Jonathan Dron, PGA
Throughout Jonathan's career, he has found that the most efficient way to improve your golf game is to build an efficient and repeatable golf swing. He does this by working from the ground up and bases your program on what you can physically do! Utilizing his training from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and the K-VEST, a 3D biofeedback company, he structures his appointments to train the bodies major muscle groups.
Once proficient, he then targets the smaller muscle groups which leads to increased shot consistency. By training our muscles correctly we are creating a sound and repeatable golf swing. Research has shown it is easier to control your core body than the club head six feet away from your shoulder joint...so why talk club positions when we can talk muscle groups and get faster results!
Awards and Involvement
Jonathan has received the following awards and/or mentions:
U.S. Kids Golf Foundation Honorable Mention - Top 50 Instructor (2011 and 2012)
U.S. Kids Golf Instructors Certified Club Fitter (one of the first in the United States)
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) | Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) | Certified Junior Golf Coach
K-VEST | Certified Biofeedback Teaching Professional
Ping Golf | Club Fitter
PGA of America | Knowledge expert in the area of: General Management, Golf Operations, Executive Management and Facility Ownership and Leasing
Jonathan's commitment to the game is evident by his involvement in the PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy's Falcon Golf Camp and most of all the hours spent on the lesson tee with juniors, women and amateur players alike.
He is also the creator of the very popular Golf-4-Women program, which debuted in 2010 at Eisenhower Golf Course. He has been featured in PGA Magazine on various best practices in the area of golf instruction as well as local radio station KAFA 97.7, KVOR 740 and 92.9 Peak FM and local newspapers: Colorado Springs Gazette and Colorado Springs Business Journal.
Jonathan has published over 20 instructional articles in nationwide golf publications. On average, he teaches approximately 450 different people and conducts over 1,250 lessons per calendar year.
More About Me
Jonathan received his his master's degree in business administration (MBA) and undergraduate degree (BS) in accounting, marketing and PGA golf management at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs ("UCCS").
Work Experience | Golf
Jonathan got introduced to the golf industry through the Golf Channel as an audio/visual tech at the Lake Erie Charity Classic, a Nationwide Tour event. From there Jonathan went on to work at Bear Lakes Country Club, a private country club in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2006, Jonathan served as the Corporate Tournament Director at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a five star, five diamond resort and home of the 84 Lumber Classic, a PGA Tour event [2000 to 2006] located outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After Nemacolin, Jonathan joined the staff at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs as Assistant Tournament Director. Tired of working for other people seven days a week, Jonathan started his own teaching academy in 2009 in the state of Florida. In 2010, he relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado to start The Golf Guys; a full service teaching and consulting company. At its peak, The Golf Guys had three physical locations; two indoor and one outdoor; as well as a partnership with The Golf Channel's SwingFIX and the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. Having conducted over 1,500 golf outing and a background in business, Jonathan actively started to provide consulting services to other organizations, thus helping them improve their bottom line through education and a focus of what key metrics drive revenues and expenditures at their facility, as well as various non-profit organization's that put on friendly golf tournaments for their members.
Work Experience | Other
In addition to golf, Jonathan decided to put his accounting degree to use as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Jonathan worked for the global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in the area of assurance out of Miami, Florida for two busy seasons (2009 - 2010). In 2012, Jonathan decided to get back into accounting and joined Colorado Springs CPA firm, BiggsKofford, P.C., where he specializes in working with home builders and non-profit organziation's. He recently completed his 8th busy season in public accounting, where he typically work 2,500 hours a year helping various businesses and organizations succeed and grow both in Colorado Springs as well as across the country.
Additionally, Jonathan has a love for investing. Jonathan first started trading securities at the age of 12 and eventually went on to receive Securities License (Series 7 & 66) where he manage the portfolios of others. After deciding to give up investment advising after just a few years, Jonathan went onto become an active real estate investor in the Colorado Springs residential market. He is currently the owner and/or managing partner in nine other companies and partnerships based out of Colorado Springs and hopes to start investing in the commercial real estate and land development in the near future.
Jonathan loves to spend time traveling, snow skiing, hiking, camping, deep sea fishing, drinking wine and craft beer and spending time on his jet ski!