Lesson of the Week: Bruce Gross

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We started off with a pitching wedge, hitting to a flag that was 95 yards out. Bruce couldn’t get within 30 yards of it, and when you see the first batch of swings it should be apparent why. I don’t know if he even realized what an amazing transformation he had just made, but I have to say I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything quite as startling as the difference in the first and last swings.

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Tom February 26, 2014

Remarkable progress in two hours. Excellent teaching job, Wayne.

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Jesse Cavanaugh March 1, 2014

The fact that you take the time to post and analyze your lessons is really remarkable. I don’t know of anyone else that’s doing this to this extent. I especially enjoyed the remark towards the end about being able to train people to “give” good golf lessons. In my eyes, and I believe we spoke about this when I came to see you, 1 person can’t teach everyone and I will never understand the competitive animosity that some instructors have towards others. In the end we are all trying to help other players, members etc….

As a young instructor, I feel I am pretty knowledgeable of the swing(mostly due to you and a few others that I have been able to watch) but I am still learning and improving my craft of teaching, communicating the information to others. To be able to watch this video, form my own opinion of the swing and then “watch” you and your plan of attack is very valuable. Thanks!

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Clinton March 2, 2014

Bruce, by the end of your session with Wayne you are doing three things so well that it’s pissing me off, to be honest. :) A) Your takeaway is right up the plane ; B) You start the downswing with your hands moving out toward the ball, which as Wayne frequently points out is a nice anti-stuck move; C) You are planing the shaft thru impact really nicely. I am a low handicap and work hard at trying do all three of these things, with very little success. Keep up the great work and progress.

Wayne, you alluded to putting your hands on your students, like Bruce I know you’ve shown this hands on work in an ocassional video, but I for one find it extremely useful, and would love to see you pushing, pulling, and otherwise manipulating your students to get them in the correct positions much more often in the online lessons and lessons of the week. It really does help convey a clear idea of how to get the body to move as desired.

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