Our Guiding Principles and Core Values

WE BELIEVE THERE ARE different swings for different people, but the same fundamentals apply to efficient and consistent striking of the golf ball

  • We respect the student’s time availability, learning style, desires, physical and mental skills to develop a plan that best fits the student and their restrictions

  • We strive to provide a comfortable, fun and safe environment

  • We support and practice the First Tee Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment

  • For juniors we stress the absolute importance of academics

Training Approach

Based upon the analysis of the students swing, improvement opportunities identified, skill set and stated objectives, we develop a plan that fits those parameters and then take the student through the following training approach:

Development Mode 

Phase 1: Development of drills and exercises design to reinforce fundamentals and fix the primary faults of the swing 

  • Learning (mental and physical understanding of the technique being taught)

  • Training / Drilling (repetitive rehearsal of technique being taught with use of teaching aids if necessary)

  • Comfort attainment (with technique being taught)

  • Practice, Practice and Practice (at GolfSmart, the course practice range, the course)

Phase 2: Moving skills developed in phase 1 to the course in friendly competition

  • Reinforcement as needed to eradicate faults and establish new habits

 Play Mode

  • Moving developed skills to tournament competition (just play)

  • Reinforcement as needed to eradicate faults and establish new habits