Hope it went wellIm booked in at 4.30 today for a lesson with a new pro.
No issue with my old pro - but he teaches at a range that isn't floodlit and I cant get to him while its still light
Really struggling with my irons at the moment, distance loss is huge and my ball striking is at an all time low.
Its frustrating, because towards the end of summer I was in a great place but too much tinkering etc and I've destroyed my swing entirely!
Looking forward to reporting back tomorrow how it goes later, fingers crossed I can get something back before the season really starts!
Hope it went well
Love to hear this, I'm in the Midlands but might travel up for a lesson!Had a lesson this afternoon with James Robinson (the former tour pro that features on Rick Shiels' videos occasionally) down at St Annes Old Links where he's now head pro.
Really impressive setup, trackman, decent mat with down the line and front on cameras for every shot - which are then sent to you on the Trackman Golf App.
Wanted to work on my irons as I've struggled for a long time with distance (for someone my size) and a consistent shot shape, particularly with longer clubs.
Within about 5 swings he had identified that I had a really shallow takeaway and everything was very connected ie my right elbow was tucked into my body at all times which led to me having to cast at the top of the swing. He said I basically said I had these big long levers (I'm tall) but was swinging it like a t-rex.
We spent about 10 mins really working on my takeaway and exaggerating the movements - literally pulling the club away at about 4 o'clock (with 12 being down the line) and then getting my arms up instead of across my body.
What a difference - it took me a while to really get the feeling right but the difference to my ball striking and carry was amazing - within 15 shots the numbers had changed as below:
All the below is with my 7iron (mizuno jpx921 forged)
Swingspeed at start: ~78mph
Ballspeed at start: ~112mph
Carry at start: ~155yds
James came across really well and the visual aids really helped him show you what you were doing and what he wanted to see, but he was also really good at getting across how exagerrated he expected it to feel compared to my old swing.
Got another lesson with him at the start of June and can't wait to put what he's taught me into practice.
If you're in the fylde coast area its well worth booking in with him.
It's always great to find someone who inspires youBeen struggling a bit so booked a lesson with the guy I've seen quite a few times now. Really enjoy the process and he gets me back on track quickly.
Worked on more rotation and less arms as I was steepening the shaft at the top and flipping at impact.
I really liked the lessons with this teacher, it reminded me of one professor at the university. I even wrote an essay on this topic like https://studydriver.com/someone-who-inspires-me/, by the way, I also took materials from this site. Learning is always important, even after graduation. It's good that everywhere there are good mentors and excellent services to help you study.