From Our Editors
An open or shut clubface. A misaligned stance. A lower-body turn that happens a split-second too early—or too late. In 31 years of teaching and playing the game of golf, Cause & Effect Golf founder and instructor Gregg Downey understands the subtleties that can decimate a golf swing. A two-time NCAA All-American while playing for the Portland State golf team, Gregg parlayed his on-course success into a teaching philosophy that helps golfers understand how all the components of the golf swing are fundamentally interconnected, much like how all golf courses began as one gigantic fairway on Pangaea. At the core of the philosophy, in his own words, "identifying, focusing, and understanding the root element that can inhibit one’s ability to achieving their desired results." With proper identification of the root element, a customized step-by-step approach, and through practicing drills, golfers can begin to see improvement. Using video swing analysis, Gregg further addresses the points from his teaching philosophy and shows students how their swing can succeed if they make certain adjustments. Gregg's experience is fundamental in helping new golfers learn the game and these offers are a great opportunity for a newbie to learn the game and the Ladies package is great for women to learn how to feel more comfortable on the golf course.