Welcome to How I Teach Golf. Your host, Duncan Woolger, talks to great golf instructors about where, with what technology and how they teach the greatest game ever invented.
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In this episode I talk to USKidsgolf.com Director of Instruction Jim Hardy. Jim talks about how he started out in golf and how he struck up a relationship with Teachers Hall of Fame member Jim Hardy! Jim lets us know how anyone golf club can set up their course to make the game faster, have a ‘Tour Experience’ and therefore more fun! If you want to reach out to Jim he gives out his personal email and all the websites on how you can create a fun, inclusive Junior programme.
In this episode I talk to one of my mentors and great friend, Top 100 Instructor and Co Founder of Planetruthgolf.com Chris O’Connell. Chris gives away so much information to instructors and players in this podcast. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and please leave a comment and rating so I can deliver the next podcast better!
Little did Matthew know that when In late 2016 Matthew reached out to the Worlds leading Short Game Instructor James Sieckmann to discuss an opportunity of representing him in Europe and Asia as his Tour Coach. Having followed James Sieckmann for many years, Matthew quickly realised that James proven methods and ideas of the short game were aligned with his own and after many discussions and meetings Matthew was honoured to accept the role representing James in Europe and Asia. Matthew has spent numerous hours with James and his tour players and at private schools assisting and running classes in Your Short Game Solution.
Matthew is K-Vest Level 3 certified as well as Trackman Level 2 and the Eastern European representative for AimPoint. Matthew works with all levels of players throughout Europe and Asia and directly assists James Sieckmann in the USA. You can reach out to Matthew @matthew.tippergolf on Instagram or go to his website yourshortgamesolution.co.uk
In this show I speak with Dan Abrahams. Dan is a sport psychologist working alongside individuals, teams, coaches and organisations globally. He is known for his passion to de-mystify sport psychology and for creating simple to use performance techniques. He is the author of four best-selling sport psychology books and is the founder of both the Dan Abrahams Soccer Academy and The Sport Psych Show podcast. A former professional golfer and PGA qualified, Dan has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Sport Psychology. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), meaning he is an accredited psychologist and bound by the HCPC’s code of conduct which emphasises confidentiality, evidence of professional development, safe practice, and standards of proficiency. You can reach out to Dan on many social handles. @Danabrahams77 on twitter and @danabrahamssport on Instagram or go to his website danabrahams.com
In this episode I chat to @golfgurutv Jason Sutton about our trips to the PGA show and what our takeaways were to help improve the way we deliver sessions, to find out what’s new in the golfing world, meeting up with friends and colleagues, in Jason’s case speaking engagements and in my case watching as many presentations as possible to make sure I’m right up to date with current trends. We find out we have a lot of similar interests and a passion for learning and improving ourselves as well as an appreciation for @garyvee
Tourfitgolf.co.uk founder and Head Professional at ashburnhamgolfclub.co.uk Tom Davies takes us from playing rugby to Asian tour school to fitting clubs for the best players in the world! Tom speaks passionately and honestly about the fitting process and the similarities between coaching and fitting. Make sure you give Tom a follow @tourfitgolf59 on Instagram and Twitter.
In this episode you get to listen to Golf Digest Top 50 Best Teacher in America, Bernie Najar. Bernie takes us through his introduction to the game and the multiple influencers than have helped Bernie become a great instructor. His studio at Caves Valley is one of the most advanced on the eastern seaboard, with a GEARS optical motion capture system, TrackMan launch monitor, GC Quad, Swing Catalyst 3D motion plate and SAM PuttLab! There’s a tonne of great advice in here for coaches and for players. You can reach out to Bernie via his website Bernienajar.com. Instagram and twitter @BernieNajarGolf and you can buy his book, The Game, at all good stores.
Tom Motley takes us through his career and tells us how he delivers golf lessons in Wiltshire with a difference, TomMotleyGolf.co.uk offers a high level of golf coaching, not only utilizing the best possible coaching technology coaching in the high spec Swing Catalyst swing studio with Pressure plates, Trackman 4 and a vast array of training aids. Tom continually develops his skills as a golf coach each year through educational courses, study, seeking new information and through spending time with some of the best coaches across the globe and has developed a reputation as a highly knowledgeable & well rounded golf coach. You can reach out to Tom on twitter and Instagram @motleygolf
In #29 I get to talk to World Record holder Jamie Cundy. Jamie is the golf manager and head professional at Calderfields Golf & Country Club in Walsall. Jamie’s story of self discovery, reflection, willingness to learn and upskilling himself has recently seen him awarded the Advanced Fellowship of the PGA. Jamie’s other certifications include: TPI Certified Level 1 & 2, Plane Truth Certified Golf Coach. ASQ Level 5 Golf Management Qualification. PGA Director of Golf and Level 3 UkCC Coaching and AdCert (Advanced Certificate in Coaching) at Birmingham University. You can reach Jamie at jamiecundygolf.co.uk & @jamiecundygolf
In episode #28 Bowood.org Director of Golf Ben Emerson talks about how he got in to the industry at 17 and how quickly he progressed through improving himself. Ben speaks about those who have helped him in his career and how he takes people through an improvement plan after an initial 2 hour assessment at the wonderful facilities he gets to enjoy, every day. You can reach Ben on social media @benemersongolf
In How I Teach Golf #27 I talk to @changethegame54 and www.TheLeadingEdgeGolfCompany.com founder Oliver Morton. In this episode Oliver talks how he got in to the game, his mentors and his passion for always improving himself to give a better golfing experience.
How I Teach Golf #26 is with Rick Valentine. Rick talks about playing golf with his Grandmother Jessie Valentine MBE. In 2002 Rick became the Director of Golf at Loretto School (loretto.com). Starting with just 6 golfers Rick takes us through how he and his team take children through introducing them to golf to playing golf full time. Ricks passion about providing a tremendous learning environment that’s student centred shines through. For more information about Rick contact him at www.rickvalentinegolfschools.com
Adrian Rietveld shares his passion and hunger to help the top players in the world fine tune and improve their games through TaylorMade equipment. Adrian talks about his journey from driving range attendant to travelling the world and his enthusiasm in getting the best products in to the best players hands.
In this episode I speak with leettputtinghub.co.uk founder Oli Leett. Oli speaks about mentors, his process that he takes people through and we discuss about how he teaches you to roll your rock better.
In this episode I spoke with Sam Carr about his progression through his career and about what his role as business relationship officer at the PGA entails. A deep reflective thinker, I hope Sam's podcast raises questions that he, the other BRO's or the PGA can help answer.
Great to have JJ Vallely on the podcast. He talks about how he got in to golf and his progress to being an England regional coach. He mentions his influences and mentors that help JJ be one of the top coaches in the UK.
James Skelton talks to me about his mentors, myths and misconceptions, training and what happens when he teams up for one of his experience days. www.jps-golfacademy.com @jpsgolfacademy on twitter & Facebook page JPS GOLF
This episode I talk to Ben Blackburn about the multiple areas of the game, he loves, that he's worked in up to his current position with England and Wales Blind Golf, Kent PGA and the PGA South Region.
In this episode I get to talk to, and thank, Wendy Lodder for all the help and inspiration she has given me and the impact Wendy and other volunteers have on our game. We talk about her golf, concerns and hopes for the game and why she became a volunteer.
In this episode I talk to a Fellow of the PGA, former Ladies European Tour player and award winning coach Sarah Bennett. We go through how she got in to the game and what and how she introduces players to golf and how the things around us can help us play better golf.
Philip Talbot takes us through growing up as the son of a golf progessional and tells about all the different areas of the profession he has worked in. From stories about the greats in our game to how golf pulls together in times of need, Philip's passion about golf shines through.
With the world of golf instruction having lots of technology connected with it, I got to speak with one of the leaders, Steve Gould. Steve talks about how he started GASP systems and how he uses technology at his facility.
Jamie Donaldson talks to me about all things Aimpoint and putting. Listen to how Jamie was teaching full swing and what, how and why he stopped giving conventional golf lessons and went "all in" on Aimpoint.
Jason MacNiven of golfprinciples.co.uk takes us through the custom fitting world. Jason tells us how he works as part of a team to help you find your fitting DNA and how he has no bias towards what you need to help you get the best fitting for your game.
In this episode I speak to one of the founding members of the Ladies European Tour, an Advanced Fellow of the Professional Golfers Association and my first leading lady of How I Teach Golf, Denise Hastings. Denise shares her journey and her struggles in being a women in a mans world. Her passion to help others and the fun she has in golf.
In this episode, I talk with Stuart Morgan. Now based in Europe, Stuart talks about his journey, working for Hall of Fame teacher David Leadbetter and how he wants you to collect data to help you improve. There's a competition offer in this podcast so we look forward to your feedback.
How I Teach Golf #10 with Alan Fletcher. Based at Girton Golf Club, Cambridge, Alan takes us through his journey and introduces us to his team enviroment. How improving his coach education made him question his role and how he's going to look for your patterns to improve your golf.
Martin Hall gives us his years of wisdom in teaching our great game. Listen to his passion and advice on how to give great lessons but also how to find a great instructor for you. There’s also a surprise for me that catches me off guard!
Russell Warner talks about growing up in the UK and then leaving to become a highly respected instructor in Switzerland. Hear how Russell conducts a lesson and what he's learnt apart from a new language!
In this episode of How I Teach Golf, I talk to Kevin Roman Director of Instruction at the amazing Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Kevin recalls playing in 2 major championships and how he ended up at one of the finest facilities anywhere in the world. There's a nice surprise for me at the end of the podcast!
Episode 2 of How I Teach Golf. Your host Duncan Woolger talks with England Girls coach Mark Day explains How I Teach Golf at Whipsnade Park Golf Club. To reach Mark go to @markdaygolf or me @dunk_w on twitter to give us feedback and comments.
How I teach golf with Steve Astle. In this podcast I speak with Steve Astle from EMGA.co.uk who’s an England regional coach, PGA tutor and golf business consultant. In this episode Steve tells us How I Teach Golf.