Junior Development

What if junior golf lessons came with 100 years experience?

they do with a PGA Professional

• 100% satisfaction guarantee
• Coaching juniors of all levels
• Getting them started for a life in golf
• Playing for fun and developing champions
• Teaching the rules and etiquette
• Level 2 qualified coach (UK government)
• Sports Coach UK protecting and safeguarding children

“First and foremost the experience of golf, including lessons and coaching, must be fun, I fully believe that if children – of any age – enjoy the experience they will keep coming back and therefore have a greater opportunity to develop and realise their potential. I look to bring juniors through as golfers for life at all levels and standards.”
Andrew Knott

When your child shows an interest in a new sport or hobby it can be tough to know where to turn to get them started, what you need and how much you should spend, when it could just be the next passing fad that lasts a month or two. To start with you just want them to have fun, see if they want to play golf, not to be the next Rory McIlroy or Yani Tseng.

It can be just as tough when your child starts to show real potential and desire to play golf, where do you turn to give them the best chance of realising their full potential and maybe becoming the next Rory McIlroy or Yani Tseng.

It’s an old cliche in many areas of  sport and life - ‘juniors are the life blood of the game’ but it is one that I take seriously in the development of Perfect Swing Asia. Whether a junior wants to play for fun or wants to be the next: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Thongchai Jaidee, Ryo Ishikawa, Lorena Ochoa, Yani Tseng or Michelle Wie , looking after their long term development and enjoyment of the game is important and what is to be focused on.

A big part of becoming a PGA Professional is focused around Junior Development and as such I have taken many courses and studies in this area:

  • child protection and safety
  • child development and learning stages
  • learning styles and planning lessons
  • games, clinics and golf camps

“My son Johan started with Andrew as coach in after school activities. When he finished that he wanted to join me in my private lessons. The way Andrew has taken on Johan, and handled the situations when Johan has not managed to perform as well as he would have liked to, has made a great impression on me. Johan has improved his game tremendously and I can now enjoy playing any course with my son.

Andrew’s knowledge and professional attitude together with his warm, hospital and relaxed personality makes it easy for me to strongly recommend to anyone who wants to improve his or her game.”

Conny and Johan Larsson – Swedish Embassy Bangkok

Golf lessons that improve technique and enjoyment

  • Learning great foundations – alignment, grip, posture, stance and ball position
  • Learning great swing basics – rhythm, balance, timing and control
  • Master the short game – chipping and putting comes first!

learning the skills: The main focus, especially for beginners, is on the basics: alignment; grip; posture; stance; ball position. When these foundations are laid at a young age playing golf becomes like riding a bike – you’ll never forget and these are basic principles some older golfers would do well to think about a little more often! With these in place the swing can develop in a natural way with a watchful eye checking over, remembering that as the child grows and the body structure changes the swing will as well, finding their ‘perfect swing’ at 8 or 10 wont necessarily mean they will still have it the other side of adolescence! But good basics will last.

  • Keep golf the fun experience it should be
  • Recreate what really happens when playing
  • Challenges to see real improvement
  • Sharing and playing with others

The games: I am constantly looking for new fun games that develop strong golf skills especially in the short game – chipping and putting. As a PGA Member I have the support of the Golf Foundation in the UK and a body of 7,000 other Member professionals who are happy to share what they have found to work. I have found chipping and putting games that see the junior challenging the Professional work really well and yes I am not to proud to admit that some of my students beat me from time to time – with my full assurance that I never lose to anyone intentionally!

I am also very conscious of the fact that computers, game consoles and whatever the latest gadget or fad is takes up much of a juniors thoughts. As such I am developing ways to merge the two, especially for the more advanced players, so that practice can become interactive and fun.

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I believe in my methods, I believe in my knowledge and experience and I believe in my ability to inspire you to improve your game, but I also know that as humans we just don’t connect with everyone. Therefore I accept that not everyone who comes to me for a lesson will find that inspiration and connection.

Will I inspire and connect for you to improve?

No need to have any doubts here is your 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE chance to assess me. See If you think I will inspire you to the golf of your dreams. There is no need to sign up for big packages or memberships, just BOOK ONE LESSON NOW, and you decide what to pay later:
1. If you were happy with the lesson and want to continue, pay for a six lesson package.
2. If you were happy with the experience but don’t want to continue at this point, just pay for a standard one hour lesson.
3. If you were dissatisfied with the lesson or my approach to improving your game I WON’T CHARGE YOU A THING – YOU CAN HAVE THE EXPERIENCE FOR FREE, 100% GUARANTEED!

NB. We have recently changed our product line and we now have several instructors, we still guarantee our service but need to fit into the new services – so please ask us what the guarantee is.

Do’s and Dont’s with Juniors

  1. Make sure that juniors always use the correct clubs both in size and most importantly weight. Clubs that are too long will make it very hard to hit the ball from the middle of the face, clubs that are too heavy will make it hard to control and worse still could have a long term damaging effect on their soft and growing bones. If you’re not sure about the correct clubs to buy always seek the advice of a PGA Professional.
  2. Let them develop at their own pace. As stated above if they are enjoying playing then they will keep coming back and be golfers for life, if they are forced to play or train hard in one particular area they may well do it through their junior years but will either just stop playing when they become late teenagers/young adults or for those who are budding tournament professionals of the future suffer from burnout. I appreciate that everyone needs some encouragement to get out there and practice when their friends are at home playing on whatever the latest computer game fad is, but that is where fun lessons and practice sessions full of games make it easier to keep them coming back for more.
  3. Don’t over do the full swing, especially at a young age – We all know that everyone especially children love to ‘whack the ball’ but be careful not to over do it. Even with clubs of the correct size and weight to many repetitive movements can cause long term injures and problems to their young joints and bones, more focus on chipping and especially putting will do less damage whilst creating a high skill level for getting the ball in the hole in the fewest shots possible.
  4. Don’t over do the competitions, I am fully in support of juniors playing competitive golf, it teaches them so much: camaraderie; the rules and etiquette’s; it gives the better players that competitive edge and a winning mentality; but too much can also have some detrimental affects such as lack of competitive desire, burnout, too much pressure and something I have started to see a fear of failing especially in terms of missing putts or getting angry/upset at bad performances – competition at all levels should still be fun, playing the game should be fun!

Ready to create a life time of memories for your children?

Perfect Swing Asia Junior Lesson Tariff – January 2014
Product SINGHA Player or Member of Elite Juniors Other Junior Inclusions
Elite/Development Junior Programme 2,000 baht
per session

18,000 baht 10 sessions

Not applicable Saturday – 8am to 12noon: Proper Practice
Wednesday – 3.30pm t0 6.00pm: Practice and Development
Friday – 3.30pm to 6.00pm: 9 holes on course
Director of Coaching hourly lesson fee 2,000 baht 4,000 baht Standard lesson in any area of the game
Coaching Professional hourly lesson fee 800 baht 1,000 baht Standard lesson in any area of the game
Coaching Professional 6 lesson package Not applicable 5,000 baht Programme of standard lesson in any area of the game
Playing Lessons
Course/Playing Lesson 18 Holes
5 hours
9 Holes
3 hours
18 Holes
5 hours
9 holes
3 hours
Standard on course session, if Professional plays then all fees (green/caddie) and tip to be covered.
Course/Playing Lesson with Tour Pro 18 Holes 10,000 baht 18 Holes 14,000 baht Play 18 holes with a tour pro and have your Professional walk the first 9 holes. Course fees to be paid as above.
Tournament Visit 6 hours per day plus expenses 6 hours per day plus expenses Pre tournament preparation, in tournament following: Game plans; range work; warm up; cool down; feed back. (Expenses include travel costs and accommodation)
NB. This can be shared between 2 or more players

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