Questions on Coaching:
you have a teaching philosophy?
goal as a coach is to teach each of my students how to SIGNIFICANTLY
and PERMANENTLY lower their average score. Golf is a game
and the player's ability is defined solely by their
average score · not by what their swing looks like.
you don't teach a particular swing method?
I don't. The ball doesn't care how you swing,
it only responds to the clubface at impact. Trying to swing
like someone else is difficult and serves no purpose. I
teach students how to better understand, balance, and manage
their natural swing motion.
do golfers stop improving?
because they have a limited understanding of how the game
is best played and, as a result, they misunderstand the
process of improvement.
do you teach your students to lower their average score?
teach them how to keep the ball in play, how to reduce
the severity of their miss hits, and how to lower their scoring
average from within 100 yards of the green. It's
an old school formula that has worked for hundreds of years
and still works today.
much do you charge for lessons?
$60 per hour or $30 for 30 minutes · that price
includes range balls.
most golfers, 60 minutes of pure swing instruction turns
into information overload. Shorter 30 minute sessions
focused on a few essential areas, coupled with 30 minutes
of purposeful practice is both more affordable and more
students who prefer 60 minutes sessions, I recommend that
we divide our focus into 2 separate areas; for example 30
minutes on the full swing, take a short break, and 30 minutes
chipping and putting.
also give 90 minute playing lessons for $75 · that
price includes cart and green fees. It's a great
way to improve your course management and learn how to hit
much does a fitting session cost?
you're purchasing a putter, driver, wedge, hybrid,
fairway metal, or full set of irons from me there is never
a charge for fitting. Otherwise, I charge $60 per hour.
long does a fitting session take?
can generally determine the essential specifications for
a specific club in 30 to 45 minutes.
are the essential specifications?
size; SHAFT length, weight and flex; CLUBHEAD weight, loft,
lie-angle, face-angle, and design.
you fit indoors or outdoors?
an indoor hitting bay, you'll hit balls out and onto
the Goose Creek driving range. You'll be able to
see the full flight of every shot you hit. During the fitting
process, we often move outside and hit balls off the grass
Do you use a launch monitor?
I use three launch monitors, two for the full swing and
one for putting
you use video when fitting?
each hitting bay is equipped with two cameras.
is the biggest fitting mistake most golfers make?
more concerned with brand name than club specifications
- which makes no sense at all.
everyone fit golf clubs the same way?
are similar to swing instructors in the sense that each
has their own ideas.
do you fit?
stay focused on the quality of contact. I determine the
club specifications that will provide a particular client
the ability to make square and centered contact and send
the ball on a playable trajectory the highest percentage
of time. I do this for every club in the bag - PUTTER thru
the average golfer really need to be fit?
to average golfers actually benefit the most from club fitting.
And, because the fit should always be included in the purchase
price, there is no reason not to be fit.
Can you make fitting adjustment to my current clubs?
can't always make ALL the adjustment you might need, but
sometimes I can. Making adjustments to your current set can
save you a lot of money!
there a best brand of golf club?
If there was, every professional golfer would be using it.
golf clubs continually getting better?
Manufacturers have to stay within the design guidelines
established by the United States Golf Association. Golf
clubs are as good as they're going to get.. sorry.
why are brand name golf clubs so expensive?
and distribution costs. It's certainly not research
PGA and LPGA touring professionals always play with the
While many professionals are required to play the newest
designs (due to the terms of their endorsement contract),
there are professionals on every major tour who continue
to play and win with older designs.
I play better if I purchased the newest brand name golf
When selecting golf clubs, you need to forget about brand
names and focus on club specifications.
the golf clubs you build as good as brand-name clubs?
because I fit and build each set myself, the specifications
of my clubs are more precise than those of brand-name mass-produced
are your golf clubs so reasonably priced?
Golfers typically find my clubs to be a bargain because
they're used to paying for golf clubs that are over-priced.
kind of warranty do your clubs have?
My golf clubs have a lifetime warranty against breakage
under normal use. The grips, of course, should be periodically
What club heads do you use?
use heads from Tom
Wishon Golf Technology and
Golf. I've worked with these manufacturers for over 10 years
and the results have been fantastic.
the club heads you use clones or knock-offs?
I only use original designs from two of the finest club
designers in the industry - Tom Wishon (Tom Wishon Golf
Technology) and Dr. Jim Yeh (Alpha Golf)
don't they play the heads you sell on the PGA or
players get well paid to play a particular brand of golf
club, and only a few very large manufacturers can afford
to pay the huge endorsement contracts that tour players
demand. As a result, there'll always be a limited
number of golf club brands being played on tour. It's
not about quality, it's about money. Regardless of
the brand they're currently playing, all tour players
have their clubs built to their personal specifications.
The brand name golf clubs you see being played on the PGA
and LPGA Tours are certainly not the same over-priced brand-name
golf clubs being sold through the internet or at your local
long does it take for you to build golf clubs?
It generally takes
day or two to build single clubs and about a week to build
a full set.
Questions on Golf Club Repairs:
you do Re-Gripping?
at my shop I stock a wide range of popular grips.
often should I have my clubs re-gripped?
a general rule, clubs should be re-gripped about once a
year or every 40 rounds.
important is the size and taper of the grip?
size and taper of the grip will directly influence your
grip pressure, how you align your hands on the grip, and
how you deliver the club face to the ball. I'll measure
your hands and guide you through the selection process.
long does it take to have my clubs re-gripped?
often I can re-grip your clubs while you wait · just
contact me and make an appointment. You can also leave your
clubs at Goose Creek and pick them up on your next visit.
much does it cost to have my grips custom sized?
charge $3.00 to remove your old grip and install your new
grip. There is no charge to build your grips to a custom
taper or size. I believe all golfers should play with
properly fit grips · there is no reason not to.
you adjust the specifications of my current putter?
can alter the shaft length and re-grip any putter. On most
putters I can also adjust the loft and lie-angle. All
golfers should play with a properly fit putter ·
it's the most used club in the bag!
you adjust the lie-angles and lofts of my irons?
have 2 Loft and Lie machines and can make adjustments to
almost any set of irons.
adjustments can you make to my current driver?
If you have an adjustable driver, I can help you determine
the most effective setting. I can also cut or extend the
shaft length and install a new grip and
re-shaft your driver. Very often my customers discover they
don't need a new driver, they just
need to make a few adjustments to the driver they already
long does it take to re-shaft a golf club?
I have the shaft in stock, it generally takes one day. If
it's an emergency, I can do it in an hour. If
I have to order the shaft, it might take 2 or 3 days.