Guest Author - Letta Meinen
Jay Ewing is the founder, owner and Director of Instruction for the Bird Golf Academy www.birdgolf.com and it was his vision to accomplish a teaching of golf to a wide section of golfers from Junior through to Senior. He has had 25 years experience as a Golf Professional and founded this company in 1999 with three partners. Their idea was that golf instruction should be on a more personalized coaching as no two golfers are the same. With all the different body types and age differences to achieve results golf instruction should be tailored to each person’s needs and objectives. With this new Golf Academy they pair one or two students with each professional and are given undivided attention for six to eight hours each day.
Mr. Ewing as Director of Instruction talks to each student personally about their golf background and what they want to achieve at the golf school. By understanding each player the professional can provide and develop personalized instruction to determine the best way to teach each student. They do not consider themselves just a golf instruction school they want to stay connected to each one student and have follow up sessions so students can show constant improvements in their game. They also use digital photography and teleconferences that can also help each student in improving his swing and of course lowering his golf scores.
The Instructors are hand picked from around the world and their credentials not only include their teaching background but being great playing professionals. Many of the instructors have won several tournaments worked with PGA and LPGA as Sharon Miller was National teacher of the year in 1989 and is the Head Professional at Bird Golf Academy. The combined experience of all their professionals allows them to study each student’s swing and relate to the challenges that face golfers on every competitive level.
The goal of Bird Golf Academy is to not only give excellent instruction but to provide a great package with accommodations and golf courses available to them so it gives an ultimate golfing experience. Packages include video and digital analysis and personalized take-home DVD/CD of their swing changes, daily lesson on the course, the mental game, course management with unlimited practice and play on the host course. Lunch is provided each day with follow-up after completion of the school. They offer three- four- and five day package deals that are from six to eight hours of instruction each day. On their web site www.birdgolf.com you will be able to check out all the areas where their golf academy is held. The school is offered in many states from Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. If you check this web site all these resorts are listed and if you want to get in touch with them their web addresses are included. Many of these golf courses sound like exclusive resorts so it would be a great experience to stay at any of these places and enjoy great instructions with beautiful surroundings.
Within this Web site you will find a complete listing of their Coaching Methods from the basic fundamentals of the swing with drill and practice sessions plus playing lessons. They also pay close attention to the mental side of golf and allows for clear thinking on the golf course. It is very helpful to learn to deal with your stress while playing golf. These mental sessions will be very helpful for each golfer. Their customer service is excellent because they make it a point to make their students the number one priority. They want every student to be satisfied and that they have all the information they need to continue to improve their golf game. Jay Ewing calls each student after the school as a follow-up to see how their game is improving. This personal attention should make each student feel they are getting a good value from this academy.
If any golfer looking for some personal instruction check out this Bird Golf Academy as it always comes down to rates, you can check this out as well on their web site. They have separate sections called The Eagle with is a one on one instruction with 18-30 yours of instructions with rates range from $2,500-$4,650. There are two other sessions called The Champion and The Buddy which are two on one format and are from 24-40 or 18-30 hours of instruction with price ranges from $1,950 to 3,450 or $1,650 to 3,150. All prices are per person and if you take the two on one you could share lodging. Their web site lists all that is involved with each session so it is important that you check out their web site in all areas. They do have brochures you can order for each resort you are interested in that may be close to where you live. This personal intensive golf instruction would surely help any golfer who is looking for improving his game.
My ebook “Golf is Forever” is now available. Check out this web site to find what it is about and how to order a copy.