Game Improvement: Meet 18Birdies Instructor Trillium RoseFeatured

Here at 18Birdies, we have a group of top instructors just waiting to give you advice on how to improve your game. Whether you need accuracy off the tee or help in the gym, our instructors know where to start.

First, we introduced you to Trevor Anderson to help get you in shape on and off the course, and now it's time for our next instructor to help hone your skills. Trillium Rose is at the top of her game, and here to get you to the top of yours. As a certified teaching professional and Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club, Trillium is an expert at developing all levels of golfers. Get to know her:

Hometown:  Warren, Vermont

Years Golfing:  30 years

Years Instructing:  17 years

What’s in the bag?:

Titleist 917D 12.0, Diamana Regular, 50g shaft

Titleist 917F2 21degree, Diamana Lite, 60g

Titleist H1 23 degree

Titlesit AP1 5iron – P

Vokey SM7 40.10F, XP90 R300 shaft

Vokey SM7 54.10S

Vokey SM7 58.12D

Scotty Cameron Select Newport, 33 inches

Do you teach any professionals?  

I teach other golf professionals the skills related to teaching such as motor learning, motor control, teacher effectiveness, and other topics behind skill acquisition.

What is your favorite golf memory?

The most thrilling experience in golf for me was playing with Vice President Biden.

What is your teaching philosophy?

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.

What is the most common error you see with a new golfer?

New golfers don’t know where to bottom out the club. They hit behind the ball, in front of the ball, on top of the ball.  A new player should spend time hitting a specific spot on the ground to learn where that club makes contact. When the player learns this, the contact with the ball will drastically improve.

What do you want players to get out of your lesson plans?

The lesson plans aren’t going to solve every problem for everyone, but they have enough good information that everyone can pick up at least one or two important tips to help you go low!


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