August 1st, 2014
One of the things I’ve discovered through the years, is the ability of Golf to bring a team together. A shared experience for your team, being out of the work environment and out on the range, and being able to learn something new together all add up to a great team building experience.
Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting the Professional Women of Insurance group — and some of their male friends!
They scheduled a late afternoon session and I had Redford to help me work with the 25 members of their group. Large groups like this work perfectly when we have a teaching rotation and practice tees available to accommodate a large group.
Some people took the lessons very seriously, others just came to have fun and spend time with each other.
We took the group through individualized practice swings and gave them instant swing analysis. The group also took time on the PlaneSwing to reinforce the swing analysis. Each member were also sent a copy of their swing analysis by email.
Next time you need a fun original idea for a team building exercise, consider golf!
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(Special thanks to Antonio Romero for the photos.)
February 24th, 2014
I am proud to announce that I am one of the first sports instructors on TakeLessons.com, and the FIRST GOLF INSTRUCTOR!
I was approached last week to gauge my interest in being among their first sports instructors on this very popular website. After speaking with them, I thought it was a great way to reach more students, especially in the Junior Golf lessons — since Take Lessons has about 80% under 18 students using their site.
This year, I am focusing on Junior Golfers during their Spring Break and Summer Holidays. As you may know, I have a proven track record in sending Juniors off to the Callaway Junior Worlds — averaging ten players a year. Also, as the life long instructor for my son, Redford, I see how mentoring kids on not only golf, but also nutrition and proper exercise has an impact on their entire game. I am proud to say that Redford was not only the 2013 San Diego County Junior Golf Associations Player of the Year, but he is also continuing his golf at UNLV.
If you are interested in golf lessons for your kids, or have friends or family who may be interested, please send them my way.
June 16th, 2013
On June 11th my student (and son) Redford Bobbitt qualified for the 114th SCGA Am. He shot a -1 71 at Pala Mesa and won a 5 person playoff for 2 spots. With a 20ft birdie putt on the first hole he is in and will compete with some of the best amateurs in the State at San Diego Country Club in July. Past winners include Charlie Wi and world No. 1 Tiger Woods!
Later in the week he shot 69-73 for a 2 under 142 at River Walk Golf Club in a SDJGA junior world qualifier. He hit 86.11% of the greens on the weekend. On Tuesday, Redford began another event, AJGA Under Armour/ Vicky Hurst Championship. He shot a tournament career low 65 in round 1 then followed up with a 69 and 72 to finish an impressive -10. He wound up placing T3!
The key to the recent run of success for Redford was his tempo. Right before his great stretch of golf he had a very quick swing tempo. So, he came for a lesson before his play and we slowed it down and it greatly helped his timing and ball striking.