David Whitaker

David Whitaker

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About this pro

In a relaxed 's enviornment indoors. Beat the heat.If you already play I'm going to assess your swing . The good..bad..and sometimes...ugly parts of a club traveling on plane. Everyone is different..and there are so many ways to arrive. I can only teach from the anatomical position into an address position. All of the biomechanics and kinesiology make sense to me and is proven scientifically..therefore I teach about rotation ( torque ) Plane.. Balance.. and really most importantly. GRIP. At least somewhere near anatomical. You leave having a very good idea of how power is created without the arms playing much of a role. Supination.. Radial Deviation occur naturally during rotation of the shoulders ( torso) and hips to a degree. The more the merrier for power. Torque= Power.

For the beginner...I am a firm believer in basic fundamentals ie;.Grip..Stance..Posture

We'll discuss all three throughout the lesson.

I enjoy explaining the golf swing from the anatomical position. It's a pleasure teaching and explaining "why"? Kinesiology/ Biomechanics .

A great foundation.  Grip/Stance/Posture  

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Orlando, FL 32819
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The absolute essential.Grip..with an explanation of "Why" we grip the club this way.



I will explain rrotation..plane..torque.lag..and how the lower body works in the golf swing.

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

Sports Management B.S./  Emphasis .Biomechanics  Kinesiology/ Anatomy Physiology

USGTF  United States Golf Teachers Federation

Division II  Mens Head Golf Coach  90-97 

Playing for 49yrs./.Teaching for 31yrs

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

30.00 1/2 hr./  50.00 hr

Both tend to run a little over.30/60 respectfully.

How did you get started teaching?

I really started teaching others at about age 15. I carried ,a,scratch handicap at 16. Have always,had a passion for helping others..especially the golf swing..I've spent years trying to figure a way to explain the golf swing as simple as possible.

What types of students have you worked with?

From beginners to advanced.' Kids to Elderly.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Everyday is different. Multicultural. 

I recently had a young boy with whom I did not understand due to a language barrier...go from never putting a club in his hands ..to hitting balls within 10 minutes. I never spoke a word to him. Kinesthetic. I put him in the position  He learned very quickly. Tbat was fun..

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

Just someone that helps you. Someone you understand. It's a difficult sport. More teaching than talking.

I've always preferred to have the instructor show me what they're talking about. 

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

Just have realistic expectations.The more you put into this sport ..if practicing proper mechanics..the better you become.