YEAR ROUND COACHING PROGRAMS
Junior golf can be confusing for both parents and junior golfers. How much should you practice? What should you practice? When should you practice it? How much do fitness, mental training, and tournament planning matter? There are so many questions to struggle with. Finding a quality coach to guide your golf career and answer these questions for you can be incredibly important in the development of a junior golfer. Regular individual attention typically yields exceptional results. What separates this program from others is the full spectrum of expertise offered. We create a plan and work closely with parents and junior golfers to achieve it.
PLATINUM COACHING PLAN - COST $4,500 YEAR ($1,200 QUARTERLY OR $410 MONTH)
48 Individual 55 minute lessons (can be on a variety of topics, including full swing, short game, fitness, etc.). Generally 1 per week at a regular time.
Advice on what tournaments to play in.
Coach Now account with weekly updates after every lesson.
Total access to Luke for any questions you may have about junior golf.
OPTIONAL: Fall golf trip with other junior golfers with 2-3 rounds of golf. Student's cover own costs, but planning of the trip is taken care of.
GOLD COACHING PLAN - COST $2,500 YEAR ($625 QUARTERLY OR $215 MONTH)
25 Individual 55 minute lessons (can be on a variety of topics, including full swing, short game, fitness, etc.). Generally 1 every other week at a regular time. OR, split into 30 minute lessons.
Advice on what tournaments to play in.
Coach Now account with lesson updates.
UPGRADE TO COLLEGE CONSULTATION FOR AN EXTRA $500 ANNUALLY…
Includes help and advice on everything college golf…
Building a resume
Creating swing videos for coaches
Anything else college golf related...
Swing mechanics - Relates to developing a golf swing that is repeatable and powerful. It’s also imperative that the student have a reasonably strong understanding of how to fix things when they go wrong. Within a few sessions most golfers are able to problem solve their own swing and make corrections on their own. This model of COACHING is distinct from traditional golf lessons because it puts the student in a position to problem solve and make improvements on his/her own. The goal is to use the unique/natural swing a student has and refine it. Much of this work is done with TrackMan inside or outdoors on the range.
Long game Scoring/Playing golf - Scoring relates to factors that relate to circumstances on the course that aren't "typical". For instance, even the best golfers in the world miss the fairway at least 1/4 of the time. Thus, how adept the golfer is at dealing with the individual circumstances of each shot (what researchers call "contextual interference") will influence the final score significantly. These factors include: course strategy, diagnosing a lie, accounting for wind, amount of roll, shotmaking (curving the ball in the air to go around a tree or play to a safe area), choosing the right club/strategy based on the strengths of your game as well as what the course offers you.This is where playing lessons come in!
Short game Scoring/Playing golf - Begins with learning how to execute a basic chip, pitch, and sand shot. Next, being able to deal with many different circumstances that confront a player during the round. These include unusual lies, difficult pin positions, different turf conditions, etc. In essence, finding a way to turn 3 shots into 2 shots whenever you're within 100 yards of the green. Short game assessments and wedge game assessments (on TrackMan) help with tracking and motivation.
Mental Skills/Golf Identity (mental game) - Defining your golf identity goes far beyond the regular "mental game". It includes how you practice, how you approach success/failure, and what you do each and every day to prepare for excellence in golf. Learning to view yourself as resilient, hard working, creative, and grateful golfer goes along way in dealing effectively with the inherent struggles all golfer experience. These mental skills be developed in the right coaching environment. The Golf Journal helps with tracking mental patterns and improving mental focus and preparedness.
Goals/Practice Plan/Motivation - This is probably the single most important area of coaching. Few golf instructors are trained in the motivational aspects of coaching. Having a coach that can guide you with the right path can be the difference between excellence and mediocrity. Parents, coach, and junior golfers will work together to create a blueprint for success.
TPI Functional Golf Fitness - Are you fit for golf? The right program can help you gain mobility, stability, and power to hit the ball better. All golfers are encouraged to maintain a golf fitness program during the winter months.
Club Fitting - Finding the right clubs for you by being properly fit.
NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN THE COLLEGE PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE COLLEGE PLACEMENT. COLLEGE COACHES ARE IMPRESSED BY 3 THINGS. IN ORDER:
Playing resume's that show low scores (36+ hole tournaments) - Especially national level tournaments (USGA, AJGA, FCWT).
Academics - A high GPA and high standardized test scores.
Character - Measured through interpersonal interaction, involvement in organizations, etc.
At nearly every higher education institution, scores are far and away the most important factor. At certain schools, academics play a more important role than others. Luke will help you navigate the entire process, but you should understand that there can be no guarantees. Most players will find a place to play college golf, but it's up to the player to put in the effort necessary to reach his or her college goals.
There are specialists claiming they can guarantee you a place to college golf if you pay for their services. The truth is that virtually any golfer averaging under 85 can find a place to play college golf. The difference with my college consultation program the matching process between the school and the student. By the time your college decision comes around, you'll have a good idea of what schools fit you, your golf game, and your academic interests/abilities.