My philosophy is to increase golfers enjoyment of the game, help players of all skill levels to find their true "athletic swing" and play to the best of their ability.
Teaching will be personalized for each student. Every golfer has their personal signature, and concept on how to swing the golf club. And each golfer is a unique with different body types, levels of flexibility, speed, strength, fitness and coordination are all some of the components that make every swing an original. No single method suits everybody, but I will find the best way to evaluate these factors and make suggestions that each individual player can utilize. The art of teaching is in the ability to connect with players of any level by interpreting and communicating valid concepts in a way that is interesting, easy to understand, achievable, and enjoyable.
With extensive golf experience, my goals for teaching start with the short game working up through the proper swing mechanics. Within the past few years I've worked with several golfers to help fine-tune their games, and presently I am teaching at Knollwood GC.
Watching players improve and excell at a sport that can be played and enjoyed at any age
I am glad to have met Jeffrey and took some golf lessons from him. I only took four so far and have made great progress with my posture and golf swing. I like the fact that he took videos of my golf swings and analyzed them with me during my lessons. The visual helped me tremendously. He also sent me lesson notes afterwards and pointers to practice before my next lesson. I would recommend Jeffrey to my family and friends as he is a very patience instructor, who always gives great pointers, positive encouragement and reenforcement.
For almost 20 years I’ve been enjoying the game of golf - although I would mishit four out of every ten shots. Upon retirement a year ago I promised myself I would finally take some golf lessons. Enter Jeffrey Harrier, Golf Coach. I met Jeff Harrier at the Knollwood golf course for a series of four ½ hour lessons. I wanted to start with the driver and fairway woods but Jeff convinced me to begin at the beginning – the fundamental golf swing – and am I glad he did! It turns out my golf swing was fundamentally flawed. Now after two series of ½ hour lessons my posture is better, my swing plane is better, I’m hitting the ball more consistently and I have almost mastered the art of rotating my hips through the ball - almost! The reason I am highly recommending Jeff for your future golf lessons is that he TRULY wants to make you a better player! I bump into Jeff at the Knollwood driving range all the time and he ALWAYS stops to say hello and check out my golf swing. Sometimes he’ll take out his iPad and record my practice swing and go over it with me. It’s like having your own full-time, personal golf coach! And I love that!
Great web site ... I remember the day when we were practicing our chipping at El Caballero and golfers kept coming up to compliment your chipping. After the sixth person I started to realize how good your short game really was, and how easy it was for you to explain your technique.
After a layoff of almost 17 years (back surgery) I was finally told that I could try to play again. Obviously, after such a layoff, I had trouble even finding the clubface. Having known Jeff Harrier for many years, and his deep knowledge of the game and swing, I asked for his help. Hard part was realizing that while my brain still thought I could play to the same level I did in the 90’s my body simply refused….and that is where Jeff made a world of difference. His knowledge of the swing, and keeping it simple, helped me significantly. He altered my swing and course management, and in relatively short time, I returned to good form. Rather than cram many lessons in rapid succession, Jeff recommended a series of six lessons; practicing and playing with what I learned; then return for another series when I felt had mastered what he taught me in previous lessons. I had a total of three series of six lessons at ½ hour each, over a period of 14 months. I am 77 years old and have shot or bettered my age several times. I am enjoying golf as much as ever, and I am currently playing to a 9 handicap. Thanks, Jeff ! Bob Welling, Simi Hills Men’s Golf Club
In my program you will see the process that will build the game from the short game up and into long game mechanics. In fact, as their short game improves, the long game will get better, too. Why?
In putts, and small short-game shots, the clubhead doesn't move very far and doesn't move very fast. But the way it moves in relation to your body is the same as it would in a full swing. You will have a better understanding on how the swing works through impact, and the more confidence you feel about your short game, the less fear you'll feel standing over approach shots.
With over 50 years of golf experience, my goals for teaching start with
the short game working up through the proper swing mechanics.
Within the past few years I've worked with several golfers to help finetune their games, and presently teach by appointment only.
1/2 hour private lesson $50 ~ Series of 4 1/2 hour private 1 hour private lesson upon request ~ 9 hole on course playing lesson $175 cart/cost of round not included Jr. lessons 1/2 hour $45
With over 50 years of golf experience, my goals for teaching start with the short game working up through the proper swing mechanics. During the past few years I've worked privately with several golfers to help fine-tune their games.
All ages and skill levels
The golf swing is a natural movement that has been over-analyzed, over-complicated, and completely misunderstood that may lead to inconsistent and poor and golf.
Each and every golf swing is unique and yours is no different. Keep it simple and refine an athletic swing that fits your body type. You need to develop a golf swing and game targeted just for you.
Does your instructor have the expertise to take your game to the next level of your game.