Our Philosophy

NorCal Golf Academy, Northern California’s Golf Channel Academy was founded in 2010, with one simple objective; to make the best golf improvement facility in Northern California.

Our flagship facility is over 5000 square feet located conveniently in Walnut Creek (2094 Mt. Diablo Blvd).  Our newest location in Dublin (7980 Amador Valley Blvd.) continues our mission of providing golfers from beginner to scratch, a place to effectively and efficiently improve their game.  With our advanced technology and highly trained instructors, NorCal Golf Academy provides Bay Area golfers with the best there is in golf instruction.  We are able to measure every facet of the golfers motion, thus can focus on accurate and correct improvements to the golf swing.  Other facilities may tout equipment that is similar, however, upon taking a closer look it fails miserably in comparison. Other facilities that utilize 3D motion capture only measure the pelvis and thorax, missing out on the critical point and that is to gather the players swing efficiency graph, the Kinematic Sequence. Other systems cannot measure the clubhead in 3D, hence missing out on critical impact data, so what the end user gets is a guess as to the correct fix.

We believe that if you are not improving we are not doing our job.

As is evident among the best players in the world, there is no one way to swing the golf club. There is, however, one efficient way for everyone to swing the golf club, and that is based on what the player’s body can physically do.  Most instructors and facilities have one method or approach to instruction that ignore the individual abilities and characteristics of each golfer.  We recognize and appreciate individual styles and abilities and work with those to make everyone the best golfer they can be!

The only thing in the golf swing that truly matters is what the player creates at impact. With that being said, NorCal Golf Academy instructors utilize a wide array of tools and philosophies to help each player reach their true potential. NorCal Golf Academy also utilizes the findings of the Titleist Performance Institute: the body’s ability to perform certain motions directly impacts the style each golfer uses to efficiently swing the golf club.

The only way to measure how efficiently one swing’s the golf club is through analysis of the player’s kinematic sequence which can only be obtained through 3-D swing analysis. NorCal Golf Academy utilizes the industry’s gold standard in motion capture, Advanced Motion Measurement 3-D technology to gather this data. Whether the swing is upright like Furyk, flat like Kuchar or somewhere in between, the Kinematic Sequence is the same. This graph tells us how the player uses their body to produce impact.

NorCal Golf Academy’s founder, Tom Rezendes, is one the few Swing Catalyst Ambassadors in the United States, using Swing Catalyst’s Balance plate Tom can also take a deep look into how one uses the ground to efficiently swing the club and if there is any room for improvement he will let you know.

NorCal Golf Academy’s teaching method that incorporates our teaching philosophy of working with each players own style and ability. With the physics and geometry of the golf swing being measured not only of the ball and club through Trackman technology but also the body via AMM and the ground interaction through Swing Catalyst technology, we realize that certain things need to happen in an effective golf swing and we can gather quantifiable data on EVERY swing quickly give you the proper fix.

We draw from all teaching styles and find the best style suited to each student’s body. Stack and Tilt, One Plane, Two Plane, Slot Swing, they are all worthy options and our instructors are knowledgeable in all styles. The key is determining which one is right for you, or should you have a “Hybrid” of two styles combined?

NorCal Golf Academy staffs the Bay Area’s most highly educated and Certified Professionals and is the only facility in the area that can track every part of your swing to give you the proper fix!