What makes a good professional?
I can help my students because I know their pain and passion!!
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 over 11 years at courses that include: Diamondback in Haines City, Orange County National in Orlando, Sanlan Golf Resort in South Lakeland. 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.
- Individual lessons are available.
- Video analys is available.