Every Ball Counts

Are you looking for…

  • a unique client experience?
  • a way to be the best in class?
  • a world class facility?
  • a program that parallels with “best in breed” strategy?
  • designed and executed individualized continuous improvement?

Are you looking to…

  • take your greatest range session to the golf course?
  • improve the quality of your practice?
  • reduce your handicap and aspire to USGA events?
  • train the way the top players train?
  • be in complete control of your goals?

Do you need…

  • a defined pathway from US Kids, FCWT, AJGA to college?
  • to improve the quality of your practice time?
  • to take your greatest range session to the golf course?
  • expert guidance for the physiological changes ahead?
  • established pathways for recruitment?

Are you looking for…

  • A pathway from the mini, Canadian, Latinoamérica, and Web.com tours to the PGA?
  • A pathway from the Symetra, Cactus, and Ladies European Tours to the LPGA Tour?
  • a goal-oriented practice plan?
  • access to EBC’s knowledge pool?
  • a way to refine your skill set to get to the next level?
  • strategies in place to execute that skill?

Do you want…

  • to identify your goals and use effective strategy to achieve them?
  • a structured program, linking your Shot Link data to an individualized pathway for success?
  • a clear pathway improving your stroke average, FedEx rank, world ranking and win potential?
  • the ability to compete long-term and injury-free
  • a plan to maximize the quality of your practice time

We don't just change how you play. We change you.
When you're ready, give us a call.

Replay 560 203 6160

Please call to discuss options available both on and off site: 561.203.6160

Come experience the world’s first science based data driven training academy

3 Days with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Located at the PGA Resort and Spa Estates Course
  • • 2 nights accommodations at the PGA Resort and Spa in West Palm Beach, FL
  • • 3 days individualized instruction with PGA Tour coaches Darren May, Vern McMillan and staff
  • • Complete player assessment including on course management, technical, mental, physical skill evaluation and goals
  • • Individualized player performance profile outlining skill set based on data collection
  • • Individualized player matrix (CV) showing optimum club scoring
  • • Swing analysis and data collection utilizing Trackman
  • • Understand and develop “Full Process”
  • • Motor pattern training to achieve proper ball flight
  • • Lower your stroke average by identify inhibitors and show corrective action
  • • Course management- how to score
  • • How to become an elite level athlete
  • • Learn what it means to practice as you play, play as you practice
  • • EveryBallCounts Mobile app to track and record playing and training sessions
  • • Lunch and dinner each day with the EBC Elite training staff
  • • Nutrition, hydration, recovery
  • • Transportation to and from West Palm International airport and PGA Resort and Spa
$7499 per person including accommodations

$6000 per person excluding accommodations (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

1/2 Day Clinic with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Consultation focused on scoring and reducing your stroke average
  • • Swing assessment with Trackman
  • • Proper warm up techniques
  • • Proper practice techniques for improved skill set
  • • EveryBallCounts mobile app to track and improve training sessions and strokes gained
$1099 per person includes (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

1 Day Clinic with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Strokes gained focus
  • • Thorough player assessment and skill set evaluation
  • • Proper practice techniques for improved skill set
  • • Learn how to properly score
  • • EveryBallCounts mobile app to track and improve training sessions and strokes gained
  • • Counts towards 3-day complete training package
  • • Lunch included with staff
$2299 per person includes (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

Experience a piece of elite performance

3 Days with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Located at the PGA Resort and Spa Estates Course
  • • 2 nights accommodations at the PGA Resort and Spa in West Palm Beach, FL
  • • 3 days individualized instruction with PGA Tour coaches Darren May, Vern McMillan and staff
  • • Complete player assessment including on course management, technical, mental, physical skill evaluation and goals
  • • Individualized player performance profile outlining skill set based on data collection
  • • Individualized player matrix (CV) showing optimum club scoring
  • • Swing analysis and data collection utilizing Trackman
  • • Understand and develop “Full Process”
  • • Motor pattern training to achieve proper ball flight
  • • Lower your stroke average by identify inhibitors and show corrective action
  • • Course management- how to score
  • • How to become an elite level athlete
  • • Learn what it means to practice as you play, play as you practice
  • • EveryBallCounts Mobile app to track and record playing and training sessions
  • • Lunch and dinner each day with the EBC Elite training staff
  • • Nutrition, hydration, recovery
  • • Transportation to and from West Palm International airport and PGA Resort and Spa
$7499 per person including accommodations

$6000 excluding accommodations (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

1/2 Day Clinic with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Consultation focused on scoring and reducing your stroke average
  • • Swing assessment with Trackman
  • • Proper warm up techniques
  • • Proper practice techniques for improved skill set
  • • EveryBallCounts mobile app to track and improve training sessions and strokes gained
$1099 per person includes (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

1 Day Clinic with the EBC Elite Training Staff

Includes:

  • • Strokes gained focus
  • • Thorough player assessment and skill set evaluation
  • • Proper practice techniques for improved skill set
  • • Learn how to properly score
  • • EveryBallCounts mobile app to track and improve training sessions and strokes gained
  • • Counts towards 3-day complete training package
  • • Lunch included with staff
$2299 per person includes (limit groups to 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

Dear Players and Parents,

Our full-time elite program is an exclusive training program limited to a distinct group of athletes. This group must possess the passion and drive to become a successful touring professional.

It is our goal at EBC Elite Training to develop young athletes to their highest potential—both as players and successful individuals in their community. Our selection process screens applicants for the key success-predicting characteristics—like attitude, work ethic, passion for the game, desire to succeed and competitive spirit.

At EBC, we endorse an elite environment for training and development, one that’s designed to elevate students to a world-class level. This culture also supports and demands responsible behavior, both on and off the course. This is a core value of EBC, its founders and coaches.

Our founders individually assess each athlete’s physical and mental skill level to better understand the athlete’s potential. Input from all relevant parties (parents, coaches, teachers, etc.) will be incorporated into a blueprint for success, addressing all required disciplines necessary to develop the player to their fullest potential. This program follows EBC Elite Training methodology, is individually tailored and includes all aspects for the player success.

Please call me at 561.203.6160 to learn more about our programs and how we are having an impact on the future of golf.

Sincerely,

Marc Solda
President

3 Days Personalized Instruction with PGA Tour Coaches Darren May, Vern McMillan and Staff

Includes:

  • • Located at the PGA Resort and Spa Estates Course
  • • Individualized instruction with PGA Tour coaches Darren May, Vern McMillan and staff
  • • Complete player assessment including on course management, technical, mental, physical skill evaluation and goals
  • • Individualized player performance profile outlining skill set based on data collection
  • • Individualized player matrix (CV) showing optimum club scoring
  • • Swing analysis and data collection utilizing Trackman
  • • Understand and develop “Full Process”
  • • Motor pattern training to achieve proper ball flight
  • • Mental preparation and emotional control
  • • Course management- how to score
  • • What is an elite athlete and how to become one
  • • Learn what it means to practice as you play, play as you practice
  • • EveryBallCounts Mobile app to track and record playing and training sessions
  • • Lunch each day with the EBC Elite training staff
  • • Understanding the importance of nutrition, hydration, recovery
$3000 per player, ages 13 and under

$4000 per player, ages 14-21 (limit groups of 12)

Call 561.203.6160, to reserve

Since working with the EBC Elite Training team I have been able to realize goals that I would have never imagined possible just one year before working with them. In one year I was able to win the Ohio High School State Championship and improve my AJGA status dramatically. I can assure you that every student at EBC will be treated as family because of the unbelievable people that are a part of this organization. I truly have been welcomed with open arms and have not only had phenomenal coaching but have obtained priceless friendships that will last a lifetime. Any junior with a dream and a passion can realize their untapped potential through the coaching and techniques at EBC Elite Training.

— Jeg Coughlin III

About US


We don’t just change scores.
We change players.

Down Right

About Us

Discover how to perform ordinary tasks in extraordinary circumstances

EveryBallCounts (EBC) has developed the world’s first science-based, statistics driven training system for golf. EBC Elite Training is located at the PGA Resort and Spa Estates Course in West Palm Beach, FL. The EBC program offers players of all levels a unique goal based improvement methodology that has been validated by PGA Tour players and Elite Olympic Athletes for over 30 years.

The training center is specifically designed to seamlessly incorporate all aspects of golf performance. A key focus at EBC is to develop a knowledge and understanding of the desired mental state conducive to the production of efficient and repeatable golf swings.

EBC teaches the player to perform the same golf swing whether in practice, club championships or the masters. In essence we teach and elicit each players ability to perform ordinary tasks in extraordinary circumstances.

Using data collected through our assessment process we individualize a program for each player based on their goals and skill set. This program is monitored by our staff and modified using our unique proprietary system. Offsite training and playing is tracked through our mobile app in order to maintain the player’s goals.

EBC provides a method of comparing a player’s performance against their competitors, and allows them to improve in the most efficient way possible using science and data.

EBC’s patent pending system uses the same type of data collected by the PGA Tour’s ‘ShotLink’. This custom designed system has been developed by EBC for aspiring amateurs as well.

EBC will teach you the best way to practice, manage the course and play golf. Just ask those who’ve experienced our training.

The Team


Born from the highest pedigree
of golf coaching

Down Right

The Team

Merging elite coaching with one-of-a-kind golf intelligence

Meet our Staff

Darren May (Founder/Head Coach) is a British PGA Member and a student of the game, through and through. It didn’t take long for Darren to become involved in all aspects of the game, from club-fitting to consulting on technical preciseness.

Darren is an expert golf coach. Born in London, England, he spent much of his earlier years observing both players and coaches at the highest level of golf on —the PGA Tour and European Tour. A British PGA member, his in depth knowledge of swing mechanics, equipment and human movement optimization allows his players the ability to achieve the required repeatable swing dynamics needed for maximum performance thus enabling them to compete at the highest level. The combination of his strategy and mental process along with his unique and diverse skill set make him a coach that is sought after by Tour Pros and amateurs looking to get to the next level.

Darren has been a speaker at both international and domestic educational seminars for the golf industry. His analytical approach to golf using analysis and preparation led him to be the world’s first coach to use Trackman as an integral part of overall game improvement.

For the past 4 years Darren has used ‘ShotLink’ data to coach his Tour players including Kevin Streelman, Camilo Villegas and Cameron Tringale. The available data is used to identify the level of their skill set and determine clear targeted pathways for improvement allowing them the ability to successfully execute their goals.

As the Director of Instruction at The Bear’s Club working for 18 time major winner Jack Nicklaus, Darren has been afforded a keen and valuable insight on what is needed to become a winner, both on and off the course.

Vern McMillan (Founder/Performance Coach) Vern has dedicated his career to teaching and assisting athletes to reach their peak performance. Born in the Australian outback, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in Coaching and Human Movement. During this time, Vern noticed that Sports Science and Elite Coaching was riddled with subjective traditions. As a result he felt compelled to bring a scientifically-accountable strategy to the field. Over a 15 year period while successfully training Olympians, he backed up every decision with the goal of: winning a gold medal. Vern was involved in every step of the training process during each four year Olympic period, determining the most effective scientific strategy to produce the desired goal. Every aspect of preparation was identified, analyzed and tested for its effect on the performance of each individual athlete.

Eventually, Vern’s pursuit of elite performance methods resulted in research to establish “the effect of repetitive motor patterns on performance”. This discovery proved vital across all athletic endeavors, but especially in golf, a game that had not embraced advanced technology and research with regard to its approach to player preparation and practice. Using his years of training elite athletes he applied this new methodology to successfully train PGA Tour players such as Robert Allenby (22 years), Stuart Appleby (22yrs), Geoff Ogilvy (15yrs), Aaron Baddeley(10yrs), Ernie Els (10yrs to current) and Adam Scott (5yrs). To date, Vern has successfully trained 700+ elite athletes representing 28 different sports. His attention to detail and elite attitude enabled him to be one of the most respected coaches in his field today.

Marc Solda (President/CEO) Marc is responsible for the operations and all business divisions, including EBC Elite Training, throughout the world.

Marc was previously President of Plastic Solutions, where he developed and implemented strategic growth strategies for leading F500 companies. Prior to this, Marc led radar tracking technology into the golf world as President of FlightScope/EDH Sport. This technology laid the foundation for the present day understanding of ball flight analysis which led the improvement in club fitting, ball fitting and most importantly teaching.

Marc has enjoyed a long career in business development and operations. He started 30 years ago in the manufacturing sector where his focus was in engineering and sales. His analytical disciplined approach to challenges combined with a keen knowledge of six sigma, optimization and dynamic programming provided profitable solutions in various industries for clients seeking their next level of success. He is a graduate of Villanova University, BSG- mechanical engineering.

Martin S. Rifkin (Partner) is one of the founding partners of North River Capital LLC, an equity capital firm based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Until 2008, he had been Executive Vice President of Non-Ferrous for OmniSource Corporation. The privately held firm was one of the largest scrap metal companies in North America. Over 23 years, Martin was instrumental in the development and growth of OmniSource’s wire chopping and recycling business segment, which grew to be the largest single processor in North America.

Born in Fort Wayne in 1960, Martin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a business degree from Boston University in 1982 and graduated J.D. Cum Laude from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC, in 1985. He served on the board of Compass Environmental; a Chicago based environmental remediation and land development firm, until its sale in November 2007.

Martin is an avid competitive amateur golfer. Recent accomplishments include participation in the 2010 and 2012 US Mid-Amateur competitions and the 2010 and 2012 US Senior Open competitions.



Advisors:

Ernie Els has 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships and seven World Matchplay titles. He is ranked No.1 in all-time career earnings on the European Tour (stat from the end of the 2013 season)

As a former World No.1 Ernie is one of the most prolific winners of his generation and the global reach of his victories is almost without parallel. Ernie has triumphed in tournaments in South Africa, Europe, the US, Asia, the Far East, the Middle East and Australasia. Ernie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and the South African Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ernie was born in South Africa on 17 October 1969. As a youngster, he was outstanding in cricket, rugby and tennis. At the age of 13 he won a significant regional tennis event, the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championships. A year later, aged 14 and playing off a scratch handicap, Ernie won the World Junior Golf Championship in San Diego, California, beating Phil Mickelson into second place. Ernie was just 16 years old when he formally competed against professional golfers. He was awarded his Junior Springbok colours in 1984, the State President Sports Award in 1987, and in 1988 his full Springbok colours. He turned professional in 1989.

Ernie is married to Liezl and they reside in Florida with their two children, Samantha and Ben.

Frank Nobilo, born in Auckland, New Zealand, had a successful playing career, winning 15 pro tournaments around the world. He was at his peak during the mid-1990s when he also produced strong finishes in all four major championships.

Since retiring from professional golf in 2002 due to injury, Frank started his broadcasting career in 2004 and has worked as an analyst for the Golf Channel's Champions Tour and PGA Tour coverage. His wealth of knowledge from playing experience combined with a keen insight into players performance makes him a valuable asset to our team.

A Sample Clinic

3 days to transform

Our method is built to change how you play the game of golf, forever. How long does it take? We believe just three days of intense training at our international elite training academy, at the Estates Course at PGA National Resort and Spa. Want to know what to expect?

Day Clinic

Day 1

12-1PM Sign in, lunch and introduction

1-5 PM Assessment at EBC Elite Training Facility

  • Players assessed on their technical skills, from putting through the long game
  • Data capture of performance, using state-of-the-art technology
  • Physical assessment recorded throughout the skill evaluation
  • Wing and equipment analysis will be performed.

6:30PM Dinner

  • EBC will discuss nutrition, hydration and health issues associated with becoming an elite level athlete.

Day 2

8 AM Breakfast


8:30- 5PM EBC Elite Training Facility

  • Review and present individual plan based off assessment data
  • Focus on inhibitors and show corrective action
  • Discuss scoring, swing, physical constraints, equipment
  • Review both short and long game
  • Teach proper training methods to allow improvement for individual

6:30PM Dinner

Day 3

8 AM Breakfast

  • Teach scoring methodology
  • Take practice methods out to course to validate that how we practice is how we play

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Depart

CONTACT US

To learn more, please fill out the form below or give us a call. Directions to our facility can be found using the map.

Tel: 561.203.6160
PGA National—Estates Course
EBC Elite Training
7736 Bay Hill Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

TESTIMONIALS

At the end of the day, our program is only as good as its results. That’s just one reason we like to eliminate mystery, chance and luck from the game.

Since I’ve started working with the EBC team my overall game has improved allowing me to reach the winners circle. This training method gets immediate results for golfers at any level. I can only imagine how much further along I’d be if I had the chance to learn this system as a junior.

— Kevin Streelman

I am a full supporter of the EBC Elite training system and when I train this way my results improve. Any player who wants to improve his ability to score needs to train this way as not only are the results scientifically proven but practice is much more effective. This training challenges me to become a better player.

— Ernie Els

I feel so lucky and fortunate to be a part of the EBC Elite Training program. It has completely changed the way I approach my golf- both on the course and in training. The main reason I spent the week was to improve the way I practice in order to improve my golf on the course. I leave for Australia tomorrow and will be playing in 12 elite amateur events in the lead up to turning professional. There is no better place to be to enhance your performance that in West Palm Beach, Florida with the EBC program. Many thanks to Vern McMillan, Darren May and Marc Solda for this experiences it has been the most constructive and undoubtable the best golfing experience of my career. The stopwatch is ticking.

— Tom Bayliss, age 20; Kent, England

Since working with the EBC Elite Training team I have been able to realize goals that I would have never imagined possible just one year before working with them. In one year I was able to win the Ohio High School State Championship and improve my AJGA status dramatically. I can assure you that every student at EBC will be treated as family because of the unbelievable people that are a part of this organization. I truly have been welcomed with open arms and have not only had phenomenal coaching but have obtained priceless friendships that will last a lifetime. Any junior with a dream and a passion can realize their untapped potential through the coaching and techniques at EBC Elite Training.

— Jeg Coughlin III