As you know, golf lessons are voluntary, and the player is never obligated to return for more instruction, nor is there any expectation that there will be any explanation (if the student does not return) as to why the choice was to discontinue the work. A teacher’s career is filled with students who start up with a lesson or two, then disappear for reasons unknown. When it comes to the highest level of player there has to be some measure of success or at least the belief that things are moving in the right direction in order for the player to continue working on what the particular teacher is prescribing. After the 2013 season Lenny secured fully exempt status […]
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Jeremy’s swing keeps getting better, and our hope is that better ball striking will lead to some check cashing down on the mini-tours in Florida this winter and moving forward. As you can see (and have seen in our videos before) Jeremy has excellent action and produces a nice line of compression at impact, but his accuracy and consistency have been a little off, and at Q-School 1st stage the erratic ball striking led to him missing by a few despite a fine 67 in the final round. At this level the changes are going to be fairly subtle to the eye, but with the aid of the video and the line drawing software we can see the […]
Ben has been playing some excellent golf lately, but he is on board with continually trying to improve his swing for the long term even with Web.Com Q-School 2nd stage coming up in a few weeks. One reason he is OK with working on new stuff is that he has been able to incorporate what we do and play well almost immediately. We haven’t had any issues where a lesson or a different thought caused problems with his game. Another reason is that I am very consistent with the type of swing action I want Ben to use and when we look at his swing on video he can see what he’s up to and where he can improve […]
A couple weeks ago Kevin Streelman called Brad to ask him for some help with his putting, and Brad, knowing that I had done a swing analysis on Kevin, gave me a call to see if I had spent any time with him. I hadn’t, but we began to discuss teaching in general and eventually I asked Brad how his game was going. We had worked together for a day back in 2010 up in New York, but subsequently Brad decided to work with Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer and has been doing so up until last month. He remembered some of the things we had worked on and when I mentioned that I still thought I could help […]
This is a good example of an excellent player with a good golf swing who is struggling and looking for help. I teach players of all levels, and certainly this swing as is would be way up there with the best I see on any given day. I have to listen to the player describe his or her struggles with ball control and then analyze the swing in a bit more detail in order to come up with ideas about why the ball striking is less than adequate. Proponents of “keep it simple” would more than likely tell Bobby that “it’s all in your head” and that “your swing is fine, don’t get too technical”. That’s fine if the ball […]
I think you will enjoy this 2 hour session with Clayton. He has been a bit unlucky on the physical side of things lately, having contracted Lyme’s Disease and then breaking a bone in his thumb, but he is on the mend and back playing. His ball striking has been erratic, and looking at some of his old swings before he got to this lesson, I decided that it was time to tighten up his action and get his swing under control. His first couple of swings just reinforced what I was already thinking, so I started with the idea that more trunk movement earlier in the backswing would allow him to shorten his arm swing without feeling like […]
It’s always satisfying to see any player, talented or not, take in new information and incorporate the changes to improve their swing technique. If you compare Ben’s swing now to what it was 5 months ago you will see how much work he has done to completely change his pattern from a vertical hand drop in transition to a beautiful “out” move that keeps the shaft above his right forearm in the forward swing and allows him to swing left through impact. We have pretty much changed everything at least a little, including strengthening his grip, getting the takeaway to follow the shaft plane and work to more of a toe up position at shaft parallel to the ground, […]
This video encompasses 2 ½ days of work with one of my most talented students, young (22) Canadian Ben Silverman. Ben is currently playing the NGA (formerly Hooters) tour, and is doing nicely. He has won multiple times already on a lesser mini-tour known as the Minor League Tour in South Florida, and is doing nicely on the NGA. His last tournament was a struggle as he made the cut and finished in the top 25 but was reduced to hitting sizable draws and felt incapable of effectively working the ball left to right. I was not surprised to hear this as Ben’s swing pattern since I first met him last Fall has been to drop his hands straight […]
Lenny and I spent two and half days down in Jupiter January 2013 in a continuation of the work we are doing trying to get him back on the PGA Tour. Lenny missed at the finals of Q-School in November, and now will be full time on the Web.Com Tour for this year. He will be playing in the first 5 events before the reshuffle, and he would (obviously) like to get off to a good start. My main focus with Lenny has been to concentrate on the things that will produce a better strike of the ball, mainly with the wedges and irons. Lenny found that his game was in shape to make the Tour but he […]
I recently started working with professional Ben Silverman, a Canadian who now lives in south Florida and plays regularly on the GolfSlinger.com Tour. Ben has already shown some nice success, having recently won a two day event with a $10,000 first prize, and amassing over $50,000 in earnings this year. Ben is a talent, as you will see by his ability to change his swing in a short period of time, and is open to making his swing simpler for the long run, as he hopes eventually to try for the PGA Tour and to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics. I have played with Ben twice, and I am impressed by his abilities and his attitude. He had […]
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