TEACHING GOLF IS MY PASSION, MY PROFESSION.
LEARNING TO PLAY BETTER GOLF IS A COMMITMENT.
As a PGA teaching professional, I am committed to helping you achieve a greater enjoyment of the game. Whether you are just being introduced to the game or training for high-level tournament play, my time-tested techniques can help you realize your golfing goals.
Strong emphasis is placed on the importance of pre-swing fundamentals. The proper grip, aim, stance, balance, posture, alignment and ball position is the foundation and basis of any good golf swing.
Educating the student on the how’s and why’s and not just the do’s and donts is fundamental to my philosophy. Understanding the cause and effect relationships that occur with your golf swing will help you become a better player sooner. We keep no secrets. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to handle the challenges of this game.
People learn new tasks differently. As an instructor, it is my responsibility that you understand the message in the most concise method possible. There are three forms of learning: HEAR IT, SEE IT, FEEL IT. Understand that the fastest way for you to improve is to stimulate all three forms of learning; auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Extensive use of digital computer video equipment is used to help enhance the learning experience. What you “feel” like you are doing often is not the case once viewed on computer video. “Feel and real” must be the same to play consistent golf.
Swing development or change requires practice along with professional guidance to keep you on the path to better golf. Practicing correctly with prescribed swing drills will help ensure this is accomplished. Practice creates repetition and repetition brings about change.
Communication between the student and the instructor is essential. Feedback from you is expected regarding your thoughts, feelings, and understanding of what we are doing. It is important that you find an instructor you feel comfortable with and can relate to with ease. If your comfort level is there and you trust what your instructor is teaching, stay with them exclusively. Receiving feedback and consistent information is vital to your success.
I believe there is no one particular way to swing a golf club. Strength, flexibility, body type, and athletic ability, along with determination and desire, are important components that will allow you to become the best golfer you can be. I can help you achieve your goals.
Marc L. White – PGA Supervisor of Instruction
Oakhurst Golf and Country Club