Lessons from Legends
NEPGA Teaching and Jr. Golf Summit a Huge Success
Trevor Lopez lined up his shot into the net, slowly reached back with his club in his back swing and then came to a halt on command.
“OK so stop there,” said Tony Ruggiero an experienced golf instructor who has trained the likes of Junior Golfers and PGA Tour players like Smylie Kaufman. He walked around to the side of Lopez and push back on his shoulders to get him to a more upright position. He then backed away before Lopez hit a perfect shot.
“Doesn’t that feel better? It sure looks a heck of a lot better,” said the Alabama native and coach.
Ruggiero was giving a live lesson to Lopez to show to the crowd of PGA Professionals gathered at the New England PGA’s Teaching and Junior Golf Summit at Andover Country Club earlier this week. The summit featured six presenters for a two-day look into what makes a great teacher and junior golf coach. Other than Ruggiero, Nicole Weller, PGA/ LPGA, Cordie Walker, Dr. Greg Cartin, Dr. Adam Naylor, Matt Reagan, PGA and Tony Morgan were all featured presenters.