Laird Small

Laird Small

Pebble Beach Gollf Academy


Stevenson drive

3260 Stevenson drive, Pebble Beach, California 93953, US

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA National Teacher of the Year, PGA Section Teacher of the Year, GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Magazine Top 100, Golf Digest Top 50, Golf Digest Best in State

Other awards won (if provided):
PGA master professional, AT&T pebble beach jr golf association teacher of the year, Nor Cal PGA teacher hall of fame.

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 300
Female: 125
Junior: 300

Total number of individual clinics given per year:

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
We have our version of get golf ready for our Pebble Beach employees and families. Programs are designed for men, women and parent child.
We compress the technical skills to a short time frame. Two sessions of skill building, (full swing and short game). Then take them to the course and play, (that’s where spend more time) transferring the skills learned. Etiquette, speed of play, types of games that can be played on the course.
For our resort guests we offer a Learn to play program. A 4.5 hour program; has 30 min of concept and demonstration, 1 hour of full swing, 1 hour of short game and one hour on courses (our par 3 course) , our professionals play with the students in a scramble format, so they can see the execution of shots as a model. They also have the opportunity for, transferring the skills and receiving coaching on course. These program range from 16-30 students. It is we’ll received and helps new golfers get started.
A new program we will be starting for more advanced players and skilled Jrs. Is our golfers scorecard. With 18 holes and a new twist on the 19th hole.
Hole 1. Why do you play the game?
Hole 2,3,4 pre shot routine (see, feel, trust)
Hole 5,6,7 post shot routine (strategy, aim, trust)
Hole 8 do you have the right equipment
Hole 9 how is your fitness
Snack bar how’s your mental self talk and reflection on the front 9

Hole 10, 11, 12 do you have the three shots required to play at any level?

Hole 19 home work snd how to get better
A new programs that will help golfers improve their performance and focus on improving. It’s not always about swing mechanics.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
See above