Swing and Fitness Instructors!
Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:25 AM
Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:06 AM
Before I start this I'd like to make it clear that these accomplishments are NOT mine, but, are 100% the students......I never hit a shot......and I was asked to post this.......
Ok portz....here goes......
- NO PGA Tour victories.....but several members/qualifiers
- Multiple US Open qualifiers, 1 Masters Qualifier
- 7 Nike/Hogan victories.....
- 11 State Amateur titles.......several runner ups, etc. (TX, AR, LA)
- 4 State Junior Titles.......(TX, AR, LA)
- TX State Open Champ.......
- Multiple US Amateur and US Mid-Amateur qualifiers......in fact, been to several in the past few years "coaching".....Winged Foot, Oakmont, Honors, Merion, etc.
- College Scholarships to.....Arkansas, Arizona, Texas Arlington, College of Charleston, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, LSU, Centenary, Southern Miss, Houston, Oklahoma City University, SMU, TCU, and a ton of smaller schools.......several AA's......
- AJGA AA's......Canon Cup, etc.
- Winner of 2 tournaments on South African PGA Tour......
- Tons of junior/am/high school/college wins........Bruce Lietzke Junior, Chad Campbell Junior, Texas Legends Tour Championship, etc. etc.
My own playing record......
- Won over 40 Junior tournaments including 2 statewide juniors and 1 northern half of the state (Texas)
- Represented my state at their expense in 2 national junior events.......IYC and Junior World
- Won over 25 Amateur/College events of varying levels including 3 statewide.......
- US Amateur Qualifier.....
- Played on scholarship at a VERY successful Div. 1 program......
- Experience.......Canadian PGA Tour, Hogan/Nike Tour, PGA Tour.......
- 2 - 2nd place finishes @ Hogan/Nike level.......
- Won several "mini-tour" events/Pro-Ams, etc......."junk"......hehehe.....but they DID pay!
Edited by slicefixer, 07 April 2008 - 08:55 AM.
Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:40 PM
Golf Digest Best Teachers In California 2005-2016
Golf Digest Best Young Teachers In America 2007-2012
Head Men's Golf Coach Notre Dame de Namur University
Posted 15 March 2006 - 01:02 PM
My claim to fame is this,
I am 41 and did not pick up a golf club until early 1997. After several years of hacking it around and quiting the game I got serious about taking lessons. Somewhere in there the bug really bit me and I began to realize this game is almost impossible to learn without proper instruction and practice habits. The Baltimore Sun newspaper wrote an article about me last winter.
Not many teachers can claim to have once been a 26 handicap and worked their way down. I know where you have been....and I feel your pain!
I currently have 148 active students and their handicaps range from over 30 to plus 1. I teach because I enjoy it, it really does not seem like work.
(I have not taught since late 2006 and now have my amatuer status back)
Edited by joesgonegolfing, 27 December 2010 - 05:28 PM.
Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:17 PM
-won several professional tournaments
-PGA National President's Award winner
-Several junior players went on to Division 1 scholarships
-Conducted clinics with Chris DiMarco, David Leadbetter, Mitchell Spearman and Justin Leonard
See this link for more info:
Go to the Akron link
Edited by ggpro, 19 March 2006 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:44 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 01:05 PM
1. Tendency to early release or cup the left wrist at impact.
2. Backswing too long. Need to shorten the backswing. I would very much like to make my swing much more compact. Currently taking it passed parrallel.
3. Slow the swing speed. Too quick and too fast especially under pressure.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 02:10 AM
I teach out of Long Beach CA, and Mike Mcnary is based out of Santa Ana.
PM me anytime about club chucking
Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:30 AM
1. How important is clubfitting, and then whom can you trust. I've heard horror stories, and that makes me hesitent. I'm playing blades that were made ofr someone else. I hit them fine but at 6'2" and 280 I'm not sure I'm the same at setup from the teaching pro they were purchased from on line...
2. Putting drills that will help. I focus on not hitting more than 2 putts the same distance consecutively, unless I'm trying to ingrane stroke (mainly for 3 footers). I'm currently an 8 cap, but routineley average 34-36 putts per round. Greens in reg are around 10 per, and unless I'm putting then "tight", I usually only have 1-3 birds, but have gone 2-3 rounds without one. Shot 81 with 39 putts. Almost made me quit (not really) just insanely frustrating...Any thoughts..
Overview: I hit about 235 carry with the driver most times around 250 with roll give or take, with about 92 Mph swing speed, and use an 8 iron to carry 145. I've made some progress without lessons, and still have some way to go, but the short game is lacking.....
Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:23 PM
Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:17 AM
so, i once read a blog that said they were qouting an English study, that, which to be "world class", one would need atlest 10 year of practic.
i do not agree,however, i do believe if someone understood the bodies motion through the stroke, how to manipulate clubs, including 1 irons, and ball flite-with dimpuls and wind negotiation, than they could be world class.
This takes experience and patience too learn.
I have been shown(at a young age, the balance tec.)
Many, many years later, i decide to practic golf (basic understanding of balance, timing, motion), i than put it to use, compared my notes ( to when i was young) Four years of practic on a range. You would think i was a pro. my scores are starting to reflec it.
Given all this, my advice is too get a trainer you fell comforable with. RECOMMONDATIONS: someone that with take the time to direct you with read matter (the type that will fit your training development coarse-so you don't get confused with all of this chatter) and one that will take the time to return your questions with some thought behind it and not charge you every time. His time is important and you will save many more strokes "soon" rather than "later" on the course.
Maybe even communicate with some over the internet that is a PGA instructor. You should not use a shade tree golf buds advices other than to have fun practicing a the golf range.
Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:15 PM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:03 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:25 PM
You dont need to change your swing but I do think you should find someone in your area to put you through Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA) screening to find the route of you pain. People trained out of various Medical Disciplines that work in the golf arena would be your best bet and of course being partial to TPI I think you should check out myTPI.com and find the nearest Medical Professional (that would be the MP certification next to the individuals name) to get you playing pain free.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:02 AM
I have been playing for 2,5 years now and it seems to me that after developing a swing (my swing) the two things that make my game fluctuate the most are my grip and my tempo. A few questions on this:
1 - What are the important check points for a correct grip? Left hand role, right hand role? Is there any image/idea that I should have in my head to help me when my grip is not correct?
2 - Tempo, for those days that my tempo is completely out, is there any quick fix/reference point during the swing that I should be aware of?
3 - Grip and tempo? How do they relate? It seems to me that once I grip too hard that typically puts me out of tempo, is that true? Or might be the other way around? - bad tempo makes grip harder?
Thanks for now - I will come back again with fitness questions (IMHO good fitness is one of the most underrated aspects of the game)
Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:28 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:49 AM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:28 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:54 AM
I am looking for some drills that I can incorporate into my practice routine (short game/range). Any ideas would be great! Thanks for your time.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:04 AM
Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:03 PM
here is my swing videos that show my swing faults:
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