I came from an engineering background, and I came to golf later in life. I tried getting better on my own, but even after a few lessons and some hard work on the range, my body was hurting with a handicap still arond 20. Once I received top instruction, the game clicked for me, and I was able to get my handicap down to scractch in 1 year.
I continued progressing my game as well as my understanding of golf, and eventually moved to golf as a career where I am able to pass on the lessons that I have learned.
I teach time-tested foundamentals that allow each person to express their talents within the game of golf. Each person has their own needs, but there are some commonalities that you find among the best players of all time, and these same foundamentals have been shown to continuously help people better for the short and long-term.
What I really enjoyed about working with Eric was his attempt to first gather as much information about myself and game before I even swung a club. He wanted to see what my goals were within the game, any physical limitations that may cause me from performing to my fullest extent, then finally hit some balls. After a few swings, and points I had told him on a call on where I thought I could improve, he was able to break down what I was doing wrong in my grip/ swing, one step at a time to not overwhelm my adjustments. He was able to adjust my grip, show me videos of how I could improve my swing, gave me specifics to focus on when hitting or playing alone, and the causes of my miss to make on-course adjustments when needed. After the lesson, he sent a detailed email explaining what we went through, drills to work on by myself to improve, and videos of my better swings showing the correct adjustments I made during the lesson. I live out of town and was only able to meet with him twice, but even with just two lessons, I went from shooting 13-16 over par to shooting in the 70's consistently. I plan to meet up with him again when I come out, and highly recommend his services to players of all skill levels.
He gets to the details which upgraded my game after just one lesson.
First we'll talk on the phone briefly to set up a date and time for the first lesson. When we meet, I find out the student's beliefs in golf, I ask about injuries that may affect thier swing, and then I take them through some warm up movements to see if they have any physical limitations that could be affecting their swing.
I'll have them hit some shots, and then I may take some vidoes if needed. I then explain what changes we are going to make, and why we are going to make them.
After a lesson, I will usually have a follow-up email with vidoes/pictures as needed along with personalized instructions based on what we worked on.
I receieved instruction from Bob Byman beginning in 2007. He played on tour, was a top professional in the world for a number of years, and won the inaugural Bay Hill event. I played competitive amateur golf for a number of years before switching to professional golf. I then started playing, teaching, and caddying golf. This put me in contact with a number of different players, and I was able to help many people of all different levels.
For adults, I generally charge $150 for an individual lesson which usually lasts around 1:15, but I try not to book back to back lessons so that we can get to a good ending spot. We will work as long as needed(within reason) to get you a good understanding, and so that you make sure you know what you need to work between our session.
For people that feel that can't handle an hour or more, I offer a 45 minute session for $100.
I offer 25$ off for juniors, reduced rates for bulk lessons, and I will usually offer a reduced rate for a first lesson to make sure we fit together, and that I can provide you with what you are looking for.
I started teaching under Bob Byman, a lifetime member of the PGA Tour. He has dedicated his life to golf, and he passed down some invaluable knowledge. I also have played with numorous professionals and high level amateurs. I was able to glean information off them that helps me work with people with all different swings, tendancies, and body types.
I have worked with students from the age of 5 up to 82, ranging from beginner to professional, but I really enjoy working with people that want to work on their game and get a better undestanding of the game of golf.
A student I started working with a almost 5 years ago, just shot his lowest score of 67 in a tournament. When I first met him, he was shooting between low 90s to low 100s, so this was following a huge steady progress, and it was the result of a lot of work that he put in. I was just glad to be part of the process, and keep him on the correct path.
Make sure to find someone you can connect with, but also make sure that they can get your game to where you want to go. I would make sure that whoever is helping you out addresses your grip and setup first. Even if they aren't going to make any big changes, they should explain what works and doesn't work about what you are doing right now.
Know what you want to get out of the lesson. If you aren't sure, then ask the professional what they would like for you to get out of the lesson.