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. JOSEPH ZAPPALA, DC
Joseph Zappala D.C. has been a chiropractor for the last 25 years and specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, especially those related to the golf swing. He treats athletes from all sports including gymnastics, dance, tennis, baseball, football, basketball and hockey. As a former athlete, Dr. Zappala understands the functional connection between what he does as a chiropractor and how an athlete performs at his or her sport. He performs his assessments and prescribes treatment based in relieving pain and restoring function to the injured area. This often leads to increased performance and decrease in the recurrence of injuries. He preaches active care to all of his patients whether they are athletes or just aspiring to be. “Use it or lose it”.
Dr. Joseph Zappala is a certified golf fitness instructor and a founding member of the Nike Golf Player Staff. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (Now, Southern California University of Health Sciences) in 1989 and has been practicing in Costa Mesa ever since. Getting to the root cause of the problem, no matter how deep the roots are, is the key to effective treatment that lasts. Not all patients that come in for a consultation with me wind up getting chiropractic care. It is my job to decide what is the best type of care for the patient. Most of our patients need a combination of treatments, whether it is massage therapy, acupuncture or physical therapy. If chiropractic care is part of the solution to the problem, then that will be suggested. If additional imaging is needed to make a proper diagnosis, then an MRI may be ordered. If you are suffering from a problem that no one has been able to figure out, give us a call and lets get to work on solving the mystery.
:: 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.