We caught up with Tim Conaway, he is the Lead Instructor at the Conaway Golf Academy in Florida, to get his advice on finding an instructor for the first time or finding a new instructor. Whether your new to the game or a savvy veteran, knowing the in’s and out’s of finding a new instructor can be rough seas. We sit down with Tim to get his thoughts on what you should expect, look for and what the typical first lesson will look like!


What is the Academy?

Tim explained that the academy is gearing up for their winter season, which is the busiest time of the year. The weather stays in the 70’s so everyone is heading there to play and take lessons. The care for their guests is the most important thing and comes into play when they bring in instructors.

Tim has been around the game for a long time and when asked what is one common mistake or consistent mistake he sees amateurs do when they first get to an instructor like himself, he said, “It’s how they show up to the golf ball.”  When they have proper posture, Tim said, “It makes a massive improvement in their ability to swing the club efficiently.”


Learn More About TIM CONAWAY

Tim Conaway is the Owner and Director of Instruction of Conaway Golf Academy. A graduate of the Golf Academy of America (Orlando), Tim brings more than 15 years teaching experience to his clients, who’ve won multiple local junior tournaments, club championships and Florida State Golf Association events. Prior to starting Conaway Golf Instruction in January 2012, Tim served as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla. He was also the Golf Events Coordinator for the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota.

Tim has earned numerous coaching certifications, among them U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, AimPoint Express Certified Instructor, FlightScope Certified Professional and SeeMore Putter Institute Certified Instructor. His special areas of interest include putting, mental performance, wedge play and utilizing ground forces in the full swing.

If you are in the Bradenton, FL area, check out the CONAWAY GOLF ACADEMY on the grounds of the Heritage Golf Club.

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