Del Mar Golf Center
Del Mar Golf Center

Del Mar Golf Center

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$90/hour
estimated cost


Zip code
Student age
Owns golf clubs

Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: I teach golf instruction to beginners, intermediate and advanced golfers. As well as Touring Professionals men & women. Where a swing coach teaches you to swing I add an approach called CORE-BREATHING 4 GOLF. This teaches you how to physically energize your bodies core with an inhale breath and then direct this force-power into your gluts and next draw that energy down to your feet to create the highest level of ground force. This process absolutely reduces stress tension and tightness in your shoulders. That is key to building a repeatable swing. This is the "missing link" in learning how your body works. Very important...Every human breathes for life. How many know how to breathe for health. Then and only then can you apply that re-learning process to your golf swing and game. I enjoy the interaction with all my clients. They are here to learn golf. I enhance that experience to give them thorough knowledge on how to breathe healthier and applying that concept to golf. When you energize your core to gluts you support your lower back. You want your lower back to last a life time and I have the techniques and methods to achieve that goal. If a client spends enough sessions with me they will get better.
Overview

Hired 23 times

Serves Del Mar, CA

Background checked

1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Jessica W.

Golf Lessons

Bill is such a joy to work with! I am a beginner and in just a few lessons I have learned so much not only about golf but how important breath and body mechanics relate to it, an approach that really appeals to me also watching the video recordings back really help me implement what he is teaching.. if you want some quality feedback for your golf game I highly recommend Bill. Scheduling was easy, he is always on time and I leave every lesson with so much information.. I am looking forward to continuing lessons and improving my game.
Del Mar Golf Center's reply
Thanks for your review. Understanding how to pull the stress - tension - and tightness out of your shoulders with my core-breathing approach is key. My physical test are key to understanding your bodies issues to create appropriate muscle function from the ground up and not shoulders down which is the norm. All the best - see you soon...
Jun 14, 2018
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Farrah W.

Golf newbie’s welcomed here! If you’re looking for instruction that is easy to follow, educational, and will dramatically improve your golf game keep reading… Prior to my first golf lesson, I was a little nervous as I didn’t know what to expect. As a women who wanted to take up golf, I wanted the proper instructor and environment that would allow me to feel comfortable and not judged for being a beginner. Scheduling a lesson with Bill was very easy! I simply called and set a time that worked with my schedule, and he was very flexible with dates and times. Bill’s setup is very easy to spot at the driving range. Just look for the black tented setup with camera and signs that say “Bill Westerlund’s Golf Instruction”. Helpful Hint: The first time I drove to Mission Bay Golf Course, Google maps dropped me off at the back of the golf course by the tennis club. Be sure you are at the entrance by the Mission Bay RV Park and not the tennis club. Bill is very patient and educational. He focuses on teaching the power of core breathing techniques and using that breath as energy while playing. He gives you step by step instructions on position and angles of what your body should be doing while swinging. He also films you and will analyze the tape right there after you swing. This is so helpful, as I am a visual and hands on learner and this allowed us to see what I was doing right and wrong. Bill would compare the film to a pro like Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie, and then I could apply what he instructed me to make changes. His breathing technique really works! After my first golf lesson, all of my initial nervousness turned into a new found passion for golfing. His instructions are not only for the advanced golfer, but for a beginner like me. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn or improve their golf game. I’m grateful to have found Bill, and look forward to the many lessons to come. - Farrah
Jun 15, 2016
David N.

I took a weekly golf lesson from Bill Westerlund for about two months and greatly enjoyed the experience. Bill is very professional, an excellent teacher, and a wonderful communicator. He greatly helped my golf game, my confidence, and my breathing which helps me relax on the golf course and in other situations such as giving a presentation to the President of a Fortune 100 company. I highly recommend taking golf lessons from Bill - spend some time with him and you will agree this is a terrific experience.
May 31, 2016
Michael s.

Quality Golf Instruction Bill combines a wealth of personal golfing experience with breathing techniques from martial arts and meditative disciplines, affording his students not just greater control and distance but also a deeper understanding of their body and clarity of mind. With Bill's help I have really been able to make improvements in my game. It's not easy, it's not fast, but now I hit a 220yd 4-iron and can suck back a lob wedge. Your mileage may vary, but I truly believe this is a good road to travel. - mae
Jun 7, 2016
Dominic S.

Bill has made me think about golf in a new way and showed me how my swing is built on breathing. My swing has become more powerful, more fluid, and more relaxed. His help with using my breath have kept my shoulders lower and allow my shoulders to have increased rotation throughout my swing.
Jun 5, 2016
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William Westerlund

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have been teaching as a PGA Professional since 4-1-1970, almost 50 years. My published rate is $140 per hour $70 per half-hour. I teach all ages and skill levels but like my youngest students to be age 8 and up. My thumbtack rate is discounted to $90 per hour and that includes $20 for the Del Mar Golf Center for range balls per hour of instruction. I have discounted rates for series of six 1/2 hour or hour series of lessons after your initial lesson. I use JCVideo computer software system with a high speed camera that processes 170 FPS. Frames per second. This is live on the range and during your experience you will use your smart phone to take pictures of your swing off my computer. As well as a video where I do voice over. This gives you absolute clarity on where to bring your mindful focus.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    They initially warm-up for a few minutes and then I video them from two positions. One is face-on view and the other is target line view. Then we review their swings and give comparisons with Touring Professionals. Both men and women. When we start back posture is always first, followed by grip, stance width, ball position and alignment from ground up. During this process I start talking about my core-breathing approach - key to pulling stress out of your tight and up shoulders. I then work on getting your feet and then knees and then hips to sequence your swing movement correctly. I then give drills to enhance weaknesses and from the ground up.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a swing coach for 50 + years and a core energy-breath performance trainer since late 2007. Ten plus years. As human beings we are what's called aerobic creatures. Meaning we rely on oxygen. My business partner Scott Bartley has 45+ years of qi-gong. This is a martial art - and is the breathing process. He trained me on the in's and out's of core-breathing. We started a program and you can access it on my website - address listed above. I also have attended PGA seminars on teaching golf my whole adult life. They teach you to swing but not how to engage your body through core developed breathing. This activates proper muscle function and supports your lower back.

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