VV Golf

VV Golf

5.0 (5)
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About this pro

Just a little about myself. I had a late start in golf, playing for the first time my senior year of high school at St. Joseph in Hammonton, NJ. By the time I got to Camden County Community College, I dropped all my other sports to focus on golf. I helped my team qualify for the D3 National Championship after winning our regional tournament. All this time, I was working at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ, as a cart attendant. As time went on, I realized my dream was to not only play the game I love, but to help others share in the experience as well. In October of 2018, I passed my Playing Ability Test by shooting back to back rounds of 79 and 77 to be accepted into the Professional Golf Management Program. I am currently working for Bill Schmedes III who is a top 40 under 40 teacher for Golf Digest. I work at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Twp. 

I enjoy watching people grow to love the game. Golf is a huge part of people's lives and when I can help make it enjoyable, it makes everything worth it. 

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Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Anthony DeStefano

    Great mind. Knew exactly what my problems were from the start. Excellent time. Will recommend to anyone looking for lessons. Great guy.

  • Ryan Nason

    I am an amateur golfer that has been playing for about two years now. I have been to multiple swing coaches over that time frame and no one had worked with me like Val does. Every coach has their own unique style, but Val’s attention to detail is what sets him apart. He actually follows up with you throughout the week after the lesson is over to see how your progress is coming along. That to me shows that he cares and is not just collecting a check. I am also a firm believer in what he teaches. He breaks down your individual swing on what’s best for you. There is never a cookie cutter approach to what he is trying to show you. Lastly he helps with the mental side of the game. Multiple times I have been ready to throw my clubs off a bridge after a bad round and he’s always there to keep you going. I would recommend Val to a novice golfer, pro golfer, whatever as he really is off the charts.

  • Brandon D

    At the end of my lesson, I was shooting 3-5 strokes lower than I usually do. Can’t recommend him enough!

  • Dan Berger

    Excellent teacher with tremendous patience. Always goes above and beyond to make sure I'm swinging well and providing feedback via video reviews and text questions in between lessons. Highly recommended!


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FAQs


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

Typically there is one cancer in the golf swing that has a trickle down effect throughout. My plan is to help the golfer understand why the ball does what it does, then develop a plan from there. 


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

I am Level 1 BS3 Performance Golf Certified. My boss, BS3, is one of the top young instructors in the country and has worked with over 16 tour players. 


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

My one hour pricing is $120. You can also do a package of 6 lessons for $600. You will have access to the practice facilities and course at Forsgate during a lesson. 


How did you get started teaching?

I became infatuated with the swing while teaching myself to play. It was all I ever thought about so I figured why not make a living at it! 


What types of students have you worked with?

I’ve worked with beginners, to 30 handicaps, to scratch golfers! 


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

I would say to take a lesson and see if you fit with the instructor. If you can mesh well with your instructor, you can take great strides with your game.


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

Do you want a quick fix or do you want to become a better golfer with knowledge on how to fix your game when the pressure it on. Bandages don’t last! 


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