Where do we meet? I teach at Barbados Golf Club. Ask for me or wait for me at reception, or feel free to message me when you arrive.
How early should I arrive? I recommend you arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment. If you are an experienced golfer then warming up on the range is a good idea.
How long is a lesson? Most lessons last 50 - 55 minutes.
When are you available for lessons? My individual and couples lessons are Thursday through to Monday. The first lesson is 08.00 a.m. and the last is 5:00 p.m. You cannot book same-day lessons; all lessons need to be booked at least one day in advance.
How much are your golf lessons?
Single lessons range from bbd$100 for one person and bbd$150 for couples together.
6 lesson packages are bbd$500 for one person or bbd$750 for a couples 6 lesson package.
Juniors over 13 years old have the same lesson price.
Under 13 juniors are dependent on ability, as I sometimes teach juniors in pairs or groups to make it more cost-effective. These lessons are based on the ADM (American Development Model), which means we will not always be golfing. At these ages, it is sometimes about improving all-round athleticism, so throwing, catching, skipping, hopping, kicking and jumping are all part of the golf lesson.
How do I pay? Cash or checks for individual lessons. You will be invoiced for packages prior to lessons starting. Or, you can purchase in advance.
Can I buy lessons as a gift for someone else? Yes, you can buy a lesson and follow the instructions.
What happens in the case of inclement weather? If the weather is poor, I will inform you of the lesson being cancelled at least 2 hours beforehand.
I’m a beginner or novice golfer. Can you help me so I can start to play golf? Absolutely! You need to learn how to roll the ball the correct distance on the greens, how to make partial swings and loft the ball into the air so it stays on the green, and how to make full swings that get the ball airborne. If you learn to do these correctly, your path to having fun on a golf course will happen quickly.
What is your teaching philosophy? The way I see golf is simple. It is a game, and like any game, it is to be enjoyed. This is my priority. I then try to match the instruction to the student's goals, learning style and pace. Please see the golf survey sheet for more details.
By understanding the learning style of the student, you therefore find the best ways to explain, demonstrate, guide and allow the student to feel the proper motion. Though it is hard to do sometimes, I try to give my students no more than two swing thoughts to focus on in any one lesson, depending on the pace of the student.
Finally, I give the students a drill to practice throughout the week. For the intermediate and more advanced players, the lesson is based on what the ball is doing in the air, known as the PGA Ball Flight Laws.
Do you offer on-course lessons for your students? Definitely. This is probably the very best way to work with a student. For intermediate and more advanced level golfers, there is no better way to understand what is going on in their game than from an on-course golf lesson. Together we can identify your weakest areas or where you lose the most strokes, and then concentrate on what is needed most.
I have heard that golf lessons will mess up my golf game. Practice is the key here. I teach people how to practice. If you practice correctly, often, and short in duration what I am teaching you, then your game will be better than ever. Practice makes permanent - the more you practice the more permanent the swing will become. What are Player Engagement Clinics? Player Engagement Clinics (in association with Barbados Golf Club) provides a framework for PGA Teaching Professionals to create a welcoming golf environment at every level of a player’s journey.
It brings new players to golf and new members to the club and is a way to encourage growth in a particular demographic which may be lacking in the golf community, like juniors, women or young professionals.
Examples of Player Engagement Clinics are Introduction to Golf for Women, Junior Certification, Kids birthday parties and Business team building events.