Hello and welcome!
My name is Mark Tynan, and for as long as I can remember I have had a love affair with the game of golf.
As a golf enthusiast my goal is to help you improve your golf performance. To achieve this I developed the communicative approach to teaching (CATG), an instructional method that takes the typical learning process and turns it upside down!
What is CATG? Quite simply it’s an approach focused on student performance, not instructional methods! The goal is for the student to demonstrate their ability
As a student of the game, I look forward to teaching you to become the best version of yourself, understanding your swing, and creating a plan to help you improve, achieve your goals, and lower your scores.
I'd like to begin by stating I have tremendous respect for the men and women who work to grow the game and help their students improve. While not a PGA professional, I nevertheless believe in my understanding of the golf swing, and MOST importantly, my ability to teach others how to play this wonderful game. I have spent countless hours studying the swing, have a passion for teaching, and believe my role as a teacher is to help my students understand their swing, identify areas of improvement, and create a plan to improve quickly and efficiently.
I enjoy the experience of watching a golfer hit that one shot that brings them back. The one shot they have never hit before, and the look on their face when they pull it off.
Mark is very patient with his coaching style and always has great feedback throughout the class. I've had 4 classes with Mark as of now and I can already see a difference in my swing.
Mark was very helpful and I saw improvements after just the first lesson.
1) Interview - students history playing the game, any physical limitations, and their goals.
2) Swing assessment - Examine the student ball flight and identify the cancer in his/her swing
3) Explain what the student does well, could improve upon, and set up a plan for improvement.
4) Work to help the student make a repeatable swing that leads to solid contact and longer, straighter shots.
First lesson is $35 (1 hour lesson). All lessons after are $60 (1 hour lesson). I want to earn my students appreciation and trust upon meeting them for the first time, and make sure they are comfortable moving forward. I value their time and investment towards improving.
I began teaching the game at Bishop Dennis J O'Connell Golf Camp in 2005.
My student profile includes juniors and beginner golfers.
I recently played golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links. It was the greatest walk of my life, and a memory I will cherish forever.
My advice is to find a teacher who makes the game simple and is able to communicate. Golf should be taught at a 5th grade level. There is no reason to make the game harder than it already is.
My advice to students is to think about what they are looking to achieve by taking lessons. Are they looking to fix a particular ball flight, gain more distance, rebuild their swing, maybe work on their short game, etc?