Todd is a lifelong resident of New Mexico and was elected to PGA membership on April 1, 1994. When Todd was still an amateur in his early 20s, he gravitated toward teaching golf to the surplus of junior golfers at Arroyo Del Oso, as well as assisting with fundraising for PGA National Golf Day Charities.
When the position of Assistant Golf Professional became available at Arroyo Del Oso in 1989, Todd quickly accepted. In 1995, he was promoted to Head Golf Professional at Arroyo Del Oso, and in 2002 he became the Director of Golf at Puerto del Sol, where he remains today.
Todd has taught players of all skill levels for more than 25 years, and many of his juniors have moved on to play in college. His energy, sense of humor and patience is a combination that makes the learning process fun, and he looks forward to helping anyone make the game of golf a part of their lives.
One example that sums me up is when I played left-handed for over a year. I am a natural right-handed player but wanted to put myself in the shoes of a beginner but with the mind of a golf instructor. I reaffirmed the importance of set-up fundamentals. I learned that I couldn't get overwhelmed with too many thoughts or I would get too mechanical. That was one of the best things I did as a teacher and always recommend it to the many up-and-coming teachers I mentor. The key is to just fix ONE thing at a time. The bigger key is to find the ONE thing that after correcting helps to fix many other ailments. I also learned how to make changes in the least amount of time. There are certain ways to teach a golfer to erase old motor patterns (muscle memory) and override them with the the improved motion. I've also personally played golf with the "one-plane" and "two-plane" swing methods, as I wanted to learn firsthand what my students will experience. Golfers are unique and it is always a pleasure to do what I can to complement their existing swing with simple improvements so they can enjoy the game of golf with the least amount of thinking.
“In 2010, I was ready to take my swing to the next level. Even though I was scoring in the high 90s, it was important to me to get into the 80s. I not only achieved that goal but was able to get into the low 80s. The icing on the cake was being noted by Golf Digest for being one of the "Most Improved Golfers." It was one of the most enjoyable experiences, as Todd combines great knowledge and humor to make the learning process fun yet very productive. Thanks Todd and best of luck in all your adventures.”
“I've had the fortunate luck to travel all over the country and receive lessons from every notable teacher that money can buy. When my job sent me to Albuquerque, I sought after the best teacher in New Mexico and felt like I hit gold. Todd has the great ability to combine the right amount of input without overloading. He took thorough notes and really listened to me, which lets me know he cares. I don't give out many recommendations but with the positive experiences I had with Todd, I am more than happy to tell others that Todd is your guy.”
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