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Josh Apple

Staff Instructor • (614) 804-8449 • Emailjoshapple1

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After playing professionally full time for three years, in 2016 I decided to make the transition to coaching. As a student of the Raspberry Golf Academy myself as a player since it opened in 2008, coming on board as an instructor was a smooth transition. I spent one year as an apprentice with the academy before becoming a staff instructor, learning under directors Patrick McGuire, John Miller, and Sang Hwang.


My approach to golf instruction is taking what each person does naturally and making it better. No two people are the same, so no two people should have the same lesson. I want to optimize each person's unique abilities. I also think it is very valuable to teach more than just the full swing, such as short game, putting, course management, and process. I take pride in my ability to especially help golfers with short game and course management.


During my apprenticeship, I was fortunate enough to help Patrick McGuire put together new performance coaching programs for the academy, which was an incredible opportunity for any instructor. Through my training, I have become an expert on quickly identifying what a player needs to work on, and I don't believe anyone needs to struggle after a lesson before getting better. I am eager to share my knowledge and to improve each person that walks in the door, whether a beginner, intermediate, or elite player.

 

Certifications:
•    PGA Apprentice
•    TPI Level 1
•    Raspberry Golf Academy Certified Performance Coach- Full Swing, Short Game, and Putting

Playing Background:
•    Four-year starter at George Mason University, was first or second in scoring average every semester in school
•    Three years full time on the mini tours, primarily the eGolf Pro Tour in North Carolina and the Gateway Tour in Arizona
•    One professional victory
•    Reached Second Stage of Web.com Q-School twice in two attempts, played in PGA Canada Q-School
•    Played in the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills
•    Low tournament round: 63 (-9)
•    Low professional tournament round: 64 (-8)

Rates: $100/Hour