~ Palm Springs Golf School ~

Palm Springs golf school Terra Lago Golf ClubOur Palm Springs Golf School is located at the beautiful and challenging Golf Club at Terra Lago which is the former home of the PGA Skins Game. Terra Lago is one of the top golf facilities in the Coachella Valley. With over 123 golf courses, this area is quickly becoming a favorite golf destination for those visiting the west coast. Terra Lago is a spectacular venue for your golf lessons and features a 36-hole golf course with views of the entire valley.  Other features include: an island green, a huge private teaching area, a practice golf hole, two pitching or chipping greens with sand bunkers, two king-size putting greens, and new & clean practice balls.

Terra Lago Golf The restaurant at Terra Lago overlooks the island green which makes this an ideal spot for lunch, dinner, and “happy hour”.  It serves some of the best dining options in the area. If Vegas entertainment and gaming is your preference, please visit the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino which is about a mile down the road. Accommodations are available at the WorldMark Hotel Resort or at La Quinta Resort and Spa.

Palm Springs Golf School Facility – Commuter Option

At our VIP Palm Springs Golf School, Golf Club at Terra Lago we also offer the option for you to select our own accommodations or stay at a friend’s home. Your golf school tuition will be adjusted accordingly. Call our VIP Palm Springs Golf School representative for information at (772) 408-0808.

Meet the Pro

jack-gibsonJack Gibson A Life Member of the PGA of America, Jack Gibson has been teaching golf for over forty years and has been nominated by GOLF Magazine for the roster of “Top 100 Teachers in America.” In addition, he consistently finishes near the top in the annual Southern California PGA Teaching Competition.

Jack believes that too many golf lessons emphasize “correct” swing plane, “correct” body & golf club positions, and way too much thinking. In contrast to popular belief, he thinks that complicated instructions prevent many talented students from ever reaching their potential.  As a result, the student is discouraged and loses interest in the game. Jack’s motto and words that best describe his teaching philosophy is “Think Less-Play Better.”

Think Less-Play Better

When Jack became Director of Instruction at the world-renowned Cabo Del Sol, in Los Cabos, Mexico in 1995, he soon discovered that the old “body position” instruction he had used at private golf clubs in the USA did not get results for tourists who were in town for a short stay. He found that emphasizing rhythm, balance, less tension, and learning to swing the club head towards a target got results faster.  It took the mystery out of the golf swing and resulted in his students enjoying golf more. As a result, Jack continues to refine his teaching methods and he recently completed eleven years of  successful teaching at La Quinta Country Club in California.

Jack has been teaching for VIP Golf Academy for six years and is enjoying his present location at The Golf Club at Terra Lago, which has one of the best teaching facilities in the area. He continues to emphasize to his students what Arnold Palmer stated in a televised advertisement a few years ago; “Work with the swing you have and don’t try to swing like somebody else.”

Jack’s book “Thought Reduction Golf” emphasizes his less complicated methods of teaching which will be stressed more forcefully and less “politically correctly” in his next book, soon to be released.