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Robert J. Krieger, PGA

Director of Instruction

member

PGA Crest

St. George, UT
Southgate Golf Course

About Robert

Rob is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has 36 years of golf instruction experience. He is a member of the PGA of America and CREATOR of his “POSITIONS Golf Method" which any player, at any level, can learn and use to play better golf. He started playing golf at the age of 6 and began assisting with instruction when he was 16 years old. He is an accomplished teacher and has taught the game of golf to thousands of students over the years. He has trained the spectrum from beginners to professionals and from juniors to seniors. There has not been anybody he has not been able to teach regardless of their ability, disability or body limitations. Rob started his own golf instruction and teaching business 8 years ago on the premise that anyone can play the game of golf and there is not just one way to swing a club. His goal is to help players figure out what their individual body can and can’t do and get their swing to be the best it can be. As Arnold Palmer used to say:” Learn to Swing your Swing”. With this belief, he became a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Instructor. This information specifically focuses on determining what parts of the body are strong and weak. Also, their specific ranges of motion to determine a body’s natural tendencies during the swing which can cause many chronic swing issues. To dive even deeper into the body’s motion, Rob added K-Vest - 3D Body Motion Sensors. This allows for further evaluate of how the body works during a golf swing and through the kinematic sequence (which is the most efficient and effective way to swing or throw any object). This technology shows the swing in 3D animation and also in graphic form. The data from the sensors shows how the different parts of the body are sequencing, their speed and their ranges of motion at 180 frames per second. It is like getting an X-Ray on your swing. Rob is a K-VEST Certified Level II instructor. This technology allows for quantifiable data that produces an unseen blueprint to an individual’s swing. Then using this technology for training and swing drills with its auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning tools, changes are measured over time with actual verifiable proof. To gain even more information on a player’s swing, Rob also uses the Foresight Launch Monitor in the indoor studio simulator, to obtain club and ball data on every golf shot. This amazing technology provides information on club head & ball speeds, launch angles, side and back spins, shot height and decent angles, carry & total distances with how far offline the shot was to the target. It also provides data that pinpoints strengths and weaknesses on club data like: swing path, club face, attack angle, smash factor and where exactly the ball hits on the face of the club. He also uses video with the V-1 Software to breakdown swings to show back to his students. That is why Rob likes to say: "Better Technology + Better Experienced Instruction = Better Results" He has been very fortunate to work at some of best facilities in the country and they include: Kirtland CC – Top 20 Courses in Ohio - Kirtland, OH, Sand Ridge GC - #55 Best Courses in America – Cleveland, OH, Lake Nona GC - #30 Best in Florida – Orlando, FL, Forest Oaks CC – Hosted PGA Tour for 30 years – Greensboro, NC, Conestoga GC - #5 Best in Nevada – Mesquite, NV. Rob also worked for the largest golf management company in the world, Troon Golf as the Director of Golf at two of their facilities after receiving his MBA degree. 2018 - Finalist for Teacher of the Year - Utah PGA 2019 - Nominated for Player Development Leader of the Year - Utah PGA 2019 - Nominated for Youth Player Development Leader of the Year-Utah PGA


Robert's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.


Getting Started

Learn the basics


Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

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

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type

Youth

Teen

Adult

Senior

Male

Female

Playing with disabilities

Session Type

Individual

Group

Skills & Tools

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SkillsTools
Full Swing
Short Game
Putting
Course Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Travel
Physical Assessment
Robert's Facilities

Southgate Golf Course

St George UT

*Coaching available to public

Location

1975 S Tonaquint Dr, St George, UT 84770-8724

Facility Offerings
Indoor Launch Monitor and Simulator

Foresight Launch Monitor - GC2 & HMT

Southgate GC Driving Range & Outdoor Practice Facility

Full Driving Range with natural grass and artificial turf. Short game practice area with putting, chipping, pitching greens and sand bunker. Open to the public

18 Hole Golf Course

The Southgate GC is an 18 hole golf course located adjacent to the practice range and open to the public.

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