Boulder Oaks offers a brand new fleet of golf carts, brand new Srixon Range Balls, fully-renovated golf range and new golf mats which opened September 15, 2017. 

The happiness expressed by students who play better golf!

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Credentials

Escondido, CA 92026
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • James Johnson

    He offered a variety of different options to take lessons from him. So far, I like his method. He asked me to take some swings with the clubs and took photos and videos of me as I was swinging at the balls. After that, we went to a table and showed how I was swinging compared to a pro. Still have more lessons to take, since I have only met once. However, what I learned that day helped me tremendously. The only thing that I could say that could improve is the method of payment. He wants a cash or check. No credit card payment accepted.

  • Michael Martin

    I've been playing golf now for over 20 years and have put together what I thought was a great swing. It took a lot of lesson to get my swing to where it was before I saw Rick, however, that swing would always break down. Rick perfected my fundamentals and during the lesson I discovered it's importance for a repeatable SUCCESSFUL swing. Rick also gave me "Check Points" to look for in my swing if I drift away from those fundamentals and my swing goes wayward. With what Rick has taught me I'll be able to keep my game on track to achieve the goals I have for this game I love.

  • Trevor Cuyno

    Outstanding! Rick takes a complex and often confusing concept, the golf swing, and presents it in a straightforward and easy to understand way. His method empowered me as a student to analyze and improve my game even after our instruction periods are over. I would recommend Rick to any golfer who is serious about building an effective swing that can last a lifetime.



FAQs


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

Ken's preferred process would begin with the short game and work back to the longest club. The final say is off course the customer's. 


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

- Training from mother and father whom are Tour golf professionals

- Training, advice, and playing rounds with Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Lee Janzen, Stuart Appleby, Arjun Atwal, Jumbo Ozaki, Joe Ozaki, Charles Howell III, and many more Tour professionals

- Played mini Tours and advanced in Q School in Japan

- USGA Handicap index of +2.2

I have seen the greatest players in the world from a perspective unshared by many in this industry. What I will say is, many of the advice given by teaching professionals may hurt you instead of help. I am here to help you become aware of your swing, so that you may learn to correct yourself in the long run, saving you money and providing me with a sense of happiness.


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

One Hour lesson: $75

Half Hour lesson: $45

Packages:           $300 for 5 lessons (5 hrs)

Clinics:               $45 each player


How did you get started teaching?

Ken has played golf since he was a little boy as it was and is his mother's and father's profession. His father, Yoshi, won his first big tournament when Ken was born in 1989, and the family traveled together from Paris to San Diego between golf tournaments. Yoshi's best finish on the PGA Tour was a T2 at the Byron Nelson in 1994. Through his work, Ken was surrounded by the likes of Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, and so many other golf professionals at an early age, and this melting pot of golf knowledge has crafted his instruction methods of today. 

Ken's personal golf game is fairly well-rounded, with a USGA Handicap of +2.2, but his passion lies more in helping others succeed rather than my own success.

For more information contact Ken directly at

(407)-961-1080


What types of students have you worked with?

Ken has worked with players making a living off of the game to complete beginners. He believes that the fundamentals are the same for all golfers. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

His father, who now plays on the Senior JPGA, now also works for a national television corporation who is supporting a "Get well Tiger," event in Florida. Ken have been invited to go as a translator this fall!


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

1. Be sure that he/she can actually play golf

2. Be sure that the teacher has an open mind; there is almost always something more that can be learned


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

What are my goals in the golf game? (Do I want to shoot in the 90s, 80s, 70s, or 60s) 


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