The Path to Making Champions in Golf & Life
1.Advanced (Blue hat level)
Advanced Coaching 2 Hours weekly & On course coaching
2.25 Hours weekly
Optional Extras Include:
- Skill Development. 1.5 Hours 2 times per month.
- On Course mastery 3 hours 1 time per month.
3.College Path (Shoot 34 or lower white tees)
2.15 Hours coaching weekly
Adds mentoring 2 x per month (to support your junior golfer in creating a path to playing college golf through college selection, tournament schedule / stat tracking and more)
18 Hour Intensives 3 hours weekly over 6 weeks
are in addition to these programs are Intensive course to fast track a player in a certain area they most need to improve.
Kerryn Jamieson Golf Teaching Philosophy
At Kerryn Jamieson Golf we believe that to play to your potential you must look at the entire game of golf. Golf instruction is often just the golf swing but the game measured on score not the look of your swing. At Kerryn Jamieson Golf we have 4 key areas we focus on to build a golf game that can be self-sufficient for our players and show long term improvement.
1.The Golfing Mindset - a golfer must be taught how to manage their thinking so they are able to manage their emotions, in golf you will be tested and mentally and physically and if emotions and negative thinking are in the picture then the golfer will struggle to trust their talent and enjoy the so called pressure of tournament play)
2.The Real Game of Golf – Golf is a game of misses & mistakes, nobody has perfected the game and no one ever will. The key is not to try to perfect the game but to play it, to do this you have to know that the lowest score wins, so the question is how do you shoot lower scores. We teach our players through games based training how to shoot lower scores and how to track their play so they can match it up to statistics from the best players in the world.
3.Purposeful Practice – We believe practice does not make perfect it makes permanent. So to become a champion golfer you must practice the way champion golfer practice. We teach our players fun ways to challenge themselves in ways that simulate tournament conditions.
4.Skill Development – At Kerryn Jamieson Golf we focus on teaching our players only the skills they need to accomplish their current goals. There are so many parts to the game of golf so often players become over whelmed with information and are no longer playing golf but thinking technique. By adding the skill sets, the player needs in a progression based on their ability it allows the learning process to fun, fast and lasting. This comes from the gymnastics arena where a student has to first learn how to a rolly polly on path to one day doing a back flip on a balance beam.
Kerryn's Coaches all use this same system to learn along with the pros and top golfers Kerryn teaches. The system focuses a player on mastery rather than perfection.
What is a college golf coach looking for?
At Kerryn Jamieson Golf this is our focus to build not just golf swing but champions in Golf and Life. College golf coaches are looking for well-rounded individuals, with great grades, who volunteer their time, who have hobbies other than just golf.
The golfer they are looking for is confident in his ability and willing to learn, knows how to be part of a team, know how to control their swing and emotions, is able to manage thier own swing, can create their own improvement plans, is dedicated to his practice and brings a positive attitude to the team.
In college the coach is not there to fix your swing or tell you how to play he expects you to already have that in place, the coach is there to mentor you in how to play in 4-day travelling events and manage life and school so your able to accomplish the goal of graduating.
This is why it is so vital to start with loving the game and to focus on all areas of the game so that you can accomplish your goals and dreams.
Why Coaching VS Private Lessons
Based on the student becoming more independent after each session as they are learning the 4 key areas of the game. They are leaning the mindset and mental focus for golf, how to score and manage the course, how to analyse their play to create a purposeful practice routine that promotes long term development, and Skill development which focuses on the skill sets need to accomplish their goals for golf.
In coaching your junior as an individual in a Team environment. Each of our juniors is taught the skills and techniques based on his or her strength & mobility, their learning style, and their desired outcome. The team environment is so productive for several key reasons;
1.It creates the right environment to learn the life skills and core values we teach
2.It allows your juniors to build friendships in a sport which that is a solo sport
3.It allows coaches to create competition and challenges, that motivate the players
4.It enables your child to take leadership or mentioning roles to developed interpersonal skills
5.It increases the hours your child can spend with their coach while not increasing the expense
6.It reduces the chances of over teaching & technical overload as we allow the child to apply what they are learning by experimentation and self discovery, allowing them to learn and ask questions rather than just be told what do to do.
What is On Course Coaching?
The game is played on the course so once our juniors are developing good skills we need to get more time on the course to simulate golfing conditions, side hill lies, bunkers, hitting over water etc. so that they can learn in the real environment, this enables them to gain confidence that they then take to their play and tournaments. On course we set up games, matches and benchmarks to help them understand the keys to scoring and course management. Our players fill out the Kerryn Jamieson scoring system score cards which then creates a practice plan for them based on their play, allowing them to become self-sufficient when they go off to play college golf.
What is Mentoring & who is it for?
Mentoring is for players who are at Kerryn Jamieson Golf Elite & above levels. Mentoring focuses on supporting the player on how to set goals for their game and create practice plans and tournament schedules that increase the likely hood of success. The mentoring program is every other week for 2 hours and is a minimum 6-month commitment. Every 90 days’ parents are required to come in a meet for a 1-hour meeting with the junior golfer and coach, to discuss progress and plan and answer questions you as a parent may have. The goal of mentoring is to give the student the tools, education and guidance to go to college and be able to handle the work load, life changes and demands of a student athlete.
What is skill development?
When working on the full swing we believe it is important to focus on the correct outcome, too often that is a good looking swing when actually a great swing is able to put the ball where you desire it to be under pressure and in all situations. If the look of the swing was what mattered, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus would never have won a tournament.
Using radar technology called Flightschope.com we are able to track our player’s shots and see data about their misses, this allows us to have data to show improvement through where the ball is going, which then relates to what their body is doing so that we can adjust their swing accordingly.
The Session Lay out
Station 1: 30 minute warm up on FlightScope
Station 2: 30 Minutes Solo Coaching – working on swing
Station 3: 30 Minutes Video station – allowing junior to see there swing in slow-motion and make adjustments
Station 4: 30 mins FlightScope Combine – to track improvement of shot patterns
Even as a non-golfer you can see the lay out is more productive than just 30 minutes of swing fixes.
At Kerryn Jamieson Golf we run workshops for you and your child to come to learn topics such as:
-How to support my junior golfer?
-How to create the right tournament schedule for your junior golfer?
-Your child path to College golf?
We will email dates and times out, workshops run quarterly and are video recorded and added to our video site so you can check them out.