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Donald W. Thames, PGA

Coach

member

PGA Crest

Rancho Murieta, CA
Emerald Lakes Golf Course

About Don

During my fifty year career in playing and teaching the game, I have discovered that many people tend to focus on and continually try to fix something that they think is wrong with their swing. I have come to know that every player has a unique or idiosyncratic way to swing the club. Trying to change or fix burned in swing characteristics is counter-productive. Instead, I focus on teaching clients the skills necessary for improved scoring. The focus in the Fun. Smart. Fit. Golf… Program will be to learn to lower scores through improvement in the parts of the game most responsible for efficient scoring. Therefore clients will learn how to be physically fit for golf, they will learn the fine points of putting, how to get the ball up and down, understand ball flight laws so they may coach themselves in their ball striking and finally to think like a champion. I believe that a program consisting of written guidelines, training drills and practice regimens will allow for improvement, better scoring and more enjoyment of the game.

Students

800

Followers

2.5k


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Don's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee


Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course


Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type

Youth

Teen

Adult

Senior

Male

Female

Session Type

Individual

Group

Skills & Tools

Improve with Don.

SkillsTools
Full Swing
Putting
Course Strategy
Speed
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Physical Assessment
Don's Facilities

Emerald Lakes Golf Course

Elk Grove CA

Nine hole golf course night lighted driving range with grass. Gem of a golf course with four par fours a par five and four par threes. Great condition throughout facility. Fast putting greens.

*Coaching available to public

Location

10651 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624-9705

Facility Offerings
Individual Lessons

One hour or half hour.

Semi-Private 2 players

One hour.

Groups Lessons

Up to 8 players. One hour.

Mental Game Workshops

1-4 hour offerings.

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