Anthony Barkleys Golf Coaching Services
The Way I Coach
I think its a great bonus to be able to work in an industry that I love. I know the value of a good coach having been a player at a high level in NZ and having many coaches over the years.
Through life experience I have learnt the value of treating people well. Clients pay for a professional service and thats what I give but in an informal way. Treat people how I would expect to be treated is my style.
With all my clients lessons go for 30 minutes min and normally go between 30-45 minutes but have been known to go longer. It depends on what we are working on and the spare time I have. A video lesson goes for a min of 45 minutes.
All clients must remember that this time doesnt include the extra time for sending email rundowns or video analysis.
Each client has their own style and I work within this. Each client also have their own body and often golf management issues so you cannot approach clients with a blanket approach. Its about creating fundamental positions and then maintaining these critical position throughout the golf swing improving both consistency and power.
The majority of the time I look for long term benefits to a player not short term quick fixes. There is a time and a place for these but I believe they shouldnt be over used.
I work on technique based around the David Leadbetter style having had some training within his organisation and believe its highly effective for all levels of golfers.
Video analysis is a big part of my coaching and is very useful for client understanding.
There must be some focus on how to take things to the golf course. Course management is a huge part of golf and how you think is critical for good play. My extra training in this are helps my clients succeed.
Current Clients Of Note
Current NZ Under 15 Champion
Current BOP Under 19 Champion
Current BOP Under 16 representative
Waikato under 14 Champion.
And of course all of my fantastic clients based in the Eastern Bay Of Plenty