Instructors

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Dr. David Wright

David F. Wright, Ph.D., PGA holds two doctorates.  His areas of specialization are in Research, the Psychology of Learning and Psychophysiology.  He was a member of the full time faculty of the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine for 4 years and he has been a member of the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine for over 25 years.  Dr Wright has been a golf teaching professional since 1982.  He is the author of 4 books on golf and numerous golf magazine and Professional Journal articles, videos and audio CDs.  His work appeared in the 2011 book published by Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever and he has contributed a chapter on Stance Width and Posture in a Sports Illustrated & Golf magazine book on “Drive the Ball With Power and Accuracy“.Dr Wright conducted a three year golf research project in Dr. Frank Jobe’s Biomechanics Lab at Centinela Hospital in Los Angeles from 2004 thru 2007.  He has been described by Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine as the “Balance Expert”, and Golf Digest of Japan referred to him as the “Foremost Expert on Balance” and “…leader in balance instruction across all sports and industries.”

Dr Wright was also a Coach for University of Southern California Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams from 1999 through 2008.  During his tenure the teams combined to win 2 Team and 3 Individual NCAA National Championships, 7 Regional NCCA Championships and 2 PAC 10 Conference Championships.

  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor
  • Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School
  • A Golf Digest Top Teacher
  • PGA Teacher of the year for Southern California twice

ADRIAN SALUM

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Adrian is a Class “A” PGA golf professional with 10 years of experience in the golf industry.  He served as a golf professional at courses in both the United States and Mexico; La Cantera in San Antonio, Texas, Vail Golf Club in Vail, Colorado, as well as Querencia and Campestre San Jose in Los Cabos, Baja California. Appointed Head Professional at El Cid Golf & Country Club in September 2014, Adrian joined El Cid´s team to continue his passion to grow the game of golf. He comes to us most recently from Club Campestre de Chihuahua as the Director of Golf where he managed the golf operation and club tournaments that hosted more than 25,000 rounds of golf each year. Adrian is committed to providing the highest standards in golf instruction.  Whether you  are an established player or a complete beginner, his knowledge, experience and ability will ensure your game goes from strength to strength.

Joseph Edwards

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Joseph Edwards (Jai) has worked closely with Dr. Wright and the Wright Balance Technology team for the past 7 years. He has worked with junior golfers for the past 4 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and he has a strong background in kinesiology and exercise science. Jai completed an internship in biomechanics with Dr. Wright and he has assisted him in his golf schools and media education programs for most of their 7 year relationship.   His history with Wright Balance Technology makes him a tremendous asset to cross several boundaries from golf fitness to teaching.

Anthony Leone

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Anthony played college golf and turned his passion into his career. In 2005 Anthony helped develop the TGA national golf enrichment program for PK-8th graders and has personally worked with over 1,000 students. Anthony’s goal with each student is to use golf instruction as a vessel for success on and off the golf course. Anthony also teaches with the Wright Balance Golf Schools when not working with the TGA National program.

Matt Heath

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Matt has been working in the golf industry for 10 years. He is a graduate of the Golf Academy of America, Carlsbad, CA. with a degree in Complex Golf Operations Management and Teaching. For the past year Matt has worked with Dr. Wright and the Wright Balance Golf Academy.

Andrew Kramer

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Andrew, or AK as his friends call him, is the grandson of tennis great, Jack Kramer. He attended the University of La Verne in CA on a golf scholarship. He won 5 collegiate tournaments and holds the school record scoring average. During his senior collegiate year, AK earned First Team All American Honors. As an amateur he twice won the club championship at his home course where he also holds the course record. AK also holds the course record at another Southern California course as well as at Bayreuth Golf Club in Germany. In the past few years he has turned his focus toward teaching. When not doing individual instruction, AK teaches with Dr. Wright in the Wright Balance Golf Schools.

Aki Matsumura

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Aki was raised in Kauai, Hawaii. He played Division 1 collegiate golf at the University of Hawaii, Manoa where he graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems. He moved to California in 2005 and began private and group golf instruction. Aki has worked with Dr. Wright in his Wright Balance Golf Schools for the past 3 years.

Jordan Gold

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Jordan has worked in the golf industry for 11 years. He grew up in the Chicago area where he was three a time state champion as a junior. After a successful junior golf career, Jordan played college golf at The University of North Carolina. He holds four course records and once shot a 59 during competition. Jordan works in the Wright Balance Golf School while at the same time pursuing his dream of one day playing on the PGA Tour.

Vincent Bertagna

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Vincent has been a full time Teaching Professional for 3 years. He was born and raised In Southern California. Vincent attended Cal Poly Pomona where he graduated with a degree in Communications. He continued his education at the Professional Golfers Career College in Temecula, CA. He is currently working with Dr. Wright in the Wright Balance Golf Academy as both a teaching and playing professional

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

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For more information about El Cid’s Golf Academy and reservations, you may contact us by phone at 1-855-855-2222 or by email at golf@elcid.com.mx.   Interested on detailed itineraries of each type of session?

ACADEMY PACKAGES

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For more information about El Cid’s Golf Academy and reservations, you may contact us by phone at 1-855-855-2222 or by email at golf@elcid.com.mx.   Interested on detailed itineraries of each type of session?