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iGrow Golf believes that skilled golfers are happy golfers. We aim to build a community of golfers through coaching programs that are working together to improve their game.
Seth grew up in a small town in West Virginia where he was introduced to golf by his father and grandfather. He fell in love with the game and had big dreams to become a PGA Tour player. Seth was becoming a competitive golfer, but knew he still hadn’t hit his potential. He began to seek instruction from better players at his home course and much to his surprise he slowly began to become a worse player. He was playing in at least 1 tournament a week and playing/practicing 6 days a week for hours on end. He had lost all confidence in his game, but continued to pursue a career in golf.
Seth found his way to Campbell University where he majored in PGA Golf Management. It was there that he would find out about all of his struggles and find a deep passion for teaching. He regained confidence in his game by diving deep into the anatomy and geometry of the golf swing. Once he found a love for teaching he never looked back. He spent the next 4 years attending certification trainings, networking with other instructors, and landing a position with iGrow Golf that would give him plenty of teaching experience.
Seth has now has an extensive teaching background having been the Academy Director at Reedy Creek Golf Club in Four Oaks, NC for the past 2 years. His Academy Students at Reedy Creek improved by a total of 395 strokes in the Operation 36 matches over the past 2 seasons. He has had two young ladies qualify for states along with numerous players competing at the local and regional level of junior events. Seth is a PGA member who is certified as a Network Stack and Tilt Instructor, Level 2 Certified Operation 36 Coach and a Certified Level 1 Instructor in Golf Swing Biomechanics. He is extremely excited to offer any help he can to the members at Hasentree!
Seth went to Campbell University….
Cory grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania where he was introduced to golf by his father. He fell in love with the game and had dreams of competing in college and eventually on the PGA Tour. Not having any instructors nearby he decided to teach himself how to play. He started watching videos and looking at golf swings trying to understand what made the best so good. This created his passion for learning, and a need to understand the game and swing on a much deeper level.
Cory decided to follow that passion on his way to Campbell University where he majored in PGA Golf Management. It was there that he was given the opportunity to dive even deeper into the game. He spent the next four years learning the anatomy and geometry of the swing. He also took the opportunity to spend those four years shadowing PGA Tour putting instructor David Orr. His passion did not stop there as he continued to look for answers to questions he still had. Over the past two years he has continued his journey by studying biomechanics, human development, and skill development.
The journey to finding answers has taken Cory across the country shadowing and building relationships with some of the world’s most respected coaches. Cory is a PGA member who is certified as a Network Stack and Tilt Instructor, Level 2 Certified Operation 36 Coach, Level 1 Swing Catalyst Instructor, and a Certified Level 1 Instructor in Golf Swing Biomechanics. Cory believes in a holistic approach to coaching, and believes in long term development over short term fixes. He is excited to bring that passion to The Hasentree Club, and along with Seth create the finest coaching environment in the Triangle.
This has been an outstanding program for our 8-year old son. He loves the group practices with friends and thrives on the instruction provided by his coach. We really like how the matches are conducted - starting at 25 yards and then moving farther away. He is continually learning and practicing his short game as he grows his long game. Operation 36 is fantastic!
The Igrow golf academy at Hasentree is great! We enrolled both our children, Nick 10 years old and Bella 7 years old and they love it. The instructor Seth Thompson has a unique way of keeping the instruction and drills fun and engaging while teaching the kids the fundamentals of golf. Both my kids have shown a lot of improvement in only a few months. Nick really likes the 9 hole golf matches at the end of each week. We are very happy the academy is here at Hasentree and would recommend it to anyone!
I've been very impressed with Josh's progress through his 1st semester in OP36 and I know he has enjoyed it as well. What I really appreciate about Seth is the personal interest he takes in Josh and all his kids improvement and the fact that he makes it fun for the kids.
Operation 36 has been a great program for my son. He is really excited to go to both the practices and the matches on the weekend. I really enjoy the format that they use and it’s nice to be able to ride along and watch my son develop as he passes the different stages (distances). Coach Seth has done a great job with this program!!! We are excited for the fall season to start back up.
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