*YOU WILL NOT GET BETTER ON YOUR OWN.
Thanks again for the time spent on giving me the best golf lesson I have ever taken. You gave me information I needed to understand. I have had the swing all along. I can chop a weed! I have been practicing in the house because of the rain . Tom is also waiting for his lesson as soon as we get better weather.
You are a good person and I do believe you have a gift from God for teaching .
See you soon, Gail and Tom
an excellent instructor. He's friendly, easy going and reliable. His strength
is that he simplifies his teaching to match the client’s ability to learn. Joe
has tremendous knowledge about the physics principles behind the golf swing. He
doesn't burden the client with complex theories; instead, he gives easily
understood instruction that follows common sense and is consistent with natural
body mechanics and the laws of physics. Joe instantly zeroed in on the flaw in
my swing that had me hitting the ball inconsistently. After working with Joe,
I'm scoring lower and golf is fun again! I highly recommend Joe to anyone who
loves golf - whether you're a beginner looking to get started on the right foot,
or a seasoned veteran who needs to correct a swing hitch or move to the next
level. Go see Joe!
Joe, I don't know if you can teach a 70 year old how to hit a golf ball, but I am so near the end of my rope after having taken dozens of lessons from many " top golf pros" over many years, I'm about ready to give it up. "Joe Park says, " I can turn your game around in a few lessons and you'll be hitting the ball better than you ever have. Here lets just start by adjusting the ball position." That was my pre-lesson, lesson. The earth moved, the sky cleared, the wind ceased and I, 70 year old Rex, hit that ball like I have rarely hit it before. I hit another and another and again. I said, "I'm in." I bought two lessons, because you get an extra 1/2hr free with the purchase of two lessons. Not only that, When I come out to practice at the driving range, Joe continues to generously "sprinkle" advice and tweaks to strengthen and refine my swing. He sets you up to hit the ball farther, more accurately, and more consistently. You may pay less for a lesson somewhere else, but you'll not get more for your money than what Joe Park can teach you. I'm off to Florida in January to put it together - confident and excite. Thanks Joe. Rex
Hey Joe, thanks for the screen shots of my last golf lesson. I played great on Sat and even better on Sunday. My mind is a lot less cluttered with swing thoughts and it takes a lot less effort physically too. I can't believe its that easy! Thanks, Jay
Joe helped me with my swing in just one lesson this last winter. He quickly diagnosed a sway issue and what caused it as well as a swing plane issue. Joe gave me a little set up trick to incorporate into my pre-shot routine that has corrected the sway as well as helping with the swing plane issue. I now have much more confidence in my swing and it feels much more repeatable with all my clubs. Just shot my best round ever (74 at a very unforgiving course) Thanks Joe!
I am 65 with a 10.5 index. I started really playing golf about 7 years ago. Back then I would shoot 120-130. That was unacceptable to me so I began to study the game in the usual ways: reading classic books and golf magazines, watching the pros and the slow motion swing replays, visiting internet sites, etc. I never had a lesson because I figured it couldn’t be that hard. Hell, I went to college, I should be able to figure this out on my own. To a certain extent that worked, Within two years I got down to an index of 10.5. That was four years ago and I hadn’t improved since then. I continued to study and practice religiously, even installing a golf simulator in my basement. But I didn’t get any better. I filled up notebooks with tips and suggestions so I could review them. I cut articles out of the golf magazines and endured dozens of tips from my friends, all better golfers than me.
I’m not sure what changed but about three weeks ago I decided I needed to do something different because I just wasn’t getting anywhere. I used Country Air quite a bit for a range but had never even spoken to Joe. But that day I asked him if he thought he could help me. Since I have never been a good “lesson guy” this was a real stretch. Well, no one will ever accuse Joe of lacking confidence., He said he could make me a single digit handicapper guaranteed. I loved his confidence. Then I had a lesson. It was much different than I thought. We spent a lot of time on the geometry and physics of the game, probably because I told him I was a numbers guy and liked theory. He was able to speak to me in my preferred language. For the first time I felt like I understood weight balance throughout the swing. Ditto for ‘lag’ and ball position and swing plane.
Then we put the theory into practice and immediately I was hitting the ball straighter and farther. Pretty fun. He taught me a few swing keys that were actually doable. By that I mean, he told me how to do things in a way such that mere mortals could actually do them. Let me give one example. Like everyone else I have read about “lag” ad nauseam. So I would always try to improve it. I would think about keeping my wrist cock throughout the swing. I experimented with my posture and the reverse C. On our first lesson Joe told me to think about keeping the shaft in front of the club head throughout the swing, even past impact. Shaft lean he called it. So I forgot about my wrists and started to think about ‘lean’ on my downswing and lo and behold, it worked. For the first time my hands were getting to the ball before the club head and the feeling was completely different. Not only that, the ball flight changed pretty dramatically, Instead of the typical ‘scoop’ flight caused by the club head getting to the ball first, the flight shallowed out and the distance increased. And the shots had a 3-5 yard draw. What’s not to like?
In Sum, Joe can simplify things so that average people can actually do the moves required. What good is a move that only Fred Couples can perform?
I have now had three lessons and I only wish I had taken the plunge four years ago - might have actually won a few matches.
-Brian / MD
Time to correct bad fundamentals early.
I am a self-made single digit handicapper. I have never had formal lessons from any licensed professional in 16 years of play. I have relied on my dad, television programs, and golf magazines to help hone my golf swing. Then I decided to get a lesson from Joe Park. I went into the session with an open mind, hoping that Joe's years of teaching and golf knowledge would reveal an idea that would help take me to the next level in my golf game. I consistently shoot in the 70's and have become bored with my scores and wanting to get into the 60's. I knew that practicing what I already knew would not get me there. The lesson with Joe was exactly what I needed. Joe showed me things about the golf swing that I had never heard or seen. He simplified very complex components of the golf swing and tailored the lesson to my natural abilities. With Joe's teaching I am progressing to be more consistent with my ball striking and more confident in my game all together. I truly feel that this will be my best season yet, and that I will break into the 60's because Joe Park.
Michael F. / Handicap +2.2
I've been frustrated by the game of golf for years.
Joe has made all the difference. He taught me how to consistently hit my
irons and my woods in a way that I'd never thought possible. He has a
wonderful gift for teaching.
I have been a customer of the Country Air for the past few years, during that time I have had the good fortune to get to know Joe and his family. Between the three or four lessons I have taken from Joe, and his willingness to share advice w/ me, my game has shown marked improvement. If golf is a game for life, then I would recommend lessons with Joe Park to any golfer who is serious about their game. Joe will fix the underlying cause of your swing problems, not just treat the symptoms of bad shots with band aids. Thanks again for your help Joe, w/ best regards;
Dan M. - Delta Airlines
Joe, The lesson I
got prior to my golf trip to Florida was invaluable. The simple adjustment you
made in getting me to keep my hands moving through the swing resulted in driving
more tee shots in the fairway, which, led to scores in the mid-80”s and winning
three of four rounds. Needless to say, I had bragging rights on this trip. More
importantly, my fellow golfers made numerous comments about noticing a
difference in my swing/game. Undoubtedly, I have you to thank. My next goal is
to work with you on the short game and putting so that I can consistently report
scores in the low 80’s. Many thanks for your instruction!
“I have taken one lesson with Joe and thanks to his very simple and easy to
follow instructions that worked with my current swing, I am striking the ball
much more solidly and consistently. Most importantly, my ball’s flight path has
a much, much narrower range of direction. He gave me the tools to get my hands
out in front of my body on the downswing in a manner that allows me to compress
the ball with less effort and a much shorter, more efficient and easily
repeatable swing. I highly recommend Joe as a teacher and will use him as my
golf instructor for the rest of my life.”
My teenage son and I met Joe during one of our off-season visits to his
driving range. My son had been having control issues with his swing, and
had become very frustrated trying to diagnose and correct the problems. We
were both very impressed by how quickly Joe was able to spot the problems,
and how simply he was able to explain and teach the corrections. His
understanding and explanation of the science behind proper golf swing
mechanics is very easy to understand and implement. My son was able to put
Joe’s teaching into practice right away, with immediate improvement and
sense of relief that he finally understood what had been happening. I would
highly recommend Joe as a golf instructor, especially to other parents of
young golfers who are looking for someone they can trust to teach correct
golf mechanics early in a golfer’s development.
I am a weekend golfer who definitely needed
lessons. Joe works with your swing and enhance it to make it better to keep you
comfortable with your swing and is not like one of
those teachers who impose their swing on you which only takes longer and is
uncomfortable and you forget about it unless you keep taking lessons from
them. Only one lesson from Joe completely changed my swing dynamics. Joe
will show you basic concepts which are missing from your swing. After only a
few modifications I was hitting 20-30 yards farther than I usually hit.
Using his pointers I keep on hitting nice shots. I highly recommend Joe to
be your Golf Instructor.
"You are a @#!*% genius. That is the best bucket I have ever
hit. .....No weight shift, ....No roll of the hands and No shoulder
turn. I didn't think of any of these positions and it all just
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