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In the past you have worked hard to improve your game and shoot the type of scores of which you have always dreamed. If you are like most golfers your efforts have yielded mixed results.
Maybe you have a firm foundation of skills but being able to put it all together on the course on a regular basis is extremely difficult. You may be missing just one skill that if improved will produce the breakthrough you have been searching for.
Too many golfers are looking for a quick fix, a swing tip that will solve all their issues. Unfortunately no such magical swing tip exists. The best players in the world did not reach their current level of play with swing tips, rather they followed a specific process. This same process is available to you at Troon Golf Academy Lake of Isles.
Derek Hooper - Director of Instruction
Director of Instruction since the facility opened in 2005, Derek’s focus is on the development of specialized training programs to encourage players of all ages and skills to enjoy and excel at golf. Recognized as one of the Best Instructors in Connecticut by Golf Digest, Derek has over 18 years of teaching experience working a wide range of players from new golfers to Tour Players. His specialty is in ling term player development for players of all ages and skill levels.
Derek's credentials include:
Before you can go anywhere you must first have a sound knowledge of where you are today. In respect to playing better golf this means completing a comprehensive game assessment under the supervision of your personal Coach.
Long Game Assessment - 40 shot, full swing assessment on Trackman – You will play shots with clubs throughout the bag and be assessed for:
Short Game Assessment – You will play a variety of shots around the green and with your putter and be assessed for:
You and Your Coach Will Design Your Personal Performance Plan
Taking the results from your Skills Assessment and your interview, you and your Coach will design a detailed written Personal Performance Plan. It will clearly outline the strengths of your game as well as the opportunities for improvement. It will also contain the plan that you and your Coach will implement in order for you to reach your playing goals.
Implement the Plan Utilizing The Four Steps to Mastery
The research done on motor learning shows that there is a four step process the learner must complete before they can say they have truly mastered a new skill.
Step One: Understanding Cause and Effect
This involves giving you the ability to read your shot results and relate it correctly to how you produced that shot, what you need to do to hit the shots you prefer and the drills that will help you learn the desired swing shape.
Step Two: Supervised Practice
The Academy teaching facility is one of the best in New England and is a perfect place to learn new skills. Despite that, it is still far removed from the situations you will face on the course. Through supervised practice you will learn how to take your new skill and apply it to a variety of situations. We do this by challenging you through situations that are more like those you will encounter on the course - changing clubs, targets, the lie and shot shapes regularly and reinforce the knowledge you gained in step one.
Step Three: Transfer Training
You can now produce the new skill in a variety of situations. But can you do it under pressure? During Transfer Training we add competition, measured outcomes and consequences to your practice to further strengthen your learning.
Players will often talk to us about wanting to be more consistent. They talk about how they can hit one shot so poorly yet drop another ball and hit it perfect. The reality is that skills break down when the pressure you place on them exceeds your level of learning. When that happens you have two options - you can either remove the pressure (by hitting a poor shot) or you can deepen your learning of the skill through transfer training.
Step Four: Play
This is where you take all that you have learned in the first three steps and we show you how to transfer that into lower scores. This step is done entirely on the golf course. We discuss decision making, mental routines, green reading, shots from different lies and general course management.
Platinum Coaching Program
We have designed a program that will reinforce the skills you already have, build new ones, teach you to perform consistently under pressure, and all but guarantee you will play better on the course.
Initial Meeting with your Instructor and program enrolment will include (90 minutes):
Semi-Private Coaching Program: (Monthly)
BONUS - Sign up for 6 months and recieve a complimentary round of golf with Director of Instruction, Derek Hooper
Gold Coaching Program:
Initial Meeting with your Instructor and program enrolment will include:
Don’t continue to play below your expectations. Do something about it and Sign Up Today!
For more information or to schedule a lesson with Derek call 860.312.2149. You can also click here to book you lesson online.
Derek's Instructional Rates:
1-Hour Private Lesson - $140
9 Hole Playing Lesson - $295
3D Swing Analysis
Price: Full Swing (90 minutes) - $195
Sue Cart - Head Teaching Professional
An integral member of the Academy’s teaching staff since the facility opened in 2005, Sue has been teaching golfers of all ages to play better golf for 20 years. Sue’s passion is in introducing women to the game of golf and to helping those already playing to play even better.
Sue's credentials include:
For more information or to schedule a lesson with Sue call 860.312.2149. You can also click here to book you lesson online.
Sue's Instructional Rates: