Basics Golf Private Lessons

Coach can play! But as this 1:18 video describes, these sessions are not aimed so much at technical proficiency as they are in LOWERING YOUR SCORE.  I can help beginners and newcomers but the players who would most benefit are the players who already play and want a lower score.  That goal is about COURSE MANAGEMENT and the Basics Mindset.

There is no quicker way to lower your score than to improve your short game:

  • Chipping
  • Putting
  • Bunker play
  • See Yardage Grid below

Private Training Costs

  • 1st session: $95  Grip, posture, alignment: swing mechanics
  • 2nd session: $75  The short game  (chipping and putting)
  • 3rd session:  $60  On course, 9-hole playing lesson

TOTAL for 3-sessions: $230  (NOTE: you can choose 1, 2 or 3 sessions)

Basics Mindset Training

The game of golf requires a lot of mental strength; therefore, we strongly recommend all serious golfers participate in our Basics Mindset Training. How else is a 6’9″ basketball player going to compete in a sport that favors balance, cordination and timing other than to OUT THINK the competition.   


  •  Dartmouth College Golf Champion, 1981. The Keene Cup. Included undergraduate, medical school (Geisel), business school (Tuck), and engineering school (Thayer)
  • Qualified for Connecticut Amateur 3 times
  • Qualified for Connecticut Open twice
  • Qualified for North-South Amateur: 1991
  • Sectional Qualifier, United States Open, 1995 (Shot 72 at the Duke Golf Club)
  • Played in the PGA Tour Q-School twice (1992 and 1995)
  • Shot 68, first alternate in the Nike South Carolina Classic (now the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Qualified for Michigan Amateur 3 times: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Medalist (low score) Michigan Amateur qualifier twice. 73 at SLCC. 72 at American Dunes
  • Muskegon County Senior Champion, 3-times 2009, 2012, 2014
  • Muskegon County Open Champion, 2012  (at age 53, 8 college players in the field)
Caddie Master at Pinehurst pic

Coach was the Caddie Master at Pinehurst # 2 from 1991-1995. His experiences there are noted in detail in Rick Reilly’s 1994 Sports Illustrated article “Dealt a Bad Hand.” 

dartmouth golf team pic

Member, Dartmouth College Varsity Golf Team
Dartmouth College Golf Champion, senior year  (The Thomas Keene Cup)  1 guess.  The 6’9″ guy in the back!

McGannon wins County Open

Coach McGannon is the only player to win BOTH the Muskegon County Senior (74-72: 146)  and Muskegon County OPEN (74-71-75: 220) in the same year.  Read Article

Coach wins County Championship for the 3rd time. 74-72: 146 total   Read Article

Yup, that is the King, Arnold Palmer. Click on photo to see how that happened!

Alan Shepard pic

And click on photo below to see who that ROCKET MAN is!!  Tip:  the only guy to play golf on the moon…

Alan Shepard pic

My son Henry is attempting to play pro golf, based in South Carolina.  He caddied for Phil Mickelson in a practice round at the Wells Fargo.  Click on Phil’s face to see Henry’s cool business, Real Golfers.  Great golf clothing at affordable prices.