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    ottawa instructers reviews

    I'm wondering if there are reviews anywhere about the local teachers. Maybe like the "rate your MD" site?
    At 66 I just want to hit the ball straight & figure the short game.
    I don't want to listen to someone who has the gift of the gab & waxes poetic about Hogans swing or any theory. I don't need to add another 20+ yards. Just straight.
    thanks
    Mike Mcnerney

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    Gregg Foley / Joe Dubinski Golf school.

    Plain, simple and effective with results.

    http://greggandjoegolf.com/index.php

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    Hi Mike,
    Dave Kalil at the Hunt Club was incredibly helpful to me. And, echoing your own thoughts about wanting only what is needed; these words on Dave's website say it all, "Dave has a simple approach to teaching..."

    http://www.davekalil.com/lessons.html

    As a bonus, you would get your lesson at the Hunt Club; with its new practice facility.
    Regards.

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    Dave Kalil and Joe Dubinski have something in common. They are both accomplished musicians and they both have similar laid back styles of teaching.

    Food for thought.

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    I've had great results with Graham (and Jeff but I prefer Graham) Gunn in Orleans.

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    Thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillslider View Post
    Gregg Foley / Joe Dubinski Golf school.

    Plain, simple and effective with results.
    This past winter, I atteneded the golf school of Gregg and Joe and received some assistance that they felt, and that I agreed with, that would help me hit better. While I normally hit the ball with consistency, my first three rounds at Greensmere have seen me hit the ball better that I probably ever have, hitting 15, 14 and 16 greens respectively. This is certainly due, in part, to the simple, non highly technical, approach that they use. I highly recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC MIST View Post
    This past winter, I atteneded the golf school of Gregg and Joe and received some assistance that they felt, and that I agreed with, that would help me hit better. While I normally hit the ball with consistency, my first three rounds at Greensmere have seen me hit the ball better that I probably ever have, hitting 15, 14 and 16 greens respectively. This is certainly due, in part, to the simple, non highly technical, approach that they use. I highly recommend them.
    Thanks to Gregg and Joe, my twelve yr, old son now hits it dam near as far as I do and G & J helped me out also !

    BC, never to old to learn EH !

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    Jeff Gunn is a great teacher and has me striping pure shot after pure shot....he understands biomechanics and geometry, he also has all kinds of teaching tools and methods. I would Highly recommend him.

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    there is only 1 fundamental in golf, this fundemental is shared among all great players from all over the world, that is.......they ALL hit the ball First, and take a divot AFTER the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiths_falls View Post
    there is only 1 fundamental in golf, this fundemental is shared among all great players from all over the world, that is.......they ALL hit the ball First, and take a divot AFTER the ball.
    Thanks TIPS! If it was that easy we would all be on the PGA tour, what's stopping you if it's that easy? Must be your putter.....

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    I dont think you quite understand what I was saying Habsfan...let me know if you want to get a game together so i can show you what I mean.

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    I think everyone who golfs knows that the idea is to hit the ball first... isn't that common knowledge? are there golfers out there who actually think they should hit the ground and then the ball?

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    I like how a reasonable feedback thread almost immediately degraded into a pissing match

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    just to clarify for those who dont get it....my point is that we have all been taught that the grip, stance, alignment, posture, ball position...ect are all "fundamentals" so we have been taught these fundamentals first...this is the way the golf swing has been and is being taught. My point is that every pro on tour has a different grip, stance, alignment, ball position....some may be similar or the same but not all. So these things we have been taught are not "fundamental"....the only thing that tour pros do the same is hit the ball first and the ground after. Obviously its easier said than done, and this doesnt apply to driver and putter. The statement was meant to open the mind, and give people another perspective. Perhaps I should have mentioned this from the start. Happy long weekend everyone!

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    Tour pros do a hell of alot more at impact than just hit the ball first....it's far from that simple of an ideology.

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    its a common ground, its fundamental. It is whatever you make of it I guess.

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    And they don't ALL take a divot after... But we get it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiths_falls View Post
    just to clarify for those who dont get it....my point is that we have all been taught that the grip, stance, alignment, posture, ball position...ect are all "fundamentals" so we have been taught these fundamentals first...this is the way the golf swing has been and is being taught. My point is that every pro on tour has a different grip, stance, alignment, ball position....some may be similar or the same but not all. So these things we have been taught are not "fundamental"....the only thing that tour pros do the same is hit the ball first and the ground after. Obviously its easier said than done, and this doesnt apply to driver and putter. The statement was meant to open the mind, and give people another perspective. Perhaps I should have mentioned this from the start. Happy long weekend everyone!
    You can hit a the ball first but with crooked grip, bad stance and aim, your ball would ended it up in the bush.

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    absolutely Gobble_It! with a good stance, aim and proper grip you can hit balls at a target, but it cant get there if its fat, and you cant know how far you hit a club if you dont know how to flush it. putting your hands at "10 and 2" on the steering wheel of a car wont help if you dont know how to apply gas and brakes.

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    putting your hands at "10 and 2" on the steering wheel of a car wont help if you dont know how to apply gas and brakes.

    Not the best example...
    Forget 10 and 2: Drive With Your Hands at 9 and 3
    Life dinnae come wit gimmies so yuv got nae chance o' gitt'n any from me.

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    hahahahaha touche

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    Life dinnae come wit gimmies so yuv got nae chance o' gitt'n any from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiths_falls View Post
    Jeff Gunn is a great teacher and has me striping pure shot after pure shot....he understands biomechanics and geometry, he also has all kinds of teaching tools and methods. I would Highly recommend him.
    IMO you need to be the type of person (engineer, scientist etc) that has to understand the Biomechanics and Mathematics of every technical detail of the swing to get the most out of Jeff's teaching. If that is you (and there are many out there) then look no further, as he is probably the best in the city.

    If you prefer or require a more simplistic, straight forward approach, then someone like Joe is going to get the most out of your game.

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    Colin Orr at the Oac is great

    Sean Joyce at golftec is also great

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemcnerney View Post
    I'm wondering if there are reviews anywhere about the local teachers. Maybe like the "rate your MD" site?
    At 66 I just want to hit the ball straight & figure the short game.
    I don't want to listen to someone who has the gift of the gab & waxes poetic about Hogans swing or any theory. I don't need to add another 20+ yards. Just straight.
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    I spent time with Gregg and Joe over the winter months. I knew their teaching would have an impact. My first round this year proved it! My drives were at least 30-40yds longer. What impressed me was my iron play. I like how their approach. Laid back and quick tips that can be applied immediately. Highly recommend them!

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