PGA Teacher of the Year – Connecticut Section, 2000, 2011, 2018.

Skills Not Style – What Do You Want to Accomplish?

Golf instruction for too long has been centered on creating swings that look the way an instructor thinks they should or wants them to look.  A golfer needs to have developed skills in order to enjoy the game.  It is skills that allow beginners to fall in love with the game.  Improved skills are how a recreational golfer enjoys the game more than ever.  Expert skills is what allows competitive players to succeed

The teaching philosophy at Connor Golf is based on three pedestals. Goals, Evaluation and Skills Development.

What do you want as a golfer?  How much time do you want to invest?  A discussion with a new golfer often involves explaining the goals and the time commitment involved.

Getting a firm grasp of what the student’s skills are is the start of forming the golf improvement plan.  There is no way to know what the student’s skill level is until a thorough evaluation is conducted.  Once completed, the evaluation matched with the golfer’s goals will lay out a plan to get to golfer to their desired level.

The heart of coaching and the passion for George is guiding golfers towards better skills.  There is a hierarchy of skills that makes sense for development in any activity and George is diligent to follow a learning sequence that makes sense for the player

Meet George

GEORGE CONNOR, PGA

GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY LEAD COACH

George Connor, PGA has been teaching and coach for over 25 years. He runs Connor Golf with Farmington Woods Golf Club as his home base. He is currently working with players on the PGA LatinoAmerican Tour, PGA Tour Canada and the European Challenge Tour in addition to introducing players to the game and helping competitive players develop their golf skills. He has been named three times by the Connecticut Section PGA as the Teacher of the Year. George is a Certified Aimpoint Instructor, New Rules Golf Coach Certified and is certified by the SeeMore Putting Institute. He authored “Drill Your Way to Great Putting”.

 

Our First Class Facilities

Golf Channel Academy with George Connor is based at the beautiful Farmington Woods Golf Club in Avon, CT 

Farmington Woods

Avon, CT

Connor Golf proudly represents and teaches at Farmington Woods Golf Club.  “The Woods” is a private club set inside a gated community in Avon, Connecticut.  The Desmond Muirhead designed golf course winds through the property and features dramatic elevation changes and challenging sloped greens.

Practice facilities include a full driving range, practice bunker chipping and putting green.

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Learn about Golf Channel Academy

Golfers enrolled at Golf Channel Academy locations will not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game today, but will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.  

The underlying philosophy of Golf Channel Academy—which all of our coaches reinforce—is that good coaching takes place over a period of time, not just one lesson. The relationship between coach and student is more than just “one and done.” This is how “teaching” becomes “coaching,” which we describe as an on-going relationship devoted to long-lasting improvement. Everything about Golf Channel Academy is devoted to enhancing the “coaching” experience for both teacher and student.

Golf Channel Academy is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, which includes such shows as The Golf Fix, Lesson Tee Live, and School of Golf. Golf Channel Academy allows you to receive personalized instruction from the very best coaches in the game, including many of the teachers who you see on TV. And you should see many more Golf Channel Academy coaches making appearances on Golf Channel instructional programs in the future.