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Tathata Golf training - anyone tried it?

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Tried it last year.  Didnt improve so stopped using it.  
And then, saw an auto renew for $199 - when I called, they said it is a membership and that I had to pay and cannot cancel since it is a subsrciption. 
Shady practice if you ask me.   
 
 
Cannot cancel??!!?? No, that's bad... Did you call your credit card company and tell them you tried to dispute the charge with the merchant?

Anyway good feedback for others to know, thx.
(..and why I avoid *any* auto-renew program..........)
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9 minutes ago, hammer74 said:

Tried it last year.  Didnt improve so stopped using it.  

And then, saw an auto renew for $199 - when I called, they said it is a membership and that I had to pay and cannot cancel since it is a subsrciption. 

Shady practice if you ask me.   

 

 

Did you sign a contact?? Even if so, that is a terrible business practice. 

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yes, going thru dispute with credit card company.. 

and yes, it is a terrible business practice.  

 

just putting it out there so people can be aware of it.  

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Tried it last year.  Didnt improve so stopped using it.  
And then, saw an auto renew for $199 - when I called, they said it is a membership and that I had to pay and cannot cancel since it is a subsrciption. 
Shady practice if you ask me.   
 
 

That would have been a quick call to my credit card co to let them know it was an unauthorized purchase.


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I really don't know anything about it, but I did see an interview with Tahata, Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson. Jack really went out of his way to say that he really liked the way they taught golf and that they were one of the few methods that get it right. Take that for what its worth.

 

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6 hours ago, hammer74 said:

Tried it last year.  Didnt improve so stopped using it.  

And then, saw an auto renew for $199 - when I called, they said it is a membership and that I had to pay and cannot cancel since it is a subsrciption. 

Shady practice if you ask me.   

 

 

thanks for the heads up

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6 hours ago, hammer74 said:

Tried it last year.  Didnt improve so stopped using it.  

And then, saw an auto renew for $199 - when I called, they said it is a membership and that I had to pay and cannot cancel since it is a subsrciption. 

Shady practice if you ask me.   

 

 

This ^^ this is why I avoid all online programs- online memberships etc. Doesn’t matter if it’s golf or soap box racing.I just don’t feel like getting stuck in these predicaments.Do yourself a favor and Go see a local golf pro or join a fitness club.

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I really don't know anything about it, but I did see an interview with Tahata, Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson. Jack really went out of his way to say that he really liked the way they taught golf and that they were one of the few methods that get it right. Take that for what its worth.
 
That's interesting.... You wouldn't think either of those two guys are that hard up for endorsement money, so.... maybe Nicklaus' comment is legit..??

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My instructor used this as his teaching basis. He throws in other things, but it's been extremely helpful for me. It took a little bit to figure out, but it's really a great system for me. That being said, I don't subscribe to the online version.

Word of advice, if you have that charge, you should dispute it with your bank/card company.

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My instructor used this as his teaching basis. He throws in other things, but it's been extremely helpful for me. It took a little bit to figure out, but it's really a great system for me. That being said, I don't subscribe to the online version.

Word of advice, if you have that charge, you should dispute it with your bank/card company.

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Curious... Is there any certain aspect that sticks out to you, as particularly relevant or useful or practical?
..eg. that "one thing" that resonates with you? Thx

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I'm probably one of the few people who has actually managed to complete this programme. The concept is actually rather worthwhile - he wants to teach you the body movements and mechanics of the swing without actually touching a club or hitting a ball for a very long time.

The drawback is endless repetitions of the most simple movements and the relentless hyperbole and artificially pumped up enthusiasm with which every lesson is presented, no doubt genuinely meant. If Trump was a golf instructor this is how I would imagine it....at the end of each lesson there's a test you have to pass which a child of 10 could do. I got the impression that the programme was designed for someone who is either very stupid or very slow on the uptake.

That said there are a few nuggets which are worth it - some of the fitness/stretching is quite good, and there's a move he calls " Surf to level " which I've incorporated into my chipping and pitching with great success. But it's a very long slog to pick out a few gold pieces...

The whole thing could have been done in half the time with more impact - but then I guess he could only charge for half the lessons and so earn less  - and as we know in America making money is the only thing that matters.

 

 

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I'm probably one of the few people who has actually managed to complete this programme. The concept is actually rather worthwhile - he wants to teach you the body movements and mechanics of the swing without actually touching a club or hitting a ball for a very long time.
The drawback is endless repetitions of the most simple movements and the relentless hyperbole and artificially pumped up enthusiasm with which every lesson is presented, no doubt genuinely meant. If Trump was a golf instructor this is how I would imagine it....at the end of each lesson there's a test you have to pass which a child of 10 could do. I got the impression that the programme was designed for someone who is either very stupid or very slow on the uptake.
That said there are a few nuggets which are worth it - some of the fitness/stretching is quite good, and there's a move he calls " Surf to level " which I've incorporated into my chipping and pitching with great success. But it's a very long slog to pick out a few gold pieces...
The whole thing could have been done in half the time with more impact - but then I guess he could only charge for half the lessons and so earn less  - and as we know in America making money is the only thing that matters.
 
 
Interesting perspective - thanks! And .. I guess .. congrats on making it thru to the end.

Would you say those "few nuggets" are worth the price (assuming you paid once and not on that recurring subscription plan)?
- eg. was it roughly equivalent to, say, two or (some number of) regular lessons witha pro?

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On 11/30/2018 at 8:33 AM, cksurfdude said:
On 11/29/2018 at 5:27 PM, Headhammer said:
I really don't know anything about it, but I did see an interview with Tahata, Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson. Jack really went out of his way to say that he really liked the way they taught golf and that they were one of the few methods that get it right. Take that for what its worth.
 

That's interesting.... You wouldn't think either of those two guys are that hard up for endorsement money, so.... maybe Nicklaus' comment is legit..??

It was not a commercial or paid endorsement, as far as I know, but it caught my attention when Jack interrupted the moderator & went out of his way to praise their teaching method. 

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Overall I wasn't worth the price no - and I'm hoping that none of the extra deductions have been made ! ( haven't heard anything so fingers crossed ).

It's a shame because the original concept is rather good, but the execution leaves so much to be desired. And I guess enough people sign up for it for Bryan to think it's Ok. He badly needs some feedback on the process and his own personal presentation.

 

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