George Connor, PGA has been teaching and coach for over 25 years. He runs ConnorGolf with Farmington Woods Country 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 twice 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”
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 ConnorGolf is based on three pedestals. Goals, Evaluation and Skills Development.
- Goals: 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.
- Evaluation: 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.
- Skill Development: 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
Are You Ready to Start Your Journey to Great Golf?