Golf Tips Newsletter
Issue 730 - September 21, 2022
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
WGTF "Top 100" Teacher
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach


Master The Motion Before You Master The Shot.
"15 Minutes of Body Action Drills Are More
Important Than Hitting 200 Balls"

Tom's Featured Tip: Private Indoor Winter Lessons Are Back

Lesson Comments: What Students Have To Say
Sponsors & Affiliates:
Batavia Country Club
The Divot Board
The Impact Snap
The Rypstick
Club Champion

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Outdoor Golf lessons are available at The Batavia Country Club. Please call me (Tom Tucker) at 716 474 3005, email me at, or visit my website at   for details.

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Private Indoor Winter Lessons Are Back

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.

Two Great Training Aids For Indoor or Outdoor Practice

The Divot Board

This is the most useful ball striking development training aid that I own.
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Private Indoor Winter Lessons Are Back

This week I'm very happy to announce a service that I have not had available for quite a few years - Private Indoor Winter Lessons.

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.

All the details are below, if anyone wants to lock in any days or times let me know ASAP, I do have limited access.

Dates: November 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023 if anyone wants to start earlier, please contact me via phone or text at (716) 474-3005 or via email at

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.

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


Lessons rates overview:
  1. 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.
  2. The $25 setup fee is also waived for students that have already had the page set up in the past.
  3. $50 per 45 minute lesson
  4. Some existing students have a lower 45 minute per lesson outdoor rate, that rate will be honored for indoor lessons as well.

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.

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.

Email Comments: to

"Clear Intentions Simplify Execution"
Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer, The Stack and Tilt Swing

Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,


Golf Lessons

I am now conducting lessons at The Batavia Country Club

Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels, please contact
me - Tom Tucker - at (716) 474 3005 or email me at
for more information.

Outdoor Lessons Details and Rates:


Sponsors and Affiliates

Buying a sponsored product through any of my affiliate links helps support this free newsletter, and I only affiliate with excellent products that I use myself.  Thanks, Tom

Batavia Country Club   (585) 343-7600
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Golf Digest Four Star rating for public courses to play in New York State.
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All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Professional, Batavia Country Club
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005

"There are no substitutes in the quest for perfection1"
~ Ben Hogan