Biography

Seiko began golfing at the age of 7 and played her first golf tournament at 9. As a junior, she won multiple events and received a scholarship to train at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Florida. In college, she joined the University of Southern California women’s golf team and enjoyed a competitive collegiate golf career. She graduated from USC with a BA in Psychology, and began her career in golf coaching. Seiko integrates her background in psychology and competitive golf to improve players’ physical and mental game. Seiko has worked with men and women of all ages and abilities. She fosters a supportive instructional environment aimed at helping students reach their goals! Seiko is a Member of the PGA and a U.S. Kids Certified Golf Instructor. 

Philosophy

“Be your Own Best Coach!”
Creating harmony between the mind and body is necessary for finding happiness in life and, not surprisingly, golf is no different. Seiko Matsumura believes that balancing physical-technical skill and mental-emotional composure leads to peak performance. A clear mind leads to lower scores through improved focus and performance in all areas, from the short game to the full swing. Seiko delivers accessible lessons that lead to student independence and self-correction. She strongly believes that golf coaching should not only improve the player in the moment, but also be sustainable for subsequent practice and, most importantly, transferable to the golf course. Seiko focuses on the cause and effect, supervised practice, transfer training, and play model, where students see short-term results and long-term improvement. Her coaching leads to durable, sustainable swing methods and a positive mental-state. Students leave each lesson with an expectancy of improvement and the resources for advancement. By working with Seiko, you receive the enduring benefit of becoming your own best coach!

News

SCPGA Women Professionals Retain the Cup

The 2nd Annual Southern California Women’s Cup Matches had a magical feeling as the ladies from the SCPGA and WGCSC hit their tee shots on the first tee. Playing the Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club is a special treat for the top-eight ladies from the SCPGA and WSCGC; each and every player has a special memory from watching the former Dinah Shore Championship, now the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. The top-eight players on the SCPGA team were selected through the annual point rankings while the WSCGC team was selected from the various women’s golf clubs throughout the Southern California region.

The SCPGA team: Meggan Bunker, Nancy Caron, Kim Falcone, Seiko Onoue, Dale Shaw, Junko Suzuki, Julie Wells Shenfield, Mardell Wilkins, and Captain Susan Roll.

The WGCSC team:  Penny Baziuk, Marsha Butler, Carrie Campbell Wood, Angela Collins, Joan Higgins, Kathy Kurata, Tami Melone, Ran Oh, and Captain Jody Nickel.

The SCPGA team led after the morning Four-Ball matches, 3 to 1. The SCPGA teams of Onoue-Shaw, Suzuki-Falcone, and Bunker-Wells each captured a point while the WGCSC team of Butler-Bazuik gained the solo point. The afternoon Singles Matches saw some great match ups, Wilkins, Falcone, Wells-Shenfield, and Bunker all captured full points for the SCPGA, while Shaw and Onoue each halved their matches against Melone and Oh. Butler & Higgins each captured a full-point for the WGCSC. The final result was the SCPGA winning 8 to 4.

Thank you to Jim Robinson, PGA Head Golf Professional at Mission Hills Country Club for assisting in coordinating the Matches. Thank you to AJ Robinson of AUR for coordinating the ladies uniforms. Thank you to Jim Nicolaisen and Michael Seiden of Page & Tuttle for coordinating breakfast for the ladies. And thank you to all the players, it was great day of fun and camaraderie for the ladies.

PGA Professionals Paul Devine and Seiko Onoue Participate
in Get Golf Ready PSA

This new “Get Golf Ready” campaign will be launched in conjunction with the
upcoming 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, S.C. The two new 30-second
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are updates to the spots that The PGA and
the golf industry have run this year to promote Get Golf Ready. The new PSAs
also will be used during the 2012 Ryder Cup and throughout 2013.

Between July 29 and Sept. 9, this new campaign will provide 427 airings of
television and radio spots, along with digital, in-store and print promotion.
The media value of the 1.3 billion impressions is approximately $5.5
million.

Finally, the campaign will air from Aug. 13 to Sept. 9 at some 3,300 WalMart
stores nationwide, garnering some 651 million impressions.

This is a tremendous marketing benefit for PGA Professionals because the PSAs
will help drive consumers to your facilities. So you need to be prepared by
registering your facility as a Get Golf Ready facility today. Just click here
to register.

IN THE NEWS
Read more about Seiko Onoue in the Southern California PGA PROgram. Turn to page 16!
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