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Online Students: Phil Pfeiffer

Hello Wayne! Greetings from Myrtle Beach. I’d like to do a video lesson.   A bit of background for you first. Overall I’m a decent player and my handicap is usually in the 1-3 range. I’ve qualified for my State Am several times and won a couple of club championships and small local amateur tournaments. However, I’ve always fought my golf swing. If I could bring my long game up to the standard of my short game I think it would allow me to reach my goal of being a true scratch.   I miss in both directions a lot and I lack a consistent shot pattern. That said, the most common, destructive, scorecard-wrecking miss is a big pull to […]

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Online Students: Scott Campbell

My name is Scott Campbell from Wollongong Australia and this is my submission for an online lesson. I currently play off a handicap of 6 and have been as low as 3. I have been playing golf for about 8 years now and have come from a cricket back ground. I have a flat swing, and as you will see, it is something that I have always had as a golfer. I try to swing like Ben Hogan but as you can see I am nowhere near it. With my irons I struggle with contact quite a bit and generally hit it thin when I’m hitting it bad and my ball flight is usually a fade. With the driver I […]

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Online Students: Tyler Neff

Watching Tyler’s swing you get the feeling that you’ve seen this before: it’s fluid and powerful, and at full speed would seem as good as any Tour player. But Tyler has not been getting the results he wants and needs to be able to make a living playing the game, and the slow motion analysis tells us why. It is a pattern that has been showcased on this website many times in the past, and both his friends (Jason Gandy and David Holmes) exhibit the exact same tendencies. It starts with the tight and straight right arm at address. As the swing moves into the backswing the upper right arm stays well in front of the body, and this lack […]

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Online Students: Derek Meinhart

“Wayne: I played in college at Eastern Illinois University graduating in 2001. I played the mini tours in Scottsdale, AZ after graduating for 3 years having little success. I have been a career amateur for the past 6 years. I have qualified for 4 USGA Mid AM’s, Runner up in 2012 Illinois State Am, Runner up 2014 IL Mid Am. I enjoy the amateur circuit and play several Mid Am events around the country including the Champions Cup in Houston, Carlton Woods Invite in Houston, etc.   I have studied your website and watched many videos. A struggle I fight is across the line in the backswing. I prefer to play a fade but hit some draws but not many. […]

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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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