You’re giving great golf lessons however students keep coming back with the same issues and not shooting lower scores. What do you do?
Sara had hit the burn out point and was tired of standing on the range for 50+ hours a week. She wanted to find the enjoyment in what she was doing again.
We learn from Sara how she’s transitioned her business at a private golf club in Naples, Florida. Sara describes how she’s built a thriving coaching community and created raving fans who refer clients and can’t wait for the next coaching session.
You give this great golf lesson and they leave excited however they come back the next week and nothing seems to have changed.
Sara has built a structured program for the ladies at the club so she could better control their practice and learning environment. They had more fun, got better faster, and was more budget friendly option compared with individual private lessons.
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About Sara Dant
Coaching golf has definitely become my passion over the years. My teaching career started in 1993 as a freshman in high school. I decided the golf business was exactly where I wanted to be in life. My golf pros growing up gave me the opportunity to be involved in the golf operation and assist with the junior program. That was the beginning of my love affair with coaching golf.
I attended Mississippi State in 1997 in the PGA PGM program. After graduation I took an assistant professional position at Belle Meade C.C. in Nashville, TN where I worked for 5 years. There I gave a lot of lessons, built a successful junior program and started to develop my “teaching philosophy.” Or so I thought at the time.
In 2006 I was offered a teaching position at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Nashville. When Toby Wilt hired me this was a huge honor and a major boost to my teaching career. During the winter months I taught in Naples, Florida at Naples Grande Golf Club. I still teach at The Golf Club of TN during the summer but have expanded my business and moved on to a wonderful place in Naples, Royal Poinciana Golf Club. This will be my 7th season at Royal Poinciana Golf Club and I look forward to my winter season every year!
Thankfully, my coaching philosophy has progressed over the last 15 years due to a few individuals who have helped shape who I am today. In 2014, I attended three coaching workshops with performance consultant and sports psychologist, Dr. Rick Jensen and Top 100 Instructor, Henry Brunton. The experience was life changing to say the least. My teaching philosophy was introduced to a whole new world of skill acquisition and motor learning concepts. Dr. Rick was able to confirm my concerns with the tradition teaching styles. And has been instrumental in the changes I have made with my coaching program. I have also had the privilege of coaching with Vision54 coaches, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott after attending their golf schools as a student and a coach.
Today I spend the majority of my week conducting small group coaching sessions and working with individuals on their personalized programs. My students are happier with my modern coaching techniques and the results we see on a daily basis are incredible. I love to learn and grow so I always look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience into this next chapter of my life.