What Athletes Are Saying
During the past seven years of receiving instruction from Jeff Coston at the Jeff Coston Golf Academy, I am convinced that there is no one in this region better qualified for advancing golfers both young and old of all skill levels. His genuine ambition for improving students to be all they can be on and off the course is what separates him as a coach rather than a mere instructor. Being a high caliber player himself, Jeff is able to assess players’ games further than their swing mechanics, which is what I believe to be his most unique and vital asset. Calling on his insights and concepts from playing lessons have led me to winning two High School State Championships, top finishes at the national level, and currently competing collegiately at the University of Washington. But beyond the ability to teach golf, I have personally gotten to know Jeff as one of the most sincere, fun loving and caring people in my life. For these reasons I will continue to see Jeff as my coach and watch my game progress to its full potential.
As one who has returned to golf after a hiatus of many years, I have been pleasantly surprised by my interaction with instructor Jeff Coston. Not all experts have the insight or patience to teach their game to others. However, Jeff has an almost uncanny understanding of the requirements for a functional reproducible golf swing and can assess the student’s swing mechanics, good and bad, very quickly. He has a way of imparting his knowledge of the swing to the pupil that is easy to understand. His use of video allows the student to have a visual concept of what is good about his/her swing and the corrections that Jeff is espousing. He has creative teaching aids that help the student groove the swing using the key components necessary to strike the ball consistently and well. I have been pleased with my progress to date, although I have a long way to go to be considered a respectable golfer. I credit Jeff Coston for helping me work toward this goal.
Alan Williams senior golfer
I have taken lessons from Jeff Coston for the last two years. During these two years, Jeff has managed to not only better my golf swing, but my mental game as well. Jeff has devoted countless hours to improving my game and helping me to understand all aspects of the game, as well as all aspects of life. If I hadn’t made the decision to start taking lessons from Jeff, I would not be the golfer or person that I am today.
Jarrett Foote Junior Champion and College Player
Jeff is an amazingly inspirational and hard-working instructor as well as a competitive tournament golfer. Jeff’s dedication is evident by his rigorous practice and teaching schedule that continues through rain or shine, and the occasional snow.
Mike Jaeger Junior Champion and college player
Great teachers combine knowledge, skill, understanding and communication not just to learn, but to enjoy the process of learning. Jeff Coston has the perceptive eye and the knowledge of competitive golf to pinpoint areas in your game that need improvement. He then develops a series of activities and learning points for you to improve your game within minutes. His friendly manner and easy going way of communicating get the points across loud and clear and in a way that you come away from the lesson with inspiration and a sense of accomplishment. Jeff has an amazing work ethic; it’s helped him be the best competitive golfer in the Pacific Northwest, but it also has guided him to put 110% into your private golf lesson. I’m not just a better golfer, I’m a better golf strategist, too. Amazing.
Shaun Hughes senior golfer
Jeff doesn’t just show you how to swing a golf club, he breaks down the game in a way that anyone can learn from and take with them forever.
The greatest thing Jeff has taught me is how to practice with a purpose to get the most out of my time. It’s one thing to go out and smack balls. It is another to go out and have a game plan on what you want to accomplish with your swing and how you are going to do that. The Jeff Coston Golf Academy isn’t just a place to work on your golf game, it is a place to build relationships. Jeff truly cares about each student and isn’t just a golf coach, but a mentor in life as well.
Katya Case college player
Jeff has been one of the most important people in my golf and in my life. Through his instruction he enabled me to accomplish the goals we set and helped me mentally and emotionally along the way.
Katie Sharpe Junior/Highschool Champion and College Player
Over the past two and a half years or so, I have been going to Jeff Coston for golf lessons. In this timeframe Jeff has taken me from a golfer who was struggling to break 90 to the college golfer I am today. I have enjoyed our journey the entire time. Jeff has a way of relating golf to other sports in a way that helps clarify the swing thoughts. I have never met or heard of a golf instructor that cares as much as Jeff does about the well-being of his students. What separates Jeff Coston from every other golf instructor besides his impeccable playing record, experience, and his vast knowledge of the game is his passion for teaching and his love of the game and of his students. I would recommend the Jeff Coston Golf Academy to everyone and anyone who wants to become a better player.
Eric Hersman college player
Jeff Coston has helped me improve my game in ways I didn’t even know were possible. He helps me set goals and meet them. We spend lots of time working on all aspects of my game and make improvements using a wide variety of techniques that really help me learn and improve my skills. Since beginning these lessons, I’ve come to love the game even more.
Sarah Gibb high school golfer
I’ve been working with Jeff Coston for 4 years now. When I first started working with Jeff I had only been golfing for 4 years. I spent many rounds struggling and fumbling my way around the golf course. Not really improving, I had peaked, plateaued, felt frustrated. Now that I am working with Jeff he has helped me to improve all aspects of my game by giving me the tools I need to get the job done, while making learning fun!! He’s able to explain and show you in many different ways so that you are able to understand what you need to accomplish your goals. My handicap has dropped and is still dropping!! Thanks Jeff!!”
Shari Boggs senior golfer