Heroes Golf Course, Brentwood
Quality Golf Lessons:
Welcome to the LA Golf Academy! We feature golf lessons by Carlos Rodriguez, a PGA Teaching Professional. We cater to golfers from West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice and surrounding areas.
Our Golf Lesson Philosophy
A Nobel Laureate once said that you can only influence learning by facilitating how students learn, not necessarily what they they learn. Carlos' philosophy in teaching any subject is that a teacher should break down barriers and preconceptions that may have blocked students from learning skills and concepts. For example, when you teach the principle of grip, aim and setup, although there may be several steps in the learning process, students should learn to think holistically about the approach rather than technically about each particular step.
Carlos used to teach martial arts for many years and the philosophy remains the same. So many students tend to focus on learning techniques or steps rather then letting their bodies go and try to understand the total movement of the body and feel that movement. Just like the martial arts, golf is not entirely physical; this is clearly evident because you don't have to swing hard to hit long. Golf is a mental sport, and when I teach my students, I try to have them visualize the movements in the mind, staying centered and free-focused.
The LA Golf Academy Approach
All golfers do not learn the same and are physically different. However, despite many of these differences, one approach that Carlos takes with golfers is to try and free their minds from only thinking technically about their golf swing. This allows for students to shift their focus from physical aspects of the golf game to more mental aspects of the game. Carlos likes to take students through visual phases of the long, middle and short game and often this results in understanding of golf stance, golf posture, golf swing setup and golf swing follow through.
Lessons for Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and surrounding areas:Winter Junior Golf Camp 2013 December 23-January 10
(if out of school before the 23rd, let us know)
Full Day 9:30am-4:00pm
Half Day 9:30am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
Monday-Saturday (everyday except Sunday)
$40/day (green fees not included $5)
Junior Private Instruction, Practice Area $60
Junior Private Course Play Lesson $100
Saturday 10:00am $30
Adult Private Practice Area $70
Adult Private Course Play 4 holes $120
Adult Semi-Private Practice Area $110
Adult Semi-Private Course Play 4 holes $180
Beginner Package $400
Five lessons, 5th lesson course play of 4 holes
Package of Course Play lessons $500
Five lessons, all course play
To Schedule Your Lesson
Call / Text: 310-230-2052
Member Venice Chamber of Commerce