Thomas J. Jaeger, Director of Instruction at the Spring Meadow GC in Farmingdale, NJ has been a Teaching Pro for 34 years. He started at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ in 1979; served the public at Quail Ridge Golf World in Wall Township from 1988 to 2011 and was the Assistant Coach for the Rutgers University Golf Team from 2002 to 2005.
Tommy earned the 2009 NJPGA Teacher of the Year and was listed by Golf Digest as a 2011”Best Teacher in NJ.” Jaeger prides himself with creating a solid foundation for his students, utilizing his sensitivity towards each golfer’s capabilities. His training facility at Spring Meadow includes video technology along with several training aids that are utilized and aimed at specific golfer’s needs.
Looking at the golf swing as a whole, Jaeger recognizes the value of certain training aids. Two months ago, Tommy acquired the PRO-HEAD Trainer, a patented and full swing training device that focuses on the golfer’s head and spine angle.
“I find myself using the PRO-HEAD many times during the day for most of my golf lessons. It definitely makes the golfer aware of a steady head and for maintaining the spine angle. It gives instant feedback to the golfer as to whether or not the golfer is doing exactly that. This in turn, increases the golfer’s ability to adequately turn, while the arms are swinging upward into the backswing.”
“As instructors we are constantly educating our students on the many and different aspects of the swing they need to understand, learn and eventually own, to achieve consistency and confidence. These other aspects can be taught and better learned when the “foundation of your house,” namely a steady head and a constant spine angle are in place. In my opinion, the PRO-HEAD Trainer is one of my most important tools to use for the rapid development of a sound golf swing for my students.”
The PRO-HEAD Trainer is manufactured and distributed by Forever Better Golf Inc. located in Toms River, NJ. Bob Doyle, President and inventor of the PRO-HEAD struggled with a 20 handicap most of his adult life. Using his training aid, Doyle broke 80 for the first time in his life at age 68 and he has done it several times since. According to Doyle: “the product simply works.”