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Online Students: Steve Kirsop

Here is a little run down on my golfing history, not sure this is how I’m supposed to send it, but here it is.   Wayne D: I’m 62 years old and started golfing when I was about 40 after my buddies that I played squash with started playing golf when their joints wore out. I’ve had a knee and a shoulder replaced and in general my joints are stiff and I have limited flexibility overall, although I’m in pretty good shape and have been a competitive athlete all my life. I’ve taken golf lessons from four different instructors over the years with minimal results and have recently resorted to watching every free instructional video on the internet, which is […]

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Online Students: Paul McCrorey

Wayne,   “I am an engineer and I own my own 3D visualization (animation) business (http://mccroreydigital.com). I have played golf for 30ish years (I am 45). I have always had a ‘decent’ swing but have never really ‘got it done’. I want to improve my swing to the best it can be and I’d like to play in more tournaments but have a legitimate chance to compete. I can’t do that now as my swing is way too inconsistent.   I absolutely love the mechanics of the swing and love to video and look at it. I have researched the Golf Machine some along with various other theories. All of that can get things confusing as you know.   My […]

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Online Students: Yoshinori Shirakawa

Yoshi is an avid golfer from Japan who came upon the website and decided to send me his swing for analysis. It is certainly an interesting one, as his anxiousness to make sure the beginning of his swing is correct by watching it go back has caused him to develop a rather bizarre takeaway. Yoshi plans on coming to the states to see me in a few weeks and I have no doubt that we will spend as much time as it takes to correct this and to turn it into a normal looking backswing. In most cases people who work themselves into such odd movements do so without being aware of what is happening, but in some cases they […]

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Online Students: Sven Engler

Hi Wayne,   I’m really excited to get your opinion and analysis of my swing. I’m 52 years old and have played golf since I was 10. I grew up in the US (Connecticut, and then college in Washington DC), and subsequently moved to Sweden, where I’ve been living since the mid-eighties.   I have always taken the game very seriously; I played some college golf at the George Washington University*, and even gave the pro level a shot one season on the national tour of Sweden. But now I’m a reinstated amateur and enjoy the game as a hobby.   I’ve always been a shortish but steady and straight hitter. Unfortunately, my search for improvement and experimentation has resulted […]

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Online Students: Conner Kumpula Part 3

Wayne, “Here is an update. Conner has qualified as #1 for two weeks in a row at Oregon State. Hitting the ball well, but still not hitting the driver very often due to inconsistencies. It has not hurt him much because the 3 wood off the tee is going 290 and staying in play. He has been focusing most of his effort on trying to quiet down the right leg on the down swing. The two drills he is using to accomplish this are standing on two 2 x 4’s and hitting balls and your one 2 x 4 under the front foot and hitting balls. He has not drilled as much rehearsing a neutral blade lately which might have […]

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Online Students: Jim Spalding

Wayne:   “I have struggled with early extension, have tried to stay in the box. Recently have tried a drill with the stick (shaft) in ground between my legs, with some improvement. Also worked on getting the shaft on the downswing below the backswing plane. I am still inconstant with solid contact.”   Thanks – Jim   Jim has a nice setup his weight looks forward on the feet and in a good position to start his swing. The first thing I notice is that Jim’s swing is a bit slow at a ratio of about 40/10 which works out to a 4/1 and instead I’d like to see it a bit faster and a 3/1 ratio. I suggest adding […]

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Online Students: Tim Gash

Hello Wayne,   My name is Tim Gash. I’ve just started playing golf again after a 7 year layoff (medical training). I have a fair bit of downtime and am looking to rekindle my game. When I was younger I was a scratch player, now I’m playing to about a 6 handicap (8 rounds of golf since writing my licensing exam this fall). I’m struggling off the tee with some blocks and some terrible snap hooks. I’ve got a long winter ahead to make some changes and I want to regain my form and become a more consistent driver of the ball.   My current carry yardages are Driver 290; 5 iron 190   What I’ve been working on is […]

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Online Students: David Trungale Part 2

David has been working on lowering, staying deep, and using the ground. He also mentions that he’s concerned about his head moving forward in the backswing and his club twisting at the top. From the videos he’s sent in I see the same things happening. The first thing we take a look at is David’s posture and I use Adam Scott as an example of a setup I’d like him to emulate. I want David to get his weight more towards the balls of his feet and his shoulders further forward with his arms hanging more underneath him. Next we take a look at the twisting of the club at the top and see some good sequencing but a right […]

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Online Students: Shane Barnes

“To give you a flavor of my golf, my best competitive round of the year is 64 (MN State Open qualifier) and my worst was 84 today after shooting 72 yesterday in the MN state Mid-Am. My tournament average this year is 73.5. I’m producing a lot of good golf shots but my bad ones are still costing more than they should.”

As you will see in the lesson, Shane has a good handle on what his problems are. My recommendations include…

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Online Students: Gary McGovern

Hi Wayne,   “I’ve been hovering around a 1 or 2 handicap all year, but I can’t put a complete round together to go low. While trying to improve I messed something up and have been hitting the ball bad lately. I was hitting it off the heel of my irons, so I thought maybe they needed bent. So I recently had them bent to 2 degrees flat. Now I seem to be hitting it less off the heel but it still creeps in every now and then. I’m also worried maybe they are too flat. With my driver, (usually one of my strong suits) I feel like any time I try to play a draw it’s a 50/50 shot […]

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