Teaching Philosophy

  Achieve Your True Potential:

       Potential can be a very dangerous word in any area in life and certainly is in the golfing world.  As instructors our job is to manage expectations, all the while encouraging each golfer to realize what they are truly capable of and following through on those desires and dreams.  Golfers of all ages need goals in order to improve and here at the Academy we love to help them reach those goals.

      We do this in a number of ways through their golf swing and mental approach to the game.  Starting with swing fundamentals and simplifying the motion so it becomes easier to repeat.  The relationship between bio-mechanics and physics is at the core of any golf swing or athletic movement.  We use this as our primary focus for all instruction.  This allows us to avoid the "textbook" swing thoughts and singular "teaching philosophies". (Stack and tilt-One Plain etc.)

      With the understanding that players at all levels from the professional to the weekend warrior all have inherently different body types and approaches to swinging the golf club. We utilize visual feedback on high speed cameras to diagnose the primary issue of any golfers swing.  From posture to club position, grip, aim and set-up, a key component we constantly come back to is refining the basics to create a more natural movement. 

     Doing away with the predictable and stereotypical golf lesson we strive to diagnose the primary problem by identifying the number of symptoms with in each individuals swing.  With the proper amount of guidance and proper practice applied we firmly believe every golfer can not only improve but exceed their own expectations. 

The Importance of youth development...

    With the game of golf becoming ever more popular these days it is important to focus on the area in which the game is growing.  Young golfers are vital to the growth of our industry and its important to impress upon them the rules and traditions of this wonderful game.  From work ethic to sportsmanship and basic course etiquette we want to encourage the growth of young golfers to be competitive as well as respectful of their opponents and more importantly the game itself.

     We have a strong youth contingent here at the academy and with our focus on fundamentals as well as keeping the game of golf fun, the junior golfers in the area continue to find our location fun and productive place to grow their game.  From full swing to short game we concentrate on simplifying the golf swing and maximize club speed and eye-hand coordination.  Setting their swings up for minor adjustments as they continue to grow.

    Once our kids reach a certain playing ability we can then discuss on course management and mental approach.  Helping them to think their way around the golf course at an early age and in tournament play will help their growth as a golfer exponentially.  With the understanding that each junior golfer is unique, we take pride in finding the right way to show them their best qualities as a golfer and where we can help them improve.