Tom, Sorry my response took a while, it's tough for me to keep on top of my personal e-mails!
In regard to the lesson,
I think it was very well executed. I appreciated the fact that it was structured and progressive, each segment of
the swing taught and practiced until the end when we could put it all together.
I don't think I can think of a
lesson in which the swing was broken down like that for me. I actually think I understand what the heck I've
been doing wrong all this time! I can "feel" what my body has to do to execute a good swing and it's nothing
fancy or hard to understand.
I think half of my problem is I have very poor body awareness, so when someone
tells me to move a certain way I really have a hard time sensing what they want me to do. Pointing out how
my arms should feel (passive) and what my shoulders should be doing(rotating )was a first. I think the
drills will be most helpful, I appreciate the visuals that go along with them so I can make sure I'm practicing
It must be tough to have to teach people at various levels all in the same group but
you accomplished it!
I'll actually be looking forward to the beginning of golf season for a change!
Thanks much and you can certainly use any part of my comments if you'd like!
I enjoyed the lesson very much. As I noted earlier, I've been playing this game for a long time so I
have some deeply engrained bad habits that always seem to rear their ugly head (usually toward season end)
and in retrospect, it's probably because of the timing required to keep my current swing together.
I like the philosophy of your technique,and with steady practice and implementation on the course,
I feel that the simplicity of this swing will allow me to lower my score. Now if I could only putt.
(That's another lesson)!
Beth and I enjoy your passion for the game and we love playing together, so hopefully, this will help
her to enjoy the game more. She get's frustrated while playing and I'm a worse teacher than a golfer.
You covered a lot in an hour so we will follow up with you in the spring with another lesson so you
can evaluate our progress and will look forward to a round at your course, (I've never played BCC).
We both wanted to thank you for the great lesson.
Destry and I both
learned many new things about the golf swing and many other key
techniques for improving our golf skills. For me, it was so much to
think about, because I am a self-taught golfer (I'm sure it shows).
Destry enjoys your instruction greatly. I am hoping we may be able to
"swing" a few more lessons this spring/summer.
Bob and Destry Mullen (Editors note: father and son)
I was very pleased with the lesson. I thought that you did a great job describing the three swings and the
differences. I thought the lesson was packed with useful information; especially the drills.
I plan to practice them and hope to gain consistency. I believe that you provided a very sound starting
point for that - from knowledge and drills.
I would not hesitate to recommend the indoor lesson to my friends.
Thank you for the additional thoughts.
I really liked the class. I like how you're really concerned about our
game. The only thing is that it just went by too quickly.....
It was really nice
of you to take the extra time to help us. There was so much information that
you presented us with in such a short period of time. It's great having
someone there to check your swing.
I think what you taught me will help,it
certainly is different from my swing. I think that just keeping more weight
on my left leg is going to be a major thing. I also feel stronger bending a
little more with a wider stance. I was too straight up and I never felt
confident that I could hit the ball solid most of the time.
..........Thank you for everything and I know your classes will help a
lot of golfers.