After almost 30 years since teaching my first lesson in Modesto California, I have been able to learn a great deal about this great game, and take a lot of pride in being able to help people improve their golf game. Having the ability to see the root cause of a problem, not just the physical manifestation of it, sets me apart from most other instructors. There are countless instructional books on golf, thousands of instructors, hours and hours of internet videos to help people improve, yet the average score for amateur golfers remains the same year after year. One reason for this is that beyond the basic concepts, golf is a completely individualized sport that requires hours of practice, trial and error, and a knowledgeable instructor with the patience and determination to find out what a student needs to improve his or her game. I take pride in being able to determine what the problems are in a persons swing that are causing issues and introducing the correct instructions to help them improve. Sometimes the problem is simply the mental approach a student takes to a situation that exhibits in a swing flaw, and in those situations, a physical change can sometimes make the problem worse. The best part of being a golf instructor is seeing a student improve and realize that they can do what they thought was impossible!
Greg is easy to understand and works with strengths while being patient with weaknesses. He adjusts instruction as he looks at swing strengths and weaknesses.
Small class size. Individualized attention and responsive to questions. Provided enough info to improve my performance and increase my enjoyment of the game without overwhelming me with too much to remember.
The difference it made in my game and the instructor's knowledge and ability to communicate to my understanding. The game is so much more fun. Better than any other instruction I have received!
He helped me to relearn the basics and to get rid of old bad habits
The first step to helping someone is to learn more about them. How they think about golf, what they think their limitations and strengths are, and why they think they can not do what they want are all as important as showing them the proper techniques. Once I know how a person “ticks”, I can help them improve by working with their unique swing, versus forcing them to learn any one method of instruction. Granted, there are proven methods that enable the average golfer to deliver the club to the ball in the most precise way, but none of us are the “average golfer”, we are all unique and it is my job to find what works for each person, and not just make everyone swing the same way.
Besides almost 30 years of teaching, I have been a life long student of the game, and attended Professional Golfers Career College in Winter Garden Florida. I am the Director of Golf Instruction at Fore Lakes GC in Taylorsville UT, where I run all of the ladies and juniors programs.
My rates are the same as those set for the golf course where I work. A private lesson is $55($200 for a series of 4), semi-private is $35($120 for a series of 4), group lessons with 3 or more students are $27 per lesson, and juniors up to age 16 are are $25 per lesson. Lessons consist of 45 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of analysis.
I began teaching as a way to keep my own game on point and at the same time help others overcome issues that I see people struggle with on a daily basis.