Welcome to the 2024 golf season!!

My hope is that you are eagerly looking forward to opening day as much as I am!

Once again, this year, I will have the privilege of being the Director of Instruction at The Performance Academy at Beacon Hall and working in tandem with Dustin Kerr Taylor and his team of professionals to provide members and guests at Beacon Hall with the ultimate golf experience on a daily basis in 2024.

Hard to believe, but this is going to be my 53rd season as a member of the PGA of Canada, it’s been a great run and I’m extremely proud of all that I’ve been able to accomplish as a golf professional. They say everyone will know “when” and that time has come for me. This will be my final “full time” season at The Performance Academy, however, I’m in the process of considering various options for 2025 and beyond. More to follow on that note later this summer.

My “on-line” booking system will be live again the week of the Masters April 8th and I will begin the season on Friday May 3rd weather and turf permitting. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at bruce@mccarrolgolf.com or 416.616.3606 and in the meantime “fingers crossed” for a long, hot dry golf season that extends well into the Fall!

My very best wishes for year filled with good health and great golf!

My Philosophy on Teaching & Learning

  • Every student must be assessed on an individual basis and be taught with an approach that takes into consideration age, gender, body type, physical and athletic ability, learning style and most importantly personal goals and lifestyle.
  • Regardless of skill level, it’s imperative that each student accept and understand the fact that “game improvement” is a “process” and the “process” must be logical in sequence and not shortcut. An approach that is haphazard or made up of “band aids” with no regard for science will only result in faulty mechanics and thus frustration and poor results. It is also imperative for the student to understand that improvement is based upon change and change is uncomfortable at the beginning, however, without change there is not going to be improvement.
  • The “game improvement equation” has many components, including, swing mechanics, the matrix and fit of one’s golf equipment, biomechanical function, golf specific fitness, mental makeup, nutrition, motivation, and desire, each of which, must be evaluated to achieve long term success.
  • Students will only excel if they are given a personalized strategy or plan that clearly indicates how to close the gap between “where they are” and “where they have to be” to reach their goals.

My Teaching Methodology

I believe teaching methodology is broken into two components. “What” you teach and “How” you teach.

“What” I teach is based upon 4 core fundamentals or benchmarks found in the best ball strikers and players and they are as follows:

  1. Your grip position must be compatible with the shaft of the club leaning forward at impact and the clubface being square to the desired starting direction.
  2. The “geometry” of your posture must produce balance plus the correct relationship between the shaft of the club and your body at address. Your “set up” alignments must match the type, direction and shape of shot you are trying to hit.
  3. The shaft of the club must be on plane throughout the entire motion.
  4. The motion or the pattern must centered and in sequence.

These 4 core fundamentals are related and not mutually exclusive, one affects the other and there is a priority or sequence in which they should be learned and mastered. The further one gets from these benchmarks the less balanced or neutral the swing becomes, requiring offsets or compensations to produce solid contact and accurate ball flight. A repeatable dependable swing tends to be neutral and not require compensations, however, that doesn’t mean to say you cannot play or play very well having compensations. Quite the opposite in fact, it just means you need to know what compensation(s) are required to balance your golf swing so that it works. I would say that the higher the level you aspire to play or compete at the fewer offsets or compensations the better. This is precisely why world class players work so hard and spend so many hours drilling on the 4 core fundamentals I list above.

“How” I teach depends upon the following factors:

  1. Age and physical ability
  2. Gender
  3. Learning style
  4. Goals
  5. Lifestyle and time constraints

The “how” is really the “art” of teaching and dependent upon knowledge base and years of experience.

Instruction Fees 2024

45-minute lesson Alumni: $140 Book Now
Series of 5: 45-minute lesson Alumni: $675 Book Now
45-minute New Student: $150 Book Now
Series of 5: 45-minute New Student: $725 Book Now