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Lesson of the Week: Chris Wagner

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Chris is a first time lesson who has been a consistent lesson taker in the past, but has come off of a back injury that has kept him from playing for almost 9 months. Now that he feels better he wants to start off with a new opinion about what should be trying to do with his swing, and certainly after watching him hit a few shots then analyzing the video I have come up with at least 3 major items for him to work on. What is rare about this particular lesson is Chris’ ability to incorporate the suggested changes almost immediately, certainly something I rarely see but welcome wholeheartedly.

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Lesson of the Week: Bill Long

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Bill is a website aficionado who decided to drive up to Maryland from North Carolina after enjoying the website and improving his game with information provided by the site. When he arrived he stated his one great desire, “a good takeaway”. He had taken numerous lessons from pros around a wide region, and had never come away with anything he could apply to his swing and use on the golf course.

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Lesson of the Week: Steve Strobeck

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Steve is a long time student and an avid student of the game who is keenly interested in applying a more solid strike to his iron shots. His tendency is to “pick” the ball off the ground without taking a divot, a result of a lack of pivot rotation which keeps his right side from moving forward into the impact area and beyond. His difficulty stems in large part from a fairly unique (I have never seen anyone else with this particular malady) physical limitation, that of a fused right ankle.

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Lesson of the Week: Brian McCullough Part 2

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After you watch this video, be sure to go back and watch the first “Student Lesson” with Brian that we did in early June. I have seen Brian once in between these two pieces, and what is apparent is something that holds true in general when teaching decent players who want to get to the next level. Depending on how long they have been playing (and fighting the limitations of their technique) we usually end up working on the same things for at least a few lessons.

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Lesson of the Week: John Alper

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Here we have a perfect example of the need for technique to go along with athletic ability when it comes to hitting a golf ball. John excelled at many sports as a kid and still remains in top condition while working as a television producer. He has come to golf late and has played some but has found it to be more difficult than he ever imagined, so much so that he has not been able to enjoy playing due to extremely inconsistent and generally poor ball striking.

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Lesson of the Week: Jack Brinkman

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Jack is a young junior who has been coming about once a week for about 2 months. He is a great example of how complicated swing issues can infect even talented young players, and our quest to clean up his swing and make it more functional and easier to manage is a lesson for all players who wish to change an odd pattern. You will see right away how Jack’s swing pulls behind him, then lifts abruptly and wheels out over the top.

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Lesson of the Week: Samyra Lewis

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With Samyra the battle has been to get her to lean the shaft forward at impact with her irons, and here you can see the problem that exists in her first couple swings. We have focused on this in the past, but I always say that the lesson (any lesson) starts with the swing the student brings, and in this case it was obvious what we had to work on.

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Lesson of the Week: Derrick Montford

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This video, which actually comprises two lessons given three weeks apart, is a perfect example of the need for video analysis and the difficulty that even the most diligent students have in incorporating changes into their swings. Derrick is a smart, capable player who understands what he is trying to do and practices to that end. Alas, as is often the case, the player’s feel does not equal what is actually happening.

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