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 Private Indoor Golf Lessons
November 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

  Indoor Lesson Rates     Indoor Lessons - Pros and Cons  

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Indoor Lesson Rates and Details  

For the 2022 - 2023 winter season, my private indoor lessons will be conducted at the
"Game of Throws" located in the Harvester Building, 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia NY 14020. Students will be using their hitting bay and the simulator below:


Directions: Park on Harvester Ave., then enter through the main doors underneath the big yellow Harvester sign.

Go straight down the hallway, and the Game of Throws is located on the left.

Winter lessons are perfect for students that either want
  • to keep their swing grooved,
  • to add swing speed,
  • or want to build a new swing.

Indoor lessons are by appointment only, availability is on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am - Noon.


Lessons rates overview:
  1. Indoor lessons include all Outdoor lesson options
  2. All lessons incur a one time per student $25 lesson comments web page setup fee. This fee is waived if a student commits to five lessons.
  3. The fee is also waived for students that have already had the page set up in the past.
  4. $50 per 45 minute lesson
  5. Some existing students have a lower 45 minute per lesson outdoor rate, that rate will be honored for indoor lessons as well.
  6. NEW Swing Speed Training, Includes:
    • Establishing your baseline driver swing speed.
    • Implementing a graduated sequence of drills over four lesson sessions to improve swing speed, including warmup exercises, overspeed training, and a driver swing lesson after three swing speed sessions.
    • May be done as an individual private lesson or in a group of four.
    • Swing speed tools provided for each student for each lesson.
    • More details and rates are here: Swing Speed Training
How indoor lessons differ from outdoor lessons. At outdoor lessons, I sometimes run over the allotted time for the lesson if I know the student has extra time in their schedule. At indoor lessons, the 45 minute time frames are strictly adhered to because I rent the simulator in 45 minute blocks of time.

For any lessons, indoor or outdoor, there is always the flexibility for the student to meet with me and set up their own personalized lesson plan.

Indoor lessons are available by appointment only, please call or text me at (716) 474-3005. or email me at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

This testimonial was unsolicited:

Hey Tom it's Kyle J, I was hoping to set up another lesson with you. I really liked the lessons we had and found them very informational and has helped my golf game a lot.

The weekend after our first lesson I ended up winning the "B" Flight of the Club Championship at Batavia CC, and the lesson we had the week before really helped me play the best I could that weekend.

Thanks again,

Kyle Johnson

Good morning Tom,

Just a note of thanks for the recent lesson. It really paid off!

I shot 79, 81 over this past weekend in the Cazenovia Club Championship. and finished 1st place in my class by 11 shots!

I hope we can get together for a round before the season ends.

You're the man!

Kevin Garry

Indoor Lessons - Pros and Cons  

  • Indoor lessons are a superior venue for developing a sound swing system. I say that because of the fact that there's no full length visible ball flight to obsess about, and as a result students focus more on technique. Add a simulator into the mix and you have the best of both worlds, because flight data is available after the swing as feedback for the instructor as well as for the student.
  • Simply executing swings into a net provides enough feedback for an experienced instructor to start to define and structure a swing for a student.
  • From an instructor's point of view, a simulator is an additional tool to determine the cause for shots that produce less than optimal ball flight. It can provide data that is indiscernible to the naked eye.

  • Through practicing correct swing mechanics repeatedly, feel and tempo are developed. Indoors is perfect for that for beginners as well as for better players. When the spring outdoor season arrives, the student will be prepared to their improved swing structure to the golf course.
  • It's convenient - indoors, there are no adverse weather conditions to contend with, so lessons are easier to schedule and students can dress comfortably.
  • Wind speed and direction are not a problem.
  • It's easier to use a variety of training aids and assessment tools.
  • Indoors is more private than a range, so the embarrassment factor is diminished.
  • Yardages are accurate enough to work with.
  • The turf conditions are always consistent.
  • You hit off artificial turf, which can build false confidence in certain instances. That becomes a moot point if you monitor your ball first, ground second strike.
  • Many people that play and practice indoor golf say that the toughest part of playing or practicing golf on an indoor golf simulator is the chipping (60 yards and under).

    That's because the average amateur golfer is a visual player, while professionals play their shots based on feel and tempo. In a golf simulator the same rules apply.


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 correctly.

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!

Beth Rich

Hi Tom,

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).

Best regards, Jeff Rich

Hi Tom,

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.

Thanks again,

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.

Chad MayerHofer


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.

Stephen Kolbert

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