Southern Swing Golf

Southern Swing Golf

5.0 (8)
10 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Outside of a M.S. degree in Sports Science, I would say my experience with top instructors at Sea Island, Sawgrass, and various PGA pros around the country is what gives me a competitive advantage over other pros.  I worked eight years at Sea Island and have been fortunate enough to have worked in their VIP schools with Jack Lumpkin (#3 in world), Gayle Peterson (#23), and Mike Shannon (T. Woods putting coach Windermere and head putting instructor of all PGA Courses). 

Additionally, my coach prior to my career ending accident, was Mike Taylor, who was also the coach of Lucas Glover (PGA Tour pro and winner of U.S. Open). I have also worked with numerous PGA pros and competed against M. Thomas, C. Carr, A. Cordes, J. Demale, and many more top players after my collegiate playing days on the Cumberland University Golf Team (Lebanon, TN). 

Currently, outside of teaching, I am building software for the golf industry which should be up by June 2020.  Please check it out b/c if I cant help you, there will be other instructors on there that may be a beter fit, and my goal is to see all players improve and enjoy the game.   

Seeing that "WOW" moment from kids and/or new students that figure out the process that is provided to them and seeing them slowly move into the next stages until it begins to click. 

Adding hours of availbility for those who wish to see.  If hours do not fit, please inquire and I may be able to fit you in at another time.  

Mon:  9 - 11am; 5 - 8pm (by appointment)

Tue:  8am - 7pm (by appointment)

Wed:  8am - 7pm (by appointment)

Thur:  8am - 10am; 6 - 8pm (by appointment)

Fri:  8am - 10am; 6 - 8pm (by appointment)

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Credentials

Marietta, GA 30067
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8 Reviews

5.0

  • Kate Pettorini

    Chris has been an excellent instructor! As an adult who is very new to the golf world, Chris has been patient and has a great way of explaining all of the basics of a good golf swing. I feel way more confident about walking out onto the course after working with Chris and hope to continue improving with his instruction. Very highly recommend!

  • Bill Berrigan

    Chris is personable, patient, and works on finding the right cues to get your swing on point. He is diligent, coaches you for as long as it takes, and follows up with you on drills to do at home. As a beginner, he has definitely instilled confidence in my game. Highly recommend!

  • David Dennis

    These lessons have been stellar. My swing has improved after just three lessons. He's shown supreme patience and an understanding of my swing that has made it better by the day. Highly recommended!

  • Vince Birley

    Chris listened and watched my approach and customized his instruction to me. He gave me mental and physical tips that are practical and not mechanical. He followed up with tips for me to remember what I learned.


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FAQs


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

1) Meet and ask them to tell me about their process (good and bad) about their game (i.e. Driver, irons, chipping, putting).

2) Watch them perform any of the above

3) Provide quick feedback and/or why it is happening

4) Communicate, Demonstrate, and Assist (auditorily visually, and/or kinestheticaly) what is happening.

5) Video (2nd lesson) and show them pre and post results.


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

Played golf Collegiately (Cumberland University)

Worked with Dr. Greg Rose (MyTPI) and Bobby Duval (P.T.) when they were in Maryland.

Worked 8yrs at Sea Is. Golf Learning Center and Spa

M.S. Degree In Sports Science (Life U)

Competed on Hooters, Peach State Tour, Open Golf Atlanta, SSG Tour, USGA (pub links quarters)

Former Kids Golf Instructor (TGA). 


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

Rates/Packages:           

1 session                 3 sessions              5 sessions     

    $50               $135 ($45/lesson)       $200 ($40)   

                              10% Discount               20%            

   *Package Rates Does NOT Include Range Balls.

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How did you get started teaching?

See History above.  

Friends and family all wanted tips and suggestions on how to get better at golf, so when results came I began instructing others. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Kids (8-12 yrs of age)

Females (Former College Player)

Beginners

Intermediate (want to play college or tour)


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Coming to a close on my company's new software for the golf industry. 


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

Practice what is given.  Do not get frustrated when you do not get it immediately.  It is a process that takes time for the brain and body to become in sync. 

Also, play the ball down always.  This only encourages your brain to make a neuronal adaptation to the situation at hand and creates an ability to hit that shot or any trouble shot better when faced with it at a later time. 


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

What can I do to my body to create more control, longer drives and better feel on my shots?

How many lessons do you ask me to take before you suggest that I move on to another instructor if it is not working between us?

...this lets you know if the instructor is in it for you or just for the money. 


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