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Have you tried everything to improve your game?

You hit it great on the range but can’t take it to the golf course?

Hitting it poorly and losing confidence?

Are you ready to improve?

Are you committed to improving?

If so, then PureStrike Golf Academy has a prescription for what ails your game. My golf instruction approach involves building long-term relationships with my students. By doing so we are able to get to know each other and I can become more knowledgeable about you, your game, and your habits. Together, we are then able to develop a rapport where our communication is relevant to you, your needs, and your game. It's all about you.

Why is this important to you?

Because it works. Just like learning to play a piano, we can get past just playing chopsticks (just hit the ball) and develop your skill where you can play your favorite song (score on the golf course).

4 Keys to Continued Improvement & Lower Golf Scores

Junior Golfers

Guided Discovery

The value we bring as golf teachers includes the wisdom to guide our students and help them figure things out on their own. Also known as guided discovery, this form of retention teaching is almost as good as if the students had worked out strategies for themselves.

Long-Term Development

Golf and all athletic development have several different parts that must work together to develop the complete golfer or athlete. Skill training is cumulative, which means that short-term goals must not compromise long-term development. Think long-term.  

Progressive Skill Training

Progressive skill training is the development of golf skills gradually or in stages, proceeding step by step. For example, if you cannot control the 3 elements of the golf club (club shaft, club head, and club face) in a 3-foot motion, a chip shot, you cannot expect to do so with a driver that moves approximately 22 feet.

Monitor Your Progress

Develop a plan, execute the plan, continually evaluate the plan, and adjust the plan to ensure that improved performance is achieved. No matter if you are local or out of our area, we can monitor your progress. 

Golfer Aiming Ball


I care more.

Golf Coaching Services

Long-Term Coaching Plans to Lower Scores

Our long-term coaching plans are not the typical scenario of having a golf lesson, a handshake and see you next lesson. All golfers who sign up for these long-term coaching plans will have continued support. You may contact me 24/7 with any questions you may have, advice you may need or for me to take a look at a video of your swing.

Long-term coaching plans are not only a good fit for local golfers but also for our out of town guests in the form of golf schools and more. The plans may also be used for online golf lessons for those who cannot make it to Destin, Florida. No matter if you are a complete beginner or a pro, teaching plans are the key to lasting improvement. 

Par Plan


$40.00 paid monthly

For the golfer who desires a set of eyes on.

30 Minutes per month for 12 months.

Birdie Plan


$70.00 paid monthly

For the golfer who is serious about improving their game.

1 Hour per Month for 12 Months.

Eagle Plan


$120.00 paid monthly

For the golfer who wants to discover how good they can get at golf.

2 Hours per Month for 12 Months.

Individual One-Off Lessons

30 Minutes


1 - Hour


2 - Hours


Tip of the Month

How to Play Greenside Bunker Shots

So you ended up in a greenside bunker following your approach shot into the green. For many golfers this is where their score starts to balloon as they take extra wedge shots to get on the green. Though bunkers are designed to be penal for poorly struck shots, bunkers do not have to become hazards. However, if you know the basics, contrary to what average golfers think, the bunker shot is not the most difficult shot in golf.

The Basics of Bunker Shots

Grip and Clubface - First open your clubface, or in terms of direction, have your clubface pointing to the right of your target. From here grip club as you would normally do for any shot. By doing so you’ll be adding extra loft to the clubface. Also by setting the clubface in this manner will allow you to “splash” the ball out of the bunker.

Address - As you setup your address alignment to the golf ball, instead of being parallel left of your target line, adjust your feet, knees, hips and shoulders slightly more left. As for the width of stance I prefer one where the insteps are the width of your shoulders. I also recommend that instead of the pressure in your feet being 50/50 that the pressure is more into the left foot around 70/30.  Due to the intent of hitting the sand first before the ball, the only time I suggest playing such a shot, wiggle your feet into the sand.

Warning, if you wiggle your feet into the sand and then choke down on the club, you have basically offset the cause and effect of wriggling your feet into the sand. So, do not choke down.

The Swing -  With the clubface aimed right of your intended target and your body lines left, swing along your body lines the same as with your regular swing.  This will provide you with an outside-in swing path or maybe better stated a more left swing path through the golf ball. 

What do I mean by outside-in?  When you draw a straight line from your golf ball to the target, this would be called your target line.  The following pictures demonstrate the 3 paths though the degrees of variance could be many.  With your setup you have effectively set yourself up for and out to in swing if you swing along your body lines.  By doing so you also don’t have to apply manipulation of the club

Golf Swing

Aiming Point Concept - You should blast the ball out of the trap by making contact with the sand from 1-2 inches behind the ball. To do this one does not look at the golf ball. Instead, your focus should be at the spot in which you desire the clubhead to enter the sand. By doing so you are aiming and focusing on the spot where you want to deliver your hands and such the clubhead. Speaking of the golf ball, play the ball just forward of center of your sternum. Ball position can be moved around though so experiment with ball position during your practice session.

Distance - When splashing the sand behind and under the golf ball, the ball will come out with and ride on the sand. With this being the case imagine the amount of power you would need to propel or blast the sand a certain distance. By doing so the ball will go with the sand and the ball too should carry the required distance of your intent. The length of swing will also be adjusted to accommodate the amount of power required for the shot at hand.

Finish Your Swing - Many golfers struggle from the bunker because they jab at the ball and just stick the club into the sand. To avoid this problem make sure you finish your swing by transferring more pressure into your left foot and rotating your belt buckle to the left of the target. Avoid becoming impact happy by keeping your hands and arms swinging through the shot. If you’re having problems leaving the ball in the bunker focusing on these few tips will assist you tremendously.

The above suggestions and tips will be quite helpful but to become a better bunker player takes practice. Jumping into a bunker and working on these techniques for 20-30 minutes will not only improve your bunker play but also your confidence. And residual effect of being confident from greenside bunkers will also free you up for your approach shots into the greens.

Good golfing!

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