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2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Yeah, definitely hit or miss.  As @cksurfdudealluded to, the trick and challenge with them is finding the right coach among the staff.  I've had a great experience at GolfTec, but I did my research on their site...among all of their bios, some looked okay, but one guy was the Nebraska PGA Teacher of the Year five times.  Kind of an easy decision.

Even having the credentials didn't mean I would gel with the guy, but I got lucky and I did.  And he's only broken out one training aid, a Tour Striker Smart Ball.

Yeah. I did the research as well. My guy had all the accolades. PGA, Director of the facility, Section Player of the Year, college wins..Etc   
 

Just shows you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Maybe one of the “less accomplished” guys there is on his way to becoming the next Billy Harmon or Chris Como.   Maybe i would have clicked better. Who knows.  
 

But i like the guy I have now and look forward to his schedule easing up a bit. 

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I should mention that I have had lessons from Golftec in the past.  My first 2 coaches were great. First one was a young kid mid 20's and he helped a ton. He moved to Colorado, total bummer for me. The second guy was pretty good as well. He actually fitted me for a driver at zero cost. I bought the driver at different retailer for less with the exact specs and still play that driver today. I have tried new drivers in the past year and none of them were any better than what I have. Demo day for Callaway and he told me to stay with what I have. 

That all said, I had no problem going back to Golftec. Everything the first two coach's did is now history. I am going back through the old lessons and see what I can pick up on and fix. 

I agree with the flattened out swing plan the damn noodle has me on.  

 

I went to the range yesterday and purposely what felt step with my swing.  What a difference it was for me. Straighter, longer and the dispersion was much tighter. 

 

Good luck fellas, I hope you all figure it out.  

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2 hours ago, JFish350 said:

Straighter, longer and the dispersion was much tighter. 

Nice 👍

And hope you get that WTF driver 😉 figured out soon, too!

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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2 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Nice 👍

And hope you get that WTF driver 😉 figured out soon, too!

I have a WTF driver too.  Not sure how that happened, but one drive is pretty good, and the next one is pretty bad.

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20 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I have a WTF driver too.  Not sure how that happened, but one drive is pretty good, and the next one is pretty bad.

Oh oh. Hate when that happens!

That's why I don't carry a driver 🤪

But actually the last few rounds I've been doing better, and have been more consistent, with my 4W so just sticking with that for now while I continue to work on the full swing. I'll take the driver to the range a few times over the Winter and .. who knows? .. maybe next Spring.....

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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From an old Golf Digest mag...

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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So I know a teaching pro who told me a great story.

He once was about to give a lesson, and when he was approaching the guy he watched him loudly yell and scold some kids near him who were bashing some balls and having a little fun...kids were 10-12ish.  The pro watched him take 5-7 swings, then told him “I want you to do this drill.  Hold the club in your right hand only, and swing it back and forth parallel to parallel, and feel your forearm rotate.  Do this for 20 minutes.”  Pro then went back inside for a while, and eventually came back out when 20 minutes had passed.  When the student said he thought he had it down, the pro said “Good, here’s your money back, go play tennis and don’t ever come to my course and yell at kids just trying to have fun again.”

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FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

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I have another GolfTec lesson this Friday.  I never signed up for a plan, just pay-as-I-go, and the plan is to hit short iron, long iron, and driver, and get his thoughts/prescription on what to focus on over the coming offseason months.  (And, I hope to see some swing speed driver when it's time to let the big dawg eat.)

I'll post some feedback here Friday.  

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FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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9 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

get his thoughts/prescription on what to focus on over the coming offseason months

Good plan! Definitely ask about specific drills to work on (for "..next time" 😉 right?)

After my lessons I find their short vid clip training tips pretty helpful.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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On 12/2/2020 at 3:32 PM, Getoffmylawn said:

And he's only broken out one training aid, a Tour Striker Smart Ball.

My coach uses the video replay a lot - where they put your image side by side with a pro and draw lines - along with him giving a very quick swing demo showing me what he's trying to get me to do.

The combo/reinforcement of the visuals seems to be working for me.

The only training aid we've used (so far?) is an "Impact Trainer" ball, which is effectively like a Smart Ball but solid and with indentations for your forearms to grab it more easily.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Well my instructor is leaving, have 2 left wonder if they assign you or give you a choice?

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1 hour ago, mwr57 said:

Well my instructor is leaving, have 2 left wonder if they assign you or give you a choice?

Not sure if it applies everywhere, but in my case after my first coach left they assigned me a new one. As it turns out, in this case it has worked out well for me.

I would like to think if you have a preference - and if that person has an opening in their schedule - they "should" (quote-unquote) give you your request..?

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I posted about this elsewhere but I had a largely positive experience this past Friday at GolfTec.

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The photo on the left is a good swing, the right is the old/bad.  Basically my arms are too folded up at impact leading to inconsistent contact, and the "good" follow-through on the left is the result of better extension of my arms at impact and better/taller posture.

Great lesson as always.  First time I've had to wear a mask during the lesson which was a drag, but sign of the times...

 

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FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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10 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Great lesson as always. 

Good to hear!

Coincidentally, one .. of the many many! .. things I'm working on is also extending my arms into and through impact, and getting onto my lead (left) side better. WIP (work-in-progress)

You have a good amount of lean at impact - nice 👍

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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4 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Good to hear!

Coincidentally, one .. of the many many! .. things I'm working on is also extending my arms into and through impact, and getting onto my lead (left) side better. WIP (work-in-progress)

You have a good amount of lean at impact - nice 👍

What's the drill/prescription you've been given for extending your arms?

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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22 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

What's the drill/prescription you've been given for extending your arms?

There have been several!!! But here are a few that have been particularly relevant /useful to me...

  • Arms-Length exercise -- extending thru impact
    https://gt.golf/PagqHK
    • this was actually included after my very first eval/lesson .. still work on this one!!
  • Lead wrist -- flexed vs bowed
    https://gt.golf/DVrsnr
    • note in the vid they talk about "slicing" but the action of getting the lead wrist into a better position at impact is key
  • Shoulder Bend exercise -- hip flexion/extension
    https://gt.golf/TZVbFV
    • again, some talk about slicing but here they emphasize body positioning and weight distribution .. has also been a key drill for me

Hope these help!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Here's a then-and-now comparison...

Then 2019-11-05 ...

 

And more recently ...

 

Starting to get there....................

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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4 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

There have been several!!! But here are a few that have been particularly relevant /useful to me...

  • Arms-Length exercise -- extending thru impact
    https://gt.golf/PagqHK
    • this was actually included after my very first eval/lesson .. still work on this one!!
  • Lead wrist -- flexed vs bowed
    https://gt.golf/DVrsnr
    • note in the vid they talk about "slicing" but the action of getting the lead wrist into a better position at impact is key
  • Shoulder Bend exercise -- hip flexion/extension
    https://gt.golf/TZVbFV
    • again, some talk about slicing but here they emphasize body positioning and weight distribution .. has also been a key drill for me

Hope these help!

Thanks for sharing!

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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On 12/22/2020 at 7:34 PM, cksurfdude said:

Here's a then-and-now comparison...

Then 2019-11-05 ...

 

And more recently ...

 

Starting to get there....................

Forgot to mention, my instructors prescription for the folding arms was parallel to parallel dry swings with a TourStriker Smart Ball between my elbows...

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Driver:  :honma:TR20 460, Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW:  :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 65g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, Mitsubishi MMT 80g Stiff

                :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL:ER7B 

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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15 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

parallel to parallel dry swings with a TourStriker Smart Ball between my elbows...

Thx for mentioning that - I actually have one in the garage, that I actually should use ... !!

Gonna make that exercise a part of my Winter practice.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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