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The Curious Coaches blog is one of the best spots to find information on how to be a better golf instructor and coach. Honestly there isn’t anyone else coming from this perspective in the space right now. And today we’re hanging out with the two brilliant minds behind it.

 

If you can’t tell this is the first interview we’ve done “in person” for Golf in the Life of and I think it came together really well. Part 1 we’re going to talk about really the art of coaching and what Corey and Matt have learned through running Curious Coaches.

Make sure to check out part 2 where we’ll talk about the programs that work for them at their clubs.

Their site is fantastic! Subscribe to the email list and browse through some articlescuriouscoaches.com/

I mention a post they did about setting goals for 2015. Check that out here.



corey lundberg curious coaches
Corey Lundberg is the founder of Curious Coaches and Director of Instruction at Carlton Woods in Houston, TX.

Coaching Influences: Cameron McCormick, James Sieckmann, Henry Brunton, Dr. Rick Jensen, Fred Shoemaker, Chuck Cook, Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson and many, many others.

Coaching Achievements: Golf Digest Best Young Teachers 2014-15, Golf Digest Best in State 2013-14, US Kids Top 50 Kids Teachers 2014, 2013

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Matt Wilson is the Director of Instruction at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, California.

Coaching Influences: Henry Brunton, Derek Ingram, Cameron McCormick, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, Peter Mattsson, and many others.

Coaching Achievements: US Kids Top 50 Kids Teachers 2014, US Kids Top 50 Kids Teachers Honorable Mention 2011-12, Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year 2011, Trackman University Master, Certified Coach of New Competitors by Sport Canada/PGA Canada

Direct download: 20150129_Curious_Coaches_Part_1.mp3
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I was able to catch up with the three hosts of the 3rd Annual Open Forum just the other day to ask them what we're going to hear at this year's Open Forum. (as well as how it all got started)

 

If you're a golf instructor, trainer, coach, etc...  Make sure to check out what's going on at this event that's leading the industry with golf science information and application.

Direct download: 20150117_Open_Forum_3.mp3
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We kick this episode off with some more practical advice for those of you wanting to start a golf school. Gary gives some great core principles

Gary has two things that he wants to share with all golf instructors. He’s going to talk extensively about this in the episode.
We’re also going to talk a little about something Gary is thinking and talking about a lot. Relaxation.

Tension Kills Motion

Gary’s two keys for teaching success: 
#1 – The person in front of you is always more important than the golf swing.
#2 – It’s not what you want to do it’s what they want to do.

“How you treat students is extremely related to if students will stay with the game or not”

Gary tells a really honest story about a time when his actions didn’t align with the first key we talked about. (the person is more important that the swing) It’s a candid reminder that anyone can make a mistake. The issue is recognizing it and understanding that golf and the golf swing is just that.

Direct download: 20150107_Gary_Wiren_Part_3.mp3
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We start off with a really interesting story about one of the first locations Gary started teaching at. He shares how he worked with groups of 20 students at a time and had the whole thing sponsored by the local paper. If you pay attention I wouldn’t be surprised if you come up with some really cool practical ideas on how to implement this in your business.

Gary also talks about how he works with groups of people. For those of you who don’t have much experience with this. Listen up! It’s valuable advice.

“Don’t talk so much… Demonstrate”

 

Toward the end of this interview Gary talks through the process he used to get complete beginners started. I love his process and the structure he lays out.

One thing that kind of surprised me in this episode is just how many golf schools Gary has started over his career. We talk through what has worked best and what hasn’t throughout that process. You might not know this but Gary had 104 golf schools in Japan at one time. He talks about that experience and the story behind it all.

Direct download: 20150107_Gary_Wiren_Part_2.mp3
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Direct download: 20150107_Gary_Wiren_Part_1.mp3
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