Name: Shane Pearce
Title: Assistant Golf Professional
Coaching at: Hurricane Creek Country Club, Anna, TX
TrackMan User since:
When and why did you start playing golf?
I started playing at the age of 13 as I finally got the golf bug from watching my dad hit range balls every weekend since I was a little kid, and I wanted to know all the ins and outs on how to play this game!
What is your HCP?
Which is your favorite golf course?
Preston Trail Golf Club and its sister course Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, TX.
Do you have a favorite coach you follow and why?
I have always been a Butch Harmon follower due to Tiger Woods being another reason I started playing golf, but just enjoy Butch’s philosophy on how to teach the game. Sean Foley however is where i picked up a lot of my desire to delve into TrackMan. I appreciate his thorough knowledge but simple explanations of the numbers and data.
Who is your favorite player and why?
Tiger Woods will always be my favorite player regardless of his off course choices, as those are his decisions, but the way he forever changed the game is something we may never see again.
What is your best golf related achievement?
Becoming a Class A PGA Professional this past summer, as well as passing Level 1 of the TrackMan Certification process.
As a golf coach, what is the most common mistake among players you see?
It doesn’t matter what level of player I may be working with, but alignment and what it does to ball position is probably the most common.
What are your greatest professional strengths?
My desire to further my education. Always wanting to learn more, whether it is geared towards my own game or my instructions.
What’s in your bag?
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha 9* (Tour ADI-6X)
Fairway: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 14* (Aldila Rouge 70s)
Hybrid: Adams Idea Proto A12 18* (Matrix Ozik Altus)
Irons: Callaway CF16 4-PW (KBS Tour V 120x)
Wedges: Callaway MD3 (50, 54, 58)
Putter: Odyssey V-Line
How often do you play golf yourself?
I try to play once a week, maybe more when our section events are bunched closer together so I can keep my game sharp enough to compete.
What has changed since you started working with a TrackMan?
I had assumed while studying on TrackMan University that my vocabulary to my students my in fact become too advanced as I always try to keep my verbage elementary level regardless of the individual. However, I have probably noticed the opposite since working with TrackMan, as it has actually become more feel this feel that after I show them a particular number, as opposed to do this do that.
Which is your favourite TrackMan feature, and why?
I love the Optimizer for fittings, as it is almost foolproof as long as you have the settings correct for where you are located. But my favorite feature would have to be the Test Center, as i spend most of my instructions on wedge play.
How and where can golfers get in touch with you?
My information is on our current club website, which is in the process of being redone. It can also be found on the TrackMan locator as well as PGA.com
Do you have any suggestions, how TrackMan can do better or differently?
Not as of right now! TrackMan is the best teaching/fitting tool on the market!
Would you like to be the next TrackMan coach of the month?
All you have to do is sign up on TrackMan University and complete Level 1,
we will randomly pick a new coach every month.
Disclaimer: The answers in this interview have not been modified or changed, nor do they necessarily represent the views of TrackMan A/S.