“Nothing will work unless you do”
It was wonderful to welcome our students, as well as their families, back to Golf Prep Academy this week. Students started the 2013-2014 year with the words of one of the greatest coaches ever setting the tone about the importance of hard work. Director of Instruction Tim Cooke also let the students know that the Golf Prep staff is excited for the new year, and ready to work hard each and every day. Borrowing an idea from another great coach shared here, Tim took it a step further discussing all the little things that can add up to make a big difference for athletes who are trying to get an edge, achieve success and reach specific goals – things as little as eating breakfast, stretching, and being supportive of your fellow Academy students.
Students kicked off the week with some work on the course Monday and Wednesday where the faculty of instructors was able to assess their games. The rest of the week was spent with more detailed assessments, analyzing students using our amazing technology and the keen eye of our expert instructional staff.
Baseline numbers were collected with FlightScope 3D Radar, as well as data collected on KVest. Basic TPI functional screenings of body mobility and stability were conducted by the golf staff with more of this to come next week with our fitness instructors. Putting strokes were analyzed by putting guru Simon Cooke on the SAM Putt Lab. Goals for the year were set, and a ton of short game contests were won and lost. From here, training plans are being built and our individualized Ebooks for students will be created.
Not to be forgotten, the students also received their first round of Academy apparel from Puma Golf. This always brings smiles. More fun things are on the way this fall, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise.
It was a busy, fun, successful week and we look forward to the work that lies ahead.