Helping you find and forge your own path
Lasting results and success require more than a simple tip or quick fix. That is why every player we work with receives a clearly defined progressive improvement programme to facilitate long term results.
Why a Performance Coach?
Sergio is a Performance Coach who assesses all the variables that contribute to success on the golf course for each player (technique, mental skills, fitness, practice/training and equipment). Performance coaching is about helping people to achieve their very best. It’s particularly useful for long-term golf planning, for making changes to performance or behaviour, and for dealing with major setbacks.
We Offer The Best Coaching Environment In Ireland
Putting is a crucial component of the game of golf but is often overlooked when it comes to practice and as a way to lower your scores. If you are looking to make significant improvements in your putting, the best way to start is by undergoing a comprehensive assessment of your starting point. This involves looking at what is happening during your putting stroke as well as at impact. To do this we use motion capture technology to ensure every component of your swing can be measured and analysed.
When we look at the techniques of the best putters in the world they will often have swings that look visually quite different. However, underlying all of these swings there will be certain essential principles that are common across all golfers (as well as some traits that are preferable but not essential). Without exception these golfers will all have mastered the ability to control both distance and direction with extreme precision. We will demonstrate these essential principles to you and help you to incorporate them into your own putting stroke so that you can start seeing immediate improvement on the course and on your scorecard.
Another important aspect to anyone’s game is around the green. An ability to get up and down from close range gives any golfer a significant advantage on the course. As with the approach to putting, we begin the short game teaching by assessing your swing using motion capture as well as a launch monitor. We will also spend some time discussing your philosophy or approach when it comes to the short game and get a feel for how you like to approach different shots when out on the course. Once this is done we can set to work helping you lower your scores with an improved short game.
The golf swing can seem complex and involves lots of moving parts that must be well coordinated in order to succeed. It is also important to understand however that there is no ideal golf swing and everyone will have unique patterns to their golf swing that must first be understood before making improvements. With our BioMetrix assessment we can map out your unique starting point. This allows us to create a blueprint to guide you towards an improved swing by maximising all of the good habits that already exist in your natural swing as well as creating an awareness of the areas that may be causing you problems. Once an understanding of your swing is achieved the entire swing process will seem much less complex and you will be in a better position to implement positive changes, with our help. We strongly recommend that all golfers undergo a full assessment, which includes looking in detail at your body movements and flexibility patterns, prior to starting any work on the full swing.
What to Expect When You Come For Your First Lesson
The start of our working relationship begins at the first session. It is here that we establish the goals you have for your game, and any particular issues that you have been bothered by. We will go through a pre-filled questionnaire that helps to highlight the areas you want to focus on. This allows a tailored approach from the very beginning.
During this assessment we will start by screening the golfer’s body with the individual biomechanics and how the body is intended to swing. The BioMetrix Assessment tells us key elements about the probabilities of how the body will move naturally and comfortably through the golf swing.
Ball & Club Data
We collect club and ball data, using our Flightscope launch monitor system, it helps us to remove the guesswork of what the club is doing through impact shows us exactly how the ball responds when in flight.
Video & Ground Reaction
We collect high-speed video, While the golfer is hitting shots we also take data on our Swing Catalyst system which is synchronized to the high-speed video, which then gives us better understanding how the player is producing their ground reaction forces and when its being applied during the swing.
3D Captures (Only during 90 Minutes Lessons)
We utilize the Bull3D system. It is a state-of-the-art 6-sensor biomechanics analysis system that evaluates the characteristics of your golf swing which may not be done on video. We utilize this technology to determine how much rotation you create with your upper and lower body; how much speed you create with your body segments; and the sequence in which you wind and unwind your body during the golf swing (Kinematic Sequence).
Plan of Action
Immediately following the collection of your golf swing data, we will discuss the analysis and information with you. This will help you by understanding what you need to focus on, and how to apply this information to your game and practice sessions.
Performance Program To Work After Lesson
From the information we have collected Sergio will process to build your personalized practice using GamyPlan, This program will help you reach your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why a Performance coach and not a coach?
Performance coaching is about helping people to achieve their very best. It’s particularly useful for long-term golf planning, for making changes to performance or behavior, and for dealing with major setbacks.
How often should I have lessons?
This is dependent on what you would like to achieve and how much work there is to be done. In general we coach clients on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Outside of that you are simply treading water, if you really want to develop your game and improve then little and often is best!
What duration would you suggest for a lesson?
It depends on what you want to achieve from the lessons. Some golfers prefer 90 minutes, as it gives more time when working with the launch monitor video and 3D data. Others prefer the weekly hour slot, as it keeps them on track and gives them confidence when they practice.
Do you teach a method?
No. We coach each golfer as an individual, working with how they naturally move. You can’t have a “one fits all” approach with golf, we are all built differently and require different things from our game.
“Sergio has helped me tonnes since starting lessons a few weeks ago. He uses practical methods of teaching to suit your own game which makes the lessons super helpful. Also, if he bumps into you in the range he will often give you some great advice”
“Had first lesson with Sergio and found the approach, technology and drills excellent. Had been struggling with self learned quick fixes for too long, and really clear now on what to work on. Looking forward to working with Sergio long term.”
HELPING YOU FIND AND FORGE YOUR OWN PATH
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