Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers 2018-19

I am extremely honored to announce that I have been named to Golf Digest’s latest list of the Best Young Teachers in America! Thank you to all of the awesome students, past and present, that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Your trust in me to work with you and your golf game is humbling and I’m glad to be a part of your improvement!!

Click here for an official press release from the Golf Channel Academy.

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New Rates for 2018

I hope your New Year is off to a good start so far!! Below you will find my rates and packages for 2018. You will see that the structure of my programs have stayed about the same. As always, if you have any questions please contact me at tyrus@hpgolfacademy.com.

Individual Rates and Packages

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (45 MINUTES)

Adult: $120   Junior (21 and under): $100

 

VAL-PAK - BUY 5 GET THE 6TH LESSON FREE (Valid for 2 years)

Adult: $600   Junior (21 and under): $500

 

PLAYING LESSON (90 MINUTES)

All Ages: $170

 

SAM PUTT LAB EVALUATION/TRAINING (45 MINUTES)

All Ages: $100

 

SAM PUTT LAB EVALUATION W/ ON COURSE TRAINING (90 MINUTES)

All Ages: $170

 

IRON CLUB FITTING (1 HOUR)

All Ages: $80


PUTTING BOOT CAMP

Are you sick and tired of being a bad or simply average putter? If so, Putting Boot Camp is designed for you to start making more putts than ever before. This 3 sessions in 3 weeks package is designed to utilize the latest technology and techniques available to quickly improve your putting.

Session #1 - Sam Putt Lab Stroke and Putter Evaluation

Session #2 - Sam Putt Lab Training and Drills

Sessions #3 - On Course and Green Reading

All sessions are 45 minutes and must be used within 3 weeks of your first session.

Cost is $250 and includes all sessions.

Schedule you first session by clicking here and selecting "Putting Boot Camp" under the Lessons Tab.


COACHING PACKAGE

My coaching package is on a 4 month term and can be paid up front or on an automatic monthly payment.  This package is not available to purchase online due to limited availability.  The package includes the following:

  • 16 Sessions ( averages 1 per week)
  • Shot by Shot stat tracking
  • Club fitting/evaluation
  • Access to the High Performance Golf Academy practice facility (balls for purchase)
  • K-vest training/evaluation
  • Sam Putt Lab report
  • Trackman training/evaluation
  • On course training/evaluation  

Adult - $1,200 (or $325 per month w/ auto pay)

Junior - $1,120 (or $300 per month w/ auto pay)

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL Today Only!!

TWO LESSONS WITH TYRUS YORK, PGA FOR ONLY $125

Today only you can contact me and purchase 2 lessons for only $125! The lessons must be used by March 1, 2018.  

You can use the lessons for yourself or give them away as a gift. Lessons are limited to two specials per person (4 lessons total) and must be used by the expiration date.

The lessons are 45 minutes each and the time can be used for any of the following lesson types: full swing, short game, putting, K-Vest training, iron fitting, or Sam Putt Lab training. 

 

HOW TO PURCHASE

Take advantage of this special by contacting me TODAY ONLY by emailing me at tyrus@hpgolfacademy.com, or by calling or texting me at 859-274-6558.

You can swing by the High Performance Golf Academy this afternoon to pay by cash or check, or you can simply respond with the following credit card information:

Credit Card #

Expiration Date

3 or 4 Digit Security Code

Billing Zip Code

Number of Specials (Purchase Amount)

If you wish to pay over the phone just call and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.

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New Spring Training Program and Putting Boot Camp

Take advantage of these limited time offers to get your golf game tuned up and ready to go for summer 2017!

2017 SPRING TRAINING PACKAGE

Spring is here and now is the time to get your game in shape for the summer! This 5 session training package is design to cover all facets of the game to get you tuned up and ready for the prime playing months of 2017.

Session #1 - Full Swing for Irons and Approach Shots (45 minutes)

Session #2 - Full Swing for Driver (45 minutes)

Session #3 - Wedges and Short Game (45 minutes)

Session #4 - Putting (45 minutes)

Session #5 - On Course Playing Lesson (90 minutes)

Cost for all players is $390 and includes all 5 sessions.

Schedule you first session by clicking here and selecting "Spring Training" under the Lessons Tab.


PUTTING BOOT CAMP

Are you sick and tired of being a bad or simply average putter? If so, Putting Boot Camp is designed for you to start making more putts than ever before. This 3 sessions in 3 weeks package is designed to utilize the latest technology and techniques available to quickly improve your putting.

Session #1 - Sam Putt Lab Stroke and Putter Evaluation

Session #2 - Sam Putt Lab Training and Drills

Sessions #3 - On Course and Green Reading

All sessions are 45 minutes and must be used within 3 weeks of your first session.

Cost is $190 and includes all sessions.

Schedule you first session by clicking here and selecting "Putting Boot Camp" under the Lessons Tab.

End of The Week Tip: Use Rhythm to Manage Distance Control on the Greens

 

Every Friday I will be posting a new golf tip here on my blog. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and especially make suggestions for future topics in the comment section below.

Managing the distance of your putts is the #1 factor in becoming a good putter. You could be the best green reader in the world and know how to start your putt on the exact line you wish every time, but if your speed is bad, the putt will likely not go in.

There are a couple different things that need to happen in order to roll a putt with the correct speed. Making solid contact with the ball, or more importantly consistent contact (on the same spot of the putter every time) is one key that must not be overlooked. 

Another key that most good putters have is consistent rhythm. The rhythm you swing the putter allows you to make a consistent stroke and be a better judge for how fast the ball will come off of the putter face.

To improve your rhythm, try the following:

  • Sync your stroke with a metronome. Begin by setting the metronome between 70-80 beats per minute (bpm) and match the "tick-tock" sounds from the metronome to your putter going back and through. You can adjust the tempo up or down to match what feels comfortable.
  • No metronome? No problem. Simply swing the putter back and through over and over with out stopping and you will settle on a consistent rhythm. By changing the length and speed of the swing you can increase or decrease the length the ball will travel.
  • The ladder drill. Between a defined area marked with 2 tees about 5-10 feet apart, see how many balls you can stop in that area with each ball traveling slightly past the one before it. If your defined area is 10 feet long and you are 15 feet from the area, try to fit 7 balls or more.
  • Visit me for a Sam Putt Lab evaluation. Not only will we be able to evaluate the rhythm of your stroke, but we will be able to pinpoint which area of the stroke gives you the most trouble.

Want to learn more? Click on the "About" tab to find out! 

Developing an Efficient Golf Swing

Happy New Year!! Be looking forward to more tips in 2017!!

An efficient golf swing is exactly what you think it would be: a swing that requires minimum effort and has repeatability.  All elite level golfers have repeatability in their swing because they have developed efficiency in their golf swing.

With the help of 3D motion technology like K-Vest, learning how to build an efficient golf swing is much more attainable for your everyday golfer.  Here are a few things I’ve learned from K-Vest that will help you build an efficient golf swing:

·       Develop the correct kinematic sequence.  Kinematic sequence is the order in which different parts of your body move throughout the swing.  K-Vest focuses on three main areas: lower body, upper body, and the club.  For example, a correct downswing sequence begins with the lower body, then upper body, followed by the golf club.  A great way to feel a good sequence is to make a throwing motion.  When you throw an object, pay attention to which part of your body moves first (i.e. step toward the target with your lower body, turn the upper body, and release your arm).

·       Master your posture.  Efficient golf swings require solid fundamentals.  K-Vest actually measures the angles your upper and lower body makes in your posture and compares them to a range of tour player averages.  To guarantee you’re posture is good, you will need feedback.  K-Vest provides great feedback, but so will video, a mirror, or your golf instructor that can tell you if your posture is good or not.

·       Swing within yourself, then train to improve.  Most golfers will have physical limitations that will affect their ability to make efficient swings.  Strength and flexibility are 2 factors that can limit most players.  Use balance as your guide to make efficient golf swings.  If you find yourself off balance at any point throughout the swing, chances are you’re over-swinging.  If you want to improve your strength and flexibility so you can make more aggressive swings, get with a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor and train your body to make the swing of your dreams!

Change Your Grips and Improve Your Game

Merry Christmas!! Be sure to check back next Friday for another tip!

Tips to improve your golf game can come in many shapes and sizes.  One often overlooked aspect of the game are the grips on your clubs.

When the condition of the grips on your golf clubs start to deteriorate, your swing will be the first thing that suffers.  Grips that have lost their feel and have become slick require you to squeeze the club harder, creating unnecessary tension in your body.

I keep a wide variety of grips in stock and can have virtually any grip on the market ordered and in house within 3 business days.  If you are interested in getting your clubs re-gripped, simply visit the GolfWorks and browse through their grip selections and add $3 to the stated cost of the grip for installation. 

With winter still ahead of us, now is a great time to drop your clubs off for some much needed attention to your grips. I can also arrange a time for you to bring them in and I can have them ready that same day!

Don’t let the condition of your grips cost you strokes on the golf course.  Contact me today so we can start making 2017 your best golf year ever!

Practice Requires Proper Feedback

Every Friday I post a new golf tip on this blog. Please comment and share my tips if you wish!

Practicing your golf game this time of year has many challenges.  The weather is clearly the biggest challenge because the amount of time you get to spend on the course or even the driving range is extremely limited.  This reduces your opportunities to watch your ball flight which is the most common form of feedback when you practice.

Feedback can come in many forms, not just from watching where your ball goes.  Besides, if the majority of your practice time is spent hitting into a net indoors, you would be left with no feedback.

To make practice effective, regardless of the time of year, you need to have adequate feedback.  Too many times we rely on feel and what the ball does to determine if we’re doing the right thing or not.

Incorporate some tools you likely already have at your disposal to make sure you’re getting the correct feedback when you practice.

A mirror is probably my favorite tool when being forced to practice indoors.  Subtle changes in your posture at address can happen so easily resulting in dramatic changes to your swing.  By simply spending 5 minutes in front of a mirror before you start each practice session you can guarantee that your posture is fundamentally sound before you start swinging.

Video can be another great tool to help you make practice effective.  With the use of smartphones and apps that are designed for swing analysis, videoing your swing is as easy as ever.  The only problem is that you need to know what you’re looking for before you start picking yourself apart on video.  If you enjoy using video on your own, it would be a good idea to set a time with me so that I can guide you in some best practices for video, but also make sure that you’re effectively using your time to analyze important aspects in your swing.

Another great form of feedback when hitting balls indoors is to check where the ball is hitting the clubface.  Winter months are a great time to learn to hit the ball more consistently in the center of the clubface.  Applying tools to the club face like impact tape, a dry erase marker, or Dr. Scholl’s foot powder are great ways to visually see if the ball is indeed hitting the center of the club. 

Make sure you are getting the most from your practice time by incorporating the proper feedback. Schedule a session with me to learn more on this critical aspect of your training.

How K-Vest Can Improve Your Game

Every Friday I post a new golf tip on this blog. Please comment and share my tips if you wish!

K-Vest uses 3D motion technology to capture the movement of your body and the club to evaluate and train the efficiency of your swing.

K-Vest is different than Trackman as K-Vest is measuring the entire swing where Trackman is only measuring impact and ball flight.  With these two tools combined, along with good old fashioned 2D video, I can get to the bottom of any particular fault that may be facing a player because of swing mechanics.

Not only does K-Vest help me diagnose what the problem may be, it also allows me to train my students by using the live biofeedback training software included in the system.  Long story short, when using K-Vest and attempting to make a particular correction in the swing, K-Vest will play music when you achieve the desired position.

This comes very handy when working with a player’s posture.  Posture is already very difficult for players to work on because they can’t see it.  By getting the extra feedback from K-Vest it becomes much easier for players of any level to get in the correct posture.

Many of you have already experienced what K-Vest can do for you and your game.  I’m very excited to have another winter to train many of you using K-Vest.

I use K-Vest throughout the course of a normal lesson as I see fit or at the request of the student.  However, for only $45 you can schedule a 30 minute session where I will put you on K-Vest for an evaluation and/or let you train using the live biofeedback.  This will work great for players that may take lessons from other instructors or for my current students that would simply like to spend more time having supervised training at a lower cost.

To schedule a K-Vest session contact me today!

End of the Week Tip: Dealing with Cold Weather

Every Friday I post a new golf tip on this blog. Please comment and share my tips if you wish!

Cold weather doesn't have to be the end of your golf season. I tell my students all the time that a sunny day above 40 degrees and minimal wind is a good day to golf. However there will be a few things to consider before heading out to the course on a cold day.

Here are a few tips to keep your game sharp the next time you decide play in cold weather:

·      Be prepared.  Having played college golf in the spring I learned very quickly that it pays to know the weather forecast and prepare accordingly.  The technology in winter apparel has come a long ways over the years and it would be a good idea to make sure you have the best.  When you have to dress warmly, do so in layers so that you can easily shed those layers if the temperature happens to rise during the round.

·      Re-adjust yardages.  Cold weather will affect the distance a golf ball travels.  How much it affects it will depend.  A range session with a launch monitor that measure the actual carry distance of the ball may be a good idea so you can get real distance numbers in the colder conditions.  On the course, be willing to adjust your club selection quickly if you notice a drop in carry distance.

·      Spend extra time on the practice green.  Short game and putting is all about feel and your hands are responsible for producing that feel.  When your hands get cold as the temperature drops, your feel will be affected.  Do your best to maintain the temperature of your hands (extra pockets, gloves, and hand warmers work well) and spend some extra time practicing distance control on shorter shots around the green.