Des is the Director of Instruction at Centennial Golf Course near Knoxville, Tenn. He believes the most effective golf instructors exhibit success in four areas:
1) Passion - Des knew that he was destined to be a golf instructor from a young age. He has always had a passion for teaching golf and helping his students achieve their golf goals.
2) Training - Des has studied under or worked for Hank Haney, Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter, Mike Hebron and other noted PGA teaching professionals. He has been to numerous PGA seminars and teaching clinics and believes it is vital for a golf instructor to observe the best teachers in action. He has a weekly newsletter that is sent to all of his students that can be accessed at www.desmahoneygolf.com.
3) Education - Des has been a member of the PGA of America since 1993 and has also completed the PGA Advanced Certification program in golf instruction.
4) Results - Des takes great pleasure in helping many golfers each year reach their goals. If you have been puzzled and frustrated with your game, Des is confident that he is the right man to analyze your swing and get you moving back toward lower scores and more fun.
I enjoy teaching golf to golfers of all levels. Using split screen video analysis, I am able to show my students their strengths and their specific swing tendencies. My ultimate goal is for my students to have their own simple and repeating golf swing, and I work to deliver extra yards and straighter more consistent shots to my students, which means more pars, more birdies and more fun. I am at a level in my teaching career where I am able to get a lot of improvement for each student within the first two or three lessons.
“My wife and I have four children, ages 4 through 11. Des is able to individualize his teaching to effectively help each one of us with our needs. Most importantly, he made individual and group lessons both fun and interesting for all of us and truly enhanced our understanding and enthusiasm for the game.”
“Des helped my husband and I to really enjoy our time together on the golf course. We each know what to work on and we have improved a lot.”
If you watch any great iron player hit balls, you will notice that they strike the ball first and then the ground. Many average players, on the other hand, tend to hit behind the ball, which makes solid contact virtually ...