Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why does my ball go Left or Right? Help!
A: I always ask these individuals “how many times have you practiced since you last played” or “how many times had you practiced before you played” and the answer is usually “None”. Just like any skill whether it is algebraic problems, fixing a toilet, learning to play an instrument or shooting a basketball, it all takes practice, time, education and sacrifice. If you want to improve; if you want to learn how to do it correctly... practice, practice, practice.
Q: I don’t want anyone to change my swing, so I’m not going to take lessons from anyone, but I do want help with certain aspects of my game. Will you try to change me?
A: My answer is always the same if you are a beginner then we have nothing to change and we will start you on the putting green and working our way back to the tee box… By the same token I always say if you are an experienced golfer and you need tweaks, then we will tweak what needs to be tweaked, but if I see things that can be altered for a better outcome I will gladly point that out as a suggestion. My teaching style is pretty easy and relaxed but focused on the areas you need and very focused on giving proper instruction to those just starting out so you can go play and have fun.
Even Q: What is the most important aspect of playing Golf - Short Game or Long Game?
A: My answer to everyone is; you can’t have one without the other but the higher ranked aspect between the two games is the short game… you can have a great T-shot and a good second shot but still come up short of the green, which means you have to know how to pitch, chip and come out of a bunker to try to save some strokes.
There have been many LPGA and PGA tournaments where the leader missed a putt and lost the tournament. Pitching and chipping it close and making your putts.. those aren the key aspects on the group that bring your scores down and win tournaments… Yes, a good T-shot and a long game is very well-to-do but even on some par fives you can hit it 200 yards with a four iron, another 200 yards with a four iron and 140 yards with an 8-iron and still come up short.. this is where the short game is most needed and most advantageous.
Even if you do not have clubs- I will provide you with the equipment you need for your lesson!
For brand new players- do not be scared- we will start on the putting green and work our way back to the Tee Box.
For intermediate and advanced players we will work on what you need to tweak your game.
Improvement comes with practice and playing. If you do not practice what you have learned, then improvement will be slow.
I can improve both with time and dedication. Students of all levels are welcome, with any goals. Invest in your game and see results today!
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