I have been playing golf for a total of 18 years. I have played with women's clubs and won the 2007 Club Championship at the D'Andrea Golf Club in Reno, NV.
I have coached many students since I acquired my teaching certification in 2008 from the National Registry of Professional Golf Instructors. I have taken students with no prior experience to playing the game on courses. I also volunteered with the First Tee of Northern Nevada for two years and coached children from 6 to 18.
I worked with them on their full swing, pitch shots, chip shots and putting. I was also able to accompany them out on the golf course so they could learn the rules and etiquette.
I have also had extensive coaching in the mental aspect of the game. My coach is a professional golfer who has played the game over 50 years and professionally over 35 years.
Coach Tip: This is a quote from the book Spirit of the Dancing Warrior by Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang: "Mastery. It is interesting to discover that there is no path to mastery: mastery is the path, the journey of never-ending multidimensional growth and development, a zigzag way of excellence. You don't attain mastery; you live it as a lifestyle one small step at a time and you can measure success by the quality of those steps."
2007 and 2008 DAndrea Golf Club - Reno, NV Club Champion
I introduce the game by doing strengthening and warm up exercises. I emphasize the need to prevent injuries by strengthening and stretching. Then I introduce the fundamentals of grip, stance, direction of ball flight, and posture. The full swing is then broken down into a sequence that is easily understood. I have handouts that explain each part of the swing in detail which can be taken home and used to practice.
After the full swing I introduce the pitch shot, the chip shot and putting. My goal is for the student to have a technically correct and reproducible swing. Distance and accuracy is not emphasized until the student has a swing the is reproducible.