Robyn and Mark
Mark wins the prestigious CPGA Teacher of the Year Award.
Mark has been a Pro for over 25 years.
- About Mark Evershed
- My Philosophy
- Learning the Science of the Swing
Mark is a family man and a lifelong resident of Toronto, Canada. He grew up around two of the legends of Canadian golf, Moe Norman and George Knudson, and he had a chance to observe these great golf swings first hand.
He turned pro at the age of 16 and struggled with his game for 11 years, never winning a pro tournament and never really understanding what he was trying to do with a golf ball. At the age of 27, he had the good fortune to work with Tom Tomasello and learned that the MIND (knowledge) and NOT THE MUSCLES is what controls the golf swing. Immediately after returning to Canada, he won the first pro tournament he entered, and won many more since. Mark will readily admit that these are not major tournaments, but that they are the same ones he entered and did NOT win for 11 years before he acquired TRUE GOLF SWING KNOWLEDGE.
Mark Evershed's teachings are uniquely his own, but they also owe their heritage to Tom Tomasello, Homer Kelley, Ernest Jones and Percy Boomer. Mark is very proud to be a part of this golfing lineage.
Ask anyone who knows Mark Evershed, especially his students, and the following words may be used to describe him: exceptional teacher, great player, inventor, motivator, relationship builder, inspiration, listener, and friend.
Those words are just the tip of the iceberg for the 2005 Canadian PGA Teaching Professional of the Year, who was judged on a wide array of criteria ranging from innovative teaching techniques to instructional articles, videos or promotions.
“I was very honoured when I received the phone call that I had won the Teacher of the Year award,” mentioned Evershed. “More now than ever, people are starting to recognize the importance of teaching and I am very excited to be a part of that.”
As a teacher, Evershed‘s philosophy relies on “long term relationships.” After studying the philosophies of greats such as Homer Kelly and Persey Boomer, Evershed created his own unique teaching style based on the premise that knowledge, rather than muscle memory, is the path to success and that a lack of success comes from incorrect understandings as opposed to lack of ability.
From that premise evolved Evershed’s theory on the golf swing called “LagnLoad”, a teaching system consisting of DVDs, books and practice devices to help golfers understand and execute the swing.
By adopting his theory, he is confident that students will be successful if they understand the mechanics and sequence of the swing. Evershed has invested a considerable amount of time into teaching and documenting his teaching philosophies. He invented numerous devices to support his theory including “The Power Click”,“Weight Shift Monitor”, “The Sequence Tube”, “Laser Club”, and the“Magic Triangle & Ball Position Indicator”. An author of two books(“The Canadian Move - Right Handed and Left Handed” and “The Six Minute Golf Swing”).
“I wake up every morning and try to improve the way I teach because I’m possessed by it,” Evershed said. “All of my time is put into improving myself and getting better at what I do.”
Learning the Science of the Swing:
ark Evershed believes that given the correct information in an organized manner, humans can learn anything. "Correct information" means acquiring knowledge and "organized manner" means proper teaching sequences. The golf swing is a series of motions that must be learned and understood and then performed in the correct sequence.
Unfortunately, golf is being taught without expanding the golfer's knowledge of the golf swing. Lack of knowledge is the single, most important reason why handicaps have not decreased in the past 20 years. This knowledge has always been available. The communications of this knowledge and in the proper sequence is the key to "becoming a golfer" and lowering your scores.
If you do not have the knowledge that the golf swing motion is made up of 6 parts and if you do not know which part created the good or bad shot, then lowering your handicap permanently will be almost impossible.
The golf swing is a series of motions that must be learned and understood and only then performed in the correct sequence. The teaching method Mark has developed, "LagnLoad", and the associated color-coded practice devices are a proven system that will last a lifetime for golfers at any ability level.
Mark's unique color-coded method of teaching and the associated practice devices break the golf swing down into a simplified method of instruction. By following Mark's proven system, golfers can dramatically improve their playing ability, no matter what level of skill they currently possess.