Jeff Coston has been named 2017 Pacific Northwest PGA Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher among the ranks of PGA membership.
“I would like to thank Semiahmoo members, staff, Brett Eaton and most of all my students/friends. I am also forever grateful for the training, influence, insight and accountability of coaches Mike Bender, Mike Adams, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer. They are going to make a teacher out of me yet. Honestly, coaching, teaching and mentoring is not what I do, it is who I am.”
Jeff Coston was named 2017 WWCPGA Teacher of the Year. Jeff teaches beginners to Tour Professionals and enjoys enhancing golfers at every level. Jeff does everything from golf schools, playing lessons, Video swing analysis, fitness,club fitting, short game, putter fitting, putting, wedge mastery and the mental side of golf.
“I am very grateful for this award. I love golf, teaching golf and helping people play the golf of their dreams!”
The Jeff Coston Golf Academy has been at Semiahmoo Golf Club and Resort for over 23 years.
Jeff Coston and Derek Barron teamed up to win the Olympic Peninsula Pro-Pro at 7 Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim. They shot 63-61 to win by 2 shots.
Coston made a hole in 1 on 17 and Barron birdied 18 to ice the victory!
“Derek and I had a great time playing together! I’ve known Derek since he was 19. We both played well and laughed along the way.”
I recently put my Edel putter back into my bag and it has changed my life!
I believe Edel’s theory on using a putter that you aim well. After much research and using a laser to measure aim on students, I have found that most mis-aim from inside six feet. Being fit with the proper hosel offset, loft, weight, length and more is so important.
I’ve been in conversation with David Edel himself a dozen times in the last couple of months. I have learned so much more about his research that I am excited to share with you.
Q 1) You play at Western Washington University. Nice. Is your game progressing? How? Why? What is happening?
Michael: Yes I do play at WWU. I feel like my game is progressing nicely because I am thinking more effectively on the golf course. I feel like with the help of Jeff I have been less attached to results and I am getting better at seeing my target and reacting to that target. This helps keep negative thoughts out of my head and frees me up! I also feel like I am practicing better with simple drills to make my practice more like the way I play.
Q 2) You just won Homestead Open! How did you feel coming down the stretch? How did you cope and finish the job?
Michael: I felt great coming down the stretch! It was a lot of fun and I just enjoyed seeing my target and letting It go. I focused more on trusting my swing and my game instead of thinking about results. I also realized that If I did what I am supposed to do and commit to my shots that the result would take care of itself.
Q1) You cross the border and make effort to see Jeff Coston on your golf. Why?
Kaitlyn: I really like the way that Jeff explains things to me! He makes things clear by showing me, and then I do it! We watch my swing on videos so I can really see what I am doing and what I need to change so it helps me to improve faster! He is also so supportive and really believes in me!
I just gave another “Bunker Lesson” today. I could almost feel the tension rise as my client stepped into what they called “the TRAP”. I mentioned the first golfer who coined the word TRAP for BUNKER wasn’t very good at that aspect of the game.
Bunker play definitely has some technique; no question. Good bunker play, as in any aspect of the game is proper mindset also. Bunker practice is usually an afterthought. Seldom practiced; usually as a 911 emergency rather than 411 information.
Jeff Coston made 10 birdies and no bogeys the final round to post 68-70-62 to win his fifth Senior Oregon Open.
“I hit the ball well all week. The last round I just let the putter go like Steph Curry shooting foul shots! Less try, less time, less think. Just let it go freely. A game worth playing. Golf can be so much easier when we learn to overcome interference and let it go!”
Coston will play the Northwest Open, August 21-23 at Wine Valley.