COACH    MARK   POLICH

SINCE 2000, FULL TIME 

PROFESSIONAL GOLF COACH,

BRINGING PASSION & ENTHUSIASM

TO WORK EVERYDAY.

COMMITTED TO STUDENT SUCCESS

GET TO KNOW COACH POLICH

ABOUT BEING A GREAT COACH

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

  • I am a full time golf coach and have been for 15 years.  This is not something I do on the side.

  • 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 trophies from my competitive playing days; now it's about YOU!

  • I believe that people have within them a much greater ability to change and improve than they think.

  • I care deeply about my students reaching their goals.  

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

  • The combination of student and coach working together toward a common goal leads to success.

  • 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 that you do trust to help you.

  • I believe that coaching requires much more than being a good golfer or understanding the golf swing.  

  • I believe that learning to be 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 great coaches as well as from students.

  • I never give up on a student.  They may decide that the effort isn't worth it, but I don't give up.

  • Once we start working together, you, not me, will define success.

ABOUT LEARNING WITH MARK POLICH

  • My goal for you is LASTING IMPROVEMENT.

  • I focus on helping you learn skills and understanding, not swing theories and positions.

  • I don't teach band aid fixes:  they don't last.

  • Coaching sessions are about you.  I won't hit many balls, if any.

  • I use technologyto make learning easier for you which speeds up the improvement process.

  • The primary technology I use is TrackMan because I prefer to rely on facts, not opinion

  • When it comes to DISTANCE, CLUB SPEED RULES

  • When it comes to DIRECTION, CLUB FACE RULES.

  • I use video technology when appropriate.

  • Since we are unique, I teach each student differently.

  • I rely on the BioSwing Dynamic Model to help me understand what your body is capable of.

  • I do not teach students to swing like any touring professional.  We are all unique.

  • You don't choose your swing, it chooses you.

  • I help you learn YOUR BEST SWING

  • I believe that the golf swing is a syncronized motion involving the body, arms, hands, and club. 

  • I spend less time telling you what to do & more time helping you understand what's happening.

  • In addition to helping you understand, I provide options you have for improving your results.

  • I strongly believe that improvement is a process that takes time and patience.

  • Tinkering with your swing is a good way to get lost and significantly reduce your improvement.

BACKGROUND

I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota.  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.

HIGH SCHOOL COACHING CAREER - TEAM

  • Started the Catalina Foothills High School girls golf team as an intramural sport in 1999.

  • I had the privilege of coaching CFHS girls golf team for 12 years (11 years as a varsity sport)

  • Within 4 years, CFHS became the most dominant girls golf team in Southern Arizona history.

  • CFHS won the State Championship in 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010

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

  • Coached 9 Region Championship teams (out of 10 possible)

  • From 2003 to 2010, CFHS finished with a regular season record of 199 wins against 26 losses

  • From 2003 to 2010, CFHS recorded 100 straight wins over all Southern Arizona teams

  • Named Coach of the Year a record 8 times in my 11 year varsity coaching career.

HIGH SCHOOL 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 Southern 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

COMPETITIVE PLAYING CAREER

  • Shot first "low" round (31) at nine hole golf course I grew up playing (age 15)

  • Played at the collegiate level (Gustavus Adolphus College - MN) for 2 years

  • At Hazeltine National, won 6 Club Championships & 6 Runner-Ups over 12 years

  • 1992, Runner-Up, Minnesota Mid-am

  • 1999, First alternate US Amateur

  • 2000, Career low competitive round of 65 in Arizona Mid-Am

  • +1.8 handicap when I stopped playing competitively in 2000

"GOLF IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU ARE GOOD!"

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