Teaching Philosophy

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My philosophy for teaching is to deliver simple and effective instruction to improve students’ performance.

I use a combination of core principles from biomechanics, scientific research in motor learning and educational psychology as a framework. My goal is to maximize the time I spend with students to help them learn efficiently.


All too often players spend more time practicing what they have already learned than working on the areas that are costing them strokes on the course. A great coach works with a player to identify the areas that need improvement and develops an implementation plan based on how a specific golfer learns new skills. While all of us would love to have unlimited time to devote to the sport, time is limited and efforts are sometimes misguided.

In this website, you will read more about the three essential parts that are necessary for a coach and player to develop a clear, actionable, and time-efficient plan to improve one’s golf game: mechanics, competitive practice, and play.


Sound mechanics are the first things learned in golf; What players work on should suit their own physiological makeup, in other words, what a player's body is capable of doing. My training stems largely from the laws of physics, cause and effect, and research into what makes the golf swing repeatable and efficient. I use JC Video software, ball flight tracking with Flightscope, a Casio highspeed camera, and when appropriate, the Golf BioDynamics 3-D system with Rob Neal PhD, for a closer look at kinematic sequencing.


While skill building and mechanics are best worked on in a practice area because they require concentration on movements themselves, competitive practice is a way to transfer skills into a real-life playing situation. This is a much like a scrimmage in soccer practice. Game-like practice is the best way to help transfer what you've learned over onto the golf course. This area is what some have called, "transfer training".


The ultimate goal when training with a coach is to play. Learning to play includes how one manages club selections, shot selections, and behaviors and emotions on the course. I like to see people in action on the golf course as much as possible. A good part of my teaching is done on the course in real playing conditions.

My philosophy for teaching is to deliver simple and effective instruction to improve students’ performance.
Trillium is a nationally recognized PGA & LPGA golf instructor based at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. WIth over a decade of experience teaching golf, she has trained thousands of students. Her research-based training approach combines three critical areas of competency: mechanics, competitive practice, and play.

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You’re on the range. You’ve seen the alignment rods. You wonder how to use them...... With the @theopen coming up at @royalportrushgolfclub it will be interesting to see the players aim. With hardly any trees or other visual markers to use, they will have to find intermediate targets on the fairway. Many players do this already but it becomes a must for those who don’t. Here I’m using @bubbawhips 💕 for practice. I think having two is helpful because the first one you use to set your target line (where you want the ball to end up) and the second one set parallel to that on the ground. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 💙 Apparel: @jlindebergsport ⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 Hardware: @titleist @scottycameron @vokeywedges 💚 Kicks: @gfore
Are you, or do you know someone who is thinking about starting golf? . Whether it’s you or someone you love, encourage it! This game is incredible at bringing unlikely people together whether it’s on the golf course or in conversation. There is no way I would have met the great Christine Lagarde @Christinelagarde (former head of the IMF and next president of the European Central Bank, Forbes Top 100 most influential women in the world, #3) and Jane Harman (former congresswoman from CA, and now head of the Wilson Center). These two incredibly bright and inspirational women, were so much fun to teach. What an honor and privilege to have had that time. . Happy Bastille Day! 🇫🇷 @christinelagarde @jlindebergofficial @jlindebergsport
So this was a fun round.
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Brilliant moment in sports. Umpire steals the show during Invitation Doubles | Wimbledon 2019 https://t.co/S3EZpHR1PV via @YouTube
This guy ..😂 https://t.co/Mcu4WljrYz
Lots of ways to make the club move. https://t.co/3mFos4gxz8