Southern California Golf Academy

Southern California Golf Academy

5.0 (1)

About this pro

We have every tool necessary to help you along the way and aid you in the improvement process. There is nothing more frustrating than being in the dark on why you are not improving. At the Southern California Golf Academy, we are turning on the light for you and putting you in the best possible atmosphere for you to reach your goals. Come see us today!

Teaching Philosophy

In my opinion it is the teachers job to adapt to the student not the other way around. My biggest goal is to find the areas of your game that need the most help and turn them into strengths. It may be your full swing, your course management, or your short game. I use every possible tool available to me to give you the correct information and also to convey this information in a simple manner. In order to improve you need to know EXACTLY what you are currently doing, what you want to do instead, and what path will take you there. I learned this 3-step system from Jim McLean and it is bulletproof.

Most lessons consist of both video with high-speed cameras while simultaneously running Trackman to get an MRI of your impact and quantitative data. I then explain what the data is telling us and show you via the video what is causing the numbers to be what they are. I have thousands of tour swings to give you a visual picture on what direction you need to go (not necessarily what you need to do). Drills are a key component to learning as well and I will prescribe you the necessary tools to isolate the change and own it. Your time is valuable make sure you are making your practice sessions (as short or as long as they may be) as efficient as possible.

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Carlsbad, CA 92010
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  • Jim Buck

    If you're serious about improving your game, Devan's the one to help you achieve this goal. He is energetic and has a passion to give every student the opportunity to improve their game from tee to green. He has the latest and most accurate launch monitoring tool available to give you the correct swing and ball flight analysis. His knowledge and instructional experience will provide you with information in a simple manner. Devan provides you with a lesson video showing before and after examples of your golf swing along with drills and lesson plan for your personal improvement. I've personally seen a five stroke handicap improvement in my game. The weekly supervised group practices helps me to stay on track and correct any deficiencies between lessons. Best teaching program I've ever taken.

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