Evan Colon Golf

Evan Colon Golf

5.0 (6)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Compared to some of the coaches I've worked with (gotten lessons from) in the state of NJ, I bring a wider array of knowledge from various PGA tour/International pro tour proven methods. I'm a hands on teacher since it's critical to place players in certain positions to ensure they understand what they need to feel. 

I love seeing the bright eyed, big smiled look on a players face when they see the improvement. It makes me more happier than they are. 

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Jersey City, NJ 07307
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Chris M

    I had my first online lesson with Evan. Having helped me with some swing changes prior to the lesson and seeing some very positive changes with distances increasing substantially and my swing feeling "smoother" I agreed to an online lesson. The process was simple - send Evan some videos (via Dropbox, Google drive etc) face on and down the line and that will allow Evan to analyse the swing. During the lesson, we worked on a few concise changes, and I understand the reasons for the changes, as well as knowing the drills to do on the driving range. I believe this lesson will help improve my golf game - and will hopefully have another lesson in a couple of weeks time when the swing changes have started to come into place! Thanks Evan.

  • Greg

    Working with Evan is great. You can tell that he has a lot of passion and wants to see you improve just as much or more than you. The way that Evan breaks down a golf swing is very easy to understand and the ways that he tells you to correct your swing or change your swing are just as easy to implement. If you put the time in and work with Evan you'll be saving strokes all over the course. With Evan's help I quickly progressed from a 100s weekend hack to a 90's hack to a once in a while in the upper 80s player and I'm still trending down.

  • Clint

    Evan is super thorough with his analysis of the golf swing and makes it very easy to understand. He uses a lot of side by side examples to highlight my issues and show what I should be doing. He works tirelessly and you can tell he genuinely loves what he does.

  • Mark Bashansci

    Evan has an incredibly deep understanding of golf swing mechanics as well as an amazing ability to explain and demonstrate these concepts in a way people can understand and truly learn from. His deep knowledge allows him to properly diagnose what is and isn’t wrong with a swing and really cut to the heart of issues that plague someone. While at the same time not making them change any more than they need to. Not only did working with Evan improve my game considerably, but It also improved my ability to understand and analyze the golf swing on my own which gives me the ability and confidence to keep improving and even help out others from time to time.


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

I have a very structured approach to my teaching methods. First I have the player warm up and as they're warming up I'll check their basic fundamentals/foundations. Once they're warmed up, I address any of the fundamentals/foundations first since a good fundamental/foundations base is the key to developing a great golf swing. After establishing the fundamentals/foundations I then begin to develop their back swing. Everything done prior to impact sets up what your impact position will be. If the player has a good base to start with I will instead match up their swing to work for them instead of trying to rehaul the entire thing. If you look at every PGA Tour player there's pretty swings and not so pretty swings. Even if a player is the latter, matching them up will most likely be more beneficial to them than trying to change their entire swing. Examples of this are Jim Fyurk, Matthew Wolff, Daniel Berger, Fred Couples, and the list goes on! From there we continue to develop the swing changes and/or match ups to create a more consistent, stronger golf swing. 

I also look at your equipment to determine if it's a good fit for you or not on a very small level. I currently do not provide full bag fittings but it is something in the works. 


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

Extensive knowledge on the Rotary Swing Tour system developed by Martin Chuck.

Member and online student of George Gankas.

Extensive knowledge on George Gankas' teaching methods and match up system.

Currently work with (he is my swing coach) the 2020 NJPGA Teacher of the Year. 

Trackman Level 1 knowledge via Trackman University.

Extensive knowlesge and use of the V1 Pro HD swing analysis software. 


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

I travel to you and the range of your choice. 
Standard hourly rate is $60/hour. 
The player is required to pay for the range balls at time of lesson. The player will also be responsible for any tolls if tolls are required for travel. 

For live online lessons the rate is $30/hour with a $1 prorate for any extra time used. 

For online swing analysis the rate is a flat $20 per swing analysis. 

(Hourly rate is subject to change. The busier I become the more I will have to charge to free up booking time in the future. I will always try to keep my rate as reasonable as possible to allow as many people as possible to reach out to me and improve their golf game)


How did you get started teaching?

When I picked up the game of golf I fell so in love with the sport I studied and continue to study it day in and day out. As I began to work with various different coaches and how some were just not dedicated to the craft of being a swing coach I decided to put all my "marbles" in a basket and try it for myself. 

I love making people happy (a people pleaser if you will) and the look on a players face once everything starts to click and they get those pure ball flights fills me with immense joy and sense of accomplishment. As such, I've dedicated the rest of my life to trying to teach the golf swing to as many people as possible. Golf is fun in itself. But it's even more fun when you can play better after lessons!


What types of students have you worked with?

Most of my students are 30 years old and older. However, I do have the ability to work with children and teenagers. Spreading the game of golf is super important to our industry and it all starts with the young population. 

I have coached players from 40 handicap all the way to +4 handicap. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Golf courses finally opening during COVID. 


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

Don't settle! Shop around. Finding a coach for any sport is like dating. You keep going out with different people until you find someone that not only is knowledgeable enough but clicks well with your personality as well! This makes the learning process much easier as you're able to relax and identify with your coach. 

Most importantly as well, this is mainly for the players that always feel the need to be right, you're not always right. You hired a coach for a reason. Telling them you think they're wrong or that you think it's something else is counterintuitive to your development as a better golfer and a waste of your money. If you think you know how to fix your swing fix it yourself. Don't waste a scheduled block that someone else could use that's actually going to take note of what their being coached on and getting proper player development. 


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

Never tell your coach what you think is wrong. For some coaches that don't understand what happens in the brain when that occurs, you can give them false confirmation bias which could deter your lesson in the wrong direction if they're not aware of that. 

If you can bring stats from your rounds so you can focus on the weakest parts of your game to drop strokes off your scores faster. 

Tell them what ball flight you prefer to play. Most people want to play a draw others may want to play a fade. Do note that most people are naturally going to fall to one ball flight category and, in my opinion, that's the flight they should reinforce unless there are concerns of distance loss, etc. 


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