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Golf Performance Lab (GP Lab) caters to all levels of golfers. Where we separate ourselves is our unique assessment protocol, by giving each individual a ‘head to toe’ analysis to create a custom tailored program for our client to achieve their desired goals. Our facility provides an all inclusive experience to provide our clients with accurate data and solutions. The pillars highlighted in our ‘Core of Excellence’ allows us to highlight the root of every issue so our clients can apply their efforts in the correct direction and our technology allows us to gather and monitor that data without any oversight. We’ve all heard “hard work” and “countless hours” should correlate to success, but GP Lab believes purpose and direction is the priority in the equation for improvement.
Doo’s journey in golf was but a linear path, as most players’ aren’t. It is through those trial and error experiences he faced as a competitor, he’s been able to help countless players in the junior and collegiate level. His passion lies in helping the younger generation gain appreciation for the game and all of the lifelong lessons it possesses. GP Lab was the ideal vehicle to provide young golfers of this opportunity as well as opening the door to achieve their desired goals.
We are so grateful to have David Wurzer, Ph.D. PGA Master Professional, join the GP Lab team. David is an integral part of the foundation of GP Lab. Not only does he hold certifications for TPI and biomechanic instruction but his expertise in pedagogy and years of teaching coaches and students as a professor of Kinesiology at CSULB have helped develop our ‘Core of Excellence’ principles. David’s commitment and dedication to the game is evident in his accolades and years of passing down knowledge to the forthcoming generation.
Founder & Head Instructor
Doo Kang’s career in golf exceeds 20 years as a professional and most recently as the Head Coach and Director of Golf for Whittier College. As a player, Doo has traveled across the world and competed professionally – most notably in Asia where he competed on the ADT Asian Tour circuit. His professional resume includes multiple seasons on the Golden State Tour, PGA Monday qualifiers and Tour School qualifying in the U.S and overseas. Doo is able to equip his players and students with the skills and knowledge through his experience as a former competitor. And his emphasis of progress through process gives players the roadmap required to best understand their game and compete at a high level.. “Practice doesn’t make perfect. It makes progress.
David Wurzer, PH.D., PGA Master Professional
Director of Instruction
Dr. David Wurzer is a PGA Master Professional and Certified Golf Coach at Golf Performance (G P) Lab. He is an Assistant Women’s and Men’s Golf Coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. David is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) G 3, JR 3, GM 2; K-Vest Certified, Level 1; BodiTrak Certified, Golf Ground Mechanics; Blast Putt Certified, Level 1; Opti Certified Professional; GolfPsych Mental Game Instructor, and US Kids Certified Junior Instructor. Some of the technology used for instruction include Swing Catalyst and V1 High Speed Video, GC Quad Launch Monitor and Simulator, K-Vest 3D, BodiTrak Pressure Mat, Blast Motion Swing Analyzer, and Opti Brain Performance Optimizer. David has provided instructional segments to USA Today, The Golf Channel, National University Golf Academy, YouTube, and the Southern California Golf Show. David is an exceptional student and coach of the great game of golf. Dr. Wurzer has earned a B.S and M.A. from Northern Michigan University, has earned a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and completed Post Doctoral Study at The Ohio State University. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Long Beach. Previously he was an Associate Dean at National University Golf Academy and a Core Adjunct Faculty at National University. Education credentials include Community College Instructor, Community College Supervisor, and CSU, Los Angeles Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate. His specialties include sport pedagogy (science and art of coaching), sport psychology (mental training), and golf educator.
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Robin is a Southern California native who took up the game at a young age. He started out competing in local junior circuits such as the SCPGA Junior Tour and shortly after had opportunities to play overseas as well as in national events with the USGA and AJGA. He continued his playing career at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where they went on to win WCC Championships his sophomore year. After graduating, he continued his playing career on the Golden State Tour and professional events statewide. His experience also includes Qualifying School in Asia as well as Monday Qualifiers in the states. Robin has competed at a high level at all tiers leading up to professional rank and knows the ins and outs of what it takes for a player to transition from junior golf to playing at a collegiate level. Through his experience he’s able to provide players with accurate insight on how to build their tournament schedule and gain attraction from universities and coaches to compete at their desired level. “I believe in the significance of continued education and the benefits of competing at a collegiate level. It is an invaluable experience and golf can be used as a tool to open up opportunities that may or may not have been available.”
Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPT
Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPT has over seven years of experience in the orthopedic and sports physical therapy setting. He has had a passion for the game of golf since he was 15 years old, and has since set out to link his knowledge of the human body and biomechanics to help golfers of all ages and skill levels prevent injury and improve performance. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2013. Since this time, he has been able to gain experience and knowledge from a variety of golf instructors to learn the golf swing and apply principles of body awareness, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning to help both amateur and professional golfers. He firmly believes in a team oriented approach to the game where a common language is spoken amongst golf instructors and the medical team to achieve consistent, long lasting results.
Dr. Andrew Van Leuven, PT, DPT
Dr. Andrew Van Leuven PT, DPT graduated from the University of Southern California with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 with interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. Participation in golf and basketball in college as well as experience in athletic training has bridged the gap to specializing in the golf domain and sports medicine physical therapy. Andrew has completed coursework for the TPI level 2 certification for medical practitioners which is used in evaluation and treatment of his clientele. He believes in a team approach to improve athletic performance and maximize the body’s ability as it relates to golf.
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