David Ekberg

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BIRTHPLACE: Seymour, Australia  20/02/75

 

TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 2000

 

QUALIFICATION: Fully Qualified Golf Professional AAA Rating (Highest Rating from Australian PGA)

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Business in Professional Golf Management

 

WHATS IN MY BAG:  Driver - Ping G 10 degree tour 80 stiff

                             Fairway Wood - Ping Anser 3 wood stiff Diamana

                             Hybrid - Ping i20, 17 degrees X Flex

                             Irons - Ping iSeries 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,PW

                             Wedges - Ping Glide 50,55,60

                             Putter - Ping Anser           

                             Bag - Ping Tour Bag

                          

 

LOWEST ROUND AS A PROFESSIONAL: 67 (-5) at Sydney proam 2003

 

GOLF ACHIEVEMENTS:


- 2005 voted, 'Teacher of the Year' by fellow PGA Poland members

- 2013 voted, 'Teacher of the Year' by Polish Golf Awards

- Ekberg Golf Academy has been either 1st or 2nd every year in obtaining the most new golfers (greencards) in Poland in the last 10 years

- 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, represented Poland in International team Championship playing against all countries in Europe.

- 2006 'Corporate proam' winner at Mazury Golf Club

- winner of 8 'Open Amateur' tournaments

 

BEST MOMENT IN TEACHING: When caddying on LPGA Tour 2001/02  (Ladies Professional Golf Tour - number 1 tour for lady professionals) l gave a bunker lesson to Shani Waugh, after this lesson she was so happy she recommended me to other LPGA players and l was doing short game lessons to some of the best golfers in the world.

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPY:

Every person is an individual, everyone cant swing the club the same way its impossible due to physique, flexibility and sporting ability.  So l work with trying to get the best results from what you have obviously with a structure of an excellent golf swing in mind.  People play golf for all different reasons, keeping it simple and fun is also very important.  There is quite a difference in my lessons if l am teaching a 7 year old child compared to a rocket scientist :-) Its very rewarding for a person of any age to see their improvement with golf, that’s why people of all ages enjoy this sport.  l try to keep my teaching techniques simple and easy to understand

 

PERSONAL: When not working or playing golf l enjoy spending time with my family. Hobbies of mine include tennis, although if you put it in golf terms l would be a greencard player in tennis, but its great fun.   l am a regular attender of the 'Australian Open' and 'Wimbledon' each year. Body boarding also is a passion of mine, catching a few waves out in the ocean, l was lucky enough to go to University on the Gold Coast in Australia, that has some of the best surf breaks in the world. Going out for a spicy dinner, a punt on the sports bet or drinks with friends is also nice.