A little over a year ago, my wife and I decided to find a new coach for our son Adam. Adam has been golfing since he was 6 years old and at age thirteen, he was frustrated about his golf game and was almost ready to quit. He still loved the game but he felt he should have been much better than he was. His tournament play was not as good as it should have been compared to other 13 and 14 year old players. A friend gave me Jeff Coston’s contact information. After a quick email, we had set up his first lesson.
Now a year later, Adam’s desire to succeed in golf has once again returned. Thanks to Jeff’s understanding and approach to golf, Adam has learned how important a good attitude is, and as Jeff put it, not to be attached to outcome (NATO). Jeff’s knowledge of the golf swing and his own love of the game, have helped Adam stay calm on the course and visualize each and every shot. Jeff has rebuilt Adam’s swing into a much simpler action and he has shown Adam a very effective practice routine which helps him focus on key elements.
Along with his lessons we also enrolled Adam into Jeff’s Golf Academy in late July. This was a two-day golf clinic with Jeff and Mike Bender. Between classroom instruction and rotating one on one time on the range with both Mike and Jeff multiple times a day, Adam really improved in his understanding of the mechanics of golf. Today, Adam is determined to break par and is getting closer by the day.
“I want to thank Mike Bender, Mike Adams, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer for their influence, inspiration and training. I have done 136 golf schools with Bender and more than 25 golf schools with Adams, Bennett and Plummer each,” Coston said of his achievement.
Jeff is a longtime friend teaching golf to my father, brother, and I for some 20+ years. Over the last two seasons, when I picked golf back up after spending a number of years abroad, he has been my dedicated swing coach.
Jeff’s wisdom, passion and energy for the game are not only motivational but inspiring and uplifting to be around. His achievements and success with tournament golf have provided an invaluable source of insight into the psyche of tournament play and the way a player thinks their way around a golf course.
Jeff’s dedication and consistent support of my game was a major contributing factor to qualifying for and playing in the 119th US Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club, MS and finishing T3 at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur this past summer.
He’s more than just a swing coach, he knows and understands intimately the physical, mental and emotional elements of the game – his experience and track record speaks for itself.
Just wanted to shoot you a note and say Thank You again. Things are definitely coming along, and the last two rounds I’ve played I made 8 birdies and 7 birdies each. I feel better and more in control of my ball than I have in a while. The hope is turning into confidence again and I couldn’t be looking forward to this upcoming season more.