Tathata Golf Student Finishes 1 Shot Shy of AJGA Record in Victory

Tathata Golf student Aden Ye of Lake Mary, Florida, came within a single stroke of tying the AJGA’s 54-hole scoring record during his wire-to-wire 11 shot victory at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship. Ye finished with a three-day total of 18-under-par 198, one behind Jeremy Frye’s record of 19-under-par 194 at the 2002 Action Zone / Bob Estes Abilene Junior (AJGA.org). This is Ye’s second career AJGA victory and he is verbally committed to the University of Florida as a high school junior.

Ye’s coach, Holton Freeman, teaches at the Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream and is a Tathata Golf Certified Movement Specialist in training. Beginning the program just two months ago, he has already introduced Ye and several other students to early parts of the Tathata Golf 60-Day Program. “As a teacher, I like the structure of the program and the new form of training that can be done in a group setting with my students,” said Freeman. “I’m excited about the benefits I have already seen from implementing Tathata Golf principles and the growth ahead for myself and my students as I continue working through the rest of the program and become certified.”

Bryan Hepler, founder of Tathata Golf was elated when hearing the story about an instructor and student coming together through the 60-Day Program and almost setting an AJGA scoring record winning a golf tournament. “We are honored to have an instructor and student going through our programs and experiencing such great success,” said Bryan Hepler, founder of Tathata Golf. “Not that we had a lot to do with Aden’s recent performance but it is extremely gratifying to have players and teachers at their level open to hearing the truths that are waiting for them in our programs. We are incredibly happy about whatever we can add to their already well established greatness.”

The Tathata Golf 60-Day Program is an in-home, follow-along, golf-training program. The program introduces extremely detailed, yet easy to perform movements and movement routines to help people of all ages, body types and ability levels excel at golf over a short period of time. Movements of the greatest golfers and athletes of all-time and 2,500 years of martial-art movement and striking truths support all of the program’s learning and movements. They come together to also represent the safest, most efficient way to swing a golf club and stay injury free. Daily martial art mental training discussions and exercises come alongside the movement training to round out the total mind, body and swing essence of the program.

Backed by some of the industries most recognizable and well-respected individuals and organizations, the program is softly reshaping the way golf is taught, learned and played for generations to come. As Hepler said “We are just starting to see the impact the program can have on the industry as a whole. Through better golf, the game and industry can flourish, helping to benefit everyone involved.”


  1. C Vance
    C Vance [ ]

    Just finished day 20. I've found this program to be awesome. Thanks for putting all this great content together. As a 2 handicap golfer I've had moment where I played pretty consiently well, but I've always struggled with various swing thoughts over the years. And as I begin to try to incorporate the body and arms/hand movements I labored a bit over how I was going to remember all the different movements and put them into proper sequence. What helped me with this was doing the 12th body movement in slow motion. By doing this I could think through the various body movements throughout the swing. As I gradually sped up this 12th movement I realized that it I could do it without any thoughts at all. Just a suggestions, others might find this helpful.

  2. Glover [ ]

    I am 53 years old and just started playing golf in May of this year. I've worked hard too improve and have managed to consistently score in the low to mid 90's (which, all my golf friends tell me is pretty good). However, I started feeling like this was as good as I was going to get, so I went to my golf pro at the course I play and signed up for some lessons. I have to honestly say that I received no meaningful instruction whatsoever. i then started watching youtube videos, reading books, watching instruction on TV and ordered a set of videos that "guaranteed" longer drives and lower scores. This never happened. I just finished Day 1 of this course and I already sense a much deeper commitment by the instructor to truly help me play better golf. Obviously, it's too early to tell how much this will improve my game, but I'm cautiously optimistic. I'll let you know how things are going as I progress through the material. C Glover

  3. Kenneth [ ]

    I am 68 years old. I used to be a 10 hdcp. Age and body replacement have taken a toll. I just completed day 15 training. Physically I cannot do all the stretching exercises but my rehab exercises accomplish the same function. My game has gotten progressively worse and I was always saying I wasn't keeping my head where I needed to have it in the proper position. Now I have come to realize my body was out of whack. I have been working at it, but consistently still not there. However, today I finally made a proper and effortlessly swing and hit my drive 30 yards past any drive I have hit in a long time. Sure does help the motivation. Ken Harris