What is your golf background?
I started playing golf when I was twelve and learned the game from my dad. I have been teaching golf for about 30 years now. I started out cleaning clubs and absolutely fell in love with helping others learn about this great game. I became a professional with the PGA of America in 1996 and soon after I taught for one of the largest golf schools in the world, traveling the country teaching golf in more than a dozen states. Recently I have been an assistant professional with the City of Phoenix at Cave Creek and Palo Verde golf courses and I am the club golf coach for Grand Canyon University.
What is your teaching style?
People come in all shapes and sizes and with many different ability levels. I don’t feel the need to mold someone into the perfect swing. The goal is to get the ball in the hole. If we can get the face square at impact it doesn’t matter what the swing looks like. I focus on the fundamentals to achieve our goals and make sure the student is having fun with the game while playing their best golf. Ultimately, I want the student to understand their flaws and be able to correct them without me being there.
What makes Reid West Golf Academies a great place for someone to improve their game?
Reid-West provides a comfortable learning environment with a variety of instructors. With the ability to provide club fittings and repair you know you can come here for all your game improvement needs.