THE Senior Golf Academy of America

 

The Only Exclusive Seniors (50+) Golf School in the United States

Tailored for Senior Golfers
Taught by Senior PGA Golf Professionals
Priced with Seniors in Mind

 

INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES OR GROUPS- WE HAVE A GOLF SCHOOL FOR YOU

Lost distance? Can’t get your fairway clubs airborne? Forgot how to get out of the sand?Lost confidence in your short game? Don’t know what shot to approach with and are just generally confused?

We understand. We’ve been there and can relate to your problems a lot better than many of the younger Pros. I know they mean well but realistically they often have a problem communicating with anyone over the age of 22. They just don’t teach that in “golf pro school”.

Our five-hour golf schools include four hours of instruction daily, plus an hour for lunch and a review of the morning’s progress. Students will have unlimited use of the practice facility, golf cart, video and a six-month follow up program. Students will also receive Jack’s book, Thought Reduction Golf as well as Jack’s Short Game Reminder Manual. Video from the lessons will be sent to the student’s home if requested and all students will receive a complimentary golf club fitting at the KZG Performance Center here in Palm Desert.

A nine-hole “playing lesson” may be included with our three-day school, if appropriate and is subject to golf course availability. A “playing lesson” is not to make swing changes and is productive only for better players who want to work on golf course strategy.

 

WE SPECIALIZE IN INSTRUCTION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES

Experience has taught us that students benefit much more when working with their teacher alone than in a group. Couples also benefit when we can point out to each spouse what the other should be working on. We will only work with small groups of up to four students if they are a family group or a twosome, threesome or foursome, who play together on a regular basis. Our emphasis will remain on the individual student, one-on-one.

 

WHAT WE WILL TEACH YOU

As Arnold Palmer said: “Work with the swing you have and don’t try to swing like somebody else.” This is a principle we strongly believe in, especially when working with students who have been playing the game for several years. It is difficult enough to have a student make even a small adjustment in their grip without trying to have them remake their whole golf swing.

We will conduct a detailed evaluation of each student’s golf swing, then discuss with each of them what we both feel is important and doable.

We will spend the most time working on things that all students can actually improve on such as balance, rhythm, timing, not gripping so tightly, reducing tension and alignment.

We will teach our students how to have better control of their club head.

With senior golfers, we often find that the most productive times are spent working on their short game and we offer a special Short Game School for just that purpose.

We will work on eliminating many of the conscious and unnecessary thoughts you may have while swinging the golf club.

We will encourage you to work on one thing at a time or possibly one thing on your backswing and another as you swing through. The goal on the golf course will be to just envision the shot and swing. Our motto is “Think less-Play better” and all classes will stress that principle.

When we suggest you try something new or different, we will explain the reason why.

Whether you are right-handed or left-handed, we will show you how to better use your dominant hand and dominant side for power and direction.

We will show you how to gain much of your lost club head speed through proper use of your hands and arms.

We will show you what is meant by “release” of the club head.

 

WHAT WE WILL NOT TRY TO TEACH YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE OVER 50 AND NOT PLANNING TO GO ON THE SENIOR TOUR.

We will not try to change your “swing plane” or “spine angle.”

We will not insist that you “turn your hips” more or “turn your shoulders” more than what is comfortable for you.

We will not have you try to have a “flat wrist” position at the top of your backswing.

We will not tell you to “use your core.”

We will never show you “smash factor,” “angle of attack” or “launch angle” just to show you that we can read the graphs.

We will not tell you to hit with your left hand unless you are left-handed.

We will never hook you up to a bunch of wires unless you are in the emergency room.

We will never try to have you “change” your golf swing to copy some PGA Tour player or some model swing we envision.

We will never have you try to get your body in positions that are not comfortable for you.

 

COUPLES GOLF SCHOOL

You don’t have to be 50+ to take advantage of our Couples Golf School and we are pleased to welcome experienced couples of any age who:

  1. Want to improve their golf games together.
  2. Want to enjoy playing together more.
  3. Want to be more able to help each other improve.
  4. Want to be able to take their improvement to the golf course.

Spouses; if you are tired of hearing those old worn out comments like, “You looked up,” “You’re bending your left arm,” “You’re not following through” or other irrelevant comments, we will show him (or her) what they should look for in your golf swing that might actually help. We will also advise your spouse when they might be better off just not commenting. We know they mean well but need to realize that what might work for them or their playing buddies probably will not work for you.

Based on our price of $695 per student for our five-hour day, we will only add $200 for a spouse making the cost for a couple only $895 per day. Even better, you can bring another couple for $445 per day, making the total cost for two couples $1340 per day for both or just $670 each. You do have to provide your other couple!

 

 

Jack Gibson
Life Member of the PGA of America

Golf Instruction

2004 GOLF Magazine nominee for
“Top 100 Teachers in America” 

Jack’s book, “Thought Reduction Golf”
is available from Amazon, on Kindle, or from Jack.

Jack Gibson Golf

The Golf Club at Terra Lago