About Don Allio

Teaching Professional, San Jose Country Club 

Don Allio believes in a complete approach to game improvement. This is accomplished by addressing all aspects of the game including full swing, short game, course management, practice techniques, mental training, golf fitness, and properly fitted equipment. His goal is for each student to come away with a plan for game improvement that is comprehensive and individually tailored.

You have an individual golf swing and a personal style of play.  Don recognizes your unique characteristics, and that’s why his teaching focuses on evaluating and enhancing your individual golf game. Don’s teaching philosophy is based on the fact that you cannot standardize the golf swing. It’s important to develop the golf swing around the student’s capabilities to determine what is the most efficient way for the student to swing the golf club. Don will take what the student is currently doing and try to improve upon it, keeping the swing changes within the style of the student.

Individual programs are based on the student’s goals and the amount of time he or she has to practice.  Each student is different in his physical condition and abilities.  Prior to each students first session, we will establish what the student would like to achieve through his or her lessons.  Ideally, Don will get the opportunity to watch a new student play and evaluate his or her needs. Improved mechanics definitely translate to better golf shots.  Don wants to make sure those better shots are helping you score better.

Golf Certifications

PGA Class A Member

Being a PGA Class A Member is the industry standard for golf professionals. Receiving your PGA Membership means you have completed the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in golf instruction and course management. It also means you have passed a playing ability test, showing you understand how to play the game at a high level. Career arcs for PGA pros may include jobs such as teaching pro, director of golf for a golf course or other facility, or general manager or chief operating officer for an entire facility.

TPI Certified Fitness Coach

TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Being TPI Certified shows your instructor has reached a level of golf expertise that surpasses, and continues to surpass, the competition.
Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. A TPI Certified Instructor has studied this research and is able to apply it to improving your golf game.

TPI Certified Junior Coach Level 3

In the TPI Junior program, kids are grouped into stages based on their developmental ages so coaches, trainers and health care practitioners can train the right skills at the right times. All aspects of a Long Term Athletic Development program for golf are covered in detail. If you are a TPI Certified Junior Coach you understand the importance of when and how skills are introduced. This is an enormous advantage to the development of your junior golfer. For example, between the ages of 5 and 8 years old, TPI Coaches develop athletic movement patterns related to the golf swing, such as throwing a frisbee, hitting a softball off a tee, throwing bouncie balls while kneeling, etc. All of these movements develop golf skills! As the junior develops coordination and grows, the golf swing will be more repeatable because the junior will be more “golf coordinated”.

Private and Group Lessons

Beginning, Intermediate and Junior Golf lessons are available at Allio Golf. Lessons are available for all levels and include all aspects of the game including full swing, short game, course management, practice techniques, mental training, golf fitness, and properly fitted equipment.

Allio Golf lessons are located at the San Jose Country Club. Contact us to schedule a lesson or find out more.

San Jose Country Club
15571 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127

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