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December 27, 2017

Authenticity

In 2014, I was burned out on Golf. I was teaching over 150 Hours of Private Lessons a month, and enjoying every minute of those lessons. Yet, something was nagging at me. I had recently been struggling under the tutelage of a Top Teacher, and had consciously parted ways. The only think I could really see that was working for that individual was to continuously, and obnoxiously extol the virtues of his teaching at every possible moment. The more I looked at the teaching landscape, the more it was filled with this kind of approach: “My way is the best, […]
October 15, 2014

US Loss in the Ryder Cup: The Tip of the IceBerg

Here’s the deal. The US sucks as a team in the Ryder Cup. I think this is more systemic to the player development level. It comes down the players, not ‘team’. They have lost 5 out of the last 6 Ryder Cups, and will continue to lose unless they recognize some key facts that are unfolding in the world of Professional Golf: Namely, Europe has Player Development Figured Out, while the USGA and the PGA are failing Miserably. 5 out of the top 6 players in the world are international. The only American in that 6, Jim Furyk, has an […]
August 24, 2014
It’s here! 3 years in the making, and I am proud to announce Authentic Golf, a new online Platform for Game Improvement and Performance. I have had the unique opportunity to teach golf full time, in Seattle, Bend, and Mexico over the last 3 years, forming lasting and enduring relationships with students and friends. These experiences have left me with 2 conclusions:  1) There are many ways to swing a golf club, just like there are many ways to live one’s life. 2) Long-Term improvement and gain requires, a holistic, and lasting approach that engages the student and teacher consistently […]
January 19, 2014

Creating Speed and Raw Distance

Want to Score lower? Hit it Further, and maybe even into the rough. It’s that Simple. Rich Hunt, a leading Golf Statistician (yes, they exist) recently pointed out in his new eBook, 2013 Pro Golf Synopsis, that anyone thinking of playing the PGA Tour better be able to rock the driver at least 115 MPH if they want to have any chance of competing. Driving the golf ball far, and the ability to hit short irons close, are just as, if not more important than putting on today’s Tour. Yes that’s right, you may be able to roll the rock […]