What Is Your Motivation?

Hello Golf Friends


2017 was a remarkable year.  While I’ve been a professional golf instructor for 18 years, 2017 was my first year of full time instruction; resting solely on my own business to pay my bills.  When people ask how I’m doing; I tell them “I still have my head above water and feet above ground”.  While I may not be making millions, going to work every day and doing what I love is priceless.  I feel I have one of the best office spaces in the world at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club in Tampa, FL.   It is an honor and privilege to do what I do, to meet who I meet, and spread the game that I hold so close to my heart.

When I began PaulMeyerGolf Academy (formerly The Complete Golfer Golf Academy) in late 2015, I had only a few students.  Fortunately, there was income coming from my job as a public educator (24 years) through September of 2016.  In June of 2016, I decided to pack up my school supplies for good and begin my next adventure.  It was a jump to go from full benefits, retirement, steady income to NOTHING; relying just on my own PURPOSE and PASSION to carry me forward. 

To be honest, a year ago at this time I was worried.  While I was building my client base, building my brand, building my business, the money was INCREDIBLY TIGHT; feeling more like I was making a string of bogies rather than a birdie barrage.  Going into a hot, steamy 2017 summer where I thought things would slow down; I was a bit panicked.  But I wasn’t quitting.  I loved it too much.  So with my PURPOSE AND PASSION pushing me forward, I tweaked my business model to bring in more students.   I called it my SUMMER SLAM!  My focus was on quality instruction and quantity of lessons; to bring in NEW golfers  and load my lesson book.  To Spread my name and rely on word of mouth.  I started a golf instruction Instagram account that today has over 1800 followers (paulmeyergolf).

“Build it and they will come”!  By July I was doing 30+ lessons/week and I’ve maintained that every week since.  I’m not sure what the “Value of Success” is but I do know one part of success is getting up every day and looking forward to your work.   My  PURPOSE is to grow the game and bring in new students as well as help current students enjoy the game more.   My PASSION is to deliver quality, individualized instruction that fits each student’s learning