PGA Class A-8. Scott was elected to PGA Membership in January of 2006. Scott has been the assistant golf professional at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course since December of 1998. He graduated from the University of Nebraska At Kearney in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending school he played and lettered on the college golf team. Scott has been teaching golf since 1998. In 2006, Scott won the Nebraska Assistants Championship and qualified for the National Championship in Florida. Away from the course, Scott enjoys hunting and playing other sports and spending time with this wife Shannon that is an Insurance Agent for Farm Bureau in Kearney.
Scott’s personal teaching philosophy is to teach people to play golf and increase their satisfaction and happiness for the enjoyment of the game. Learning and playing golf should be fun. All golfers do not have the same learning styles or physical abilities, nor do they learn at the same pace. People learn in many different ways and I must find the correct learning process for each student. As a teacher I have to learn how you learn best.
I help students understand the basic golf swing fundamentals and technique that will lead to a more consistent golf swing. I focus on the players’ strengths and breakdown the areas of your swing that need the most improvement. I believe practice is only good if the student is practicing the proper technique and swing fundamentals that will improve his or her game.
The approach to accomplish this philosophy must be started with a plan. I interview each student to find his or her goals and what motivates the student to get better at golf. I will then teach the proper grip, aim, and setups that will help them become a more accomplished player. I will focus on impact position in relation to the ball, swing path, face angle and center of contact. Learning all facets of the game of golf is very important in becoming a complete player. We will discuss the importance of short game and how it plays into the rest of your game. I will teach you the cause and effect relationships of your swing that you can in return use to correct your own mistakes. You will progress faster with drills and training aids tailored towards your game.