The Performance Team | The G2 Academy | United States

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The G2 Academy Performance team has the knowledge, experience and passion to uphold the mission of G2 Academy - to provide an effective training model for young females in all components of golf, while simultaneously empowering them to become the next generation of leaders.

DAN JACKSON

After turning professional in his early twenties, Dan Jackson’s passion for competing was eclipsed by his desire to help others. He began his career in coaching with the United Kingdom National Team Coaches, then moved on to work with David Leadbetter and his academies in Austria, Germany, and the Worldwide Junior Headquarters in Florida. Since then, Dan has continued to work with elite players preparing them for life as a collegiate player and on professional tours throughout the world.

"I’ve trained many adults and professional golfers but what really excites me is preparing young athletes to become proficient in the gym, developing an enjoyment for physical activity, and a deep understanding of how the body works during the golf swing" states Jackson. "Along with the elite team of professionals that G2 has created, on both the golf and administration side, all geared towards helping the player, and the beautiful facilities and town of Bluffton/Hilton Head."

Jackson is responsible for the development and performance of each of the players at the Academy. He works very closely with the students on improving all areas of their game and educating them on becoming self-sufficient elite players.  

 

Fully versed in Rapsodo Trackman, Swing Catalyst (Ground Force Reaction), BodiTrak, Blast Motion, K-Motion (3D Analysis software).

Within the training program players will go through a specifically designed training program that will incorporate all these phases. It creates an environment where there is no wasted time within training. Players are fully engaged and are constantly improving and retaining new skills that they are learning to master. This system is called the Levels of Competence and was designed by Jackson in combination with his research into player development within his MS.c and based on 15 years of coaching.

Betty Kaufmann

Betty Kaufmann
Career Highlights

LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year - 1998, 2004, 2007, 2013

 

Named Top 50 Teachers in Country by Golf for Women Magazine

 

LPGA Top 50 Teacher as selected by peers - 2008, 2009

 

Golf Magazine Top Teacher Midwest Section - 2005

 

2001 Golf Magazine Top 400 Teachers

 

Led DePaul Men's Golf Team to be awarded "Academic National Champions" by the Golf Coaches Association of America

 

DePaul Team claimed the BIG EAST Team Academic Award with all 10 team members on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Betty has always been passionate about women's sports. Before the age of Title IX, she was a 3-sport athlete at the University of Dayton, earning her a spot in the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. Betty played on the LPGA Tour for two years, and then qualified and played in the 1982 US Women's Open. 

 

Betty is one of the most distinguished golf professionals and educators in the nation. She was the Men's Head Golf Coach at DePaul University for 19 years. Under Betty's leadership, her teams were named Academic National Champions four times, in addition to winning conference honors and putting together unbelievable tournament rounds. 

 

Prior to spearheading the growth of the DePaul program, she was a teaching professional at Pine Meadow Golf Club and the Lake Forest (IL) Heath and Fitness Institute. She also served as a teaching pro for the Golf Learning Centers of America from 1994-98. 

 

Betty is the mother of 3 sons and a daughter. She and her husband Jamie call Lake Forest, IL home and spend much of their time at their second home on Callawassie Island in Okatie, SC. 

Shelley Woolner

Shelley Woolner is a 40 year member of the PGA of Canada with focus primarily on teaching and instruction. 

 

She started out in Canada, teaching and running a facility which developed into a focus on coaching, specifically juniors and women as the co-owner and instructor for Canada's National Golf School. She continued to build her resume and reputation in the golf industry, appearing for weekly segments on Canada's #1 Golf Show, ACURA WORLD OF GOLF, in addition to Guest Instructor Appearances on The Golf Channel's ACADEMY GOLF LIVE program. 

 

Shelley was the Head Instructor for Canada's National Golf School Links for Women until 2014. In 2015, she began a 2 year tenure at The International Junior Golf Academy, under the leadership of CEO Ryley Hendry. 

 

Shelley is incredibly passionate and cares deeply for the G2 Girls and helping them achieve their goals. She says there is nothing more rewarding than working with the girls and uses her expertise to help them understand course management strategics and fundamental understanding of the swing.  

Shelley Woolner
Career Highlights

Guest Instructor on the Golf Channel - ACADEMY GOLF LIVE

 

Appeared weekly on Canada's #1 Golf Show, ACURA WORLD OF GOLF, for 15 years

 

Head Professional/Director of Instruction - Blue Springs Golf Club, Home of the CPGA

 

15 years as Instructional Editor for Score Magazine

 

Voted one of Canada's most influential people in golf, Score Magazine

 

Head Instructor for Canada's National Golf School Links for Women (2001-2014)

 

Guest Speaker at Canada's first Teaching & Coaching Summit

Rebecca Kerry

Rebecca joins the G2 Academy Performance Team as she continues learn and develop her skills and apply her knowledge and experience from competitive golf.

Rebecca is currently a Level 3 Apprentice in the LPGA Teaching Program, working towards the LPGA Certification.

She played 4 years of golf at Saint Francis College, then interned for the AJGA in 2014-2015 before starting her teaching career at RedTail Golf Center in Beaverton, OR. She has been a Tournament Director for the Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour since 2018 in addition to teaching at the Robert Linville Precision Golf School, while continuing to work towards her goal of becoming an LPGA certified professional. 

Rebecca is an expert in tournament competition schedule and works with the girls and families on scheduling,  improving their ranking and adding to their resume for college golf.

Skylar Jewell

Director of Mental Performance

Since the age of five I have always had a passion for the game of golf, as I grew older I also found a passion in helping others to explore potential. After discovering sport and performance psychology, and seeing the difference it made at the elite and olympic level, I realized how empowering and fulfilling the work can be. I also recognized the opportunity of incorporating these strategies at the foundational level as a catalyst to growth and development. Working at a golf academy at the junior golf level is a dream and compliments each of my passions.  Although mental performance is often recognized as an invisible area and difficult to measure growth in, I believe the contrary. Working to illuminate and show progress over time in mental performance is highly motivating for an athlete. It is my mission to empower others with knowledge and tools to be able to independently solve their greatest problems and challenges while leading a rich and meaningful life.

Over the past 6 years I have enjoyed being involved in the world of elite junior golf academies. The impacts of creating more robust golfers, focusing on problem solving and resilience, has shown me the short and long term effects of this work and its impact on  establishing people of passion, purpose and character.

"Things are a lot easier to accomplish once you realize that you're not a product of your past but a solution to your future."

 

MS in Kinesiology, Sports and Exercise Psychology

"I find empowering individuals to become better problem solvers to be indelibly rewarding​."

 

Certified Functional Strength Coach

Highest Certification of Titleist Performance Institute.

Fitness Track

Medical Track

Junior Golf Track

SEBASTIAN BROWN

Director of Strength and Conditioning

As a former junior golf academy student, and collegiate golfer,I am now a dedicated golf fitness professional excited to help G2 Girls optimize their physical potential as golfers! I believe great athletes make great golfers and G2 training uses sports science principles to develop well-rounded athleticism that

lends itself well to the game of golf.

I enjoy helping aspiring golfers maximize their potential after experiencing the powerful improvement fitness and nutrition had on my own game as a junior golfer. I’ve recognized golfs evolution into a power sport and understand that the golfers of the future must be all around great athletes who bring strength and power to the game. With so many forms of fitness (bodybuilding, powerlifting, crossfit, yoga, sports performance, general fitness) it can be very confusing for young aspiring golfers. G2 provides quality Strength & Conditioning based on both scientific evidence and practical experience to help golfers navigate their

way to a healthier and more functional body for golf.

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science while playing on the Men’s Golf Team at Lander University, I also hold the highest level of certification with the Titleist Performance Institute in their Fitness tracks, as well as completing courses in their Medical and Junior golf tracks.

 

As a Certified Functional Strength Coach, one of my main core values is to provide high quality program design using the most current, evidence-led, experience based principles in the industry to develop athletes and prevent injuries.

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