As a golf coach, I am always looking for new ways to improve my coaching and my instruction program for my players and students. Over the years, I have been fortunate to help coach and develop some very good players.  At my indoor studio in Stuart, Florida, I have built a lot of great golf swings that have progressed into multiple all-area high school players and college players. As a coach, you learn that once the swing has been developed and the skill levels are achieved, it all comes down to the mental game and how the players think as they play and the way that they handle adversity on the course. Every now and then, a breakthrough technology comes along that improves the teaching process. Recently, I have come across a new kind of breakthrough technology that could really help the way I interact with my players, imapMyGolf. The imapMyGolf program is a mental golf game mapping technology product that gives the coach a powerful tool to help the player develop a mental approach that then can be brought to the golf course. Players take an online questionnaire that takes about 15 minutes to complete. Questions are detailed but simple to answer.  At the completion of the questionnaire, the system then generates a player report that the student gets to see right away and sends me, the coach, a coach’s report. The coach’s report has a lot more details about my player or student than the player’s report.  It gives me insight into the player’s inner game and how they look at themselves and the people they play with. The report is very easy to understand and gives me a lot of things to work on with my players in practice, on the course, and in the lesson studio. Are they methodical and analytical, or are they imaginative and creative? How do they respond to stressful situations on the golf course? Armed with this type of in depth information, I can structure lessons that are more effective. The system is based online and is free for the coach to use; the players pay for the online questionnaire online. Please email me at or visit my website at Master Teaching Professional Arlen Bento Jr. is a golf coach, golf sales business owner, golf product developer and golf writer living in Jensen Beach, Florida.   He is a former professional tournament player and is a national award-winning head golf professional at the PGA Country Club at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FL.  He can be reached by email or visit his website You can follow him, on Facebook or on his blog
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