RT @Coach_Davies: @camtringalepga working the alpine squats to combine effort and stress within the frontal,… https://t.co/yiTMNB6vqS
Originally from England Mark Blackburn arrived in America in 1994 on a college golf scholarship. A multiple Lettermen and Team Captain at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mark received a BS in Coaching & Exercise Science. While playing professionally, inconsistencies and injury led to questioning golf’s geometry and teaching theories. The answers transitioned into a coaching philosophy that applies a holistic sport science approach. Diagnosing poor golf patterns through a medical approach, then validating those findings and corrections with technology is the key to improved golf performance. Founding Blackburn Golf in 2000 www.blackburngolf.com Mark a Certified PGA Member, TPI CGP LIII & GSEM continues to work with golfers of all levels. The Blackburn Golf Teaching Philosophy focuses on each student’s unique physical characteristics to develop an efficient and repeatable technique:
Producing the necessary impact alignments for consistent ball control is always related to the body - swing connection. Lessons follow a holistic approach applying aspects of biomechanics, kinesiology, and psychology through technology. There is no one method or swing style for all golfers. Rather, the instructor must develop an efficient and repeatable motion based on the student’s functional movement screening. Utilizing their physiology, a student will then learn the necessary stability, mobility and power sources unique to their stroke pattern whether putting, pitching or driving the ball.
Mark was the Dixie Section PGA Teacher of The Year in 2008, 2009 & 2010, a finalist for The PGA National Teacher of The Year 2010-2014, Dixie Section Horton Smith Award winner in 2011, a Member of the TPI Advisory Board, on the Titleist Leadership Advisory Satff, A Golf Digest Top 40 Teacher in America Under 40 and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America. Blackburn Golf coaches juniors, club golfers, elite amateurs, college and professional clients from around the world. On the PGA Tour clients who have utilized Mark’s coaching include; Heath Slocum, Robert Karlsson, Kevin Chappell, Chad Campbell, YE Yang, Bill Lunde, Andrew Putnam, Arjun Atwal, Bobby Gates, Boo Weekley, Nathan Green, & Brian Gay.