My Teaching Philosophy
I believe in an individual approach to teaching golf – that is to say
every person has their own swing – they just need to find that which is
most efficient for them. Just as no two people look alike – neither do
their golf swings. However, I DO believe in the basic physics of ball
flight theory, and the physics of the golf swing, and I incorporate
these into a fundamentally sound teaching approach.|
I have been a member of the PGA and a golf instructor for over twenty five years. Prior to being admitted to the PGA, I attended Ball State University where I played on one of the most successful golf teams in history – top 20 in the nation from 1972 – 1976. I mention this because I have the advantage of being both a player and an instructor. I know first hand how it feels to play in competition, and just what the demands are on competitive golfers.
From 1984 through 1987 I coached the junior high school golf team in Rushville, Indiana. Currently I am the coach of the Warren Townsnhip Middle School golf teams here in Indianapolis. I assist with the boys and girls golf teams at Warren Central High. During the summer I teach in junior golf clinics here at Morningstar. Many of my students have gone on to become college golf team members, and members of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
I work with aspiring golfers of all ages. I am aware of the limitations due to age and injury. I know the strengths and weaknesses inherent in both men and women. I can take a golfer as far as he or she wishes to go. Whether that means being respectable for a company outing or lowering a handicap to single digits, or just being able to enjoy the game of golf. The results are up to you. Golf will give back to you in proportion to how much effort you give it. I can help you succeed in that effort, and enjoy the learning process.