Kevin Self Golf Academy

Kevin Self Golf Academy

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About this pro

I have been teaching golf for over 13 years as a PGA certified golf professional.  I have given over 5,000 golf lessons in my career and have worked with all skill levels and age ranges.  I currently work out of The Golf Club at Echo Falls by appointment only.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.

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Bothell, WA 98012
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  • Nicole Carlson

    Kevin is a great teacher! He explains everything really well. I've learned so much from him in 4 lessons! Planning on taking more lessons with him!


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

The student and I will spend time during the first lesson establishing what the overall goals are and evaluate the students swing to determine an action plan to accomplish those goals. I don’t teach “one swing” and force that on all of my students, rather I evaluate the students abilities and goals to determine what swing changes we need to make.  Some students just want to learn the basics.  My more advanced students want to shave off a few strokes.  In either case, listening to what the student wants to accomplish is really important to me. 

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

I have previously worked at Golftec in the Phoenix area and was in the top 10% of all 650 coaches nationwide.  

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

1 hour lesson costs $65 and if you purchase 4 lessons together it costs $240.  We have the ability to go on the golf course in addition to working on the practice facility. This allows students the ability to have me with them while hitting real golf shots whether we are on the course or practice facility. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching after graduating from Arizona State University with my degree in Professional Golf Management.  I worked at various golf clubs in Arizona and Golftec as well.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all age ranges and skill sets.

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

Be careful of teachers that offer a quick fix or “tip” to get you better.  Having a true understanding of the bio-mechanics of the golf swing is the true way of getting a student better.  I try to help each of my students understand why we are making a change and how that is going to be better for them in the long run. 

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

Figure out why you want to play golf.  It is for fun or to compete with your friends.  Maybe you play for business and want to stop embarrassing yourself on the golf course in front of potential or current clients. Also, understand that getting better at golf is a process and could mean a commitment from you as the student.  Be prepared to commit to a process and the investment that goes along with that. 

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