Golf Lessons in NOVA

What Will You Learn From Golf Lessons With David MacKenzie?

Hi, I’m David MacKenzie and I’m a golf coach based in Alexandria, VA.

I’ve been coaching and playing golf for over 20 years and run a Golf Coaching Company called Golf State of Mind through which I coach tournament golfers, amateurs and PGA professionals.

My teaching simplifies golf teaching with an innovative approach and puts golfers on a structured path to reaching their true potential.

Adam-Gee-Golf-Expert-800_2500289“David’s approach to the coaching makes improving so simple. It’s amazing how a change in perspective towards what’s really important can make such a huge difference. All golfers, whether beginner or a Tour Pro like myself would benefit from his system.”
– Adam Gee, European PGA Tour player and former World Amateur No.1

Although the program focuses on what you need to develop to get closer to your potential, the basic program works on the following:

Call me now on (571) 641-9687 for a free consultation!

In lesson 1, we’re going to look at your fundamentals. Think you have these down? I’m going to give you a test and we’ll see how good they are. As much as I believe golf is played with your mind, without solid fundamentals, you’ll never become the golfer you’re capable of becoming. How you set up, determines how good your swing is.

In lesson 2, I’m going to teach you the secret that took me to scratch in less than a year. We’ll shift your focus from what your body is doing, to what you want the ball to do. It’s amazing how simple this sounds, but how hard it seems to be for most of us. The more conscious you’re thinking about your swing while you’re swinging, the more targets you’ll miss. I’ll show you how to visualize and feel shots, with techniques of the tour pros. Thinking about swing mechanics will be a thing of the past. I’m going to teach you powerful techniques to get your analytical and critical side of your brain out the way and re-learn golf as at art.

In lesson 3, you’re going to learn the importance of a Killer pre-shot routine, which will soon become a habit and set you up for success ahead of every shot. You’ll discover how to feel as confident as possible by knowing that you’ve done everything you can to ensure a good execution. You’ll learn that a good round of golf is a collection of individual shots hit as best you can, involving a meticulous sequence of steps.

aubrey mccormick golf“David Mackenzie has a subtle yet genius approach toward the mental game. I got the chance to work with him and his knowledge of the mental game really helped to change my thought process on the golf course. After working with him, I felt more confident and I look forward to working with him in the future!”
Aubrey McCormick, Big Break Atlantis 2012 Competitor

In lesson 4, you’ll discover how to develop the mental toughness of the Tour pros. Do you think the best players in the world get as affected as you do a triple bogey? No, they don’t. That’s not because they are stronger mentally that you are, it’s because they know techniques to re-frame their minds to keep their confidence high. You’ll to learn how to control your emotions, to keep your confidence high and your mind firmly in the present

In lesson 5, you’ll find out the best pre-round warm-up. This isn’t just about stretching and loosening up your golf muscles. It’s about getting your body and mind synchronized and preparing yourself for playing your best.

In lesson 6, I’ll show you the best way to review your rounds so that you know exactly what to work on during your practice, to make sure you work towards lowering your handicap with every session.

In lesson 7, you’ll discover a completely new way to practice with the GSOM practice drills. I’ve got all the drills for every area of your game to make practice enjoyable but very effective.

Other lessons include:

Green reading and Putting

Short game skills

eben dennis golf“David captures the real essence of how to play golf with a clear mind while helping you focus on a repeatable process, instead of the technical details. David can help any golfer find his natural self. By doing this, he makes the game simpler and more fun for all. Way to go David.” ~ Eben Dennis, Power Feel Golf and Former Mental Coach for Nick Faldo

Please call me on 571.641.9687 for more information or email golfstateofmind(at)