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  1. Until they start adding style points to the scorecard, all that matters is the number of strokes you have to sign for. I learned this lesson repeatedly, but it still took years for me to quit chasing beauty.
  2. Not an instructor as most would consider it, but Golf Science Lab has quite a few good interview videos with some top teachers that are quite interesting. I like to see how good teachers break down their teaching philosophy and what they focus on. Often the "what" they look for is the important part.
  3. I was going through some of my old student teaching videos on my old laptop seeing if there were any I needed to move to my new laptop, and I found these two short videos of a very "Hogan-like" swing from an unknown to me gentleman. He is not one of my students and I'm not sure where I got the videos from. They appear to be from longer videos as the "face on video" has music with it. The date on the folder they were in is from 2012. The gentleman has a very nice swing and there is a lot of Hogan influence in his movement. And the Hogan hat doesn't hurt. I thought t
  4. Brad Elder teaches in the Dallas area. He also won the Haskins award in 1997.
  5. My only "bad" experience with an instructor was way back in the late 90's. I don't want to mention his name because that serves no real purpose. I was actually taking lessons from one this this very famous instructor's staff coaches, who I enjoyed working with for almost a year before he went back to Australia. I didn't know at the time that he had left as he had apparently quit a few days before. I had driven in from about 5 hours away and showed up for my lesson. The young man I checked in with told me that my guy was no longer there and that there were no other available instructors availab
  6. Monte said it best. "This feels weird", or "I don't like that". "I hit it fine doing what I do, I just want to be more consistent""I saw Butch Harmon, Michael Breed, Hank Haney, George Gankas, etc. giving a lesson on YouTube and he said to do it this way"And honestly, very few people practice enough, or correctly. First bad round after a lesson and they go straight back to what they were doing before.
  7. The only lessons I had were as a kid from the same local pro that taught just about every kid in town. I got to "scratch" as a teenager and was able to play college golf at a middle of the pack level. Too inconsistent to challenge for any titles. On and off the travel team depending on what swing I had that week. I managed a few minor area championships. Later on I took some lessons from a couple of "top 100" swing coaches with varying degrees of success. The "new swing" invariably lost it's effectiveness and I was back to where I was before. It took a particular swing coach and a coupl
  8. Fitness and flexibility can always improve. Other than that, talk to your teacher.
  9. 72" driveway markers are what I use for a lot of similar drills. You can get them at Amazon but you have to buy a bunch of them. My local Home Depot/Lowes only had the 36" markers since it doesn't snow much in Texas. But I did find a couple of the 72" long ones locally at Tractor Supply Company.
  10. No joke here. You might want to see a doctor. This sort of loss of physical capacity is worrying.
  11. IIRC Brad Elder was teaching at Lakewood CC. I haven't talked to him in a while to know if he is still there.
  12. Complete personal opinion incoming. TGM is pretty much left in the past. Modern diagnostic tools like Trackman, Flightscope, Boditrak, and even HD high speed video has identified many incorrect assumptions of the TGM model. I got my TGM Level 1 way back in 1999 when it was considered the gold standard for understanding the golf swing. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. The politics in TGM have made it almost impossible for it to evolve with the better understanding that is a result of the newer technology. Does TGM still offer some valuable insight? Absolutely. But let's be hon
  13. > @Moshjean said: > > @otto6457 said: > > Definite improvement. Keep listening to Monte. You pay money for good instruction. Bad instruction is free. You should have one voice in your head. Monte is the one that knows your swing and the path you need to be on. Pay attention to Monte's voice. > > > > Sorry for the interruption but I'll never understand why someone asks for free advice from strangers when they are paying for good advice from a professional. > > I haven’t asked for advice since seeing Monte, just wanted to post progress updates. Sinc
  14. Definite improvement. Keep listening to Monte. You pay money for good instruction. Bad instruction is free. You should have one voice in your head. Monte is the one that knows your swing and the path you need to be on. Pay attention to Monte's voice. Sorry for the interruption but I'll never understand why someone asks for free advice from strangers when they are paying for good advice from a professional.
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