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ABOUT US

The Golf Studio's Mission Statement for Junior Golf:

The Golf Studio and its staff feel that through golf, juniors will become better adults. Golf provides avenues for juniors to learn morals, ethics, integrity, and honesty. As former junior golfers, The Golf Studio instructors understand the importance of having great role models to follow. It's goal is to give back to junior golf and help junior golfers become better golfers, better students, and better people through quality leadership.

 

Erik and Julee's Favorite Success Story:

It was the summer of 2010 during a Cornelius Park and Recreation Golf Camp when we saw something different.  The Golf Studio teaches hundreds of junior golfers per year and only a few of those kids move and swing with that “Special” something.

 

Ben was new to golf but at the age of 9, his body moved differently than any junior his age and he could easily make an adjustment to his game with very little effort.  As a staff, we talked throughout the week-long camp about this junior golfer and decided that we needed to approach his parents about what we saw.  Friday after completion of camp, we spoke to Ben’s mother and made her aware of our thoughts.  She was very appreciative that we took the time to bring our opinion to her attention. 

 

The next day, we received a phone call from Ben’s father asking to schedule time with us to discuss what The Golf Studio could offer Ben.  That conversation took place over six years ago and at age 15 and a sophomore in high school, Ben is now ranked in the top five in the state of North Carolina in his graduating class.

 

Ben’s path leading to this time included private lessons from several of our instructors, playing junior events both locally and nationally, joining The Golf Studio’s Junior Elite/College Prep Program, and having fun.  We can strongly say that Ben has learned not only how to play his best golf but has become an outstanding young man.  We cannot express in words how Ben not only impacted our lives but also the lives of his peers.  We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Ben.

 

The Golf Studio's Philosophy on Parents Involvement in Junior Programs:

When it comes to golf we believe in forming a “team” around the student. Junior students need the team to consist of themselves, our instructors, and their parents. In some instances, a trainer, mental coach, etc. may be part of this team.

 

Relationships we make with junior students and their parents are vital in the success of that junior golfer. We are not only the golf instructor but a mental coach, cheerleader, role model, and friend. It is important to us as the instructor to discuss this with parents.

 

Parents need to be in agreement with what their role is on the team. Parents have to understand the junior’s goals and what our immediate and intermediate goals are to achieve the long-term goal and how parents can have an impact on this journey.  Each “team” may have different goals and each “team” and its members may have different duties. When success on the golf course is achieved, the entire team succeeds. 

 

 

How The Golf Studio Incorporates Fun and Creativity in Golf Instruction:

Many golfers, especially adults, lose the feeling of “FUN” when they play golf. We always want our juniors to make “FUN” their number one goal when they play this game. The Golf Studio incorporates fun activities into all junior programs and junior private lessons. We have listed below some examples of fun activities:

 

  • Putting Tic-Tac-Toe

  • Pitching into hoola hoops and/or trash cans

  • Earning candy during classes

  • Games and/or friendly competitions

  • Knocking down trash can pyramids

  • Putting Courses

  • Playing on the course – learning many different golf formats

  • Mini golf courses with cones, hoops, flags and tennis balls

  • Relay races with irons and tennis balls

  • Speed Exercises – throwing footballs, kicking balls, races

  • Videoing golf swings

  • Watching funny golf videos/you tube videos

 

The Golf Studio's Involvement in the promotion and development of junior golf at the club level and within the community:

The Golf Studio at NorthStone is an instructional business that is owned by Julee Sovesky and Erik Herberth. Our staff consists of four full-time teaching professionals and a part-time volunteer collegiate golfer during the summer.  Our instructional services are available to the public even though we are located on the property of NorthStone Country Club. The Studio has leased the space from the club since 2009.

 

Because we are located at NorthStone Country Club, The Golf Studio has a huge impact on its junior membership. The club’s junior members roughly make up 25 percent or 125 of The Studio’s total junior student base each year. Participating in junior lessons, programs, and camps, NorthStone’s junior members have an opportunity that is very rare in this industry. They have the chance to register for many different group programs that The Studio offers. In a calendar year, The Studio offers between 37 and 42 junior programs for ages four to sixteen.

 

NorthStone Country Club has a junior interclub team and also hosts a yearly Junior Club Championship event. The players in these teams and/or events have come to The Golf Studio for golf instruction at some point in the past or currently come for instruction.

 

Outside NorthStone Country Club and its membership, The Golf Studio has a significant impact in the community.  Over the past six years, we have established numerous relationships with local non-profit organizations and have been hired to teach their junior golf camps or programs at our facility. The organizations that we teach for (or previuosly taught for) are listed below:

            William A. Hough High School – Head Women’s/Men's Golf Coach

            Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department – Junior Summer Camps

            Huntersville Park & Recreation Department – Junior Home School Golf Classes

            USGA / LPGA Girls Golf

            Golf Squad – After School Junior Programs

            Lake Norman YMCA – Junior Summer Camps

            Sally YMCA – Junior Summer Camps

            Powerade State Games of North Carolina – Hosted the 2013 & 2014 Junior Golf Championship

 

Our staff has thoroughly enjoyed teaching over 500 kids per year for the past 8 years. We feel like we have made an impact on all the junior’s lives through the game of GOLF.

 

 

 

 

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TESTIMONIALS

"I started working with Erik the summer of my 9th grade year. Since then I have seen such drastic improvement. I went from shooting high 40s from the front tees to consistently par from the tips. He has helped me in every aspect of the game from full swing to short game to putting. Erik has never been one to put in minimal effort either. Throughout the years I couldn’t tell you how many times he has stayed extra hours to make sure that everything was going smoothly and he is always there when I need some help. Switching to Erik to help me with my golf game was by far the best golf decision I have ever made. I will be playing golf at Ohio University in the Fall of 2013 and I owe a huge amount of my successes to Erik."

Peyton White, student since 2009 (Ohio Universtiy)

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"Erik Herberth has been much more than just a swing coach for my son, Peyton. When Peyton first shared with me that he would like to begin playing golf competitively and give up competitive baseball, I was surprised but supportive nonetheless.  I knew Peyton was a good athlete but also knew that he needed professional golf instruction in order to achieve his goal of competing with the strong junior golfers in our area.  Peyton began taking lessons with Erik following ninth grade and Erik quickly recognized Peyton's athleticism and potential in the game of golf. Erik has always provided individualized instruction, focused on crafting a repeatable swing but also spending a lot of time on the cognitive aspects of the game. One of Erik's greatest strengths is the ability to quickly diagnose swing flaws and incorporate fixes. When I reflect on what Erik has meant to Peyton's golf career, I think more than anything, he has helped Peyton realize his potential and focus on the mental aspects of competing with others that have been involved in competitive golf for much longer. Erik has been able to bring out the best in not only Peyton's golf game but also help position him for success in all of his future endeavors." 

Keaven White, father of Peyton

"I began working with Erik the Fall semester of my Freshman year in College. I wasn't playing well at the time or the summer prior, so I felt I needed to change something in my game. From the first lesson, I noticed astonishing results. He has an amazing ability to break down your swing, piece by piece, to determine where you need to begin. Instead of telling you "you need to fix this and that", he is able to focus on one or two flaws that help mend the rest on your swing. 
 

I've been working with Erik for nine months now and have never looked back. I only shot under par a few times in all the tournaments I've played in the past five years and already this summer alone, I have posted five under par rounds out of the ten I have played. He has been in junior and collegiate player positions before and knows what it takes to be the best. Therefore, he puts 110% into every lesson.
 

I have always had a very good short game and never had many lessons on it but he is the only one I trust looking at it. If I am ever struggling inside 100 yards, he is able to help me hit the shots around the green that I see fit to my eye. Not only is he impeccable with the mechanics of the game, he is just as good with the conceptual aspects such as the mental game. He makes sure you realize that without a mental game, you will get nowhere.  
 

Most importantly, Erik is more than a golf instructor to me. He is a true friend that wants me to succeed just as much, if not more, than I do. He is always going out of his way and putting in extra hours to make sure I fully understand what we are working on and helps me strive to be the best that I can. He will send me a text when I'm at a tournament to see how and I did and if I ever need to call him for a quick fix for the next round, he's always there for me. He pushes me to my limits because he knows I can become a better player everyday. Having Erik as my golf instructor has by far been the best decision I have made in my golfing career. I couldn't be happier to say that he is my instructor."

Conner Lewis, student since 2012 (Radford University)

"Erik Herberth has been much more than just a swing coach for my son, Peyton. When Peyton first shared with me that he would like to begin playing golf competitively and give up competitive baseball, I was surprised but supportive nonetheless.  I knew Peyton was a good athlete but also knew that he needed professional golf instruction in order to achieve his goal of competing with the strong junior golfers in our area.  Peyton began taking lessons with Erik following ninth grade and Erik quickly recognized Peyton's athleticism and potential in the game of golf. Erik has always provided individualized instruction, focused on crafting a repeatable swing but also spending a lot of time on the cognitive aspects of the game. One of Erik's greatest strengths is the ability to quickly diagnose swing flaws and incorporate fixes. When I reflect on what Erik has meant to Peyton's golf career, I think more than anything, he has helped Peyton realize his potential and focus on the mental aspects of competing with others that have been involved in competitive golf for much longer. Erik has been able to bring out the best in not only Peyton's golf game but also help position him for success in all of his future endeavors." 

Jay Lewis, Father of Conner