Dr. Ron Cruickshank
Resides in Robina, QLD, Australia
GGA Licensed Golf Instructor – Director GGA Australia & International Business Development
For many years, including when he played on the Tour, Ron served as Mental Coach for Todd Graves. It was through this relationship that he met Moe Norman and was fortunate to conduct an in-depth taped interview for Natural Golf with Moe at Pine Needles in North Carolina and have the opportunity to explore his genius further in subsequent meetings.
Many of you will recognize Ron from his frequent articles on the web site as he explored the mental side developments in the game.
Ron has been serving in the role of International Business Development for GGA for several years. He returned to his native Canada to form the GGA Canadian Operation and to perpetuate Moe’s legacy. While there, he introduced to Canada the Moe Norman Experience as it evolved to what is now called the SPE (Single Plane Experience) program.
Ron and his staff of GGA professionals went in early 2014 to establish the GGA operation in China, spending two years on the golf destination island of Hainan in the SW of China. They developed an innovative program with the Canadian International School establishing a program designed to introduce the youth of China to the single plane golf swing.
Recently, pursuing further international development Ron moved to the Gold Coast of Australia to offer a full complement of GGA services to the 66,000 members of our single plane community there. Located in the golfing destination area known as the Gold Coast on the Aussie east coast, he reports he has found ‘golfing paradise’.
A behavioral science innovator Ron has spent 30 years searching for the keys to high performance in business and sport. His personal sports passions are golf and the martial art of Aikido. Eclectic to the core, Doc is also an author and an inventor. He holds eight (8) patents and has written over 100 articles and three books.
Ron holds a BA from Guilford College and was a Dana Scholar. He was awarded a Masters Fellowship from the University of North Carolina and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociological Social Psychology from California Western University. He is also the co-inventor of the Advanced Behavioral Modeling™ process and a revolutionary Bio-Feedback System for measuring pre-cognitive emotions called Answer-Stream.