Andrew T. Barbin Jr. PGA Golf Instruction

Andrew T. Barbin Jr. PGA Golf Instruction

5.0 (1)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

While I may be young, I am an established golfer looking to share the knowledge I gained over the years.  I come from a long line of decorated golf professionals and have worked with the best in the industry such as Chinese Olympic Coach Andrew Park.

I was an all state golfer for Red Lion Christian Academy from 2009-2013, and a three time all conference golfer for Eastern University from 2013-2017.  My senior year I was awarded Team MVP.

I currently teach out of Chesapeake Bay Golf Club in Rising Sun, Maryland.  I specialize in developing powerful, dynamic golf swings.

Currently, I am undergoing the qualifying stage of the PGA certification process. I passed my PAT and am officially recognized by my peers as a PGA member in Level 1 of my Class A education.

I really enjoy watching people get better.  As a teacher, getting someone I helped get better gives me a huge sense of accomplishment.  Your success is my success, which is why I try to give the best instruction I can.

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Elkton, MD 21921
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1 Review

5.0

  • Chris Hall

    Fantastic experience! Andrew was very patient, and extremely knowledgeable! He kept the points simple and easy to understand, got me hitting straight after a few minutes of instruction, and provided me with tools to get in the game! He knows his stuff, I will be going back to him soon!



FAQs


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

I like to think that before a student can learn from a teacher, the teacher needs to learn the student.  I encourage conversation in my lessons, so that I as the teacher can understand my client's game and how I can improve their weaknesses while fortifying their strength.  Everybody has a different, natural golf swing, so my goal is working within your comfort zone in achieving YOUR most optimal golf swing.


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

I am currently in the qualifying phase in the PGA certification process.  I turned professional in late May of 2017, but I enjoyed an excellent amateur golf career.

Over my career I have worked with the David Leadbetter Academy, particularly with Andrew Park who was the 2016 Women's Olympic Coach for China.

I have also worked with my father, who is ranked inside the Top 50 Junior Teachers according to US Kids.


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

Adult Lessons:

30 Minutes: $50
60 Minutes: $70
90 Minutes: $100
2 Hour Playing Lesson: $150

Junior Lessons:

30 Minutes: $40
60 Minutes: $55
90 Minutes: $70
2 Hour Playing Lesson: $110

Group Specials:

Couple: $85 per hour
Family (up to 6): $130 per hour
2 People: $50 per person per hour
3-4 People: $40 per person per hour
5-8 people: $30 per person per hour

Packages:

Five 60 minute lessons (Adult): $300
Five 60 minute lessons (Junior): $225

Ten 60 minute lessons (Adult): $580
Ten 60 minute lessons (Junior): $400


How did you get started teaching?

Even though I just started teaching for money, I've been teaching since I was in grade school.  I have worked every summer for the last ten years running a junior golf camp through Chesapeake Bay Golf Club, but my teammates in both high school and college always went to me for swing advice.

I was known in college as "the swing doctor", and my instruction had a direct influence on the success of my golf team.


What types of students have you worked with?

Complete beginners to Division I athletes.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As a teacher, probably my favorite success story was getting a good friend from college, who was a complete beginner, to go from shooting 140 to 91 in college tournaments in a span of a year.


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

For more advanced students: I am an expert in developing power, and a lot of it.  I can add yards to your swing.

For intermediate golfers:  Cause and effect.  This is a specialty of mine.  I know my your swing does what it does, and the root of your problems.  From there we can work on a swing thought or a drill that will effectively and efficiently chip away at your bad habits.

For beginners:  I keep it simple and give you three thoughts.  One thought for your routine, one thought for your setup, and one thought for your swing.  The worst thing you can do is overload on swing thoughts, especially as a beginner.  I work on developing a swing bit by bit, because the golf swing is not something that becomes perfect overnight.


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

I want you to think about cause and effect.  "What am I doing, and why is it doing that?"  I can confirm your self diagnosis, or I could tell you something you totally are missing.  Either way, its good to have this conversation while we fix your problem.


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