Aki Matsumura was born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii. His passion for golf started at the age of 6. Aki played Division 1 collegiate golf at Sacramento State and the University of Hawaii, Manoa. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a BA in Management Information Systems, Aki initially started his career in application development and computer programming. In 2004, Aki discovered his passion for teaching golf at the Aloha Academy of Golf.
Aki’s coaching philosophy can be explained as 4 Steps to Mastery
Specializing in Junior Instruction
Deciding to pursue his passion for golf and teaching, Aki moved to California in 2005 and began private and group golf instructions at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. Aki specializes in teaching juniors ages 3-17. He is the Lead instructor for the South County Golf Academy 3-6 year old Junior Program and has been the Assistant Golf Coach at JSerra High School since 2010.
Aki strives to create a fun, relaxing, and easy learning environment for all juniors. Recognizing that each student has different strengths and abilities, achieving the optimal results for each student begins with goal setting and designing a plan to achieve short-term goals to arrive at long-term vision. Understanding the basic fundamentals and key essential skills of the entire game is the most important aspect in learning this lifelong game.