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Craig Bocking

Craig Bocking

The Ledges

The Ledges

32 Castle Down Dr.

The Ledges 32 Castle Down Dr., Huntsville, Alabama 35802, US

http://bockinggolf.com

cbocking@theledges.com

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA Section Teacher of the Year, GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Other awards won:
FCG Top Elite Junior Coach in America, 3 time Alabama NW Florida Teacher & Coach of the Year, Golf Digest Best In State Teachers

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 700
Female: 100
Junior: 1200

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
20

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
2023 Bocking Coaching Programs

Putter Aim Coaching Class
How well do you Aim your putter?  Are you struggling with starting the ball down your intended line? I get players all the time that come to me with struggles on the greens and they are aiming the putter 2-3 degrees left or right from the intended target line. Are you putting with a putter you can aim consistently and that gives you the best chance to hole more putts?  Are you in the correct putter length?  How does eye dominance factor into putting? These are just a few of the questions we will answer in this class.  Hole more putts by simply aiming the putter where you would like the ball to start!
Limited to 4 players
March 2
Time 5:30-6:30pm

Putting Spring Series
Regardless of your level of play, you’ll benefit from learning sound techniques and fundamentals to be a world class putter.
Class Size: 4
Cost: $300 (includes all 4 sessions, current putter evaluation, and notes with video wrap up loaded to Sportboxai 3D App)
Day: Thursday’s in March
Dates: March  9,16,23,30
Time: 5:30-6:30
Lead Instructor: Craig Bocking
Agenda
Day 1 March 9-Evaluate putter, current mental state of students putting, and video captures
of current stroke
Day 2 March 16-Stroke fundamentals and application
Day 3 March 23-Managing speed to eliminate 3 Putts
Day 4 March 30-Final video captures with improved stroke and strategies
Located at the Golf Academy
Lower Scores Sign Up Now!

Tee Shot BG Coaching Class using our 3D App

April 2nd
Saturday 4-5
Limited to 4 players

Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking
This class is designed to help you hit more fairways with the Driver to give you the best opportunity to shoot lower scores!  Most often I see players that hurt their chances of being a good driver of the golf ball just by the setups I see!  We will be using 3D to measure your setup and movement patterns in this track. Do you struggle slicing the driver?  Are you inconsistent with your strikes? Hitting it high on the face?  Too much spin on the golf ball? Banana ball?  Low off the face? Toe or heel strike?  These are the questions that will be answered in this class. This track will have you driving the golf ball with confidence and shooting lower scores!  Space is limited to the first 4 participants!  Drive it better in 2023! Sign up at cbocking@theledges.com.

On-Course BG Coaching Series
Breaking 100  oncourse coaching strategy session/2hours
4 player pods
Swing U annual subscription included

Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking

When  Tuesday
Time 4:30-6:30pm March 14 & April 4
2 group sessions on course
Are you a 30 -36 handicap?  If Yes,  then this is the series for you. We are headed out on the course.  Learn where you are throwing away costly strokes on the course!  Is it on the greens? Maybe it’s around the greens? Poor club selection?  Off the tee issues?  Is there several holes that produce big numbers? Just bad decisions?  We’ve got you covered and going to take a deeper dive into issues that your struggling with on the course and costing you strokes.  We are going to be using our state tracking app and show you how powerful a tool tracking your stats is.  Know your strengths and weaknesses and not guess!  Let’s formulate a plan to lower your handicap by 5-10 shots this year guaranteed!

On-Course BG Coaching Series
Breaking 90 9hole coaching strategy session/2hours
Pod of 4 golfers
Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking
Time 4:30-6:30
When March 21st & April 11th

Are you a 20 handicap and looking to lower your handicap to a 15?  If Yes,  then this is the series for you. We are headed out on the course.  Learn where you are throwing away costly strokes on the course!  Is it on the greens? Maybe it’s around the greens? Poor club selection?  Off the tee issues?  Is there 1-2 holes that produce big numbers? Just bad decisions?  We’ve got you covered and going to take a deeper dive into issues that your struggling with on the course and costing you those valuable strokes that’s hurting your score!  This coaching series will be limited to 4.  At the end of the Oncourse Xperience we will give you a plan that will clear a pathway to the 80s! We are going to be measuring your performance during this oncourse program using our Swing U Stat tracking app! Know your strengths and weaknesses and let’s formulate a plan to lower your handicap by 5 or more in 2023!
See you on the course! Register at cbocking@theledges.com

On-Course BG Coaching Series
Breaking 80 9hole coaching strategy session/2hours
Pod of 4 golfers
Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking
Time 4:30-6:30 April 18
Are you a 10 handicap and looking to break 80 more consistently? If Yes,  then this is the track for you. We are headed out on the course.  Learn where you are throwing away costly strokes on the course!  Is it on the greens? Maybe it’s around the greens? Poor club selection?  Off the tee issues?  Is there 1-2 holes that produce big numbers? Just bad decisions?  We’ve got you covered and going to take a deeper dive into issues that your struggling with on the course and costing you those valuable strokes that’s hurting your score!  This coaching series will be limited to 4 golfers. At the end of the Oncourse Xperience we will give you a plan that will clear a pathway to the 70s! We are going to be measuring your performance during this oncourse program using our Swing U Stat tracking app! Know your strengths and weaknesses and let’s formulate a plan to lower your handicap in 2023!
See you on the course! Register at cbocking@theledges.com

Practice coaching series
Do you find yourself not getting the most out of your practice sessions?  Maybe you don’t have long to practice because of a busy weekly schedule?  Your not getting any better after practicing for extended amounts of time?  Your probably not practicing the things that’s going to help you improve your game. Regardless of your skill level this is the track for you!  We will discuss stategies, prescribe drills, games, and show you how to get the most out of your practice!  Let’s have fun and make 2023 your best golf year!
April 15 and 22
When: Saturday
Time: 4-5
Limit 4 players

AimPoint Express Read Level 1 &2
When Saturday May 13
2-4pm

Regardless of your skill level this series is for you.  Have you ever found yourself debating which direction a putt breaks? How about deciding if an important 10 foot putt is needed to be aimed inside the left edge or outside the cup? AimPoint Express is the green reading system that teaches players how to accurately predict break. Don’t let putting be a mystery anymore, stop guessing and learn the simplicity behind AimPoint Express. In this series we will take a deeper dive into an important skill to help master the flatstick.

Hosted by Director of Instruction Craig Bocking

Where: Putting Green/Golf Academy
•Slope training, Master short putts and single breaking putts
•learn how to read putts with multiple tiers and slopes
•Manage your speed and pace on the greens and develop tour like tempo
•2hours/Maximum 8 students
Member Cost $250

Craig Bocking

FULL SWING Sports Box 3D analysis series

Find out how your own swing works and how you can understand your tendencies to make it the best possible swing style for you. Own it!  Coaching Series includes physical screening and ground mechanic analysis before/after the series, as well as all participants will receive an uploaded video wrap up of their swing.
Class Size: 4

Dates: Thursday’s May  4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Lead Instructor: Coach Bocking
Agenda
DAY 1 -measure students physical makeup that determines their ideal swing path, posture, plane, and what forces that’s each player needs to utilize to help create the match ups to play better golf today.
DAY 2 – Review video and 3D captures focusing on students Ideal swing that works for them.
Day 3 – Prescribe customized drills for each student based on students bio mechanical makeup and 3D data.
Day 4 – Final round of Swing Catalyst and Sportbox 3D captures with and compare upgrades made throughout series
Own your best swing and Sign Up Today!

Short Game Coaching Series
One of the biggest mistakes I see most players make is they do not spend enough time on their short game. Approximately 30% is from the edge of the green to approximately 100 yards out. If you are not working on this facet of your game you will never realize your scoring potential.  In this series you will learn sound fundamentals and technique to get the ball in the hole from anywhere less than your full swing with your wedges.  Focus will be on 1/2 and 3/4 wedge play, bump and run, finesse shot (low, medium, high trajectories), bunker play (different distances) and the hinge and hold.
Tuesday, May 9, 16, 23, 30
Time 6:00-7:00
Lead Instructor: Craig Bocking
Agenda
Day 1 Swing Catalyst Video Captures of current 1/2 wedge swing and 3/4 wedges
Day 2 Wedge technique practice session
Day 3 Club decision strategy from 100 yards and in
Day 4 Final video captures to compare technique upgrades

Short Game Coaching Series
One of the biggest mistakes I see most players make is they do not spend enough time on their short game. Approximately 30% is from the edge of the green to approximately 100 yards out. If you are not working on this facet of your game you will never realize your scoring potential.  In this series you will learn sound fundamentals and technique to get the ball in the hole from anywhere less than your full swing with your wedges.  Focus will be on 1/2 and 3/4 wedge play, bump and run, finesse shot (low, medium, high trajectories), bunker play (different distances) and the hinge and hold shot.
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Class Size: limited to 4
Cost: $300 (includes all 4 sessions + emailed video summary at end of series) Thursday’s: Time 5:30-6:30pm
Director of Instruction: Craig Bocking
Agenda
Day 1  Video captures of current 1/2 wedge swing and 3/4 wedge swing, pitch shot, chip, using swing catalyst 3D motion plate and software
Day 2 Wedge technique practice session
Day 3  Club decision strategy from 100 yards and in
Day 4 Final video captures to compare technique upgrades.

AimPoint Green Reading Coaching Series

AimPoint Express Read Level 1 &2
When Saturday June 17
4-6pm
Where: Putting Green/Clubhouse

•Slope training, Master short putts and single breaking putts
•learn how to read putts with multiple tiers and slopes
•Manage your speed and pace on the greens and develop tour like tempo
•2hours/Maximum 8 students
Member Cost: $250

Regardless of your skill level this series is for you.  Have you ever found yourself debating which direction a putt breaks? How about deciding if an important 10 foot putt is needed to be aimed inside the left edge or outside the cup? AimPoint Express is the green reading system that teaches players how to accurately predict break. Don’t let putting be a mystery anymore, stop guessing and learn the simplicity behind AimPoint Express.In this series we will take a deeper dive into an important skill to help master the flatstick.
Hosted by Director of Instruction Craig Bocking

The AimPoint Speed Class will teach you how to understand changing speed conditions, uphill and downhill adjustments, and how to train yourself. This class will dramatically improve your overall putting performance. The Express Read is a pre-requisite for this class.

Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking
Saturday  June 24
Time: 5-6
Cost $100

Driver Game Improvement BG Coaching Class using our 3D App

July 15th
Saturday 4-5
Limited to 4 players
Cost: $100
Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking
This class is designed to help you hit more fairways with the Driver to give you the best opportunity to shoot lower scores!  Most often I see players that hurt their chances of being a good driver of the golf ball just by the setups I see!  We will be using 3D to measure your setup and movement patterns in this track. Do you struggle slicing the driver?  Are you inconsistent with your strikes? Hitting it high on the face?  Too much spin on the golf ball? Banana ball?  Low off the face? Toe or heel strike?  These are the questions that will be answered in this class. This track will have you driving the golf ball with confidence and shooting lower scores!  Space is limited to the first 4 participants!  Drive it bette
Sign up at cbocking@theledges.com.

•1 HR/Maximum 4 students

FULL SWING Coaching Series Using our Sports Box 3D App

Find out how your own swing works and how you can understand your tendencies to make it the best swing style for you.  Own it!  Coaching Series includes physical screening and swing captures with our Sportsboxai 3D app. Some areas of focus will include Lower/upper body sway, rotation, and side bend at setup at throughout the motion.

Class Size: limited 4
Cost: $300 (includes all 3 sessions + emailed video summary at end of series in your sportsboxai app and thriv sports app.
Thursday  October 12, 19, 26
Time: 5:00-6:00

Director of Instruction
Craig Bocking
Agenda
DAY ‪1 ‬measure golferes physical makeup that determines their ideal swing path, posture, plane, and what forces each student needs to be utilize to help create the match ups to play better golf today.  We will also measure movement patterns of each player using 3D movement data.
Day 1 Measure players bio mechanics and use our sportsboxai 3D app to improve swing movement and for players to understand how they are designed to swing the club!
DAY 2 Review video captures focusing on students Ideal swing that works for them.
Day 3 Final round of Sportsboxai 3D captures to compare upgrades made throughout series.
Own your best swing and Sign up today!

Putter Aim Coaching Class
I get players all the time that come to me with struggles on the greens and they are aiming the putter 3-5 inches from there intended target line.  Are you putting with a putter that gives you the best chance to hole more putts?  Are you in the correct putter length?  Are you left or right eye dominant?  How does eye dominance help you make more putts?  These are just a few of the questions we will answer in this class.  Hole more putts this year by simply aiming the putter where you would like the ball to start rolling!
Saturday September 23rd
Time 4-5pm
Cost: $100
Limit 4 players

AimPoint Express Read Level 1 & 2
When Saturday September 30th
time 4-6pm

Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking

Where: Putting Green/Clubhouse
•Slope training, Master short putts and single breaking putts
•learn how to read putts with multiple tiers and slopes
•Manage your speed and pace on the greens and develop tour like tempo
•2hours/Maximum 8 students
Member Cost $250

Putting Coaching Series
Regardless of your level of play, you’ll benefit from learning sound techniques and fundamentals to be a world class putter.
Class Size: 4 Cost: $300(includes all 4 sessions, current putter evaluation, and notes with video wrap up loaded to Bocking App) Thursdays
Dates: October   5, 12, 18, 26
Time: 5:30-6:30
Lead Instructor: Craig Bocking
Agenda
Day 1 Evaluate putter, current mental state of students putting, and video captures of current stroke
Day 2 Stroke fundamentals and application
Day 3 Managing speed to eliminate 3 Putts
Day 4 Final video captures with new stroke and strategies
Lower Scores Sign Now!

AimPoint Express Read Level 1 & 2 plus speed class

Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking

October 28
Time: 9-11

Where:Putting Green/Clubhouse
•Slope training, Master short putts and single breaking putts
•learn how to read putts with multiple tiers and slopes
•Manage your speed and pace on the greens and develop tour like tempo
•2 hours
Hosted by Director of Instruction Craig Bocking
Where:Putting Green/Clubhouse

•Slope training, Master short putts and single breaking putts
•learn how to read putts with multiple tiers and slopes
•Manage your speed and pace on the greens and develop tour like tempo
Hosted by Director of Instruction Coach Bocking

Putter Fitting Day Christmas 23 edition
using our Quintic ball roll technology with the newest I. Putter technology

Thursday November 30th
9:30-4:30 slots available by appointment

What to expect during a putter fitting:
Face rotation
Putter aim
Putter face angle at strike
Impact ball speed
Ball launch and roll
Zero Skid
Start of forward rotation

Putter fitting is a blend of art and science. Let’s put the right putter in your hand and create a putting machine!
INovember 16 Grip
Goal: matching your grip to your swing. All golfers have a pattern that fits best.
What’s your neutral grip? Is your lead hand stronger, more neutral, or on the weaker side? Is your trail hand designed to be positioned on top, side cover, side on, side under, or under? A golfers trail hand grip determines the proper hinge of the club in the backswing as well as dictate what the trail elbow does and the path the club travels. There are multiple ways to position your hands on the handle and knowing how your designed to position them is a key to playing your best golf! Come join us at the academy for an evening of tips to help you with your game!

Pivot clinic
Do you know your designed pivot style? There are three types of pivots and understanding which one fits your designed movement pattern is extremely important resulting in better ball striking. The three pivot styles are front post, center post, and rear post. All three are correct and it’s extremely important to knowing which pivot style fits your movement design. Come join us at the academy for some tips to help your ball striking and better your game!

Driver game improvement
Looking to find more Fairways during your round? Maybe seeking more power like most golfers are looking for? Or are you striking the driver all over the face? If this is s all too familiar , this track is for you. We will make sure your backswing plane is up to par, measure how efficient your using the ground with our Swing Catalyst dual motion plates, and provide you a plan for better driving! Come join us at the academy and improve your tee shots!

Wedge Game Clinic

Rate your wedge game from 120 yards and in on a scale from 1-10. Did you rate yourself 5,6,or 7? Maybe lower? Struggling with contact resulting in distance control? Too many chunked shots? Dreaded shanks? Or the thin shot? We will dial in your setup, look at your pressure at address and see what your pressure is doing throughout your motion. Possibly your creating too much sway in the backswing, or maybe too shallow or steep? Join us at the academy to understand your tendencies with the wedges and improve your wedge action for lower scores!

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
College elite oncourse series
4 week program starting October 29th oncourse training, competition development, situational shot work.
Sundays October 29th, November 4th, 11th, 18th.

Includes 1 year stat tracking app by Swing U to record so we can measure where improvements need to be made.