Golf is a lifelong game and people start and pursue it for many different reasons: Family/relationships, work/ networking, health/ recreation, getting out in nature, competitive / professional aspirations, or just general improvement to maximize enjoyment of game. I take time to listen and customize a learning and improvement coaching plan to address the specific, unique goals of the student. There is NO one size fits all instruction. There is a mental,physical and emotional component to learning and improving and because of my unique expertise I am able to integrate all 3 areas to make sure that learning transfers to the golf course and addresses the long and short term goals of student on and off the golf course.
My expertise and experience is very unique . I am a former Stanford All American , US Amateur Champion ,LPGA Tour player, Certified Nutritional Therapist, Peak Performance Coach for Executives and Elite athletes and Mental game expert.
Golf is a mirror and often reflects who we are and how we think and process which is why it is an excellent vehicle for personal and professional growth! I have coached over 1500 executives and golf/ sports enthusiasts over the past 28 years and I would be honored to coach you through your golf journey whatever that may be.
I LOVE being able to empower students with tools and awareness that not only help improve their golf game but also impact their life and work. Seeing them make those connections is amazing and rewarding!
Peak Performance as an athlete, executive, parent, coach .. all have in common 4 areas - Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual- it really defines who we are and what’s most important to each of us.Golf and the pursuit of improvement is a process which also involves all 4 areas.
I am passionate about learning, growth and authenticity in how we live,lead,love and play! I love being an agent for change and growth both on and off the course.
Joanne is an absolutely amazing golf instructor! As a beginner to the sport, I was a little nervous to start. But, Joanne made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Her expertise and guidance helped me to begin developing a confident golf swing. She even provided guidance on how to look like a golfer! She helped me make the most efficient use of my new clubs and bag. With her support she makes me believe that I can grow to call myself a true golfer. I am excited to keep receiving lessons from her!
Joanne is an incredible instructor; she always has an alternative approach if I'm not getting the technique we're working on right away. She challenges and encourages me to be the best I can and gives me the tools to get there. And it's always a fun experience.
My wife and I did couples lessons with Joanne for 10 weeks, to get my wife trained on the basics and for me to fix and re-learn and improve. Joanne is a tremendous golf coach and also a life coach, for players at all levels. She blends her winning experience from Stanford and the LPGA, her background in sports and general psychology, and her truly compassionate, generous and infectious positive energy, to train adults and kids on the mechanics and the mentality of successful golf and successful life. We can't recommend Joanne enough and look forward to going back to her for more lessons, improvements and positivity!
1. Listening closely to what they want to learn and why
2. Considering their past experience, body type and injuries/concerns, amount of time they have and are willing to invest in the game
3. Create a realistic timeline that works with their goals
4. Customize a coaching program that fits perfectly into what they want and will commit to doing utilizing video and feedback as needed.
5. Provide them with effective practice ideas and help them choose right equipment for their game.
6. Hold them accountable to their goals and encourage them through the process.
7. Explore how they can experience the most enjoyment and least stress in playing and learning the game
Stanford All American/LPGA Tour Player
Class A LPGA Profesdional
Global Education Team Instructor for LPGA TEP program training LPGA teachers .
Certified NLP Practitioner- ( Sports Psych)
Nutritional Therapist/Functional Wellness Specialist
Licensed Heartmath Coach( stress modification/ resilience)
I offer a lot of customized programsbut basic fee is 100/ hour with some discounted package prices.
After my playing career ended, I was eager to start a family and begin coaching. I started my teaching/coaching career at Sahalee CC in 1991. I discovered I enjoy coaching the mental aspects of golf and performance and began doing seminars and coaching more mental game in 2001 when I started my company, Pure Impact.
Pretty much ALL types..- I have worked with all ages and skill levels for the past 28 years.
I was invited to play in the Inaugural USGA Senior Womens Open at Chicago Golf Club, in 2018. I had not competed for decades and was still recovering from a very bad back injury from a car accident in 2011 , but felt it was something I needed to do and I brought both my kids( ages 27 and 23 at the time) with me to caddie. I went with the intention to play with gratitude and joy and stay in the moment with my kids and it was an awesome experience . I was given a 3 year exemption so I will play again this year with boys there to caddy again just liek the last 2 years. Amazing time with them!
Get clear on what you want and why. What specifically is important to you about learning the game? what do you hope to get out of your coaching sessions?
Why do they play golf or want to play?
How much time are they willing to invest each week to practice?
Where do they want to be in 3-6 months
What kind of coach do you prefer ? Who has worked well for you in the past in other areas or learning endeavors?
What is your personality and how do you learn and process info?
Is it important to be able to hit off grass as well as mats for practice?
Do they want playing lessons or anything on course? Does instructor have access and are they availalbe to go on course?