Gregg Downey turned professional in 1986 after a successful collegiate career. He joined the Portland State Viking Golf Team in 1981, named team captain and achieved NCAA All-American status in 85’ & 86”. As a winner of four collegiate tournaments and the 1986 Portland City Amateur Championship he became recognized as one of the Northwest's top Amateur golfers.
After turning professional in 1986 he continued his play on various mini-tours home and abroad. In 1990 he turned his focus to teaching and learning more about the golf swing and how to communicate his understanding of the swing to his students.
Gregg Downey provides his students with an understanding of the basic swing fundamentals and how the fundamentals affect their golf swing. Cause & Effect Golf identifies key fundamentals that contribute to building a better golf swing. Golfers of all skill levels have swing faults, tendencies that may be detrimental to their golf games progress. Once proper identification is made of the tendencies the student can then learn techniques to minimize the severity or frequency of the tendency to occur. Less frequency results in better golf shots. It is a straight forward approach; go to the source that begins the process of building. It is Downey’s 26 years of teaching and playing experience that helps him to take a simple straight forward approach to repairing a golf swing.
The second part Downey’s success as an instructor is his study of the inner game of golf. Inner game techniques are a critical part of a golfer’s progress. From learning a new golf move to playing competitive golf it is important the player be given the proper mental tools to help overcome the obstacles that students face when striving for great success.
It is the goal of Gregg Downey and Cause & Effect Golf to make golf an enjoyable learning experience for all who play. There is no greater satisfaction to a golf instructor than to hear the jubilation of a student as they experience success with their golf game.