Lee Maiden

PGA Member
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Lee Maiden

Lee turned professional in 1973 after serving in the US Navy. His career began at the Wigwam where he had the opportunity to study and learn from golf greats, Hale Irwin, Dale Douglas and Dave Marr. In 1977, Lee was at the Vail Golf Club (where he started the Gerald Ford Pro-Am), where he stayed for two years before becoming the Head Professional at Park Hill GC where he spent extensive time with another PGA legend, Dave Hill. While at Park Hill GC, Lee founded the Colorado Junior Golf Association in 1981. Lee then went on to be the Head professional at Eagle Country Club, Cattails GC and the Heritage Hills GC in McCook, Nebraska. Lee was the Head Golf Coach for the Adams State University from 1995-2000. Throughout his career, Lee’s passion has always been teaching and it is as a teacher that he truly shines. In his 33 years as a professional, he has helped thousands of his students not only improve their games but also to enjoy it! There are several reasons why Lee’s nickname is “The Swing Doctor”. We are proud to have Lee as a Senior West Coast instructor for the Bird Golf Academy.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe very strongly in the fundamentals of the golf swing. My priorities with students are to make sure that their fundamentals are correct – for them. The core of the swing comes from grip, set-up (pre-swing), spine angle, club path and wrist hinge. The golf swing is the proper sequential motion of the body rotating, arms swinging and wrists hinging. The body is a timing device for the release of the club and that true understanding comes from “cause and effect.” To that aim, I work with my students to allow them to self-diagnose their own swings. By giving them that knowledge, they can discern corrections from their “ball flight.” I'm a firm believer in visual (like a full length mirror) and kinesthetic aids when working with my students and also believe that “drills” (smaller and more isolated tasks) are a great way for people to incorporate changes. I also stress learning by setting realistic practice goals for all of my students. My objective with all of my students is to help them improve and understand their own swing – AND to be able to enjoy the process!
40 years

PGA Company

Awards/Recognition

Co-Founder, Colorado Junior Golf Association

Adams State University Golf Coach 1995-2000

Work with Two Korn Ferry players

Head Professional 25 years

Testimonials

The whole thing was fabulous. I had a fantastic experience and loved every minute of it! Lee was so patient and taught right to our level. Each hour, as he got to know us better he got even better at meeting us right where we were. It couldn’t have been better!

- Carol -

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