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Meet the Pro
OK, this is where you can find out a bit more about me. You'll find a few forms of goofing
around, I'll mention some of my interests and history in passing, and display a few
odd photos. Perhaps somebody will find this entertaining. If not, thank goodness for links
and free will.
I'm Mark Blakemore, a PGA golf professional teaching at Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek,
California (in the east
bay area of San Francisco). I work with golfers of all ages and ability
levels. Private Golf Schools, Lessons and
Golf Clinics or Outings for groups are available by appointment. If you can't
come to work with me in person get my books, a 4-volume series of paperbacks covering the
entire game in detail. I also have an "Ask the Pro" section, where you can check
out questions golfers are asking and my replies to them, or ask a question of your own.
- PGA Class A Professional
- Over 30 years of golf instruction experience
- 2-time finalist National Long Driving Championship
- Former West Coast Long Drive Champion
- Charter member YONEX Long Drive Exhibition Team
- Master's Degree (Biomechanics/Exercise Physiology)
- Author of the 4-volume "Your Golf" book series - see details
- Author of (ACE nominated) Golf Instruction Videos
- Featured golf professional on many other websites with tips and articles on various aspects of the game
OK, I did the graffiti for you already
I was a charter member of the YONEX Long Drive Exhibition Team, from 1991-94. Here are a couple photos from our tour of Japan in 1993.
Exhibition at Hiroshima C.C.
We had some fun hitting 2-irons over a high fence 250 yards away in Nagasaki. Probably too much coffee; don't try this at home.
I love teaching golf. Here are a couple "action" shots of M.B.
Working with a student indoors at the San Mateo Golf Show.
Talking shop with another professional at a Teaching Workshop in Sacramento. I got the feeling he didn't like my grip...
I used to play far more than I do now (man, do things take time, or what?!!). I think I recall
actually being pretty good once upon a time, but I suppose that could be my imagination.
I got this hat while playing in Hong Kong, thinking it would help me play like Hogan ... it didn't.
Here I am playing in a (then) Hogan Tour event in Reno, NV. (More recently NIKE,
BUY.com, Nationwide... wonder how many different sponsors and names they can come up with.)
Even as a very young child I had an intuitive understanding of the forces involved in a golf swing.
...but MAN I was ugly, wasn't I?
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