Duke University Golf Instructor Ed Ibarguen Shares His Philosophy on Golf

By Ed Ibarguen

Meet PGA Master Professional Ed Ibarguen

Hi, my name is Ed Ibarguen, it is a pleasure to be here with you. I have been at Duke University as the General Manager and Director of Golf for almost 20 years.

I am a PGA Master Professional, I am on the Callaway Master Staff, I have been fortunate to be chosen as one of the Top 100 Instructors by Golf Magazine and I have been teaching golf for over 30 years. If you ask me what are the things that you have been able to do in golf, to be able to get out every afternoon and help people with their golf game, that is really the reward. It is a constant learning process.

I wish I could find all those people that I taught in the first five years and give them their money back because they were the guinea pigs as I began to understand what it was to teach. Over the years I have developed a philosophy that I would like to share with you.

Ed Ibarguen's Golf Philosophy

Number one, I like to have fun. I want my students to have fun. If it is not fun, it is not worth doing. But in having fun we are going to do things correctly. We are going to figure out what is the best way to swing, because for me, there is no one way to swing a golf club. Every person that I have ever taught is a different individual, not only in their make up psychologically, but they are different physically.

Over the years I have found that you can not just tell someone to do something and expect that they will be able to do it. People have problems with tight hip flexors, problems with their arms and shoulders. You have to work with them with their physical abilities and then try to create the right positions. What is the most important position in golf?

The Most Important Part of the Golf Swing

Impact is without a doubt the heart and soul of golf. If you can get this golf club to deliver its stored energy in a proper position at impact you are gong to love the game. You are going to have so much fun playing golf because you are not spraying the ball all over the place. You are coming down, hitting it solid and hitting it consistently.

Introduction to Ed Ibarguen's Golf Tips

I think in listening to all these tips you will hear pretty much the specifics of how I try to teach. You have my email if you want to send me an email if you have a question about any of the things we talk about in these short tips, or any questions about what I think about your game, please give me quick email and I will get back to you as fast as I can.

I love hearing from you. I love making golfers better and I want you to play the best golf you have every played. So don't only pay attention to what my tips are on the website but go to other golf professionals because there is a lot of great information out there. Keep exploring, keep searching and above all, keep having fun.

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