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HAVE JEFF CARREIRA AS YOUR FL GOLF SCHOOL VACATIONS GOLF INSTRUCTOR!
Jeff Carreira is originally from Hadley, Massachusetts. He attended Hopkins Academy in Hadley where he started the high school golf team. In his Senior year he took the team to the state championship. He continued his golf career in college and later participated on the New England Tour for 2 years. He was the Assistant Golf Professional at Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst, Massachusetts and went on to be the General Manager of Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Jeff later relocated to Clearwater, Florida accepting a full time teaching position. He noticed that the majority of golf schools offered large group style instruction. He also noted that even if all of the students had the same handicap they were all working on different components of the game. Most schools had set dates and were adding as many students as possible. The classes had 30 to 40 students in a group and the instructor would be spending his time talking about the swing and other aspects of the game but was not providing individualized attention.
Jeff saw that by starting his own school he could provide the individualized attention that was key to improving the students golf game. He also wanted students to be able to customize their experience by selecting their own dates and times and the exact location they desired. Additionally he wanted to provide on course instruction so that students would not only be able to improve their game but also understand how to take their game from the practice facility to the golf course. The ratio of student to instructor would be a maximum 4 on 1 with private 2 on 1 and 1 on 1 options available.
Jeff was the recipient of the 2006 PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award and the 2008 National Golf School teacher of the Year. He has worked with many different levels of players including touring professionals, college players, juniors and physically and visually challenged golfers. He has a vast understanding of the golf swing, chipping, putting, pitching, bunkers and course management.
Jeff has also made appearances on ESPN Radio and hosted his own radio show in Tampa, Florida called the PGA Pros Hotline where students would call in and ask questions about their game. He has also published articles in many golfing publications and was Co-Author of the PGA Golf Professional Teaching Manual.