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Joey Leonard

PGA Director of Instruction

Joey Leonard joined Kestrel Ridge Golf Course as its PGA Head Golf Professional in August of 2018 with more than 16 years of experience in building collaborative relationships, golf development and delivery, player development and golf event marketing. Prior to Kestrel Ridge, he spent time at various courses in Georgia, Southern California and South-Central Wisconsin.

This past October, Joey transitioned into his new role as Director of Instruction, at The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge. Outside of his work at our course, Joey stays active playing professionally and most recently won the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship in 2018. Joey believes in bringing the aspect of playing golf into each lesson, so much importance is put on improving one’s swing that it can be difficult to transition back to the course.

Leonard aims to make students successful by:
  1. Control the aspects of the swing that you can control, it starts with a consistent and balanced set-up.
  2. Pay attention to what the golf ball is telling you, distance, direction, and curvature, will tell you everything you need to know.
  3. Make your golf goals specific and work hard to achieve them.
  4. Create a consistent ratio of practice and playing.
  5. When you think you are practicing your short game enough, practice more.
  6. Always plan out your practice sessions, you can always modify based on your performance that day.

I look forward to meeting you on the course, in the golf shop and around the community! I will be offering a variety of individual golf lessons, packages and on-course playing lessons. If I can be of assistance in your golf journey, please let me know.

— Joe Leonard

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