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PGA of Alberta Arizona Teaching Summit

Last weekend, Golf Canada Centre coach Jamie Reimer and myself were lucky to join 14 other PGA of Alberta professionals for the PGA of Alberta Teaching Summit.

Our first day was spent at the incredible TPC Scottsdale, host of the Waste Management Open on the PGA Tour. PGA Tour winner and renowned golf coach Gabriel Hjertstedt broke down various details of the short game, from highly technical components all the way to the simplest swing thoughts. I am very excited to practice these techniques, and help convey to my students, the information that pertains to their games specifically.
If that person doesn’t feel what you’re saying, what you’re saying doesn’t matter

Day two of the Summit led us to Talking Stick Resort, with Vision54 co-founders Lynn Marriott & Pia Nilsson. Vision54 focuses on organizing the mental and physical components of a golf shot/tournament. More specifically they:
“look at the reality of golf and what elements influence your performance. The elements are physical, technical, mental, emotional, social and spirit of the game. To make this come alive, we created the Human Skills golfers need to complement your technique.”

I know that Jamie Reimer, Strive for Excellence Coach at the Golf Canada Centre, has already been using techniques with his junior golfers. Book a lesson with him today by CLICKING HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY PRICING PACKAGE

To book a HOLIDAY PRICING PACKAGE with myself, CLICK HERE

Little Rocket Productions

Last fall I was lucky enough to have Blaine Zimmer, of Little Rocket Productions, film a bit about what my golf lessons look like.

Have a watch!

Periodization

In “Periodization A Guide to Volume & Intensity of Training & Competition”, Golf Canada writes “Simply put, periodization is time management. Periodization involves creating very detailed training, competition and recovery plans in an effort to ensure that an athlete “peaks” at the right time.”

In golf, scheduling your training is incredibly important, as the technique learning phases are most successful without interruption from performance or skill phases. In other words, it’s tough to change your swing mid-season.

Creating this plan is a unique process for each golfer, and is designed during the first few sessions of the Winter Coaching Program.

We have access to an indoor teaching studio, heated driving range stalls, an indoor putting area, technologies such as Trackman and Boditrak, in addition to video swing analysis, to help you build the technically sound swing you can rely on.

The coaching system (see link above), is the most effective way to accomplish this. Let’s give your game a chance this year and work the swing technique in December, January and February, so we can move to performance and skill in March and April leading up to the golf season.

Please contact me to get started.

@GolfProYYC

 

Golf & Tacos Highlights

Golf & Tacos brings together chicas that want to learn or improve their golf game in an environment that compares to “drunk girls in the bathroom” levels of friendliness.

If you want to get in the game, we have the clinics, events and tips to help get you there. Follow @golfandtacos on Instagram, or sign up for my newsletter for all details about upcoming clinics.

Trackman Combine

TrackMan Combine is a standardized test that enables you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your golf game. Last week I went through the combine quite quickly (30 minutes) after not having practiced in a few months. You can see that there are some strengths, and some weaknesses!

We can use this tool to identify gaps in your yardages, weaknesses in certain shots/yardages, and an overall snapshot of where your ball striking is at.

The graphic below shows a summary of my combine. You’ll see that driving is my weakest, and 80 yards is my strongest. My next best are 100 and 180, which makes me very curious as to why I didn’t see a better pattern as the distance increased.

To view the complete Trackman Combine results, click here.

Here is a Trackman video explaining the Combine.

What’s your combine score? You can do the Trackman Combine on your own at the Golf Canada Centre in about an hour ($42/hour). The staff can help set it up.

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