GET TO KNOW COACH POLICH ...

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"Mark Polich is not only the best golf instructor I have ever worked with but he is simply the best teacher I know in the very general sense.  His knowledge of the game, the swing, biomechanics and the neuropsychology of learning are unmatched.  Combine this with the fact that Mark listens, observes, corrects, and eloquently gives the support that only gifted teachers can.  These qualities have garnered national recognition and respect.  Anyone who loves the game and wants to perform at their best should gift themselves with the opportunity to work with him."

STEVE SUFFECOOL

ABOUT BEING A GREAT COACH

My goal is to be a GREAT COACH.  Good won't do it for me.

I have been a FULL TIME golf coach for over 20 years. 

I consider it a privilege to work with you on your golf game.

I take your trust in me very serious.

 

I have plenty of tournament trophies: now it's about YOU!

I believe people have within them a great ability to improve.

 

I care deeply about my students reaching their goals.  

When I start working with serious students, I AM ALL IN!

 

Success comes from the student and coach working together.

If you trust me to help you, you can improve.  

If you no longer trust me to help, it is time to find another coach.

 

Being a great coach is much more than being a good golfer.

 

Being a great coach is much more than knowing the golf swing.

 

Becoming a great coach takes time: perhaps 10 years or more.

I strive to be the best coach I can each and every day.

 

I am committed to constant learning from other coaches.

 

I am committed to learn from students every day.

 

I never give up on a student.

 

Once we start working together, you will define success.

MARK POLICH BACKGROUND

I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota.  I played almost every sport, but my life changed when my father introduced me to the game of golf after a baseball bat in the eye ended my baseball career at age 11.

From the beginning, I loved playing golf and learned how to have fun on the course as you can see here in these pictures from my high school golf team.

COMPETITIVE PLAYING CAREER

Shot first "low" round (31) at 9 hole golf course - age 16

Played 2 years of college golf at Gustavus Adolphus

 

Member at Hazeltine National Golf Club for 12 years

 

Won 4 match play Club Championships, runner Up twice

Won 2 stroke play Club Championships, runner up twice

Runner up Minnesota Mid Amateur (1992, )

First alternate US Amateur (1999)

Career low competitive round of 65 in Arizona Mid-Am (2000)

Handicap was +1.8 when I stopped playing competitively (2000)

HS COACHING CAREER - TEAM

Started Catalina Foothills HS girls golf - intramural sport(1999)

 

Head coach CFHS - girls golf team for 11 years

CFHS won State Championships in 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010

 

CFHS was State Runner-Up in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008

 

Coached 9 Region Championship teams (out of 10 possible)

From 2003 to 2010, CFHS regular season record (199-26)

CFHS recorded 100 straight wins over all S Arizona teams

Named Coach of the Year a record 8 times in 11 years.

HS COACHING CAREER - INDIVIDUALS

 

Coached 30 All State Players

Coached 27 Southern AZ Media All Star First Team Players

Coached 22 Southern AZ Media All Star Second Team Players

Coached 10 Individual Region Champions

Coached 11 Individual Region Runner-Ups

Coached 2 Individual State Champions

Coached 2 Individual State Runner-Ups

Coached 3 Southern AZ Players of the Year

From 2004 to 2010, coached 50% of the Top 10 Girls in S AZ

Coached 3 Division I players

Coached 4 Division III Players

Coached 2 NAIA Players

Coached 5 Junior College Players

In 2009, Coached 3 Tucson City Junior Champions