Keep getting better does NOT mean keep getting different.
Train to own it.
If I can reach you, I can make you better.
I have been coaching players at the highest level of competitive golf for over 20 years. Having played myself, I came to coaching with a very clear understanding of what was needed and what was missing in traditional golf instruction. This is a game of fine lines and delicate balances in which even the smallest change can bring about significant results. When any player comes to me the first thing I make clear is this:
Change does not have to come with regression. Steps back are NOT inevitable when taking steps forward. If I can help a tour player become 10% better with every aspect of their game – without contaminating the 90% they do well – they will see results and have success. In all of my partnerships I first establish how someone learns and why they do what they do. The “how” may be verbal, visual, hands on, or a combination of those. The “why” may be the result of physical limitations or injury, it may be mental or it may just be habitual. Understanding the how and why are the building blocks of a successful relationship. Every golf swing – every golf game – has built in road blocks, safety nets and idiosyncrasies. We need to get rid of the obstacles, define acceptable misses, embrace the differences between you and the person beside you on the range…and create a plan. I have studied the golf swing with the best instructors in the game. While I don’t always agree with their approach or methods, I do have a respect for – and an understanding of them all. I believe strongly that we need to be wary of methods and diagnostics that deal only with the “what”, and fail to address the “why”. Throughout my career I’ve traveled the world and formed relationships with the best and most current educators and innovators in the fields of functional movement, biomechanics, motion capture, physical training and rehabilitation therapy. I have worked with sports psychologists and performance specialists. I believe that as long as I teach…I will always have something to learn. As a coach, I’ve been lucky enough to see my players progress, improve and succeed at the highest level, with multiple wins on all of the world’s major golf tours. I’ve had the great pleasure of bringing joy back to people’s games and careers. I own and operate a TrackMan launch monitor and have been certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Level 2 golf coach. Follow @jleishmangolf