SIMPLEGOLF : A golf learning method that eliminates the arduously difficult Bio-Mechanical systems typically taught via golf's traditional methods.
An instructor for 30+ years understanding the Physics of the game. My education is in Engineering and Physics.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first objective is learn what level of the game they currently perform.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My education is in Engineering and Physics and this background helps shorten the learning curve in learning golf.
How did you get started teaching?
My beginnings of teaching was by popular demand.
For my personal start in the game, I was almost 40 yo. Within 1 year I was routinely carding scores in the 70's. People took notice of that and began asking for help. I created my teaching method and was seeing great improvement for those who came.
I became associated with the PGA and the USGTA by passing their Player Ability Tests, the threshold for becoming a Professional. USGA rules extends the rank of Professional to individuals who have received compensation via, competition, golf clinics, demonstrations or instruction.
What types of students have you worked with?
My experience has had me working with folks from 5 yo to 75 yo.. Numerous youth clinics and outings.
My students have ranged from Beginners to seasoned players.
Once I was invited to teach golf classes at a nearby university. However it would have been disruptive to my Engineering career at that time.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
About 2 weeks ago at our local club, one of the Maintenance employees, whom I had not met, saw me loading my cart. He was new and had only attempted to swing a club for a few times. He stated that he was yet to make contact with the ball. He ask if I would help him. I said , "sure, grab about a dozen balls". We stepped to the edge of the range and threw down the balls. He made 3 attempts swinging the club furiously. Zero contact! I called him aside and instructed him to watch me hit 3 shots. To pay particular attention to a single aspect of my method. He then duplicated my swing 3 times, hitting all 3 solid and straight! Lesson over !
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find an instructor that teaches "How to use the club", not Biomechanical confusion!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What is my current level of play, and what level do I realistically want to achieve?