The Northern California Institute of Golf provides an athlete-centered approach to improving a student’s game. Golf Coaches are trained to understand not only technical swing techniques but perhaps more importantly, the human skills of golf. We build long-lasting, trustworthy relationships while having the student understand the most important aspects of the game and practice habits for effective results.
Improvement in golf happens through a systematic “Step by Step” process focusing on development that allows golfers to develop and participate no matter what level they currently may be and no matter what their golfing aspirations and goals might be. What step are you on? What step would you like to achieve? Follow the Northern California Institute of Golf’s “Step by Step” approach and reach your true potential!
NEW2GOLF: The New2Golf program is designed to introduce brand new golfers to the FUNdamentals of golf. Golf can be intimidating. This program removes any barriers keeping a potential golfer from joining this great sport. Participants are introduced to a golf facility, etiquette, rules, booking tee times, how golf is played, selection of equipment, and basic, simple instruction to put the golfer on the path to improved play.
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GOLF 101: A Program For Beginning Golfers Golf is all about having FUN! This program is geared around fun while learning the key FUN-damentals needed to improve your game. Both short and full swing will be covered, as well as other key segments of the game to have you ready to play on the course! Beginning golfers, infrequent golfers, and former golfers are all encouraged to enjoy this experience.
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GOLF 201 – Getting Course Ready/Fundamental Reinforcement: This program is geared around the skillsets of the game needed to lower your scores. There will be sessions on short game, full swing, and how to practice. Bunker play and some of the variable “trouble” shots will be introduced as well. Golfers looking to prepare for play on the course, those who have some experience on the course and beginning golfers looking to lower their scores are encouraged to participate in this class. This is a great follow-up program after having taken our Golf 101 program.
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DRIVE CHIP PUTT AND PLAY: This program aims to help participants to drive the ball more accurately, chip the ball closer to the hole and work toward eliminating three putts! On the last week of the program class will be held on the golf course, so you can apply what you have learned, as well as ask any on course strategy questions you may have.
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DRIVE, CHIP, PUTT AND PLAY – HUMAN SKILLS: This program is designed to help participants apply the “Human Skills” of Vision54 to more accurately drive, chip, putt and play! On the last week of the program class will be held on the golf course, so you can apply your best Performance Routine, as well as work on course navigation strategies.
GOLF FOR HEALTH: This is a golf rehabilitation class for those who have suffered from at least one stroke. The ultimate goal of the program is to speed up and enhance the rehabilitation process for the men and women who are suffering from loss of motion, strength and speech.
WEEKDAY WEDGES: These small group class will focus on using your wedges from the 5- to
50-yard distances, and will emphasize deliberate practice, discipline, variability, assessments, VISION54® principles and fun. These early evening sessions are conducted as two, 90-minute sessions on
INTRODUCING THE “HUMAN SKILLS”: About 90% of articles on how to improve at golf are about technical skills, but that is not the whole story: Technical Skills X Human Skills = How You Perform! It is finally time for the Human Skills to get their due. Any golfer at any level will improve when the hidden fundamentals/human skills are developed along with the technical skills.Vision54 This interactive class, based on the principles of Vision54, will provide an overview of how a golfer can improve on their human skills and take their best game to the course. Are you ready to start your self-discovery journey with the first class in a new series we are starting that will focus on your mental approach to the game. Coaches Ken and Phil to improve your game? We will work on Shot Focus, Visualization, Pre-shot Routine, Shot Commitment, Body Awareness, and Staying in the Moment
HUMAN SKILLS “THE PERFORMANCE ROUTINE”: “The players who put action on things under their control, are more often those who achieve the outcomes they want. The only way to shoot low scores and get the outcomes you want is to get very good at actions under your control in the present moment. These are actions you can do in the THINK BOX, PLAY BOX, MEMORY BOX, or BETWEEN SHOTS.” Vision54 After learning about the Think Box, Play Box and Memory Box, participants will learn how to put it all together and create a Performance Routine for use on the course. This interactive class based on the principles of Vision54, will help you create a routine that will help you take your best game to the course.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: This program is all about improvement in a fun, social environment while creating consistency in your practice habits by attending each week.
PROPER PUTTING: Do you spend time practicing putting and continue to miss too many short putts on the course? Are the number of 3 putts driving up your score? The root cause of the problem most likely is improper practice techniques. The practice method most amateur golfers employ is ineffective. Come spend 90 minutes with Ed to learn proper putting practice routines that will produce maximum improvement in a minimal amount of time.
PROPER PUTTING: This clinic will focus on improving performance for those short but difficult shots around the green by delving into proper short game fundamentals. You will learn to master the chip and run, the importance of “bounce” and trajectory, wedging the ball out of the rough as well as proper practice procedures.
ADULT PROGRAM: Back by popular demand! This holistic performance program caters to male athletes of all skill levels looking to be more competitive and lower scores. Each month will focus on skill building and competition in 4 main areas- Putting Skills, Short Game Skills, Full Swing Skills, and On-Course Skills.
LADIES PROGRAM: Back by popular demand! This holistic performance program caters to female athletes of all skill levels looking to be more competitive and lower scores. Each month will focus on skill building and competition in 4 main areas- Putting Skills, Short Game Skills, Full Swing Skills, and On-Course Skills.
WOMEN’S MENTOR SHORT GAME PROGRAM: This program is all about improving your short game.
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