EFIL - Energy 1st Golf

EFIL - Energy 1st Golf

5.0 (22)
Best of 2020
24 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
20 years in business

About this pro

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 16 years of experience teaching both children and adults of all skill levels.

I use a software to film your swing and analysis it in slow motion. I also have FlightScope to track data. 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.

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.

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Atlanta, GA 30340
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22 Reviews

5.0

  • Todd McClain

    Lawrence is extremely knowledgeable and his teaching philosophy is superb.

  • Jack Lyness

    Lawrence emphasizes the swing of the golf club rather than the "hitting" of the golf ball. This is a key fundamental base for learning the sport of golf.

  • Bart Himschoot

  • Duane Mitchell


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

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.


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

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.


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

My hourly rate is $100/hr. Package deal is available, please contact me for further information.


How did you get started teaching?

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


What types of students have you worked with?

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


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

Watch my YouTube Channel to further understand my teaching philosophy.


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