My mission is to help people enjoy this wonderful game at their highest potential for a lifetime.
My goal is to develop athletes first, create competitive golfers second and produce a love for the game of golf along the way
MOST DATA SUGGEST THAT GOLF IS A 20-YEAR DEVELOPMENTAL SPORT.
Many experts believe that it takes a minimum of 10 years and at least 10,000 hours of training for an athlete to reach elite levels. In Tim Gibbons and Tammie Forster's landmark study for the United States Olympic Center's Athletic Development Program, 'The Path to Excellence'- they provided an in-depth look at the development of U.S. Olympians who competed between 1984 and 1998.
The 10-year rule has been shown to also apply to the development of expertise in other domains including music (Ericsson, Krampe, & Tesch-Römer, 1993; Hayes, 1981; Sosniak, 1985), mathematics (Gustin, 1985), swimming (Kalinowski, 1985), distance running Wallingford, 1975), tennis (Monsaas, 1985), soccer and field hockey (Helsen, Starkes, & Hodges, 1998).
Most data suggest that golf is a 20-year developmental sport.
It is imperative for kids to practice if they want to get better. The question is, "What type of practice is best?". Many experts in motor learning and skill acquisition have tried to answer this question. Ericsson, Krampe and Tesch-Römer (1993) did a comprehensive review of this topic and concluded that the most effective learning occurs through involvement in a highly structured activity defined as 'deliberate practice'.
Deliberate practice was defined by Ericsson as, "activities that have been specifically designed to improve the current level of performance. Deliberate practice requires effort and is not inherently enjoyable." In other words, it is hard work, has few immediate rewards and the motivation to perform deliberate practice is getting better - not having fun.Côté and Hay (2002) emphasized the importance of ‘deliberate play’ (as opposed to deliberate practice) in the early years of elite athletes. This view is shared by many other researchers (Bloom 1985, Carlson, 1988).Deliberate play activities are those designed to maximize enjoyment. Deliberate play activities have simple rules (sporting rules) that are enforced by the children or adult involved in the activity.So here is the question, "Is deliberate play also a form of practice?" I think the answer is a definite 'YES'.Children love to play games. Through playing games they have an important means to express, explore and discover many aspects of life relative to themselves and others. Playing games can be a means of physically developing fundamental movement skills and simultaneously enabling children to learn about cooperation, competition, communication, relationships, equity and the meaning of success.
My number one goal as a Coach is to get all of my Jr's to fall in love with golf. After that, the rest is easy.
At this age, fundamental movement skills should be practiced, learned and repeated. The development of these overall motor skills, using a FUN and positive approach, will contribute greatly to future athletic achievements. Scientific research demonstrates that athletes at this age are primed for new information laying the foundation of trainability for long-term athletic development.
Expert Golf Instruction
Lesson Series in a variety of ways.
1. On course instruction.
2. Playing lessons
3. Short Game improvement area.
4. Trackman indoor lesson.
5. Group Lessons.
6. Youth group lessons.
And Many more
University of Miami, M.S.Ed.
Keiser College of Golf, B.A.
Golf Academy of America A. A.
PGA of America
University of New England 2nd year grad Student - Nutrition
TPI Golf L 2, Jr. L2
BioSwing Dynamics Level 1 Certification
Super Speed Golf Level 3 Certification.
Certified First Tee Coach.
US Kids Certified.
MCG Certified Lead Instructor.
I am determined to make people improve faster. This is why I have spent countless hours researching this topic. I think this is an interesting study by Evans and Tuttle.
Let's start from the green and move toward the tee. The learning curve is much quicker. There is a time a place for the driving range, but it does not simulate playing on the course. I want my students to be good golfers, not bad golfers who are great on the range. This is why we will spend 95% of our time together on the golf course, not the range.
Have fun, learn to love to practice the important parts of the game, and most importantly, practice on the course, not the driving range.
I know it is possible to shave one stroke off of your handicap per month. How do I know this? Because I personally went from an 18 handicap to a 0 in 18 months. It wasn't easy, but I can show you how to do it. I'll let you in on a little secret, I doesn't happen on the driving range.
Sports should be taught on the field that they are played on. I will teach you on the golf course where the variables will be different every time. I don't like my students hitting from a perfect lie on a plastic matt. It's not realistic, it won't help you improve quickly, and most importantly.....IT'S NOT FUN.
My equation for success is simple. I teach in this order.
1. FUNdamentals - My number one goal is to make you fall in love with golf. If I accomplish this, the rest is easy.
2. Fast - If you do not already have speed in your swing I will teach you to get the club moving quickly and effortlessly. Distance is a big part of being able to score. More importantly, hitting your driver 150 yards just isn't FUN.
3. Play - I will teach you how to play golf and learn how to move around a golf course. I will not teach you a magical swing that doesn't exist on the driving range.
4. Short Game - If we learn the short game first we can learn how to score. Let's face it, shooting over a 100 just isn't FUN.
5. Technique - Once we have made it through the first four stages, we can now start to dial in your swing. We will get a little more advanced and technical. We will pick a desired ball flight and really start to focus on our long term goals.
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I am a dedicated Golf Professional that loves to watch people achieve their goals. I am truly passionate about improvement and having fun on the golf course. If you want to improve and have a great time while doing it, then I am your golf instructor.
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