New PGA Director of Instruction 
Jim DeLaby

  

 About Jim DeLaby

Jim H. DeLaby III, who has been teaching golf since 1985, is a certified The First Tee Coach and a 20 year member of the PGA. In 1984 Jim was an All-American and member of the 1984 National Champion CSU Stanislaus Warriors Team. He is a two-time Teacher of the Year, Northern Chapter SCPGA (1996 & 2003) and 2001 Club Fitter of the Year, Northern Chapter, SCPGA.

Call/text or email Jim to sign-up!
805.478.5723 ~
jamesdelaby@charter.net

 

For club repair, contact Dave Schimandle
805-598-9993
Dave@slickstix.com

Or visit his website here!

 

MONARCH DUNES ACADEMY
My "mission" is to help you play better- under pressure in a fun, comfortable, supervised, learning environment 
ON THE GOLF COURSE!

 

 

DECEMBER 2014

Special of the Month
$120 includes 3 half hours of private instruction 

**We NEED equipment: we need any graphite shafted golf clubs for our LEARN GOLF! Program 

 

Tip of the Month
Want to feel a professional golf shot? Warning this will seem counter intuitive but is effective: when we professionals want to control our irons, especially short irons we will "deloft" them a couple degrees at impact. To get this feeling imagine a u r driving a spike at about a 20 degree angle down and through the golf ball, with the club face.  

 

December Golf Academy Clinics & Services:

We can meet many different instructional needs and personalities, as the Golf Academy has seven teachers with 7 different personalities and unique teaching philosophies : 

Please welcome our newest golf instructor Cynthia Navis 

If you want to find out which of our 7 teachers best fits your instructional needs please call or email our PGA Director of Instruction  to get a custom assessment ... Call/text Jim DeLaby, PGA (805)478-5723 or delaby@charter.net

PLAY LESSONS
we will take you on either  golf courses, privately or up to 4 persons 

HILLY LIE OR UNEVEN LIE CLINIC
Monday afternoons, sign up is at front counter in Golf Shop with Aaron Carpenter

$10 GOLF TIPS CLINIC
Tuesday and Saturday late afternoons 
Call academy coach Rory Doll to sign up 748-4094

GOLF FITNESS CLASSES 
Call Academy Fitness expert Bud Cassell (530) 219-0920

CLUB REPAIR AND EQUIPMENT/ SWING ASSESSMENT:
Call our specialist Dave Schimandle 598-9993

TITLEIST CLUB FITTER:
call Academy Coach Travis Robinson (805) 441-8911

BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE/NOVICE LEARN GOLF CLINICS available
For information and to sign up please contact Academy Director Jim DeLaby at text/phone 478-5723 or email him at delaby@charter.net

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 

Tip of the Month
Fighting "over the top" on your downswing? Make sure you check your spine tilt. Target hand is higher than trailing hand on club so target shoulder is higher than trailing shoulder. Do this by tilting your spine just enough to get right hand just below left hand.

**We NEED beginner couple: I am looking for a beginner couple who would like a one hour free lesson per LEARN GOLF! Program (must have NO GOLF EXPERIENCE) Will be training an apprentice for learn golf... First couple to sign up with me is in

**We NEED equipment: we need any graphite shafted golf clubs for our LEARN GOLF! Program 

 

OCTOBER 2014

Tip of the Month
When you have to hit under a tree, use your driver... The driver has
super low trajectory when hit off ground, and thus you can be aggressive with it.

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Tip of the Month
Easy way to play out of the bunkers on the Challenge Course-

THE BUNKER PARTY
1st putt if lip allows or if grass is about ankle high then CHIP with 8 iron. If grass lip is up to hip high, then PITCH out with a wedge. If lip is higher than hips then blast out FULL SWING with wedge.

 

 

JULY 2014

Tip of the Month
Want to hit more putts in the hole? Then line the letters of your golf ball towards the direction of the line of your putt, then line up your putter in same direction. Now focus on stroking the putt down that line.
 

MAY 2014

 

Tip of the Month
Learn how to hit a more controlled, knock down shot, just like you see the professionals on TV.  

 

APRIL 2014

 

Tip of the Month
Come visit Jim DeLaby for FREE TIPS at
Monarch Dunes Demo Day

April 11th, 10-2pm
on the driving range

 

 

MARCH 2014

 

Tip of the Month

WANT CONSISTENCY IN YOUR GAME ? Find your rhythm ... Here's a simple drill- 

1st take out your favorite club (non-putter) find some rough where you can clip the grass, pretty easily (due to the rough being higher than fairway grass).

2nd start with a quarter swing and swing back and forth, without stopping, for 5-ten times. 

3rd now as your going back and forth start, to sweep the grass in both directions 

4th as you start to sweep the  grass (with that nice swoosh sound) start counting out loud 1-2 ... "1" when the club hits the ground on  going to back swing and "2"when club hits ground on follow thru.

5th now start increasing to a half swing and keep doing same thing , then 3/4 swing then full swing 

6th you now have your own rhythm or cadence dialed in (I have a machine to help you with this).

7th stop and tee up 3-6 balls, then hit them saying "1" as you go back and "2"as you come thru.  ("2" should be right at impact sound).

8th if you do it on time, you will clip the tee and the ball will hit near sweet spot creating your favorite hit sound the swoosh.  

 

 

FEBRUARY 2014

Tip of the Month
 

Want  to make more putts under pressure? - Try to imagine the hole being the size or the width of a large range bucket!  

If the hole were really that big how easy would it be to make it?  So easy you would naturally relax... Many golf professionals say the hole actually looks that big when they are putting their best.  So if you really want to see, feel, and train with this kind of image play the challenge course new "big cups".   The width is like the width of a large range bucket!  Great mental training for advanced players and all golfing levels.