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Guru Workshop Presentation(Guru) – 2016 Blending Old School Ideas with New School Technology


Here is my presentation from last years “Guru Workshop” that I hosted at Carmel CC. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share. You never know, you might be asked to speak at the next one     Guru

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“Guru’s Teaching and Coaching Workshop” on March 31st (Details Inside)


I am excited to announce that for the 3rd year, I will be hosting my teaching workshop at Carmel CC on Monday, March 31st. I started this workshop 3 years ago where I presented by myself. Year 2 I started to add top teachers like John Graham to come and present which brought it to […]

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Stop Talking! I’m Trying To Learn


One of my favorite things to do in this business is to help young teachers perfect their craft. At the Carmel Golf Academy part of my training regimen is to observe my teachers and to video tape their lessons and watch them back with them. This is not an exercise to put them down or make […]

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#Mentor: A Twitter Question : Advice For New Coaches


men·tor  noun 1.a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.   2.an influential senior sponsor or supporter   I spoke to the large group of insurance business people the other day on the  topic of  personal development. My speech closed with a quote from one of my favorite people, Mr. Zig Ziglar.It states “You can have […]

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Michael Breed Teaching Presentation – Carolinas PGA Teaching Summit Review


Recently I attended our Carolinas section Teaching Summit at Myrtle Beach. Our feature spreaker was Michael Breed. You might have seen him of the Golf Channels “golf fix”. You know….”The let’s do this” guy. I was interested to see him because you never know how people are in real life as opposed to a television […]

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Playful Learning Part 2 – Teaching vs. Coaching


In the midst of another P.G.A. Merchandise show, I think for those who don’t participate just don’t know what they are missing. I enjoy seeing the new products and gadgets but that is not why I attend. I make the trip to Orlando to network with other professionals and friends in hopes to find a […]

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TRADITIONAL TEACHING-FIXING APPROACH VS. RESEARCHED-BASED PLAYFUL LEARNING


What is your teaching philosophy? What do you consider a successful golf lesson? How do you know if the student gets it? These are all questions that should keep coaches up at night, I know it does me at times. How do we improve our teaching process in order to help the student learn more […]

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Sticks and Stones Will Break Your Bones But Misconceptions Will Kill Your Game: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You


I was giving a lesson the other day to a first time student and in the process of watching him warm-up, the commentary began at a fever pitch. He would top one or hit it thin…..”Oh, I lifted my head.” He would hit a slice to the right……”Oh, I need to tuck my right arm […]

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Hank Haney and My New Favorite Training Aid


I went to the Carolinas P.G.A. show this past Monday and Tuesday to attend our annual meeting and to see Hank Haney speak at our section teaching summit. I thought it was great to hear from one of our premier instructors who teaches the best player on the planet (Tiger Woods) and the worst (Charles […]

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Guru TV – Practice With A Purpose


The weather was so nice today in Charlotte that I had to get out and hit some balls. You get to witness the first official swings of 2010 from the Guru. I hope you enjoy the video and it inspires you all to hit the range. I would appreciate some comments. Let me know if […]

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