Mark Hackett

Mark Hackett

Old Palm Golf Club Golf Studio

11889 Old Palm Drive

11889 Old Palm Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, US

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

Other awards won:

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 2145 Men
Female: 175 Women
Junior: 102 Juniors

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
96 Women and Men clinics

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
We run junior league practice and game days, operation 36 for men, women, and juniors. We also run beginner golf clinics.
We also run parent child tournaments and practice.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
We offer Sip & Tips once a month to cover a different golf topic.
3 Day Golf Retreats covering fitness, full swing short game and golf course management. We offered it to members their guest and we run these programs twice a month. We always have a three to one ratio student to instructor.
Run golf tips on members website.
We also offered play with the Pro, which consist of three members and one Golf Professional. Let’s give us an opportunity to spend more time with our members and also set up programs to improve their games.
I also offer equipment evaluations and then allow them to understand how far they hit each clubs and there’s not a gap in equipment.
The making of great programs include the following : good communication and listening skills, patience, enjoyment of professional, believability, imagination, self-confidence, and experience. While all of these things are important, there are six factors which are Of the utmost importance.
The six are: 1. Golf knowledge. 2. Motivation to inspired students. 3. Communication skills. 4. Must have energy and enthusiasm.
5. Presence – must have self-confidence. 6. Diagnosis – Must be able to diagnose and observe the effect, and determine the cause then change the problem in eliminate.
Make sure everyone is having fun and understand a program to improve.