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Teaching Philosophy

Sowerwine_2The information I share with clients and how I teach is entirely tailored to the individual. While I do believe there are certain fundamentals most good players have in common, I also believe there are many ways to ‘skin the cat’. I don’t believe in just one method or style of teaching. Since every individual is unique (physically, mentally, technically, skill level, aspirations, how much they practice, etc…) the information I share and how it’s communicated is different with everyone. I’ve taken many lessons myself so I can relate to the awkward feeling of trying something different; however, when I was able to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ what I needed to do, I was able to make the necessary adjustments.  So, if I had to identify my personal approach to instruction, it would be just that — educate and explain through demonstrations, visuals and feels.

If one’s goal is to just hit the ball a little better, we won’t reinvent the wheel, we’ll simply tweak what you have; if the goal is to improve your swing (or overall game) for the long haul, we’ll develop a plan, a road map so to speak, that best suits your needs. Additionally, one of my favorite programs is to take clients out on the course, assess their current game by identifying strengths and weaknesses, and then build a plan to improve their game and lower their scores.  

One of my personal goals, with all clients, is to help them self-correct when things go south.  I do this by helping them identify their personal cause and effect tendencies so they know which adjustment they should make when that mishit or errant ball flight occurs.