A Parent’s Perspective
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.
Our club just released the document pkg for the upcoming AGM. They listed the most improved men’s and women’s golfers. Adam was the men’s, improving his handicap from 22.1 to 12.1 this year. Adam says thank you for the great coaching!
Bill Weberg December 10, 2019
Jeff has been giving lessons to my son, who has improved tremendously over the course of past year. Over this time he is happy to help me also with my golf game. Last time he game me a 15 minute lesson and it completely changed my golf game. I have had lots of lessons and I can say this was the best lesson I ever had!
Vikas M. August 25, 2017
Bill and Mary Margaret Pless
For the past 4 years our two daughters have been instructed by Jeff Coston at Semi-ah-moo in Blaine, Washington. We have watched them grow and develop as both players and individuals under Jeff’s tutelage. He is able to relate to them as both a player and a teacher and has been able to help our daughters reach their potential in both the mental and physical aspects of the game. It is a “commute” from Seattle, but it has been worth every minute watching our kids grow both personally and competitively in their aspirations. We would higher recommend the Jeff Coston Golf Academy for anyone who is interested in allowing their children to explore their true golfing potential. They will learn valuable life lessons that will serve them well beyond their competitive golfing careers!
Bill and Mary Margaret Pless March 21, 2017
Antoinette & Emmett Branigan
We have two daughters that take lessons from Jeff. Our oldest daughter plays college golf and has been working with Jeff for five years. Our youngest daughter just started high school and has been taking lessons for a little over a year. We have found that Jeff not only gives golf lessons but valuable life lessons as well. We believe that Jeff can take your child as far as their talent and ambition allows them.
Antoinette & Emmett Branigan March 21, 2017
Jeff Coston has been the best golf teacher for my son … hands down! Some people who are great golfers are not great teachers, but Jeff is both! Jeff is really able to hone in on what is needed and makes each lesson so personalized and potent.
Not only does he understand the mental game of golf … he is able to articulate it in a user friendly understandable way for my 16 year old to understand and apply it. That is HUGE! Jeff is a gifted teacher who really cares about his students. I’m thrilled we get to work with him.
Taffy Frost March 21, 2017
Dave & Julie Nickerson
When our son expressed an interest in taking his golf game to the next level, it prompted me to seek the advice of a Head Golf Professional that I trust and respect a great deal. When posed with the question of which teaching professional he would hire to instruct his own child, he responded without hesitation, “Jeff Coston.” Needless to say, we have been making the four hour trek up north to Blaine, Washington for the past two years.
It has been amazing to witness Jeff’s influence and transformation of our son’s golf swing and the overall progression and growth of where his game is today. It certainly has not come without set-backs and an enormous amount of hard work and dedication. However, the overall results and rewards to date have simply been eye opening.
From our parental perspective, the most valuable aspect of Jeff’s teaching style is his ability to connect with his students and communicate the mental skills necessary to succeed not only in the game of golf but in life as well. It’s refreshing to see our son navigate his way around the course, in a professional manner, with the mental capacity to handle the humbling adversity this game can dish out. For the most part, he now competes with a smile on his face and genuinely enjoys the competition and overall experience.
Jeff has proven to be highly regarded and respected among his peers and clients. We can’t say enough about the positive impact he’s had on our entire family and we are sincerely blessed, grateful, and appreciative to have Jeff in our lives!
Dave & Julie Nickerson March 21, 2017
Jeff has worked with my son for 5 years now,and has taken him from a raw but promising freshman in high school to a freshman in college with a scholarship to play the game he loves. What I like about Jeff’s teaching is that he can relate to all the things a golfer can and does go through in their development, having gone through them himself. He has the ability and gift to motivate them to push themselves to get better and work hard, even if they don’t want to or think that they need to. Jeff makes learning and fun entertaining. I ask my son when he comes home, was your lesson a good one today? He replies, thats a silly question dad, they are all good ones! However, I believe the most important thing from a parents point of view is Jeff teaches my son not only about golf but himself, others, and life. I truly appreciate this and I know when my son is older he will understand it even more and have a greater appreciation for it as well.
Bob Jaeger March 21, 2017
My daughter has been a student of Jeff’s since 2008. Starting as a reluctant student, Jeff has brought Lana to a point where she truly enjoys the game, willingly practices and has gained enough confidence in her game to inspire her to compete in tournaments. Jeff has a way of bringing out the potential in a person to a point where they realize that they can sieze their dreams as long as they have passion to go along with it. Jeff has truly been an inspiration for Lana to the point now where she looks forward to her lessons with great anticipation.
Janice Gill March 21, 2017