Teaching Philosophy

If you want to hit solid golf shots, lower your scoring average, and play your best golf consistently, then I am the instructor for you. I have developed a way to explain the most important fundamentals of the golf swing that can get anyone hitting the ball solidly and accurately in a relatively short amount of time. In the first lesson we will go over important concepts that will eliminate slicing, hooking, thin, or fat shots and improve your consistency. In just a few lessons, you will usually see dramatic improvements in your ball striking and consistency.

I spent years learning the golf swing at top golf academies and playing and practicing golf with top instructors and winners on the pga and lpga tours. I know exactly what is causing your swing faults and can get your swing and game turned around quickly. In fact, the concepts I teach are actually pretty easy to understand and apply so everyone I teach can learn how to play their best golf. 

I am also great at teaching beginners. If you haven't developed any bad habits in your swing, you will be able to learn the right way from the start and be able to get out on the course and play well. Some golf instructors say it can take years to learn how to golf and play well on the course. I think someone can get a lot out of 5 or 10 lessons and be able to hit it well as a beginner out on the golf course. 

Because there are always things to improve on in golf, advanced players can benefit from taking regular lessons with me. We will work on fine tuning your swing and cover all aspects of your game to keep lowering your scoring average and handicap. The more lessons you take, the greater the improvement. I have worked with golfers who were shooting over 100 and have gotten down into the 80s and even 70s. 

Focusing on the fundamentals is why I get results quickly with golfers of all skill levels. The pros on tour don't have swings that look exactly alike, but they all tend to have great fundamentals and have similar elements in their swings related to these fundamentals. 

The simpler your swing is, the easier it is to be consistent. If you have a lot of extra movement going on in your swing, you will have to compensate and rely on a lot of timing which requires more practice. A swing that is more compact, connected, and on plane will allow you to be much more consistent. This means if you can't practice everyday or take time off from golf, you won't feel like you've lost your swing the next time you go out on the course. 

I am very thorough and will make sure you build a good foundation with your golf swing so you can get the most out of it and play great golf for many years. I try to teach my clients how to self-correct so you will learn how to make adjustments when you are practicing on your own and can continue to improve your swing after the lessons. 

Some of the topics I like to focus on are the setup fundamentals including grip, stance, posture, ball position, alignment, the swing path / plane, the concept of staying level for most of the swing, the weight shift and how to turn correctly, swing sequence, how the wrists work in the swing, and tempo.

Checkpoints are a big part of my teaching styleI like to explain exactly where you need to be with your golf swing instead of just fixing one problem which can lead to another or even the opposite problem. 

There are a lot of different swing models and methods that can work if you practice a lot. I believe that working with a golfer's natural swing and integrating correct fundamentals into it will help them make improvements at a faster rate than trying to fit them into a certain swing model. 

Practicing something enough will often make a golfer get better but if you know the direct route to successful golf, it's much, much faster and way more enjoyable. 

If you want to make significant improvements in your golf game, you need an instructor who knows how to separate the most important things you need to be working on and give them to you in the right order. This is really a big key to improving.

My teaching method is perfect for anyone but geared towards weekend players who want a simple understanding of their swing and practical solutions for how to lower their scores and get better faster without needing to spend months or even years trying to do it.

I believe each lesson should make the student better and someone working with me can expect significant improvements in their golf swing and their game after each lesson. Most of my students see pretty dramatic improvements in their swing and game after just a few lessons.  

 Call me today to set up your next golf lesson at 630-781-5622. Or you can reach me by email at golfgrl83@gmail.com. I look forward to helping you with your golf game!

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