I'm a proud member of the PGA of America and have been giving professional golf lessons/instruction/coaching for over 25 years. During those years I've had the pleasure of helping golfers of ALL calibers -- from total beginners to even a few players on the PGA & LPGA Tours.
I strongly believe in having proper fundamentals: "P.G.A." (Posture - Grip - Alignment) along with proper ball position. But, if your fundamentals are incorrect, the odds of you making your best possible swing have greatly diminished. During your lessons with me, once your fundamentals are correct, we'll start getting into the actual swinging of the club itself -- your swing plane/shape, body motion, etc.
There's many ways to swing the club -- obviously some ways better than others -- that's why I've always helped my students to better understand their own golf swings with the use of the V1 Sports Golf software & app. Being able to see your own swings, in a clear & concise frame-by-frame manner, is definitely one of the most beneficial ways to improve your game! Included in my coaching rates, I create a personalized video lesson for you after each & every lesson! Your swings will be analyzed, explained & demonstrated in great detail, where I illustrate which parts are in need of improvement. Additionally, seeing your swings in frame-by-frame detail -- in a split-screen comparison next to a PGA or LPGA Tour pro -- is invaluable! Plus, whichever specific drills that we do during your lesson will be geared specifically for you -- and not just some "generic" drills from a magazine or TV.
Under the tutelage of world-renowned instructor, Rick Smith, I spent 5 years (1993-1997) with him as a Golf Professional at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, where I gained tremendous knowledge of the swing. Plus, long before I started working at Treetops, I had taken numerous lessons from Rick Smith while I was a high school golfer. Then, during my time at Treetops, I inevitably became one of the very few instructors 'Rick Smith certified' instructors.
Rick Smith & I (white hat), at a clinic at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, 2017
"Bob, really, really cool website! I enjoy seeing the changes and updates that you often make. You've been around a number of athletes who play at the highest level. You also have a very good understanding of the golf swing, and as to what it takes to help people with their game. You're a hell of an instructor -- and a very good guy as well. At your young age you are a very knowledgeable instructor too -- and with your high energy it's easy to see that you love what you do! It's always great to see you again, and I'm glad you made it out here to Phoenix so we could play. As always, all the best, and continued success!" - Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel & NBC Sports
Long-time friend, Jerry Foltz, of Golf Channel & NBC, and I, at the 2015 LPGA Tour's Meijer Classic
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