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.
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 simplest of methods. That is a rational and healthy approach to any learning 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!
Brody is Niagara’s #1 junior golf coach in the development of young golfers from 4-14 years of age. By providing a fun, educational and engaging atmosphere, his mission is to introduce and advance young boys and girls to the game. By instilling valuable life skills, he has not only producing good golfers but good, respectful people into our community.
In 2018 & 2019, Brody was awarded as a Top 50 worldwide Junior Golf Instructor by U.S. Kids Golf and nominated in 2018 and 2019 as Junior Leader of the Year by the PGA of Ontario. These junior attributes are a result of developing the largest junior golf program in Niagara and allowing Sawmill Golf Course to becoming the only Golf Canada Junior Golf Development Center in the region.
Brody turned professional in 1998 (23 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.
Brody is currently a PGA of Canada Class “A” Teaching Professional and owner of the Niagara Golf Academy. Recently he has been appointed as the Director of Instruction at Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick, Ontario
The Academy services all areas of Niagara such as Grimsby, Beamsville, Smithville, St. Catharines and Fonthill/Welland as well as Stoney Creek and the Hamilton area. From any of these communities you can reach one of the Academy locations inside of 30 minutes.
2021 will be the Niagara Golf Academy’s 6th 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. Sawmill was recently awarded as the first Golf Canada Junior Development Center in the region. 2021 will be the first year that the academy will be active year round at Sawmill hosting both outdoor summer and winter programs.
For the 5th consecutive off season, Niagara Golf Warehouse in St. Catharines, Ontario will act as the second facility for the 2021 winter program. The retail store has been a staple for the Niagara golf industry for over 30 years. The Academy uses Niagara Golf Warehouse as its preferred club fitter.
Both facilities are equipped with the latest Flightscope launch monitors providing a great opportunity for those looking to improve year round.
20 years experience + thousands of hours teaching lessons to players of all levels.
PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional
Rated Top 50 Youth Golf Instructors worldwide by U.S. Kids Golf
PGA of Ontario Junior Leader of the Year, 2018 & 2019 – Nominee
U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Junior Level 2 (J2) Coach
PGA of Canada, Coaching New Competitor (CNC) certification
Positive Coaching Alliance Certified Coach
Boditrak Ground Mechanics Certification
Level III Teaching & Coaching Certification Program (TCCP)