After establishing where the golfer is at, and where they want to go, holistic strategies in & out of a lesson situation are provided to help the golfer realise their chosen golfing outcomes. Purposeful practice routines/programs containing training aids, drills, skill games/activities, and/or physical conditioning, possibly equipment specification adjustments or replacements are just a few of the variables explored. Laced throughout the development journey is the coach empowering the golfer to identify, qualify and remedy undesirable situations themselves thus reducing their reliance on their coach for answers and promoting a better learning/playing experience.
Hailing from a small town 2.5 hours north of Auckland, Adam graduated as a New Zealand PGA golf professional in 2008. With the coaching fire burning deep within, he made the move to Auckland in 2009 and became Director for Coaches Inc. a golf company set up to provide various services & products in the golf industry for all ages/abilities whereby a few years later gained full ownership. Adam’s passion is making people happy, and simply uses his skill sets in the golf industry as a vehicle to enhance his clients happiness. Happily married to his beautiful wife Micaela and recently welcomed their baby boy Emerson into the world who joins his big sister Chelsea the miniature schnauzer dog!
Below are a few philosophies & ways of thinking that I really buy into – hopefully this will give you a few clues as to the type of person I am.
“Give a man a fish and he feeds himself for just one day, give a man the means to fish and he will feed himself for an entire life time…” Lao Tzu, Chinese Taoist
A very commonly used quote, which perfectly explains the difference between coaching & instruction.
“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.
Looks at our behaviour choices, evident in most frustrated golfers – brilliant quote from Mr Einstein
“Amateurs teach other Amateurs how to play like Amateurs” USPGA Coach
Found this on youtube – brilliant and so true. Having knowledge and knowing how and when to deliver it are mutually exclusive.
“All that we are is the result of what we thought” Buddha
So simple, so true. In my opinion we are just a sum total of our experiences. Relating this to the golf swing, our golf club is what moves the ball, our body is what moves the club, and our brain is what moves our body – hence if you are not getting what result you want, maybe its time for different thought?
“Enjoy, Change, Accept” Arron Harding, PGA teaching professional
Enjoy – every moment of what you do, if you are not then….
Change – if you cannot then…
Accept – these are the cards you have been dealt, although not ideal, moving on is the only way forward