My Teaching Philosophy (Where…Why…Apply)
My mission is to provide golfers of all skill levels with the information and guidance necessary to remove the obstacles and interference that stands in the way of allowing them to reach their highest potential. I seek to achieve this by playing my part in redefining the traditional standard for golf instruction that has traditionally left golfers lost in a sea of conflicting advice and contradictory ideas. This kind of confusion has the tendency to limit the potential to accomplish anything that goes beyond short-term success that is fleeting in the long-term.
Through the use of high-speed slow motion video analysis (up to 40x slow motion playback), combined with my extensive study of the critical movements that make up a foundation for the effective technique observed in the best players in the world, I aim to help students to develop a clearly defined roadmap toward achieving personal success in the long-term. Through this approach, we are able to target precise areas WHERE an improvement can be made, confirm and understand exactly WHY it will be beneficial (before committing to applying it), and then APPLY the specific corrections required for improved performance. Following this structure greatly streamlines the process of implementing the improved changes. In short, this translates to meaningful, lasting improvement and a far more gratifying payoff for the amount of investment and hard work.
Here is a brief demonstration of how I use video analysis technology as part of a private lesson
The technical goals of my philosophy can be summarized by 4 cornerstone fundamentals:
- A proper understanding and application of a fundamentally correct technique (that properly suits the golfer’s natural body type)
- Development of the physical capability that is required to safely and consistently perform proper swing patterns
- Development of a mental approach that will allow for consistent execution of proper technique under pressure
- Correctly structured practice habits that ensure all efforts put in will efficiently lead toward desired goals
Achieving A Swing for Life
While proper movement patterns can be challenging to learn and establish, the reward for the dedication to achieving them is a much simpler mindset toward generating and repeating a successful, athletically driven golf swing. One that is generated by natural movement patterns ‘built’ into the human body over the course of evolution. In other words, moving how we were designed to move, and in the most efficient way possible for achieving consistent repetition of a desired motion! Whether it be full swing, pitching, chipping, or even putting, I believe this to be the most effective way to build trust in your game so you can clear your mind, enjoy yourself, and perform your best under pressure.
To read about the experiences in my personal golfing career that have shaped my philosophy into what it is today, check out my own story in my biography page.
Skill Set & Ability
Matching Golf Instruction to Your Personal Skill Level and Experience.
While I always personalize my lesson programs to every student’s individual needs, if you would like to see the general areas of development I focus on for golfers of different skills levels, please click on the tab below that you feel matches your current ability.