World Long Drive Champion and Mental Skills Expert Eric Jones Joins Pleasanton Golf Center

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Instructor Eric Jones, MA, a sports psychology consultant and former world long drive champion, joins the staff at The Pleasanton Golf Center.

The Pleasanton Golf Center is pleased to announce the June 2008 arrival of new instructor, Eric Jones, a world long drive champion, mental skills expert and founder of the Seaver Golf Academy. He'll be offering instruction for adults and juniors.

The Pleasanton Golf Center welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities and has a variety of programs and activities to enhance your enjoyment of the game including: The Pleasanton Center Golf Club, The First Tee of the Tri-Valley, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Club, a Spring Tournament Series, a Junior Golf Summer Program, and a Pee Wee Summer Camp for ages 5 and 6.

"We are thrilled to offer Eric's unique programs and his expertise in mental skills training. His skills and interests enable us to offer even more services to those of you who have chosen The Pleasanton Golf Center as your instruction center of choice," said owner Dana Jetter.

"We are excited about this move and the expanded opportunities it will provide for our programs," added Jones. "The Pleasanton Golf Center is working closely with us to support all our programs, including the Golf Coach Program, a unique instruction model built around supervised practice. In addition, we will be delivering several new lesson formats, which will make staying in touch with your coach even more affordable and convenient." Jones will also be helping to develop a variety of junior programs at The Pleasanton Golf Center.

Jones played college golf at Stanford University. He began his teaching career there in the early 90s with the Stanford Junior Summer camps, and he was also the JV Coach and Men's Varsity Assistant Coach. He has also taught at the Golf Lab facilities in Palo Alto, and Poppy Ridge in Livermore. Prior to turning pro in 2003 Eric spent more than 20 years in a variety of executive leadership positions and owned his own management consulting firm. Along the way he remained a competitive golfer and played in the California State Amateur as well as the Northern California amateur championships. In 2003, he won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship. And in 2006 became the first golfer to win both the senior and open divisions of the Players Tour Championship. Jones is the grandson of Charlie Seaver, known as "Mr. California Golf." Seaver was the epitome of amateur golf and a consummate golfer who played for the love of the game, explained Jones. His values, ideals and integrity are the inspiration behind the Seaver Golf Academy.

Be sure to opt-in to Eric's e-newsletter at http://www.seavergolf.com to learn more about special clinics and programs -- including free weekly mental skills clinics offered at The Pleasanton Golf Center. When you opt-in to the newsletter, you will receive a free series of 10 video lessons and drills that you can implement immediately to improve your practice and play.

For More Information Contact:

The Pleasanton Golf Center
http://www.pleasantongolfcenter.com
925-462-4653

Eric Jones
http://www.seavergolf.com
650-274-3890

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