After turning professional in 1979, Ron achieved success while playing the American mini-tours, Asian Tour and South American Golf Tour from 1980-1985. Ron attempted to qualify for the PGA Tour 11 times and was within one shot of playing the PGA Tour in the 1981 Qualifying Tournament. In 1989, Ron won the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Championship. In 1990, Ron was named Gulf Coast Chapter Player of the Year. In 1991, he won the Dixie Section PGA Player of the Year Award.
As a teacher, Ron has been named to Golf Magazine’s 2003-2013 lists of Top 100 Teachers. In 1990, Ron was honored as the Gulf Coast Chapter, Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year. In 1996 and 2003, Ron won his second and third Dixie Section PGA Teacher of the Year Awards. Most recent, Ron has been named #6 Golf Digest’s “Best Teacher in State” (November 2013 publication).
Ron is one of only 13 Doctorate Level Instructors of Homer Kelley’s – The Golfing Machine, has received Certification from Paul Chek’s Golf Biomechanics Intensive, is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor (2003-2013), and is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Fitness Instructor Level III, TPI Golf Instructor Level III, TPI Junior Golf Instructor Level II. Ron has been an integral part of the success of PGA Tour Players, Joe Durant, Kenny Perry and Jerry Pate.
Ron’s base for individual and group instruction is on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove and Quail Creek in Fairhope. You can schedule your appointment on-line by clicking the Schedule Your Appointment button on the home page.
A Realistic Approach — Steady Progress… Not Instant Perfection
“I wish instant perfection was available, so I could give it to you.” Ron Gring
Every session with Ron is one-on-one for both new clients and returning clients. The intention for sessions with new clients is focused on pinpointing the primary causes of inconsistency, establishing the most urgent areas of consideration and developing a plan to add precision and efficiency to those priorities.
“Because no two swings are alike and no two players are alike, I ask a lot of questions in the initial session. Next, after monitoring your swing at full speed and in slow motion, I use a host of lines, planes, angles, dots and circles on the slow motion video clips to measure how much you are moving, in what direction and in what sequence. Then, I screen your ability to perform basic movements involved the golf swing from a bio-mechanical point of view. This careful diagnostic analysis is indispensable to reduce the number of components that may need to attention. This makes the entire lesson more simple while providing assurance that you are working on the correct and appropriate adjustments.” Ron Gring.
With returning clients, sessions are devoted to adding precision to previously established priorities.
Tiger Woods / November 30, 2011 – “Because I hadn’t had enough time to really fully integrate it yet. You know, I just needed more time, and you know, people think that these changes happen overnight and they’re very easy. They’re not. They take lots of time. As I said, my first one (swing change) took over two years where I struggled a lot for a couple years, and the other one (swing change) was almost two years. So it takes some time, but once it kicks in, you understand the system, (your system) then it’s full go. ”
“I have a responsibility to concentrate on those elements that are having the greatest influence on the quality and consistency of your golf shots. Sometimes, altering habits in your basic motion takes more than just information and a few repetitions. Pushing the improvement process too rapidly, all but guarantees that the player will hurl himself into a very troublesome slump. Understanding what to do and being able to execute on an unconscious level is not an “A” + “B” = “C” process. There is so much more to “A” & “B” than just “C”. While you are working toward making your game more stable, it may become very fragile. For that reason, we work on fundamental priorities until they are no longer influencing your results. Then we move to the next “most important” component.