Rick's approach is to use plain common sense that connect with each golfer's perspective, by auditory, visual or just doing it methods. Since golf is a game of opposites, understanding and awareness are key to producing the cure for the common swing fault. He addresses the root cause of the physical, mental and emotional issues in a student's golf game. Uses creative drills that address the symptoms as well as the actual root cause, so that students can become their own golf coach. The resultant ball flight is not about just the action at impact but what caused the swing to get to that point of impact. He constantly asks: How did we get that result? What swing process produced that outcome - swing, body move, setup or did the swing thought change mid swing? Passionate about golf, about teaching, about having the fun to get the student to reach their golf goals. By doing this he is constantly building his reputation through referrals, to provide a student who is truly excited about the game. Golf is a journey, and he shares that love with each student from a total solution perspective. Rick's philosophy encourages students to become their own golf coach, by understanding the proper set up, swing movements, flight of the golf ball from the root cause of the problem, not the symptom. Golf is a game of Opposites. With this in mind, students can discover the nature of the problem, apply the cure, and produce repeatable, natural swings on the course where it matters! From Rick's constant effort to expand his knowledge of playing the game, passing it along to students, they can achieve their golf goals with a RICK approach: Repeatable - with all the proper golf skill mechanics to play, Intuitive - common sense approach that is in tune with natural body movement, Confident - mental control of each game shot, to get the best outcome possible, Kinematic - natural body & mind for a fluid golf swing to the finish.
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Welcome to Golf Month
2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
2008 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
Recognition and Awards
2002 USGTF, United States Golf Federation Level III Certified Teaching Pro