Bonita Bay Club, FL
TrackMan User since:
When and why did you start playing golf?
My Dad played, so had group lessons as a kid and played my first round on the course at 10 years old, loved it from the very beginning.
What was your HCP when you turned Pro?
Which is your favorite golf course?
I’ve been lucky to play a number of fantastic golf courses. There is no better feeling than looking down 18 on the Old Course at St Andrews. Red Mountain GC in Thailand is the most visually stunning course I’ve played with Pinehurst my favorite place to visit.
Do you have a favorite coach you follow and why?
Enjoying Mike Benders stuff atm, like the visual way he teaches.
Who is your favorite player and why?
Spent time with Kiradech Aphibarnrat when I worked in Thailand. He’s the nicest guy and has the best hands in golf!
What is your best golf related achievement?
Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in America.
As a golf coach, what is the most common mistake among players you see?
Players make assumptions to their main issues and don’t spend the time analyzing their game, from both a technical standpoint and which area of the game is a strength/weakness (putting, short game, iron play, etc). This is needed to truly establish where they can produce the biggest improvements.
What are your greatest professional strengths?
I’m looking for “your” best solution and understand it can come from a multitude of areas.
What’s in your bag?
Mizuno ST190 9 degree
Mizuno CLK Hybrid 17 degree
Callaway Apex Pro Hybrid 21 degree
Mizuno MP18 Irons 5-PW
Mizuno MP Wedges (50,54,60)
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (64)
How often do you play golf yourself?
If there’s an opportunity to play, I’m in!
What has changed since you started working with a TrackMan?
TrackMan is unique as it is a training aid that has pushed coaching understanding, and theory, and helped define what success is. In the last 10 years, it has been apparent that coaches have a far better understanding of the TrackMan measurements and more importantly what best combinations work for their students.
Which is your favorite TrackMan feature, and why?
The inclusion of strike location is a game-changer as combined with the other metrics it is easier to show your students why the ball flight they have just seen was created.
Do you have any suggestions, how TrackMan can do better or differently?
Creating a practice environment for golfers that simulates their competitive conditions is essential for better scoring. The combine test is a good example of a feature that aids this and creating additional tests that utilize the simulator features will be very powerful.
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.
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