Josh Alpert

Josh Alpert

Good Swings Happen Junior Golf Academy

1400 Parkview Ave.

1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, California 90266, US


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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Other (Indicate specific awards in 3-a below)

Other awards won (if provided):
GRAA Elite Member Status last year, I am this years SCPGA Teacher of the Year

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 300 lessons per year to adult males
Female: 300 lessons per year to adult females
Junior: 800 individual or semi-private lessons per year to juniors

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
List below is for my GSH Academy programs (I have 4-5 instructors who support our Academy offerings.) Good Swings Happen Jr. Golf Academy Year Round Programming for Junior Golf 2022 Calendar Year: Approx 4,000 individual junior golf lessons are given annually – 1,200 kids take small group lessons (3-4 kids per lesson) – 1,000 kids take group class lessons (6-12 kids per class) – 1,920 player days participated in Summer and Seasonal Camps – 500 individual rounds played by junior golf league players – 300 individual rounds in junior tournaments – 3,000 individual days participated by high school teams in practice – Approx 12,000 junior participants in programs 2022. **Totals above indicate an individual junior golfer in a program on a day.

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
1. As the Junior Golf Director for FlowCode Golf Academy (mental game focused academy), Rick Sessinghaus, PGA and I lead: Full day mental training golf schools, on-line mental training programs geared to support players develop supporting better golf skills and of course bette life skills at the same time. 2. I will be hosting the 1st ever “SCPGA Family Golf Day” Event later this year. (National PGA initiative).

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
FlowCode Golf Academy
“Anatomy of a Golf Shot”

Visual chart that leads players toward a complete understanding of the entire process that goes into hitting a shot. Beginning with attitude and macro perspective walking up to the ball, the process of assessing external and internal factors of the shot. The process of making a decision, committing to that decision and ultimately going through a routine to swing the club with intent. After the shot is struck and the result is established, the ability to reward ourselves and make a connection to a positive result as well as having more of a learner mindset vs. critical mindset on the shots that don’t go as planned.

Good Swings Happen
“Mental Mantras”

1. Breath = Calm
a. We take deep breaths when we are nervous, excited, tense, scared or tight to calm us down.
b. Taking a deep breath, gets oxygen into the blood stream allowing the mind to work clearly and the body to move fluidly and freely

2. Focus on Task
a. Focus can only be in one place at a given moment
b. When we have our focus and attention where we need it to be, it will help us to be more successful

3. Visualize Success
a. See yourself being successful.
b. As an exercise, close eyes and imagine/visualize a specific golf shot where you are successful. See the flight of the ball, feel the ball coming off the club, watch it land exactly where you wanted. Attempt what you just saw in your mind for real this time
c. The mind works in pictures, make them positive, an image of what you want to happen, not what you don’t.

4. Power of Positive
a. Think in terms of what can happen, what will happen vs. What can’t and what won’t. “I am going to make this putt” vs. “I am going to miss this one for sure.”

5. Confidence Counts
a. Confidence comes from the things that you say to yourself and the things that you believe about yourself.
b. Past experiences are what we think we get confidence from, but it is our interpretation of those experiences that gives us confidence. Not the actual experience itself. Think about the best shot you have ever hit with the club you are about to hit the next shot with, and then hit it!!!

6. Persistence Pays Off
a. Mistakes aren’t a bad thing so long as you are willing to keep working to improve. Challenge the word “failure” as it should be referred to as the word “try”. When we interpret unsuccessful attempts as “nice tries” instead of failures, then the attempt itself isn’t so scary. Try again!!!
b. Example Wright Brothers crashed LOTS of planes before succeeding. Each crash was one step closer to flying!!!