My name is Preston Braswell and I have a passion for golf and the science behind the golf swing. I am an experienced golfer playing four years with Emmanuel College (NCAA II). Most recently, I won the Norfolk City Amateur by four shots shooting rounds of 64-70. I am also a coach at the FirstTee of Hampton Roads. I have a passion for helping students find their golf swing, manage their game, and excel to their "next level" in golf.
I enjoy seeing people have a "eureka moment" on the range, but more importantly the reports I hear when they have improved where it counts--on the course! I enjoy creating relationships with my students and encouraging them to excel and improve their game.
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Preston. I am completely new to the game, so we just went over some basic things like stance, grip, and swing mechanics. He explained each step in detail, and showed how I can identify problems in my swing when I am practicing by myself. I would recommend him to others looking for an instructor.
My Son and I just started to golf about a month ago. We decided to take a lesson and it was well worth it. Preston was waiting on us when we arrived. After a short warm up he had us hit a few balls then asked us what we wanted to work on. Mr. Braswell is well suited for teaching others and I recommend giving him a chance to help your game.
The typical process for a golf lesson with me includes meeting at the range and finding out where you are in your golf game and what your long term dreams and goals (no matter how big or small) you wish to accomplish in golf.
I am a Certified golf instructor for the FirstTee of Hampton Roads. I played four years of collegiate golf at Emmanuel College (NCAA II). People consistently request and ask for my phone number after I have played a golf round with them for the first time and request personal lessons.
I teach golf because I have a love and passion for the game. Additionally, I continue to understand the golf swing as much as possible because so many tv announcers and YouTubers offer quick fixes that fail to help golfers experience the longevity in their golf swing they desire.
I have worked with collegiate golfers some of which have won several NCAA II tournaments. I have also worked with young people from the ages of 5-18. I also have worked with middle-aged and senior golfers. I am able to work with students of all ages and skill levels. (I have patience! Most instructors hurry through a lesson, but I want you to get better!)
Winning the Norfolk City Amateur by four shots! I started off the first day with four birdies in a row, continued to make several pars thereafter, sprinkled in a couple more birdies and shot 64 (-6) on the first day. The next day I shot 70 with four birdies and four bogeys.
My advice is to find a teacher who just doesn't watch your golf swing but emphasizes the real difficulty of the skill and proposes a plan to walk you through the process of changing it for the better so you can achieve scores never thought possible.
Where do you want your golf swing to be in two months, four months, eight months and a year's time?
What difficulties are you experiencing right now with your swing?
Do you have any physical incapablities or struggles that inhibit your swing?