Doug Weaver: A One-of-a-Kind Coach

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News: Doug Weaver was voted the 2011 Golf Instructor of the Year by the readers of the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette.

What makes Doug different from other golf teachers?

Plenty of instructors can show you the how and why of the golf swing from the ground up. Only a few can instill sound mechanics while training students not to think about them.

Doug Weaver is one of those few.

Doug’s students rave about the simplicity of his lessons. And they’re thrilled with the results, which are often swift, dramatic and -- most importantly -- lasting.

It starts with Doug’s philosophy on approaching the game, influenced by his former Furman University teammate and future PGA Tour star Brad Faxon.

While Doug took a football player’s rock-and-roll attitude to the course, he noticed that Faxon’s demeanor was calm, quiet – in a word, peaceful. Doug adopted Faxon’s manner and now encourages his students to do the same.

That’s merely the foundation of Doug’s holistic teaching methods, which blend the golf swing’s many elements into a single, seamless whole.

What else makes Doug Weaver one of the game’s most respected instructors? His unique abilities to:

  • Answer complex swing questions in common-sense terms.
  • Cure multiple flaws with a single drill.
  • Build the golfer’s confidence while breaking down bad habits.
  • Pair short-term solutions with long-term improvement.
  • Keep students from suffering “paralysis by analysis.”

Watch the FREE FlowGolf Full Swing Video Training Series to see Doug’s amazingly effective methods in action:

Accomplished player, world-class teacher

Before he began teaching, Doug played the game at the highest level. He’s even got a piece of U.S. Open history to show for it.

Doug competed on the PGA Tour full-time in 1989, the highlight coming during the second round of the Open at Oak Hill CC. His hole-in-one on No. 6 was one of four on that hole, that day, an unprecedented feat. In 1993 Doug fired a 31 for nine holes in the U.S. Open at Baltusrol, a record at the time.

He also played professionally on the Ben Hogan (now Nationwide) and Hooters Tours. Doug’s 14 pro victories include the Space Coast Players Championship in 1992.

Influenced by the many great pros he competed alongside -- including Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Tom Kite and Paul Azinger -- Doug made a smooth transition from playing golf to teaching it. He also applied lessons learned from the legendary likes of Sam Snead, Davis Love II, Moe Norman, Harvey Ward, David Leadbetter and Dr. Richard Coop in developing his personal style and philosophy.

Doug began teaching in 1995 at Shipyard Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C. After seven successful years he moved next door to Palmetto Dunes, where he’s currently Director of Instruction.

Doug has earned scores of accolades for his work. Golf Digest has named him one of South Carolina’s top 10 teachers on multiple occasions, while Golf Magazine ranked him among the region’s top 50. Doug has written six articles published by Golf Illustrated and taught classes to his fellow PGA professionals.

Naturally, he’s a local favorite in golf-mad Hilton Head – his home since 1978 -- claiming readers’ choice honors from the Island Packet and Hilton Head Monthly. He also hosts Doug Weaver's Hilton Head Island Golf Weekly on TV station WHHI.

He’s a natural on camera, of course. Take a look for yourself:

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