Erik first picked up a golf club at the age of nine and ever since has held a strong passion for the game of golf. After working in the industry for a number of years, he turned his sights to becoming a teaching professional. Erik began his PGA apprenticeship in 1996 and achieved his goal of becoming a PGA Member in 2001. During this time he taught at both public and private golf facilities throughout California. Erik was elected to the Southern California PGA Metro Chapter Board of Directors in October of 2002 and appointed to the Southern California PGA teaching committee in 2008. He had the fortunate opportunity to work under three different SCPGA "Teacher of the Year" award winners and considers himself fortunate to have mentored under former PGA Tour player Moon Mullins.
First and foremost I consider myself to be a "coach" rather than an instructor. It is my passion to develop golfers who are performing at all levels. I believe that no two golfers will swing exactly alike. I can only say that there are laws and principles that cannot be debated. Every golfer I teach will possess certain fundamentals that will allow them to execute the swing I teach. I believe that the best golf teachers are those that can identify the cause of a swing flaw and communicate it in a way that is clearly understood by the student.
“Erik has a great ability to diagnose the problem correct it and get me back on track. He is definitely interested in helping you improve your game and is just as happy as you are when you do well.”
“Erik is a MASTER of making the game fun and simple. His simple drills and techniques will improve any golfer at any level. Erik brings new life and positive results to any level of golfer. What ever type of game you may have, Erik will bring the TIGER out in you.”
The most exciting time of the year for golf is coming up!!!! Get ready for April and work on your short game with this great demonstration from instructor Mike Lathrop, Head Golf Professional at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee ...