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Long time lurker to this Forum....Created an account to help answer your question.

 

 

I am a head case when it comes to my golf game....Never Satisfied. I have fought early extension for a long time.

 

I have seen many teachers to help make me a better player.

 

Your mileage may vary and your student style may be different than me, but here is what I know based on my experiences.

 

Joe Park - Independent instructor that you need to go to his web site to schedule and appointment. He sees people out of Eagle Valley in Woodbury or White Eagle in Hudson. He is the most expensive person I have taken lesson from but also one of the best I have ever seen. I still have one lesson left from a 3 lesson package. He moves to Arizona during the winter months.

 

Greg Schulze at the U of M Les Bolstad course. Very, Very, Very knowledgeable person. His teaching style is a little wacky in my opinion but the guy knows his stuff. I probably would have stayed with him but did not completely click with his style.

 

Angie Ause at Oakmarsh in Woodbury. I did like Angie but I never received a copy of my video lesson that I was supposed to get, even after emailing a couple of times. So I never went back.

 

Chris Borgen currentely at Lost Spur in Eagan. I saw him for 1 lesson when he was at Oakmarsh. I was trying to get in to see Steve Whillock but Steve had enough students under him at the time. Steve comes highly rated and he's a great guy in general. Chris was a one and done for me. Maybe it was me not getting it or whatever, but I did not continue.

 

Leon Otness at Inverwood in Eagan. I was seeing Leon for 1 - 2 lessons a year just as needed when my game would go south. Usually in the early spring when trying to knock the winter rust off. I never got the sense that Leon could take me to the next level. Additionally, Leon has a multitude of duties at Inverwood and it seems he is pulled in too many directions to really get into it with his students. In my opinion, Leon is a great choice for a beginner.

 

I hope this info helps.

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Long time lurker to this Forum....Created an account to help answer your question.

 

 

I am a head case when it comes to my golf game....Never Satisfied. I have fought early extension for a long time.

 

I have seen many teachers to help make me a better player.

 

Your mileage may vary and your student style may be different than me, but here is what I know based on my experiences.

 

Joe Park - Independent instructor that you need to go to his web site to schedule and appointment. He sees people out of Eagle Valley in Woodbury or White Eagle in Hudson. He is the most expensive person I have taken lesson from but also one of the best I have ever seen. I still have one lesson left from a 3 lesson package. He moves to Arizona during the winter months.

 

Greg Schulze at the U of M Les Bolstad course. Very, Very, Very knowledgeable person. His teaching style is a little wacky in my opinion but the guy knows his stuff. I probably would have stayed with him but did not completely click with his style.

 

Angie Ause at Oakmarsh in Woodbury. I did like Angie but I never received a copy of my video lesson that I was supposed to get, even after emailing a couple of times. So I never went back.

 

Chris Borgen currentely at Lost Spur in Eagan. I saw him for 1 lesson when he was at Oakmarsh. I was trying to get in to see Steve Whillock but Steve had enough students under him at the time. Steve comes highly rated and he's a great guy in general. Chris was a one and done for me. Maybe it was me not getting it or whatever, but I did not continue.

 

Leon Otness at Inverwood in Eagan. I was seeing Leon for 1 - 2 lessons a year just as needed when my game would go south. Usually in the early spring when trying to knock the winter rust off. I never got the sense that Leon could take me to the next level. Additionally, Leon has a multitude of duties at Inverwood and it seems he is pulled in too many directions to really get into it with his students. In my opinion, Leon is a great choice for a beginner.

 

I hope this info helps.

 

thanks!

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1. Al Strang, Golden Valley CC

2. Brent Heit, Hillcrest CC

3. Angie Ause, Oak Marsh

 

My daughters both learned from Angie as beginners, made their high school teams and are good golfers with fine, athletic swings. I have worked with Al most recently and he is excellent. I also have seen him take ten strokes off a friend's game. I have worked in the past with Brent, who is a remarkable short game instructor as well as having a great understanding of the swing. Hillcrest is closing at the end of the season and Brent is the head pro. No doubt next year he will be teaching elsewhere, he is a great pro.

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Ive taken a few lessons with different instructors:

 

Greg Schulze - UofM - Extremely knowledgable. He's been doing this for a while and provides great take home literature to help with the lessons. For example, you work on your swing and he gives you handouts on the swing items you worked on. I kept everything in a binder and read it a few times a month.

 

Luke Benoit - Interlachen - I like Luke because he plays in tournaments so he is always looking to improve his game. I felt he could relate to some of the issues I have and gave tips/suggestions on how to fix them

 

Jeff Running - Burl Oaks - Again, an awesome teacher who plays in events so he is trying to improve as well. He is has a lot of great ideas and suggestions.

 

I am going to start a coaching program with Jason James at Totally Driven for the winter months. I love Totally Driven, 6+ Trackman bays, putting green, chipping area and a weight room. Jason knows his stuff big time. He has every certification possible, PGA, TPi, etc...

 

I was really impressed with Jason because he didn't have a set agenda but rather let me ask questions and then helped solve the issues I had. He let me dictate how the lesson would go

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