Monarch Dunes Academy
Jim Delaby, PGA Director of Instruction
Prior to coming to the Central Coast, Jim, a two time PGA Northern Chapter Teacher of the Year and Fitter of the Year, was the Head Golf and Teaching Professional at La Purisma Golf Course from 1990 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Jim acted as Director of Instruction for the Teacher Certification Program at the Professional Golfers Career College. He then ran the Cypress Ridge Golf Academy from 2000-2006. With the help of Avila and Blacklake Golf Courses from 2006 to 2009, Jim co-created and ran the popular Golf C.A.R.E. Program. And has been involved in developing and then running the Monarch Dunes Golf Academy ever since then. Not only does Jim work with all levels of golfers from juniors to seniors, and beginners to advanced, he also has been involved in helping many other golf teachers’ hone in their skills. His seminars for golf teachers include Club Fitting, Wally Armstrong Certification, and teaching and certifying instructors for The LEARN GOLF! Program held at Monarch Dunes.
Jim: 805.478.5723 email@example.com
Since graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2014, Rory Doll has committed himself to pursuing a professional playing career while simultaneously working to inspire excellence in his students. Rory Doll is a young decorated professional who is certified in biomechanics of the golf swing and a certified Titleist club fitter. He has studied the golf swing and the mental side of golf under some of golf’s top instructors. In 2014, Rory qualified for the sectional stage of the U.S. Open where he competed against top players in the world and defeating notables such as David Duval and Ben Crane among others. Rory was a 2014 NCAA All-American and 2-time NCAA All-Region. In 2014 Rory was also recognized as the Hauff-Mid America Player of the Year. In his 4 years as a collegiate golfer, Rory set 7 school records. Rory was also a 4-time First Team All-Conference selection while earning over 10 GPAC Player of the Week Honors.
Rory: 805.748.4094 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Schimandle began repairing and building custom clubs in 1975 shortly before turning professional in 1976. After three years of playing professionally, Dave focused his golf career toward teaching, club fitting, and repair. Since then, club making has evolved from steel shafts and wooden heads to high tech materials such as high modulus graphite and titanium while club fitting and teaching now utilize launch monitors to eliminate guesswork. These new technologies have enabled Dave to become a SOPHISTICATED CLUB FITTER AND INSTRUCTOR. Even though Dave has studied and broken down the mechanics of the golf swing into all of its nuances and pieces/parts, he doesn't like to teach them. He feels the golf swing is currently being over-taught, leading many players to "paralysis through analysis". Whether teaching beginners or touring pros, Dave's lessons primarily consist of the basics of the golf swing. Dave likes to say, "Little changes make big things happen”. Having stayed up to date with the evolution of equipment, playability factors of the equipment, and swing theories, Dave has become an expert CLUB FITTER and INSTRUCTOR. Dave feels a competent club fitter must understand the dynamics of the golf swing, and a good instructor must have a working knowledge of the equipment used. Dave has the combination of almost forty years of knowledge, the finest components available, and uses up-to-date technology such as the Flight Scope launch monitor to improve your golf experience.
Tip of the Month
If you want to protect your back from, injury, especially when coming off surgery or other debilitating issues focus on these 6 things:
Note: after my major surgery in January if this year, I had Bud Cassell help me detail and fine tune my body so that when I had to hit my first demo shot in a lesson, I would not be injured nor experience any back pain. I did hit 3 demo shots last week for different students and his 2 month training regimen worked
- I gradually built up to 20 min of key golf stretches everyday
- Then under his directions I built up walking stamina very slowly, very cautiously, added about 25 steps extra a day when I could start walking (I continued to stretch before and after)
- Ofcourse , nutritionally, though I did have a good diet before the surgery, I've upgraded my whole intake to make sure I never have that surgery again
- As my walking progressed he added one key simple strength and flexibility training exercise designed around no tubing and tubing
- We added cow bells at the very end
- And the final touch was to do small short game swings no ball and slowly build to full swing no ball before hitting first ball
Though I have only hit a few shots for my students as needed , the program worked and if I had to hit more in the future I know exactly what to do and when to do it, and so can you...
$270 (regularly $295) for 3 hours of private instruction, includes video tape analysis, and play/on course help...