Bob Emmons, PGA Member
I am excited about working at Mile Square golf course. I have been a PGA Member since 1998. I have over 23 years of teaching experience and I have a passion to teach all levels of golfers. I particularly enjoy working with beginner golfers. It is a thrill when a student sees the ball fly in the air for the first time. When I worked at Yorba Linda Country Club, I was responsible for the junior golf program. For my efforts, I was awarded the Junior Golf Leader award in 2000 and 2002 by the Metro Chapter of the PGA.
I also enjoy working with advanced golfers. Helping develop a pre shot routine or working on distance control with wedges are a couple of areas that I work on with advanced students. In 2007, I helped open the Greg Norman designed Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills. While there I coached three players that went on to win their respective club championships. The men’s, ladies and junior club champions were able to utilize some of the keys that I used to excel under the pressure of competition.
I began playing golf at six years old. I soon began competing in junior golf tournaments at age 11. My greatest junior accomplishment occurred when I was 16. I qualified to represent California in the PGA National Junior Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Entering college, I earned a golf scholarship to play for Long Beach State. In 1988, I was runner up to Paul McGinley, the 2014 European Ryder Cup captain, in the Long Beach Match Play at El Dorado Park GC. I still compete in PGA section and chapter events; in fact, I won the Inland Empire Match Play Championship in 2010 and 2011.
My goal for each student is to have them make a balanced golf swing. To do this one needs a sound grip, athletic posture and proper alignment. Once this is accomplished, I’ll show you how to swing the golf club. I believe that too much tension in the hands is the enemy to a successful golf swing. I will show you the correct amount of grip pressure one needs. You will be surprised that it’s not as much as you think. I will show you how to generate power. There are athletic motions in other sports that we can relate to like a tennis stroke, a baseball swing or throwing a ball. You will learn how to tap into this power and apply it to a golf swing.
From my experience, students perform better when they have a minimal number of swing thoughts. When one has too many swing thoughts, tension is created in the hands and poor golf swings are inevitable. Golf is not rocket science. I will keep the swing simple so you can make an effortless swing and generate maximum power. This has served me well in competition and I think it can help you enjoy the game more. Whatever part of your game needs attention, I will get it better. If you are interested in taking golf lessons, feel free to call or email me.
Bob Emmons, PGA