What is golf channel academy?
Golf Channel Academy is a network of world-class coaches and teaching facilities dedicated to improving your game.
GCA is one of the most expansive golf instruction networks in North America, including a long list of members from Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” list and their “Best Teachers in Your State” rankings. GCA’s coaches are experts at helping students through the required steps to master a skill and will go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals.
My philosophy for improving a golfer’s game involves much more than quick fix golf lessons, instead it’s built around three essential skills and four steps to mastery.
The Three Essential Skills
1. Ball Control – developing sound fundamentals and club delivery patterns that enable the golfer to control the distance, direction, trajectory, and spin.
2. Decision-Making – to train players to make prudent strategic and tactical choices on the golf course.
3. Self-Management – to enable the individual to effectively control and manage their thoughts, emotions and behavior so that they can access and optimize their physical skills during play.
The Four Steps to Mastery
Step 1 – Understanding the Cause and Effect
Determine which skill is costing you the most strokes-seek understanding what they are doing wrong-Identify what they need to do to fix it
Step 2 – Supervised Practice
This step takes lots of quality repetition and feedback provided by your coach or a drill or training aid prescribed by your coach.
Step 3 – Transfer Training
This step involves exposing the skills to conditions on the range that simulate and experience out on the course where it counts.
Step 4 – Play
We help golfers play the game better using their existing skills and new skills while keeping score on the course. We observe and assist players and provide guidance in decision-making and self-management while making notes of what skills need improvement.
what to expect
There’s plenty to expect when you take a lesson with us.
It starts with a thorough assessment of your fundamentals, swing and skills – using this time to clearly identify your strengths and weaknesses. From there, a customized player development plan specific to you will be created which becomes your road map to follow along to achieve your goals, become a better player, add consistency and shoot lower scores. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and comfortable learning experience that gets results and put someone in your corner who is invested in helping you play your best golf.