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Warren Grant

  •  CPGA Teacher of the Year - 2001
  •  Ottawa Zone CPGA Teacher of the Year - 2001
  •  Ranked by Golf Magazine (February 2003)
    • Top 25 Teachers in Canada
    • Top 1% Teachers in North America
  •  Teaching professional Cataquic Country Club, Kingston
  •  Teaching professional Cederhill Country Club, Ottawa
  •  Teaching professional Board of Trade Country Club, Toronto
  •  Teaching professional Titusville Driving Range, Florida
  •  Teaching Professional Manderley on the Green, Ottawa

Warren took up golf in 1974 at the age of 24 and turned professional in 1981. He began his teaching career a year later at Catarique Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ontario. In 1983, he joined the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club in Ottawa for a few years and then moved to the Board of Trade Golf & Country CLub in Toronto. In 1988, Warren moved to Florida, where he had the opportunity to work with renowned professional teachers: Moe Norman, Craig Shankland and Bob Toskie. He returned to Ottawa in 1990, to become the head instructor for Manderley on the Green and the Thunderbird Sports Center, and still holds these postions today.

Warren's love affair with the game was distinguished by his ineptitude and frustration with his ability to improve relative to the hours he was practicing. Consequently, he embarked on a personal mission to understand the theory behind the golf swing that enables the pro's to make consistent, repeatable shots. Thus early in his career, Warren started learning the fundamentals of a good golf swing unlike most atheletes who start with exceptional hand-eye coordination and keep tuning their swing to take advantage of their gift. So Warren began an intensive investigation of swing analysis, involving: video taping good and bad golfers, reading available literature, studying bio-mechanics and physics, hitting thousands of golf balls, constantly refining his techniques and putting theory into practice. Finally, Warren achieved his goal: he was able to articulate the fundamentals of good swing and explain why great golfers such as: Sam Snead, Jack Nicholas, David Duval, David Love III, Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, Colin Montgomerie, Ben Hogan, John Daley, Tiger Woods and Mike Weir all achieve consistent, accurate ball trajectories.

This is what makes Warren different from most professionals-turned-instructors. Warren teaches the fundamentals from the ground up, whereas many instructors start with the person's swing and keep tuning it until it becomes reasonably consistant. Although this appears to work in the short term there are 2 major disadvantage:

  1. As you grow older your body changes and your swing will constantly need to be adapted to keep up with your body changes. With Warren's method, you develop a swing based on sound fundamentals, not on hand-eye coordination, so that your swing remains constant even as your body changes.
  2. The student can never get to the point where he/she can self-correct his/hers own swing. With Warren's method, the student understands the fundamentals and with some external feedback (such as a video recording) they instantly know which fundamentals are being violated and can take corrective action. With standard approaches, the student continually returns to an instructor for more fine-tuning, either to improve his/her game or to fix a new problem.

The extra advantage of teaching students the basic fundamentals with this approach is that they get consistent so much faster and and they get less frustrated because they know what they did wrong. This leads to a much greater enjoyment of the game and that's what it's all about.