I have been a Golf Professional since 1964. I began my career at East Lake CC AND I have taught players of all levels of experience from Beginner to one who is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
I am most pleased when I see players reach the point where they really enjoy the game.
Very knowledgeable and patient.
Getting to know about previous athletic experience (if any) other than golf. This helps greatly in blending that into their golf game. I definately want to know exactly why they are choosing to take a lesson. This assures that we achieve their expectations.
When I first entered the golf business I was fortunate to work at places like East Lake in Atlanta and The Savannah Golf Club in Savannah. I Attended the 2nd ever PGA Business School in Dallas TX in 1965. I had some Theatrical experience which has served me well in my golf career. I taught golf via live broadcast TV for 5 years. I was one of, if not the first, golf professional in the world to use Video Replay in teaching while operating Telegolf Instruction Center for several years in Decatur, GA.