JOHN HAYES, the award-winning PGA Teaching Pro at Chi Chi Golf Range & Family Sports Complex, moved to the Tampa area in 2012 to be able to teach golf year-round. He has learned to teach from the legendary PGA Hall of Famer, Manuel de la Torre (October 6, 1921 - April 24, 2016). "The first time I saw Manuel teach golf, three things happened: 1) the student hit better shots right away, 2) he or she clearly understood what needed to be done and why and 3) the student left the lesson excited with the realiztion - I can really do this!" You will understand the motion of the club and what must be done to produce good shots," said John Hayes.
JOHN HAYES has been serious for over 25 years about teaching golf and so he has spent over 100 days learning from and watching Manuel de la Torre teach all level of golfers, from major champions to brand new players. John has also learned things from several other top-notch instructors, all of which can help you practice smart and get the most out of your game.
Don't waste your valuable practice time - get a plan! Understand the correct fundamentals and build a swing based on sound GEOMETRY and PHYSICS PRINCIPLES that do not change. Any swing problems must have the correct diagnosis to be solved. One of the tenets of Manuel's teaching is that the student should not be asked to do something that can be overdone. You don't want to try something now that can get you in trouble down the road. THE MORE YOU DO IT - THE BETTER YOU SHOULD PLAY! Lessons must be CUSTOMIZED for the individual and I want to be part of YOUR TEAM to help you play better golf. The lessons are done on good quality turf with quality range balls. Don't worry about the summer heat as we have the option to do the lesson under a sun cover with a fan on a top quality Fiberbuilt mat!
John Hayes - PGA Award-winning golf insructor at Chi Chi's Golf Range.
*** SEMI-PRIVATE ADULT LESSON PRICES FOR SMALL GROUPS, ONE-HOUR - 2 people - $80 (Series of 4 - $300). 3 people - $90 (Series of 4 - $330). 4 people - $100 (Series of 4 - $360) Adult Groups of 5 or more is $120 per hour. *** SEMI-PRIVATE JUNIOR (age 17 or younger) LESSONS: ONE-HOUR - 2 people - $50 (Series of 5 - $220). 3 people - $60 (Series of 5 - $270) Range balls included! Junior Groups of 4 or more is $120 per hour.
General lesson schedule: earliest lesson at 8:00 a.m. and latest lesson at 7:00 p.m. You can pay with cash, check or credit card.
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Chi Chi Golf Range & Family Sports Complex
2987 North McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33761 Pinellas County
Manuel de la Torre mentioned in a Moe Norman YouTube Video
Check out the YouTube video entitled "Moe Norman Private Clinic ball striking exhibition 2001." It is a long video (1:04:57) but go to times 2:32, 3:53, 8:04, 8:17, 14:20, 21:09, 27:24, 30:45 and 36:58 if you want to skip around and hear where Moe mentions Manuel de la Torre, his concept and reading his book!