Golf Lesson Information below
For Short Term Rental; Call Coach McGannon at 616 402-1600
- 3 bedroom, 2 bath fully furnished condo on Pinehurst # 5, walking distance to the village, the main club and # 2.
- Pinehurst is an 859 mile drive from Spring Lake, 13 hours and 42 minutes. We go 5 X a year!!
- Easy access from Raleigh/Durham or Charlotte Airports
- Basics families get a discount, please inquire
- Short Pinehurst video says it all!!
Coach McGannon player professional golf for 5 years, based in Pinehurst, North Carolina. His experiences there as caddie master at historic Pinehurst # 2 are highlighted in a 1994 Rick Reilly article in Sports Illustrated. It’s a look at the game through the eyes of a DWINDLING (and now nearly extinct) species: the Caddie.
Basketball players who take advantage of our Mental Strength Training service will get an inside look at handling adversity, failure, success, routines, confidence issues, anger, practice habits, visualization and many other traits great players share.
In 1994, Coach had the opportunity to spend 5 hours on Pinehurst # 2 in a practice round as Arnold Palmer’s caddie. Short story: Arnie and Me.
- Member, Dartmouth College golf team (the tall guy)
- Dartmouth College Golf Champion, 1981
Coach still plays. Lessons available when the grass is green. 616 402-1600
TIP: As the 1:18 video below POINTEDLY describes, I do NOT have a classic swing. I am 6’9″ (a DISADVANTAGE in golf), I never took lessons and there is nothing technically sound about how I swing. But I played at a very high level because I think correctly and have a great short game. This training is better suited for GOOD to VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT players. Course management, managing misses, thinking properly and lowering your score with these often overlooked fundamentals is right in my wheelhouse. Call 616 402-1600 or e-mail info@BasicsSports.com
- Qualified 3 times for the Michigan Amateur, twice as medalist (73 at SLCC, 72 at GH Golf Club)
- 2009 Muskegon County Senior Champion
- 2012 Muskegon County Senior Champion
- 2012 Muskegon County OPEN Champion
- Only player to win both the OPEN and the SENIOR in the same year.
- 2014 Muskegon County Senior Champion
- Qualified 4 X for the Connecticut Amateur
- Qualified 3 X for the Connecticut Open
- Qualified 2 X for the North/South Amateur in Pinehurst
- Local Qualifier, 1995 United States Open Championship
Players Coach played with (1991-95)-some events, mostly practice rounds
- Steve Stricker Charlie Rymer David Ogrin Pat McGowan
- Paul Azinger JJ Henry Jim Benepe Paul Simson
- Payne Stewart Jerry Kelly Dan Forsman Vance Heafner
- Matt Kuchar Dick Siderowf Jim Thorpe Dicky Pride
- Tommy Tolles Harvey Ward Kelly Mitchum Lee Porter
Players Coach caddied for (or directly in the group with): Caddie master had its advantages!
- Arnold Palmer Freddie Couples Retief Goosen
- Jack Nicklaus Davis Love III Craig Stadler
- Gary Player Jeff Maggert Ray Floyd
- Greg Norman Lanny Wadkins Ben Crenshaw
- Nick Price Ernie Els John Daly