PGA Master Professional
Jack Gale is a PGA Master Professional and has been a member of the Cyprian Keyes Teaching Staff since 2003. Jack became the first PGA Master Professional in the New England PGA Section and the 38th Master Professional in the PGA of America on October 28, 1987.
Jack was named the NEPGA Teacher of the Year in 1991 and the NEPGA Professional of the Year in 1993. Jack has served as President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the NEPGA, as Vice President on the NEPGA Executive Committee from Central Massachusetts for two separate three year terms, as Secretary-Treasurer of the NEPGA from 1999 to 2001, as the 15th President of the NEPGA from 2001 to 2003 and as Honorary President of the NEPGA from 2003 to 2005.
Jack has been a PGA of America member since 1976. Jack has worked as the Head Professional at Rochester (NH) CC from 1975 to 1981, the Head Professional at Tatnuck CC in Worcester from 1982 to 2002 and the Head Professional at the Dublin (NH) Lake Club from 2003 to present in conjunction with his current position at Cyprian Keyes.
Jack received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and was Captain of the Golf Team during his senior year. Jack has been published in magazines and newspapers on over one hundred occasions including seventy-one times in the Boston Globe. Jack has won the NEPGA Pro-Lady Championship on six occasions, the NEPGA Senior-Junior Championship three times, the NEPGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship once, the NEPGA Pro-Pro Match Play Championship once and the NEPGA Pro-Superintendent Championship once. In 2004 Jack won the Low Individual Professional prize in the Sam Sylvia Nantucket Boys and Girls Club Pro-Am at Sankaty Head.
Jack employs Computer Coach Pro software in teaching using video swing analysis to improve his students. Jack offers personalized instruction designed to improve the consistency of his student’s swing and to improve the distance of their shots using his knowledge of the golf swing and video swing analysis. Jack instructed Brittany Altomare of Shrewsbury when she won 2006 Westfield PGA Junior Champion and was a member of the PGA junior Ryder Cup Team. Jack employs Computer Coach Pro software in teaching using video swing analysis to improve his students. He offers personalized instruction designed to improve the consistency of his student’s swing and to improve the distance of their shots using his knowledge of the golf swing and video swing analysis. Jack currently instructs Brittany Altomare, the 2006 Westfield PGA Junior Champion and a member of the PGA junior Ryder Cup Team.
For most people golf is an extremely difficult game to learn. My goal as an instructor is to make each student’s time on the golf course as enjoyable as possible by improving their fundamentals and increasing their understanding of the golf swing. It is much easier to make the proper movements of the golf swing, when one understands and recognizes the basics. I work with the ability of my students to find out what they want from their game, what they are capable of and what it will take to achieve this.
A philosophy is defined as “the principles of a particular field of knowledge”. In golf, these principles include the cornerstones of all player’s games; namely grip, stance, posture and ball position. All golfers from beginners to world-class players must work on the basic elements of the setup to become consistent. An unchanging pre-shot routine is essential. When a golfer has a solid pre-shot routine, the cornerstones become part of the process, and are easy to repeat. Virtually all top players have a proper grip, appropriate stance, good posture and correct ball position.
My style of teaching has developed by reading numerous books, studying instructional articles, watching videos, using training aids, watching the Golf Channel and attending seminars by top coaches. I use my ideas, thoughts, styles, drills and phrases from this research to produce my method of teaching. I continue to learn and expand my knowledge. I use my teaching style with all levels of golfers in private lessons, clinics, playing lessons and group sessions.