Arizona Golf Lessons for Kids/Youth/Juniors

If you want your son or daughter to learn how to play the game of golf, then golf lessons/golf coaching can certainly help. And not every child needs a full time golf coach. However, learning the fundamentals now at a young age will last a lifetime.

Perhaps, your child may need some guidance on the following topics:

*Learning how to control distance (shot-making)
*Learning how to control trajectory
*Learning how to play in the difficult weather conditions
*Learning how to play for score (recreation or tournament golf)
*Learning course management
*Learning how to control emotions on the golf course
*Learning how to read greens (line and speed)
*Learning how to practice and what to practice
*Learning how to monitor performance
*Learning self-discipline
*Learning how to compete
*Learning how to respect (the golf game, equipment, competitors, officials, parents, coaches…)
*Learning how to spot trouble on the course
*Learning how to set goals

The above is a short list of what your junior golf can learn and achieve. For more information on how to choose the right Arizona golf instructor/coach for your child, call Rob Camacho, Arizona Professional Golf Instructor at (602) 828-GOLF. Mr. Camacho has been teaching and coaching hundreds if kids since 1996. Please note that the Phoenix/Tempe/Scottsdale metro area junior golf programs for kids and youth golfers is held in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course. And, kids from East/West/South Phoenix, Glendale, West Valley, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Gilbert, Arizona are always welcome.

Do you hit your three wood better than your driver?

Are you driving off the tee better with your 3 wood? Are you asking yourself, “why can’t I hit my driver as good as my 3 wood?” Well, there could be a number of factors.

Here are some possible reasons why??

– Driver lengths are now 45″ to 46″ compared to 42″ to 44” three woods
– Driver lofts off the store rack range from 9 degrees to 13 degrees (driver length) compared to 13 degree (3 wood lengths) to 16 degrees
– Driver shaft maybe too stiff
– Driver shaft maybe too soft
– Driver may have too much *torque
– Driver may have the wrong loft, face-angle, lie angle, grip-size, length, weight…
– You maybe more confident with your three wood, therefore better results

The above list can go on and on. I think you get my drift. Perhaps it may be your golf-swing fundamentals such as; grip, posture, stance, and alignment. Perhaps it may be your golf-swing thoughts such as; “don’t-move-head”, “don’t sway”, “keep-left-arm-straight-on-backswing” (right handed players), “swing the club back as far as I can for longer distance”, “keep both arms very straight at address”, “keep the sole of club flush with the ground so the toe does not point up”, “turn my hips for more power”, and more…

If you would like to driver better with your DRIVER, call Arizona Golf Lessons at (602) 828-GOLF. Mr. Rob Camacho can help you with your golf game including but not limited to full golf-swing, putting, chipping, pitching, recovery-shots, side-hill golf shots, up-hill golf shots, green reading, golf course strategy, bunker(sand) shots, hybrid-club shots, fairway woods, golf club equipment evaluations, golf mental game, golf practice, golf playing lessons, and more. Please note that beginners – men, women and children always welcome. The golf lesson programs are held in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course. The course golf is close by the 101 freeway and 202 freeways, so if you are coming from Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert – you are few minutes away.

*TORQUE

Why Softer Flex Shafts for Wedges?

A softer shaft in your wedge will enhance your feel. After-all you swing your wedges at different speeds depending on distance and trajectory. I have been playing with a 56 degree sand wedge by EIDOLON GOLF- The Short Game Company for six months. I finally now have the best wedge for me. These wedges are truly built for scoring. I found that I can play the 56 degree from any lie. I like the “softer feel” in this wedge for better touch on short pitch shots, and chip shots. But, I can’t tell you enough good things about how this wedge feels on full swings. The shaft in my previous sand wedge was way too stiff. But with my Eidolon wedge with a softer flex by Rifle® Spinner®, I can control my ball with great confidence. I highly recommend you visit www.eidolongolf.com and www.thewedgeguy.com.

Rob Camacho, Arizona Golf Instructor offers short game lessons and wedge lessons for all golfers in the Phoenix metro area. If you would like to lower your scores, call Tempe Golf Lessons at 602-828-GOLF. You can schedule a short game lesson on putting, pitching, chipping, bunker (sand) shots, and specialty golf shots. The golf instruction is held at Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona. Mr. Camacho welcomes beginner golfers from Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee.

Golf With Family by Arizona Golf Instructor

Have you played golf with a family member lately? If not, call a loved one and play a round of 9 or 18 holes. I am very grateful that my Dad introduced me to the game of golf. I just wished we would have played more golf together when I was a kid. But, I was busy with other sports as my dad was busy working providing for his family. I owe everything to my mother and father for their constant support. I was 19 years old when I made the decision to become golf professional. And a decision that I am very proud of. I remember the day I passed the Professional Golfers’ Association’s Players Ability Test, AKA the *PAT. I was living in San Diego, CA at the time and my *PAT was held at Santa Barbara Golf Club, a city municipal golf course. My parents residing in Arizona made the trip with me – a trip I will never forget.

The day before the 36 hole event, I played a practice round with my dad. The was my first look at the course. I had a very good feeling that I would pass the next day. Well, the next day began with a 7:00 am tee time. I was a bit nervous and excited for the challenge. I was fortunate to have been paired with one of the Assistant Golf Professional’s from the host golf course. He was awesome to play with, even though he did not pass his *PAT, he was very supportive and encouraged me through my last four holes. He was a true sportsman and professional, and told me that I will make it. I will never forget the last putt on my 36th hole – three footer for par, which I made for a passing score of 147 with the target score set at 150. As I made way back the scoring area, my parents were waiting there not knowing if I made it or not, and with a smile they knew I passed. It was a great accomplishment for me, especially having my parents there for support. I will never forget the look on their faces. The love for me as their son was felt heavily. I will always be thankful that I have wonderful loving parents.

Today, I have the pleasure of helping and supporting golfers improve, whether a new golfer or an experienced golfer. I get excited for my students when they hit a good shot and play a great round. I feel that in some way I was part of their success. So, if you would like to share the game of golf with loved ones, call Arizona Golf Lessons today. Mr. Rob Camacho teaches all East Valley golfers from Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, and Ahwatukee, Arizona. You can schedule golf lessons on the following: short game lessons, golf lessons for women, golf lessons for seniors, youth golf lessons, beginner golf lessons, golf playing lessons, and more. Please note that the golf lesson programs are held at Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona. For more information please call (602) 828-4653

* In order pass the 36-hole PAT, you must achieve a 36-hole score within 15 shots of the course rating. For example, if the course rating is 72, the target score for the 36-holes would be 159 (72 x 2 = 144 + 15 = 159). This competition is normally conducted in one day.

The PAT is conducted from the middle tees of the golf course with the flagsticks set on a generally flat area of the green. Although this sounds relatively simple, less than 20% of those taking the test achieve a passing score. If your game is marginal, it is highly recommended that you work diligently on improving prior to registering for the PAT.

Arizona Youth Golf Lessons

There is no time like the present to introduce your children to the game of golf. In Arizona, we are fortunate to golf year round. There are many advantages for youth golf today. For example, green fees are discounted for junior golfers at most golf courses. The major golf manufacturers provide junior golf equipment at affordable prices. Junior golf lessons are more popular now than ever because of the Tiger Woods factor. Since 1996, the year Tiger Woods turned pro, more children are playing golf.

For many parents, golf is a road map for their children’s future. Golf builds character, self-discipline, honesty, integrity, respect, and patience. There are many levels for junior golfers to participate, such as, junior group clinics, competitive tournament golf, parent child golf events, school break golf camps, college prep golf academies, and many others. For information about junior golf/youth golf, contact United States Golf Association, The Professional Golfers’ Association, The Ladies Professional Golf Association, The National Golf Foundation, and your local City Parks and Recreational.

If you would like to start your child in junior golf lessons, call Tempe Junior/Youth Golf Lessons at (602) 828-GOLF. Mr. Rob Camacho, Arizona Golf Instructor, has provided youth golf lesson programs since 1996. If you are a beginner golfer, intermediate golfer and advanced golfer, I have programs to accommodate your level of play. I encourage parents to contact me to discuss what is best on how to start your kids in golf. Please note that the youth golf instruction programs is located at Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe, however, golfers in surrounding cities such as, Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Ahwatukee are always welcomed.