About Me

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Hello and welcome to B4G!

I am Trent, and this website is my internet driving range . I write about golf, I teach golf, and I watch the PGA Tour every chance I get.

Born and raised in Vassar, Michigan I started playing golf at the age of 9. I played high school golf and I have spent countless hours in the backyard hitting plastic balls with my dad’s Wilson Staff Golf clubs and his “Arnold Palmer Golf Instructions” book.

My passion for the game has grown steadily ever since.

I started teaching Golf to friends, kids in the neighborhood, and co-workers during College and I found that my love and passion to teach Golf continued to grow with each and every lesson I taught. I am driven by my desire to see my students hit the best shots they have ever hit in their entire lives. A Positive attitude and patience are my greatest teaching attributes.

I am a student of the game and I strive to learn more about the golf swing and how to teach better each and every day.

I am not on the PGA Tour. I am not trying to get on the Tour. I am a golfer just like you.

I am also obsessed with hitting great golf shots. I am a golfer who lays in bed at night thinking about my golf swing when I am trying to fall asleep.

I have spent 20+ years of my life trying to learn as much as humanly possible about the golf swing and how to achieve the most elusive concept in human history. The mythical “perfect golf swing”.

I have had the privilege of honing my Golf Instruction knowledge and abilities with some of the finest instructors in the world. I have studied under the guidance of Hall of Fame and Golf Digest Top Ten Instructor Jim Hardy along with his colleague Top 50 Best Young Instructor Golf Digest Instructor Chris O’Connell (PGA Pro Matt Kuchar’s Coach).

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I am a Level One Plane Truth Certified Golf Instructor. If you would like to learn more about the Plane Truth Institute, check out the website: http://www.planetruthgolf.com/

As a Plane Truth Golf Certified Instructor, I have been educated on the core concepts on both the 1 and 2 plane swing systems and the Plane Truth +’s and –‘s Impact System.

I understand all 15 ball flights faults from both the impact and swing shape perspectives. I know the basics of the short game, can provide basic video analysis training, and teach effective drills and recommend training aids, while adhering to the Plane Truth 7 Step Lesson Protocol.

Philosophy

My philosophy on the golf swing is derived from my years of working with Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell.

However, the story of how the philosophy goes back to a conversation Jim Hardy had with John Jacobs back in 1977. It all started when John Jacobs made an observation on Ben Hogan’s golf swing. Here is what he said to Jim that changed his entire life:

“The sole purpose of the golf swing is to produce a correct repetitive impact. The method employed is of no significance as long as it is correct and repetitive.”

– John Jacobs

Click here to read the philosophy in its entirety.

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