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  • 4wedges
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    Originally posted by metallica86 View Post
    Sorry to bring this up but following all the advise from here, I signed up for Golftec plan for 6 months. They did my evaluation for free. So far got 2 lessons under my belly, huge difference! I can hit all my iron 7 around 100 yards now, before taking lessons, my swing is bad and I always missed the shots. The teacher is great at my location, they also offered club fitting when I'm ready to upgrade and also we can go out and play with the instructor when the weather is nicer. I think it's good value.
    That's great. I'm happy to see you are making progress. Make sure you practise what they are teaching you.

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  • metallica86
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    Sorry to bring this up but following all the advise from here, I signed up for Golftec plan for 6 months. They did my evaluation for free. So far got 2 lessons under my belly, huge difference! I can hit all my iron 7 around 100 yards now, before taking lessons, my swing is bad and I always missed the shots. The teacher is great at my location, they also offered club fitting when I'm ready to upgrade and also we can go out and play with the instructor when the weather is nicer. I think it's good value.

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  • BrandonK
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    Originally posted by metallica86 View Post
    Hi,
    I was looking into Golftec as beginner lesson, do you think its worth it for beginner or they just accept the experienced golfer and focus on changing the swing?
    I would like to learn from someone reputable and have good structure to start off
    I also recommend GolfTec. You have to go in with the right expectation and know you have to practice a lot for the lessons to stick. You get what you put into it. It's great to see step by step how to swing properly and why. Watching the video and seeing them draw it out. Then doing it is really beneficial.

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  • Golfer52
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    I started at Golftec as a beginner 4 years ago (Lianne at Golftec Markham). I broke 100 in my second season and broke 90 in my third season. Highly recommend!

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  • metallica86
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    Hi,
    I was looking into Golftec as beginner lesson, do you think its worth it for beginner or they just accept the experienced golfer and focus on changing the swing?
    I would like to learn from someone reputable and have good structure to start off

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  • BrandonK
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    Thanks 4wedges I am going to do whatever I can to improve my game.

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  • 4wedges
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    Originally posted by BrandonK View Post
    I wanted to provide an update regarding my GolfTec lessons. I'm a few months in and my swing has completely changed. I have a better backswing, follow through and finishing position than before. I am still working on a few major changes but overall my swing is coming along. I feel by next season I should have my swing down. I do about 25 practice swings per day just trying to work on repetition and feel. I'm hoping by November I can work on increasing my distance because I lost a few yards as I changed my swing. One of my goals was to gain some yards and I ended up losing some. I know it's part of the process and I'm trying to be patient while I get my swing down.

    One big challenge I'm still working through is the sequencing of my swing. I have a habit that I'm trying to break is I lead with my left shoulder as I am coming through. it is throwing my body off and making me come over the top. I now see it, I'm just working to break that habit which I am finding challenging. to lead with legs, hips, torso and then shoulder. I'm sure it is a belief I have is that if I swing with my shoulders I will have more power and distance. I'm now trying to slow down my swing to do it properly and more consistent now.

    Overall GolfTec has been really good.
    That's great that it is working. I think it is wise that you are taking those practice swings every day. They will help you adjust quicker. Keep it going!

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  • BrandonK
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    I wanted to provide an update regarding my GolfTec lessons. I'm a few months in and my swing has completely changed. I have a better backswing, follow through and finishing position than before. I am still working on a few major changes but overall my swing is coming along. I feel by next season I should have my swing down. I do about 25 practice swings per day just trying to work on repetition and feel. I'm hoping by November I can work on increasing my distance because I lost a few yards as I changed my swing. One of my goals was to gain some yards and I ended up losing some. I know it's part of the process and I'm trying to be patient while I get my swing down.

    One big challenge I'm still working through is the sequencing of my swing. I have a habit that I'm trying to break is I lead with my left shoulder as I am coming through. it is throwing my body off and making me come over the top. I now see it, I'm just working to break that habit which I am finding challenging. to lead with legs, hips, torso and then shoulder. I'm sure it is a belief I have is that if I swing with my shoulders I will have more power and distance. I'm now trying to slow down my swing to do it properly and more consistent now.

    Overall GolfTec has been really good.

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  • manilaspittah
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    BrandonK - I think it's quite rare for an individual to have an inconsistent swing in the sense that 10 out of 10 swings probably look VERY similar when videoed. Dispersion can be very inconsistent, though, even with a consistent swing if the swing itself is not fundamentally sound. I think if the expectation is to hit many fairways and greens, then one should strive to have a swing that looks fundamentally correct (i.e., is it on plane? is dynamic loft much stronger than loft at address? Is path relatively neutral etc.). A quick litmus test would be to compare your swing side-by-side with a swing that you admire from a professional with similar physical characteristics as yourself. The greater the similarities, the more reasonable it would be (in my opinion) to expect similar results.

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  • BrandonK
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    Tphilp thanks for your comment. Off the tee and in the fairway is where I have most of my issues because my swing is not consistent yet. My short game fortunate enough is what is saving me. 120 yards and in I can normally hit a good shot and putt out in 2 or 3 depending on if I rush. It's the hitting out of rough from my drives, hitting in the fairway to the green.

    I was practicing at GolfTec today and it's starting to come together. I was hitting more consistently today. I have slowed down my swing and just take it slow now. Going into my backswing making sure everything is correct. Then swinging and following through. I did a drill today where you take 5 golf balls and play them as I would on a course for each. I would put the ball down, walk up to it line up the shot and then swing away. See how I did and what I needed to fix. Then walk away and then do it again with the next ball from setup to hitting the ball. This drill for me is so important because it helps me train how I would play versus just sitting there and hitting ball after ball.

    I was hitting about 2 out of 5 really well. 1 or 2 I would draw it more then I would like or I wasn't lined up correctly and then 1 I would just be off. So I can tell my swing is coming together. Once I get to 3 to 4 out of 5 I hit really well on a consistent bases I will be happy. That is where I was before I started taking lessons. I can tell my swing is better it's just practice, practice, practice.

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  • Tphilp
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    Originally posted by BrandonK View Post
    I appreciate your feedback. The reason why I wanted to take lessons is

    1) To be more consistent with my swing and hitting. I want to hit straight more consistently with all my clubs.

    2) Increase my distance with each club because I don’t hit as for as I feel I could be hitting for example my 9 iron I only hit 120 yards on average.

    3) Improve my score from mid to low 90’s currently. See if I can get to low 80’s

    I can see climpses of how the lessons have improved my swing when everything does come together on the course. I practice about 30min to an hour each day just practicing my swing. Trying to make sure I get the swing down so I can be more consistent and don’t have to think about all aspects of it.
    Yeah I get the consistency but I can tell you that is a never ending battle. If you are scoring in the 90’s I think you are maybe over estimating how many times you are “right in the fairway” most golfers I know in that range (and that is most of my buddies) they miss a ton of fairways and spend a ton of shots trying to get out of there. Also are u scoring 90’s with 4 or 5 “mulligans” (also a lot of my buddies) if you are truly hitting that many fairways I would say you immediately need to see someone about your short game specifically as you are giving up the strokes there. If not then dont panic let it do it’s course. If you can get the swing down then you will see a huge improvement and you are already doing better then most golfers by actually taking lessons and practicing!!

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  • BrandonK
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    brianbki1 Thanks, I agree with you. As I am sure you can appreciate it’s just frustrating to not be able to pick it up faster.

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  • brianbki1
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    With regards to practice I worked from Dec '18 to Mar '19 on one thing only. Transition. I had that little move down pat in the dome. The sound of the iron on the ball at impact was that beautiful SMACK sound. Got outside in the spring on the course and do you think I could do it? No! Took at least until July '19 before I could even remotely feel that transition sensation again.

    We are now in Aug and I'm getting that feel back from the winter even more so and I'm really feeling the transition piece. I know its all mental ie. Indoor vs Outdoor, but it eventually will come around. Give it time. I believe as long as you have the muscle memory going then its just a matter of the brain processing it. That's why practice is a good thing!

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  • BrandonK
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    I appreciate your feedback. The reason why I wanted to take lessons is

    1) To be more consistent with my swing and hitting. I want to hit straight more consistently with all my clubs.

    2) Increase my distance with each club because I don’t hit as for as I feel I could be hitting for example my 9 iron I only hit 120 yards on average.

    3) Improve my score from mid to low 90’s currently. See if I can get to low 80’s

    I can see climpses of how the lessons have improved my swing when everything does come together on the course. I practice about 30min to an hour each day just practicing my swing. Trying to make sure I get the swing down so I can be more consistent and don’t have to think about all aspects of it.

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  • Tphilp
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    I think when u do lessons you always have to ask yourself “what am I trying to achieve” for example being taught a swing like golftec is for a person who wants to score low and compete to drive their game better. It will take a massive amount of time to learn a new swing and yes you will suffer but in the end you will be technically better and able to start to score lower. On the other hand if u are going into lessons saying “I just want to shave a couple strokes off to score better and enjoy the game a bit more” a swing change may not be what u want or need. I think a lot of us mistake practicing once or twice a week for what the pros do which is almost daily for several hours. When you are a kid you can practice every day after school and you parents are more then happy to drop you off and let you be a kid but when you have responsibilities (work, family, etc) it is often tough to go out and find time to do that kind of work.


    Also what was an eye opener for me was figuring out “where” you are losing strokes. If you find yourself on the green in two on a lot of holes is it maybe better for you to take putting lessons?? Anyways just my 2 cents...or 10..

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