DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION
GOLF DIGEST "BEST TEACHER WA STATE"
GOLF DIGEST "BEST YOUNG TEACHER IN AMERICA"
LPGA CLASS A TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
First and foremost, I see myself as a facilitator of learning. My role is to create challenges and provide the right conditions in the learning environment for individuals to discover the answers on their own. When it comes to golf training, I approach it like any other sport, tailoring my methods to align with each player's unique objectives and qualities. My philosophy revolves around cultivating golfer-athletes who can eventually think independently and gain enough knowledge of their swing to be their own coach.
I employ a bottom-up approach in my teaching methodology. I start by emphasizing the importance of a solid setup with fundamental principles. I then guide individuals in experiencing the golf swing from the ground up, paying special attention to how their feet and ground reaction forces are involved. Through the use of technology, including tools like pressure plates, Trackman, and video analysis, my students gain a profound understanding of the task at hand. These technologies not only help train proper motion but also provide valuable data insights. They cater to different learning styles and encourage creative thinking.
Once we have a clear objective in mind, I adopt a less-is-more communication approach. It's about saying the right thing at the right moment and allowing the player to grapple with challenges during our teaching sessions. The struggle is essential as it allows students to self-source their "feels" and find their unique path toward their goals. This approach fosters a profound understanding and ownership of their golfing motion.
Coaching and teaching golf has been my lifelong passion. Whether it's offering a simple swing tip on the range or a mental strategy for the course, I believe my experience and knowledge can benefit anyone.
My background equips me with an understanding of the game's highs and lows, comprehending both the challenges and ease it can offer. I've studied how top players navigate the golf course, aiming to guide average golfers toward achieving similar success. Proficient in course management through systems like DECADE and GolfIQ, I specialize in putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals.
Recently, concluding my college golf career at Oregon State University, I've enjoyed a successful journey in junior, amateur, and collegiate competitions, aspiring to transition that triumph to the professional tour.
Oregon State University Golf Team 2018-2023
PAC12 All Freshman Team 2018
4 consecutive team NCAA postseason appearances
WJGA State Champion 2017
Ryan Moore AJGA Champion 2017
Washington Men’s Amateur Champion 2020
Qualified for USGA Amateur Championship 2021