Jon Decker author of "Golf is My Life : Glorifying God Through the Game.”
" The book follows my life as a player and teacher and shows the parallels of golf and life intertwined with a strong Christian message. "

Jon talks about his journey in the game and how his life lessons lead him to write this book. Jon is touching many lives through the game and bringing the word of God along with it. This is a inspiring episode that I know you will enjoy. Jon has taught the game in  Orlando Florida at the Grande Cypress academy of golf under Fred Griffin, Phil Rodgers and Ralph Mann. For twenty years he learned his craft and moved to Ohio where he is now the Director of Golf at New Albany Country Club. Throughout his career he has worked with all levels of players from beginner to LPGA and PGA Pros.Jon knows that coaching is about relationships and interacting with his clients.

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Direct download: Jon_Decker_Interview.m4a
Category:Golf Instruction -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

As an educator and coach, Mark Cheney brings a unique approach to coaching golf and the mental game. He is the only certified GolfPsych instructor in the state of Nevada. In addition to GolfPsych certification, he is a USGTF certified teaching professional, Titleist Performance Institute certified, an instructor with The First Tee of Southern Nevada, and coach of the boys and girls golf teams at Faith Lutheran HS. He has coached golf at Faith since 2000, leading the girls to state championships in 2004 and 2012, along with five state runner-up finishes (2001, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011). Three of his players have won individual state titles (2004, 2008, and 2012), and multiple players have finished in the top five. He took over the boys team in 2012, six years after starting the middle school program. That program has produced three state champions and numerous all-conference performers. He was named the Southern Region coach of the year in 2009, 2011, and 2012 by the Southern Nevada Golf Coaches Association.

Before coming to Las Vegas, Mark earned a degree in biochemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he also played basketball and golf. He then went on to gain a teaching credential from Concordia University, NE and a master’s degree in educational leadership from UNLV. He also teaches AP Chemistry at Faith Lutheran.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT


Rick Marcy is the inventor of the swing training aid called SmartBall Golf. This training aid helps the players find the bottom of their swing arc and get it in front of the ball. This helps you make solid strikes and hit the ball with the club moving down through impact. Rick has worked many years refining this product and it is now available on his website-

Rick tells us his story of how he developed this awesome product and what goes into the process of producing a new product. he also lets us in on how it can improve your game. 


Direct download: Rick_Marcy_Interview_.m4a
Category:Golf Instruction -- posted at: 7:33am EDT

Matt Henderson Director of Instruction for TPC Las Vegas joins us for episode 143 of Breaking Par with Bernard Sheridan. Matt is the Director of Instruction at TPC Las Vegas, located just 15 miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip.  In 2013 and 2014 Matt was named one of the Top Two Golf Instructors in the State of Nevada by Golf Digest.  He has been teaching golf for 12 years and uses state of the art technology to help golfers of all levels play their best. 

He has become one of the most respected instructors in Southern Nevada through
competitive player development.  Several of his students compete at the collegiate 
level and on various professional tours.  He also spent time as a college coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

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Direct download: Matt_henderson_Interview.mp3
Category:Golf Instruction -- posted at: 9:11am EDT






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