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Coaching “Kids” Age 2 to 92

I believe that my role as a coach Leighann Albaugh & Coach Potato Headand instructor is to develop, inspire, motivate and support people to realize their fullest potential. My goal is to help my students understand basic cause & effect relationships that exist within their golf swing; the cause of an errant shot and what to change when those shots occur. My collegiate coaching background is reflected in my ‘coaching mindset.’ All swing changes are ones that are implemented to make impact more powerful, consistent AND can be “played through.” Students will not depart the lesson tee feeling like they are starting from scratch (unless of course, they are and that’s okay too). As an instructor with a coaching mindset, I have the unique opportunity to mentor and develop my students’ game from a global aspect. This not only includes teaching more efficient swing mechanics, but course management, creating efficient practice, goal setting, finding competitive platforms, mental training, managing emotions, fitness and nutrition. The golf course is the best classroom for learning and I utilize it to teach my students how to play the game of golf, not just how to efficiently swing the golf club (in the collegiate coaching world, we call this “golfing your ball.”) I believe that it is extremely important for every golfer from those who are new to the game to single digit handicappers to find a platform (regular weekly group, league, set of scheduled tournaments, or tour) on which to compete. Everyone needs something to inspire them to practice and a measure of progress based on peer group comparison. Having studied learning, my students are advised about the learning process and how to approach implementing any new task efficiently. Clear communication is vital to the learning process the Individuals and I believe in tailoring the communication style to the student. I consider all of my students, ranging in age from 2 – 92 to be members of my “team.”