Teaching Philosophy

MISSION STATEMENT:

To introduce, develop and involve kids of all ages to be able to enjoy the game of golf through interactive game based learning, positive atmosphere and golf related skills development that will last a lifetime of fun with family and friends.

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We all have a swing. Some different than others but with the same concept in mind…get the ball to the hole in the least amount of strokes possible. Sounds simple…but can be a very complex task without understanding the basics to getting that little ball to the hole.

The meaning of insanity is “repeating something over and over and expecting a different result.” Yes that is crazy! But with understanding that we all learn in different ways it is important that we understand WHY. No one likes change, but with change comes failure from adjustment until we generate a new sense of confidence and understanding. We are going to make mistakes! Einstein has said “anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” When we understand why the ball goes in a certain direction we need to get to the root of the problem at hand. By using a proactive approach, we do not use a “band aid” to repair the issue but break it down to where the student can make an adjustment with the simpleist of methods. That is a rational and healthy approach to any situation.

The game of golf is not a game that we just pick up a club and swing, but a game where we pick up that exact club and learn HOW to swing. Once we learn HOW and WHY, we answer many questions and build confidence. Confidence build character and most of all FUN!

At the end of the day it is a game…enjoy it for a lifetime!

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Background

Brody turned professional in 1998 (21 years this year!) completing his PGA of Canada apprenticeship in the Niagara region. With having a large variety of experiences in the industry, he has always had a great interest introducing many people to the game and developing many players play their best golf of their lives. Whether you are a parent wanting to have your son or daughter touch the club for the first time or a seasoned veteran looking to drop some strokes off your game, his knowledge and communication skills are relevant to whomever he teaches. His fun and friendly demeanor makes every lesson enjoyable and informative, creating a lasting relationship with each student along the way.

In 2018, Brody was awarded as a Top 50 worldwide Junior Golf Instructor by U.S. Kids Golf and nominated as Junior Leader of the Year by the PGA of Ontario.

  • Current Director of Instruction, Sawmill Golf Course, Fenwick, ON
  • Current PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional, Teaching Professional & Owner, Niagara Golf Academy
  • Past Director of Operations Hunters Pointe Golf Course, Welland, ON
  • Past Head Golf Professional – Twenty Valley GCC, Paris Grand CC. Parry Sound GCC
  • Past Assistant Professional at Grand Niagara CC, Peninsula Lakes GC & St. Catharines GCC

Academy Locations

During the golf season all programs are conducted at Sawmill Golf Course.

2019 will be the Niagara Golf Academy`s 4th season at Sawmill Golf Course. The facility is a busy semi-private club with a growing membership, active leagues, and excellent practice facilities. The course is also home to many successful local charity and business tournaments and regularly hosts competitive junior, amateur and pro events. Sawmill is located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula in Fenwick, Ontario.

The junior program has quickly grown into one of Niagara’s finest and provides a facility for over 300 kids each summer to learn and excel in the game of golf. The academy providing instruction to a majority of the programs including the junior program, ladies only clinics and private lesson programs.

During the off season, winter programs are conducted at Niagara Golf Warehouse in St. Catharines, Ontario. The retail store has been a staple for the Niagara golf industry for over 30 years. Having the latest Flightscope golf ball radar technology it provides a great opportunity for those looking to improve over the winter months. The academy uses Niagara Golf Warehouse as its preferred club fitter.

Certifications

20 years experience + thousands of hours teaching lessons to players of all levels including

Credentials:

Teaching programs:

  • Junior (all levels from intro to advanced Junior players)
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Collegiate Golfers
  • Fellow professionals
  • Specialize in introducing ladies and juniors to the game of golf through informative group lesson programs
  • Niagara District PGA Tour Winner

PGA Professional

Brody turned professional in 1998 (20 years this year!) completing his PGA of Canada apprenticeship in the Niagara region. With having a large variety of experiences in the industry, he has always had a great interest introducing many people to the game and developing many players play their best golf of their lives.

Instructing ALL Ages

Whether you are a parent wanting to have your son or daughter touch the club for the first time or a seasoned veteran looking to drop some strokes off your game, his knowledge and communication skills are relevant to whomever he teaches.

Improving All Year Long

Accessing some of Niagara’s finest courses during the warmer months is definitely a perk of working with a PGA of Canada Professional. But the work does not stop when the weather turns on us. We take things to some of the most sophisticated indoor simulators to keep your game sharp all year!

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