Custom fitting without all the drama. Basic lessons that won't break the bank.
Helping a student build confidence as they gain knowledge of the basics of playing this wonderful game.
Seeing people learn and enjoy the game of golf. It is a satisfying feeling when students
move ahead and progress in the skill level of their game. the
I have experience teaching and developing a Junior program with the PGA of America. Working through the National Police Athletic League we(Law Enforcement) worked with local Pro's from the PGA to set up clinic and range time for kids. The PGA provided equipment to the local Golf Courses to accommodate this program.
I'm currently working on my game as well as teaching students to obtain my Certification with the USTGF.
USTGF is a national program for coaches teachers etc.
Emphasis on the basics. Good instructional techniques. Very patient.
Ed taught in a clear and simple way. Helped me improve on several things.
Ed was a great golf instructor who incorporated his professional knowledge to give me an understanding of techniques as a beginner, Awesome instructor! Larry & Teffany Shepard
Highly recommend Ed for beginner and intermediate players. He nearly instantaneously fixed a long-time problem I had of consistently toeing the ball with my irons by teaching me the proper grip. With me, he focused on my needs and that was back to the basics of grip, posture, and alignment. I especially like the fact that Ed is not trying to force me into a long term package deal like every other teaching pro I have encountered but rather directly address those immediate issues with my game, allow me to work on the drills he provided, and let me decide when I need my next lesson. Great experience and I feel confident I can improve my game and scores.
Assessing the background and experience of the student. Determination of their goals and desire to improve.
Remember this is all about the you, and what your willing to put in to improve.
My pro was a woman and really stressed the basics of Grip, Stance & Alignment.
Former Golfsmith Certified club builder and repairs. Former PGA Supertstore Club fitter and repair. Taught in the PGA junior program placing 10 to16-year-old kids the golf basics.
Worked with my Pro who was a well known Lady isntructor.
My rate is 40 an hour lesson with a minimum of 1 hour. I don't charge travel time etc. I have a half hour putting clinic thats 25 per session. I can also work with groups with advanced notice to set up a proper site to practice.
As a player I started studying Golf Club History which led me into building golf clubs for other people. I had my own shop for a number of years and then went to work at the PGA Superstore as a club fitter and repair associate.
I have worked with all ages and skill levels. I started out working with Juniors when I was afilliated with the PGA of America while representing the National Police Athletic League.
recently seeing a student hitting drives 250 to 280 yards in our second session. They couldn't get it past the 150 yard make in our first session.
Experience is a good starter. Talk with the instructor to see if it's a match working together. They should be practical about their abilities and what motivates them to improve. Your gonna be spending money and time. Money you can get back, time you cannot.As anything in learning communication is the key.
Asking questions as to why and how you do things. There are no dumb questions.
Assesment of Budget , what and why are they looking to improve. Do they have the desire and time to work consistently to improve.