We’ve had an amazing year of interviews and thoughts from some of the best people in the golf instruction industry. I’ve heard from dozens of folks about how they’ve become better golf instructors simply by hearing what those a few steps ahead of them are doing. I’m so thankful to each and every one of you listeners, community members, and all of the guests.
We’re going to run through the top 10 most popular interviews from this year.
Here we go!
#1 – Lynn Marriott from Vision 54
We’re talking about breaking out of the traditional instruction paradigm and working on actually helping people play better golf. We’re going to define this about 10 minutes in and chat about how it affects everything Lynn and Pia do at Vision54.
#2 – Brian Manzella
If you haven’t heard his name, listened to some of his philosophies, or stopped by his website… You’re missing out. In this interview we walk through exactly how Brian got his start and the path he followed. We also talk about “How he started from scratch in a new city” and “What his advice is for instructor looking to hit the top 100”
#3 – Dr Rick Jensen
Why does coaching matter and makes sense not only financial but also from a results perspective.
Dr Rick shares how he grew a coaching program for players that helped him to make more in less time than he ever has. Specifically $9000 per month just on his Mondays. We walk through how he structured the program and how he attracted players.
#4 – Mike Bender
We dive into Mike’s story. The early years, starting out in Waterloo Iowa, teaching while also trying to play professionally. When Mike moved to Orlando who soon found a niche teaching mini tour players. (that has lead to working with players like Zach Johnson and Jonathan Byrd)
Mike shares some of his ideas behind growth – for instance he’s always added instructors and built better facilities based on demand from students.
#5 – John Graham
John Graham has really become known as the putting and more specifically Aimpoint guy. He’s extremely active on social media and really telling people about what he teaches and what he’s doing. Today he travels the world teaching coaches and players about AimPoint Green Reading and Putting. John has had the pleasure of teaching some of the worlds best golfers and currently works with players on the LPGA and European tour.
#6 – Not Reality just Perception
In part 2 of Brad Redding’s interview a little while back we talked extensively about setting rates, when to think about raising them, and the results.
There was quite a bit of discussion around this, so I wanted to continue to the conversation with some more info.
#7 – Martin Hall
He has an awesome story that we’re going to walk through. We’re going to talk about his early influences and how he got his start teaching. You’ll especially like the story of how he met Bob Toski and Jim Flick. Two men who pop up several times more in his story and had a major impact on how he teaches.
“If you work on your gifts they will make room for you”
#8 – Shawn Humphries
Shawn is a Top 100 instructor and definitely displays that in this interview. He has a fantastic business focusing on juniors and the online arena. You’ll hear exactly how he positions his academy and what he’s doing that has generated some incredible results.
He has surrounded himself with influential leaders like Dan Korem, Bill Parcels, and the late Byron Nelson. Who have given him insights and mindsets that are far beyond the conventional concepts.
#9 – Charlie King
Charlie is a fantastic instructor, but beyond that he’s one of the best marketers out there. In this interview he shares what he’s done over the course of his career and the fantastic results he’s achieved. Have you ever wondered what your list could look like if you really worked at it? Charlie shares the size of his student list and what he did to build it later in the interview. (make sure to listen to the end of this episode!)
#10 – Will Robins
Will Robins has a knack for growing golf instruction businesses. He’s not only done it with his own but also has helped dozens of other coaches double and triple their revenue and enjoy their work more.