Asked Questions on Coaching, Fitting, Golf Clubs
you have a teaching philosophy?
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 players ability
is defined solely by their average score
not by what their swing looks like.
you dont teach a particular swing method?
dont. The ball doesnt care how you swing,
it only responds to the clubface at impact. I help
my students discover their own way to make square
and centered contact and launch the ball on a playable
trajectory. Trying to swing exactly like someone
else is pointless. I teach students how to better
understand, balance, and manage the swing they already
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
I teach them how to improve their accuracy
off the tee and lower their short game scoring average.
Its an old school formula that has worked
for hundreds of years and still works today.
much do you charge for lessons?
45 minutes or $60 for 60 minutes that price
includes range balls.
found that 45 minute sessions focused on a few essential
areas, coupled with 15 minutes of purposeful practice
is both affordable and more effective.
For students who prefer 60 minutes sessions, I recommend
that we divide our focus into 2 separate areas;
for example 30 minutes on the Driver, and 30 minutes
of either putting, chipping, pitching, or sand play.
Do you give playing lessons?
I give 2 hour playing lessons for $100 that
price includes warm-up balls, plus cart and green
fees. During the lesson, I teach the Five Essential
Playing Skills outlined in my book Understanding
Golf. Its a great way to improve your focus,
learn effective course management, and further develop
your ability to create golf shots.
Questions on Club
much does a fitting session cost?
Irons, Wedges, and Hybrids 90.00
Driver and Fairway Woods 90.00
Full Bag Fit 200.00
the purchase of KGZ golf clubs the fitting session
you fit indoors or outdoors?
an indoor hitting bay, youll hit balls out
and onto the Goose Creek driving range. Youll
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 as well.
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.
are the biggest fitting mistakes most golfers make?
order, they would be:
being fit for their putter.
Being more concerned with distance than accuracy.
Being overly concerned with brand name
Not being fit for their wedges.
Playing 2 or more clubs that carry the same distance.
Does everyone fit golf
clubs the same way?
fitters are similar to swing instructors in the
sense that each has their own ideas.
do you fit?
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 driver.
the average golfer really need to be fit?
Poor to average golfers actually benefit the most
from club fitting. Fit golf clubs are simply easier
you make fitting adjustment to my current clubs?
I cant 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!
on Golf Clubs:
there a best brand of golf club?
there was, every professional golfer would be using
it. I sell KSG Golf Clubs exclusively because of
their excellent quality and percise building process.
golf clubs continually getting better?
have to stay within the design guidelines established
by the United States Golf Association. From a playing
standpoint, golf clubs are as good as theyre
going to get
why are brand name golf clubs so expensive?
and distribution costs. Its certainly not
research and development!
PGA and LPGA touring professionals always play with
the newest designs?
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
selecting golf clubs, you need to forget about brand
names and focus on club specifications. You'll play
better with golf clubs built to the specifications
that best compliment your size, strength, and basic
KZG golf clubs as good as brand-name clubs?
KZG golf clubs are actually better!
Brand-name golf clubs are most often assembled out
of the country, by low wage workers, in a manner
similar to an assembly line. KZG operates by a different
playbook. At KZG, sets of golf clubs are built one
at a time, by a professional club maker, right here
in Palm Desert, California. Their precise assembly
Weight sorting and custom sizing grips.
· Weight sorting, spine aligning, and frequency
matching shafts to +/- 1 cycle per minute.
· Weight sorting and bending heads to exact
is a remarkably well balanced, tour van quality
set of golf clubs. You don't get that with mass-produced,
kind of warranty do your clubs have?
golf club I sell has a lifetime warranty against
breakage under normal use. The grips, of course,
should be periodically replaced.
dont they play KZG golf clubs 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, therell
always be a very limited number of golf club brands
being played on tour. Its not about quality,
its about money.
of the brand theyre currently playing, all
tour players have their clubs built, and often modified
to fit their eye and personal specifications. The
brand name golf clubs you see being played on the
PGA and LPGA Tours are certainly not the same over-priced,
mass-produced, brand-name golf clubs being sold
through the internet or at your local mega store.
long does it take to receive custom built KZG golf
generally receive your custom built KZG golf clubs
within 3 or 4 days.
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?
general rule, clubs should be re-gripped about once
a year or every 40 rounds.
important is the size and taper of the grip?
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. Ill
measure your hands and guide you through the selection
long does it take to have my clubs re-gripped?
often I can re-grip your clubs while you wait, just
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?
$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 and there is no reason
you adjust the specifications of my current putter?
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,
its the most used club in the bag!
you adjust the lie-angles and lofts of my irons?
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, install a new shaft,
or install a new grip. Very often my customers discover
they dont need a new driver or shaft, they
just need to make a few adjustments to the driver
they already have.
long does it take to re-shaft a golf club?
have the shaft in stock, it generally takes one
day. If its an emergency, I can do it in an
hour. If I have to order the shaft, it might take
2 or 3 days.