Irish born Mark Reid is a former member of the Teaching Staff of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Mark began his career in Austria in ‘89 and moved back to Ireland in ‘91 to complete his PGA training. During his stay in Austria Mark developed a passion for teaching and on becoming a member of the PGA decided to take his career to the next level, training with Internationally renowned David Leadbetter, Instructor to many leading Tour Players. Over the next 8 years Mark traveled extensively with the Academy teaching in Austria, Spain, England, USA and has conducted clinics in India, Bolivia, Portugal, Canada and Brazil. During his time at the Academy Mark spent three years as Academy Director at famed Mount Juliet, Ireland, host of the 2002 American Express Championship.
Mark has aided many tour professionals, mini-tour professionals and top amateurs over the years.
Upon moving to the USA full-time in ‘99 Mark transferred to the Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton as a Senior Instructor. Mark taught the Junior Full-time Program and Summer Camps for two seasons before being promoted to directing and teaching the Tour Prep Program. Here Mark developed juniors for the rigors of Tour and aided students to achieve their goals and receive Scholarships to College.
Mark is an avid writer and has contributed articles to http://www.golf.com, magazines in Spain, Portugal, Argentina and India. He also created an on-line instructional program for http://www.irishtimes.com/ and mysportsguru.com.
The Mark Reid Golf School has many programs available for all levels of golfers. To schedule a golf lesson please click the following link markreidgolf.com/schedule
In 2003 Mark opened the Mark Reid Golf School at the Arnold Palmer designed Legacy Golf Club, Bradenton/Sarasota. Mark conducts instructional programs for all levels of golfer’s, juniors and Adults, custom suited to your needs with emphasis on personal service.
In 2007 Mark was approached by the David Leadbetter Golf Academy to become Director of Junior Programs at DLGA’s newest location, Irvine California. Mark jumped at the chance of being part of something new and being located in the wonderful climate of South California.
In April 2009 Mark moved to Oak Creek Golf Club to teach his instructional programs on a more one-on-one basis and continue to serve his students to the best of his capabilities.
Mark’s philosophy is to develop a student to their full potential based on their physical abilities and learning mode. Imparting his knowledge from years of learning, students will receive solid fundamentals, the basis of all good golf games. No part of the game is ignored because a good golf game is one with qualities in all areas from solid mechanics to mental and physical fitness. Mark has always been described as a very patient teacher with good communication skills and is his trademark today.
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:: CHIROPRACTOR ::
Dr. Vince DiSaia has been involved in the health and fitness world for over ten years. He first began this journey after completing his undergraduate degree with honors recognition. Dr. DiSaia then became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and shortly thereafter attended Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). Four years later he received his doctorate of chiropractic from SCUHS with Magna Cum Laude honors. Since then, Dr. DiSaia has continuously sought out new ways to help his patients and clients perform their best.
His chiropractic degree is greatly enhanced as an expert in Active Release Techniques (ART), the gold standard for soft tissue therapy. Dr. DiSaia is also highly trained in Functional Movement Patterns and Kinesio Taping procedures. This combination along with his fitness background allows him to assess, treat, and rehabilitate the entire patient for optimal results.
Dr. DiSaia specializes in the treatment of athletes and is a leader in his field. His expertise in sport related performance and recovery has led athletes of many different backgrounds to seek his council. Dr. DiSaia’s training in movement analysis and functional patterns allow him to provide each patient not only with a specific, detailed diagnosis, but also an explanation of the primary cause. This facilitates the quickest path to recovery and ability for many athletes to continue training and competing during treatment programs. Years of clinical experience with countless athletes has led Dr. DiSaia to create Momentum’s Optimal Performance Pathway. This pathway explains how all patients and clients at Momentum are assessed and progressed to achieve excellence in athletic performance.
Dr. DiSaia enjoys sharing his knowledge with his colleagues and has previously lectured for doctors, therapists, and strength coaches in topics including low back pain, running injuries, golf swing biomechanics, and golf fitness. He has also authored a highly successful book named Golf Anatomy. It has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide, is available in over 13 languages, and has been featured in Golf Digest.
Currently the clinic director and chiropractor at Momentum Sports Therapy Dr. DiSaia’s goal is to provide all clients with the best health and fitness services in Orange County to ensure that everyone achieves their goals quickly and effectively.
:: GOLF FITNESS ::
STEPHANIE OVERBAUGH,MPT, Golf Performance Specialist, Titleist Performance Certified Level 2, Junior Level 2
Stephanie works avidly with local golfers to improve their golf performance. She is also the Marketing Director for Body Balance for Performance of Orange County.
Stephanie is one of the top Golf Fitness Experts. She holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University, Philadelphia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology / Sports Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. She is certified by the Titlist Performance Institute and has spent the last seven years working with hundreds of golfers in Orange County.
Stephanie has committed to working with golfers of all ages and abilities to perform golf at a higher and safer level. Body Balance principals started with ten years on the PGA tour. Stephanie has trained with the founder of Body Balance for Performance, Paul Callaway, PhD, PT who was the first Physical Therapist on the PGA Tour.
Stephanie has been instrumental in the conditioning of police officers, collegiate level Rugby and Football teams as well as high school athletes in her past. Her love for the game of golf brought her to Body Balance for Performance. One of her dreams, that is becoming reality, is to build a complete Junior Golf School here in Orange County, bringing in the best instructors, fitness trainers, mental focus coaches, and collegiate recruiters to “Develop Tomorrow’s Tour Players.”
“What we know from the PGA Tour professionals is that they move their body through the golf swing with a specific sequence. Through flexibility, strength and balance training we teach each golfer to move more efficiently, which eliminates common swing flaws, eliminates pain and injuries and adds distance and consistency to your golf game.”
:: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY ::
RICK SESSINGHAUS, Psy.D, PGA
Rick Sessinghaus is known as “Golf’s Mental Coach”. Rick is the expert on the mindset principles that make or break performance on and off the course. His coaching has helped top junior, collegiate, and professional golfers reach new levels of performance. He is an Instructional Editor for Golf Tips magazine and can be seen on Fox Sports Network as a mental game contributor. Rick’s book Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game has been featured in national golf magazines and used by leading golf instructors across the country as the “best resource to improve your mental game.”
Rick is a sought after speaker and trainer to those companies looking to improve the key skills of motivation, focus, confidence, and execution. Rick’s Take AIM system for mastering the mental game skills has been used in his unique business trainings where Rick uses golf as the metaphor for improving business performance.
As a former professional golfer, Rick has now found more satisfaction helping others achieve their dreams than he did in his own competitive career. Long intrigued by the fact that physical skills were rarely the determining factor in athletic success Rick studied the mental and emotional skills that make or break a performance adding to his Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications, Rick received his Masters and Doctorate Degree in Applied Sports Psychology.
· Member of the PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America)
· Certified Mental Game Professional
· Member of AASP (Association of Applied Sports Psychology)
· Trained to administer/evaluate the TAIS (The Attentional and Interpersonal Style inventory), which has been used with Olympic athletes, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, high ranking military personnel, and many others looking to improve their performance.