Short Game Tuition
I have been playing for around 5 years now and have been having lessons intermittently over that time, almost exclusively with the same pro at my local driving range who to be fair has been excellent and taken me from a starter to where i am now. I have been at the same handicap of 15-16 for the last 2 years despite a bought of the unmentionables last year, but I have been on a good stretch for the past 8-10 months again. My medal/comp rounds have been pretty good this season and i generally feel good about my long game, its not perfect but it feels reliable 90% of the time. My loss of shots are because of my short game, 3 or 4 putting, duffing chip shots etc, when i get one right the other goes out etc.
The pro i have been working with has worked on my short game on a very occasional basis. Even when requesting to work on it, we do so for 15 minutes before going back to long game stuff again which frustrates me and now i feel i have got as far as i can with him. I am now seeking someone different with a fresh approach and a fresh pair of eyes who specialises in the short game but will also look at my long game when required. Does anyone have any recommendations of a good pro who doesnt charge the earth, based in or around Northern half of London, Essex/Herts? I'm happy to pay around £40-£50 hr.
Reply : Mon 7th Jul 2014 12:14
Hi Russ, I'm not 100% sure if he does 1 on 1 tuition but Gary Smith is an exceptional short game coach. We will be doing some stuff with Gary very soon.
I'd also recommend checking out his apps which you can see reviewed here with links direct to the downloads for iOS or a DVD.
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Reply : Mon 7th Jul 2014 16:28
I felt the same as you and got a short game coach. I have only had a couple of lessons so far (and practice in between) and already had handicap drop from 21 to 19. He has taught me not only some new skills but also shot selection from 80 yards and in too. My chap is called Duncan McCarthy and he is fab but based in Leeds so not really much help down there!
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Reply : Tue 22nd Jul 2014 22:38
I see a guy called ian meekin,, id say he is exactly who you are after,, his short game/mental coaching is amazing,, he has bought me down from 28 to 18.5 over a year,, he uses a simple easy to repeat method that is easy to learn, if you pay in advance you get 4 hour sessions for £100 but he is based at rook wood in horsham, let me know if you want his number, but id say its worth the journey.
Last edit : Tue 22nd Jul 2014 22:38