Roger L. Sarasin-KarrAssistant Golf Professional
Roger Sarasin-Karr is a young and highly knowledgeable Assistant Golf Professional at Elcona Country Club. With a passion for the game of golf that began at a young age, I have dedicated myself to honing my skills and sharing my expertise with others.
Having grown up around the sport, I have developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of golf and the values it instills, such as discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship. This foundation, combined with natural talent and unwavering determination, has propelled me to excel as an Assistant Golf Professional.
I believe that golf is not just a game, but a way of life, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to share my love and expertise with others at Elcona Country Club.
I have limited myself to 40 seasonal students this year to ensure that I can find as much balance to my schedule as possible and be sure that I can meet your expectations as a coach. I will work with each of you individually to find what works best with your schedules so that we may be able to find a day/timeframe that can be as consistent as possible. The only two days of the week that I will usually block on my calendar are Sunday (only day off) and Monday (course closed/outings), though there will likely be some days where these can be possibilities if needed.
Cash or check preferred, though I can also charge your membership account or receive the online payment through PGA Coach though it includes the PGA processing fee.
The best way that a golf score has ever been explained to me is an equation that comes down to three things:
Technique + Skill + Golf IQ = Your Score
All of these factors are equally important and how we attack each of these will be based on input from you, the student, and suggestions from me.
Technique - Every skilled player has a swing that is uniquely their own, however, there are certain aspects that are almost always the same. We analyze and improve technique using video, launch monitors, drills, swing aids, and the like to improve the technique we use on full swing, short game, and putting. A lot of the time, we may only use one club during these lessons as the swing does not change from club to club, though set up and outside factors usually will.
Skill - This is where you, the student, must put in the time. Like anything in life, there is no shortcut to getting better. Every one of you could listen to me give a 3-hour dissertation on how to hit a high draw - does that mean you'll be able to grab a club and do it on your first swing after? Not likely. Skill is derived from practice and time put in, which is why I give all my students the following rule: Every student must put in at least two hours of work (whether it be playing or practicing) between lessons. This rule allows us both to make the best use of our time together. If I give a lesson to a student who has not touched a club since our last meeting, it will be a waste of our time as we will just be repeating the lesson we already had. I want to go into every meeting with you with feedback - "What has been working well?" "What part of what we've been working on are you struggling with?" "Is there a new miss/ball flight pattern since our last lesson?" These are all the kind of things I need to make you a better player!
Golf IQ - For many students, the idea of "thinking 5 shots off my score" comes while enjoying a cold beverage at the 19th hole. "I should've done this or that when I was in this position..." is a thought we've all likely had. At some or multiple points during the season, I will schedule time to go out on the golf course with each of you to discuss the Golf IQ side of equation. While we are blessed to have a phenomenal practice facility, the first time we get on a downhill, side hill lie in the rough from 147 yards to a pin guarded by a bunker with a 15mph crosswind, we start to question what kind of drill or video we've seen or done may come in to factor in this situation. Understanding how different situations present different options on the course is a critical aspect to lowering our overall score and important for the coach and student to understand.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. I look forward to getting started (or continuing) with each of you this season and look forward to helping you meet your individual goals on the golf course!
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course
Improving Your Game
Get swing diagnostic testing
Improve your Short Game
Add 10 yards
Make the high school golf team
Playing with disabilities