Wayne Mitchell, PGA  Golf Instruction

Wayne Mitchell, PGA Golf Instruction

5.0 (10)
14 hires on Lessons.com
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About this pro

I work at TPC San Antonio, next door to the JWMarriott Resort.  I have been a member of the PGA for 24 years and served as an instructor for the past 7 years.  The past 3 years have been at The TourAcademy at TPC San Antonio, I worked at Joe Caruso's Golf Center, Golf Galaxy and Woodlake Golf Club as well.  

I have competed successfully at a high level in the Southern Texas PGA, work well with beginners or experienced golfers. Have developed a strong Junior golf foundation for my business; ages 8-18.  Have assisted several students seeking college scholarships and numerous junior golfers wanting to play on their schools golf team; middle school as well as high school.  Emphasize short game as it is the highway to lower scores.  Experienced club fitter and have a background experience for the mental side of the game.

I have the ability to record your lesson and send you a digital copy using the World's #1 rated motion program from V-1 Golf.  TPC offers the very best practice and learning center in all of Central Texas.  TPC utilizes nothing but quality range balls, always hit off turf, 6 practice bunkers, 4 putting greens, 3 chipping and pitching greens and a variety of targets on the range that is 350 yards long and 100 yards wide.  Soon we will add Flight Scope / Trackman and a SAM putting lab to our product offering.

My work environment is outstanding.  The practice facility at TPC is number one without question.  There are other nice facilities; but, the experience at TPC is like no other.  

The most rewarding aspect of my job is the satisfaction I get from a customer who has experienced a positive improvement in their game.  It is not always easy; but, it can happen with hard work and practice.  

The smile on a kids face when that first ball goes up in the air is amazing.

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San Antonio, TX 78261
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • Matthew Gleason

    Analysis is amazing. Also the corrections and drills are easy to understand. Great instructor! And I’ve had many over the years.

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  • Jim Ragsdale

    Wayne is an excellent teacher. He is very well versed when it comes to all the details of learning the golf swing. He gave me a lot of valuable information that was very descriptive, yet concise. He is very good at explaining the information so that anyone can understand.

  • E John Kalvelage

    Just had one golf lesson with Wayne and it was perfect. Having spent 25 plus years as a golf professional I have a real appreciation for a pros ability to assess, prioritize, communicate, and implement golf instruction. Wayne did this seamlessly as well as assisting me in decluttering my golf brain. I am swinging much better and enjoying my clearer golf mind. GREAT technological abilities used brilliantly and a WORLD CLASS FACILITY!!!Wayne is a great instructor and great player, a rare combination, and great guy as well! Folks trust me, IT DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS!!! 5 STAR EXPERIENCE!!!


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FAQs


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

Discuss what the customers goals are for this lesson.  Is it short term or long term?  Amount of time to dedicate to practice.  Observe customer hit balls and record video.  Watch video and make suggestions.  Tour Academy and I endorse a "Building Block" approach to the development of the golf swing.  That is one step at a time.  It is a process.


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

40 years in the golf industry.  Attended numerous seminars and continuing education to keep teaching skills sharp.  Utilize the V-1 video system for recording of your golf swing for analysis.  Tour Academy also utilizes "FLIGHT SCOPE" (Trackman) which will provide up to 15 different variables of your swing such as ball speed, angle of attack, direction of the swing path, and many others. Also had success as a SENIOR participant in Southern Texas PGA Senior Series where I won 7 events between 2002-2006.  Last 7 years have been dedicated to golf instruction only.


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

Call for programs and prices.  (210-381-3783)


How did you get started teaching?

Actually followed in my brothers foot steps.  He was a very successful Golf Professional at Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin.  I did my apprenticeship in Milwaukee and Chicago areas at some exclusive Country Clubs.  Then spent 12 years as a salesman for MacGregor Golf Company and became friends with Jack Nicklaus when he was the owner.  I helped open Cinco Ranch Golf Club in Katy, Texas where I worked with Paul Levy.  It was during this time I started working with Junior golfers and organizing Junior Golf Camps along with numerous private lessons.  Moved back to San Antonio in 1999 and helped open Olympia Hills Golf Club in Universal City as the Head Golf Professional.  I was the first Golf Instructor at Golf Galaxy for several years then moved onto Woodlake Golf Club as Director of Golf.  About this time I focused on teaching only at Caruso's Golf Center and TPC San Antonio.


What types of students have you worked with?

All types.  Men, women, seniors, juniors (8 and above; depends on attention span if younger)  Beginners to experienced single digit handicappers.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A young girl and her father came to me about two and half years ago.  She was shooting about 115 and wanted to improve.  In the summer of 2015 she finished 7th in the San Antonio Girls City Championship, just 3 shots out of 4th.  She will play college golf at Concordia University in Austin, Tx.


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

Find someone you are compatible with.


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

Are you willing to change?   How much practice will you do.  Practice the proper way is the only way to improve.


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