In 1958, I played golf for Purdue University and thought I might have a chance to earn a living playing golf. Well, life happened and that ambition never came to pass. I did not play golf for fifteen years, and when I decided to start playing again it was a disaster. It was as though I had never swung a golf club before. I worked at it though, and after several years my handicap came down to near scratch. Like a lot of golfers who were better players, I began to fantasize about the Seniors Tour. I became a lesson fanatic and a range rat hitting hundreds of balls, sometimes two or three hundred per day. I sought out lessons from not only local professionals but also from some of the top teachers in the country. I read about and tried every golf tip written in the golf magazines. My scores did not get any lower. Frustrated and discouraged, I thought, " Why not just try my swing, the one I used to have when I could make good scores."
I knew that Hogan's mantra of GASP, or grip, aim and alignment, stance and posture were pretty basic and that just swinging the club around my spine as a center seemed a pretty reasonable premise. So I tried that and BOOM, just like that my scores got lower and golf got to be fun again. It was too late for the Senior Tour though, so I decided to start teaching golf and perhaps steer other golfers away from all the dead ends I had encountered. Oh, incidentally I did win a PGA section event at Waldon Lakes CC in Plant City, FL in 2005.
I've been teaching golf in central Florida for 11 years at courses that include: Diamondback in Haines City, Orange County National in Orlando, Sanlan Golf Resort in South Lakeland, and most recently at Hunting Hills Golf and Country Club in north Lakeland, Florida.
My wife and I moved to Florida in 2004 and I started teaching at Diamondback Golf Course. I also became a Certified Instructor with the United States School of Golf at Orange County National golf course in Orlando, Florida. I have been teaching quite a few years now and have had great success with all of my students, of whom have become good friends. They will tell you that you will become a better player under my tutelage.
For golfers who are looking to improve their game, with one-on-one instruction and video analysis, you'll be on your way in a short time. As a golf teaching professional, I can help you in choosing the right equipment, proper stretching, how to improve your swing and a better mental approach to succeed in the game.
Cell phone # 863 398 1995