EFIL - Energy 1st Golf

EFIL - Energy 1st Golf

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About

Are you learning how to swing or are you learning how to hit the ball?

I'm a Master Golf Teaching Professional, Titleist Performance Institute Certified and U.S. Kids Golf Coach with 20 years of experience teaching both children and adults of all skill levels. We have college players with college golf scholarships.

Come see us at our two locations:

Energy 1st Golf academy (lots technology with filming during lessons)

Suwanee, GA 30042

St. Marlo Country Club.

Duluth. GA 30097

I pride myself on being a very patient teacher, who recognizes each student’s strengths and areas that need improvement. I develop a program catered to each individual’s learning style and skill level – from beginner to the more experienced player.

During each lesson, you will receive step-by-step instructions. We will go over all areas of the game including: long game, short game, bunker shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. In addition, during course lessons, I teach course management, how to play under various conditions, golf etiquette, and rules.

We will also work on the proper mind-set and emotional approach to the game. Modern technology is used during range lessons. I will capture your swing on video for review, and numerous golf training aids are utilized.

For juniors: it is important to garner a strong interest in and respect for the game. It is also a must for the students to enjoy themselves while learning the fundamentals. As they say, “practice makes permanent,” and this is the perfect time to learn the proper swing and course management techniques. This is a game that the junior can play for a lifetime.


Highlights

Current Top Pro
Hired 43 times
2 employees
24 years in business
Serves Johns Creek , GA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Google Pay

Social media


Details

Experience level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

How often

Once a week, Multiple times a week, I can make recommendations, Other

Student age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Goals

Introduction to golf, General improvement, Driving skills, Iron play, Putting skills

Owns golf clubs

Students who own golf clubs, Students who plan to purchase clubs based on professional's advice

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    MJ

    mark J.

    Excellent instruction. Not forced taught but taught to your strengths . Great facility. I highly recommend
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    February 11, 2023
    Hired on Lessons

    SS

    Sam S.

    Great experience
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    March 16, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

    A2

    August 2.

    “Lawrence, is hands down the best swing instructor I have ever worked with. He has an unbelievable ability to evaluate and diagnose swing issues and then he commits himself entirely to resolve the problem.
    Thorough out the process he has kept me educated and allowed me to build a solid understanding of why issues occur and how to resolve those issues.
    Lastly, Lawrence has been extremely responsive and always willing to talk or get together.
    I highly recommend Lawrence if you are wanting to improve your game!”
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    January 13, 2021

    A2

    August 2.

    “Lawrence is a great golf instructor! Regardless of your level of skill, he will teach you the fundamentals and how they apply to your individual game. He’s a pleasure to work with.”
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    January 13, 2021

    A2

    August 2.

    “My 9-year-old son has been taking a golf lesson from Coach Lawrence and it has been almost 2 years now. My son learns not only how to play golf but also how to enjoy it. Also, I started taking a lesson from coach Lawrence and I now really like it. I had no idea about golf but now I can talk about it. My husband is great at golf and he also takes a lesson from coach Lawrence once in a while to correct his swing and others. Now my whole family can go out to a filed and have a great time together. Thank you very much, Lawrence! We are so blessed to have you for our family coach and our family friend!!!”
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    January 13, 2021

    A2

    August 2.

    “Lawrence is an exceptionally talented instructor who is great at working with adults and kids and in private or semi private. From beginners to intermediate to advanced you will be in incredibly capable hands!”
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    January 13, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    I always enjoy meeting new students. I teach beginners working to learn the basics, as well as experienced players, trying to correct any problems and lower their score. For our first meeting, I like to get to know my students. I will determine their experience with golf and history with any other sports. I listen closely to determine their particular goals. Then I will have my students point out their self-assessed strengths and weaknesses related to the game of golf. We will discuss their physical condition and any possible limitations.

    It is also very important to determine if they learn best visually, verbally or by feel. I will videotape and analyze the students’ swing – looking for proper mechanics or any flaws in the swing. I will check the fundamentals, such as the grip, posture and ball position. We always set short term and long term goals and discuss the best way to achieve them.

    Because I am also a certified personal trainer, I will assign exercises for golf fitness in order to develop golf muscles and create flexibility for a proper swing. The first meeting is extremely important. It is the foundation for a beneficial golf instructor/student relationship that will set them on the right path.

    I pride myself on being a patient teacher with a keen eye for detail- sometimes the smallest tweak to a swing can make a world of difference. I want to enable my students to reach their highest potential, while they develop a love for the game.

    I am a Master Golf Teaching Professional (MGTF), certified by the United States Golf Teaching Federation (USGTF). There are only 400 certified USGTF “Master” teaching professionals in the world, also Titleist Performance Institute Certified. I’m a National Fitness Professional Trainer (NFPT). It is a great asset to be a golf coach, with a strong physical education background. My understanding of how the muscles work is a tremendous benefit in teaching the golf swing. My USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Certification training focused solely on teaching the game of golf. Many of my new clients ask me if I am a PGA member. I chose not to follow this route, because I do not want to spend time learning non-teaching relating information, such as clubhouse management and event management. I do not want to manage a golf course. Nor do I desire to play on tour. My sole purpose is to teach this amazing game to my students. I do take part in continuing education opportunities that I feel will enhance my teaching.
      

    Currently, I have a handicap of 1. It is certain that there are many teachers who score lower than me. But, I firmly believe that being a good golfer, does not make one a good teacher. I did not grow up with golf. I learned the game as an adult. My own process of learning the game has been extremely beneficial to my teaching style.My USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Certification training focused solely on teaching the game of golf.  Many of my new clients ask me if I am a PGA member.  I chose not to follow this route, because I do not want to spend time learning non-teaching relating information, such as clubhouse management and event management.  I do not want to manage a golf course. Nor do I desire to play on tour.  My sole purpose is to teach this amazing game to my students.  I do take part in continuing education opportunities that I feel will enhance my teaching. 
    Currently, I have a handicap of 1. It is certain that there are many teachers who score lower than me.  But, I firmly believe that being a good golfer, does not make one a good teacher.  I did not grow up with golf.  I learned the game as an adult. My own process of learning the game has been extremely beneficial to my teaching style.

    My hourly rate is $125/hr. Package deal is available, please contact me for further information.

    I started play golf when I was 19. I love the challenges golf offers to me and my work. It's the greatest game in the world

    I have clients from all ages. all levels. Good players from high school and college who is inspired to be tour players

    We have tournament player all east cost and west cost. so the bottom lines is that our project is continues. Always getting better, always improving!!! EFIL LIFE

    Watch my YouTube Channel to further understand my teaching philosophy.


    Services offered

    Golf