Category Archives for "Videos: Playing For Money"

Playing for Money: Josh Eure

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

Josh is an immensely talented young player working at a club in Jupiter, Florida and his complaint is that his swing feels short, choppy and bunched up. Of course, to the eye at full speed it looks fluid and effortless, but when a good player feels things like he is describing you can bet that the slow- motion video will provide an insight into the cause or causes.

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Playing for Money: Derek Gillespie Part 4 – Derek Qualifies for the 2016 Travelers

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

I am particularly proud of this video/lesson as it took an already very good swing and made it better. In fact, I would have to say that this is one of the best swings I have worked with. By the time Derek left to head up to the Traveler’s 4-spot qualifier (in which, by the way, he shot 64 to lead the qualifiers by 2 shots) I was shaking my head at how good this swing looked.

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Playing for Money: Derek Gillespie Part 3

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

I have high hopes for Derek. He has simple, powerful and efficient swing that needed a few tweaks when he first came to see me and now is really rounding into shape. Our first item in this 2- day session was to get the posture more up on the balls of the feet with the pelvis tilted a bit more. From there we wanted to quiet down his trigger movement, which was too much of a bounce and sit back thing with his pelvis getting more level right off the bat. This allows him to get the right hip deeper without having it sit under him.

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Playing for Money: Kevin Johnson Part 2

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

Kevin is an excellent player (two years on Tour, 6 wins on the secondary [Nationwide, Web.com] tours) but at age 48 he has kind of hit the wall and can’t seem to hit the ball as well as he used to. The first thing I noticed was that Kevin was not really using his pivot nearly enough, and we spent the first session just trying to feel what a real coil and load felt like.

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Playing for Money: Kevin Johnson

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

Kevin is a former Tour player (exempt status in 2002 and 2010) who has 6 Web.Com victories (or whatever that tour was called at the time he won) to his credit, which gives him status out there every year. He is 48 years old and is thinking about trying for the Champions Tour, but he has been struggling the last couple years and came to me for some help. This is our first lesson and it was only an hour…

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Playing for Money: Jeremy Wells Part 5

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

It took me a while to write the copy for this one so Jeremy has already come for another lesson after this one, but the good news here is that he has been playing consistently better, making cuts and making money in the mini-tour events he has been entering. Jeremy has developed an excellent swing, but here we see some recurring tendencies that we need to get a handle on so that we don’t have to keep fixing the same things.

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Playing for Money: Derek Gillespie Part 2

By Wayne | Videos: Playing For Money

Derek came back this week for another couple days and the progress was quite apparent. By the end of the second session he was swinging beautifully, and watching him strike the ball was quite impressive. He is not very big but he is powerful and the speed he produces through impact is surprising. As you will see he has an excellent swing, and I fully expect big things from him in the near future.

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