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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:41 pm

sure thing weesern. (:
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:43 pm

sheenz wrote:
Yeah thanks (: I am looking for a coach preferably in the east. I'm pretty interested in phil brew academy. Anyone knows whether the lesson rates includes the PC test fees?


Look out for Brett Bridgman, Marc Kawasoe & Brad McManus from Phil Brew Academy.
I know them personally and Brett was my coach for a few months.
For me, Brett is really good, encouraging and patient.

From what I know. Brett has created a dedicated LADIES only golf package.

As mentioned, there are quite a few here learning from all these 3 guys in this forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:44 pm

kg7068 wrote:
FOr info, this game can be self-taught too.

yes, that was my mindset as well

Why pay for a coach when I can learn from books, youtube, friends' advice, etc. Picked up all kinds of stupid bad habits over the years, one band aid over another. Took me a good 1.5 years to unlearn most of the bad habits i picked up in the first 1.5 years of 'learning' golf from everyone else except a proper coach.

Now I understand why coaches teach some drills that seemed pointless in the beginning. e.g. BHSG in Dubai's kids programme has them running around, sprinting, tossing rugby balls, etc. I wondered that was all about, and later found out it has to do with development of fast-twitch muscles, learning to rotate the upper body while keeping the lower body stable, etc, all fundamentals to a proper golf swing.

Simple motto - if you want to do something, do it right, or don't do it at all.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:47 pm

ghoonk wrote:
kg7068 wrote:
FOr info, this game can be self-taught too.

yes, that was my mindset as well

Why pay for a coach when I can learn from books, youtube, friends' advice, etc. Picked up all kinds of stupid bad habits over the years, one band aid over another. Took me a good 1.5 years to unlearn most of the bad habits i picked up in the first 1.5 years of 'learning' golf from everyone else except a proper coach.

Now I understand why coaches teach some drills that seemed pointless in the beginning. e.g. BHSG in Dubai's kids programme has them running around, sprinting, tossing rugby balls, etc. I wondered that was all about, and later found out it has to do with development of fast-twitch muscles, learning to rotate the upper body while keeping the lower body stable, etc, all fundamentals to a proper golf swing.

Simple motto - if you want to do something, do it right, or don't do it at all.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.

Well said and totally agreed. I still prefer the self-taught method. The satisfaction derives when things are going the right direction is beyond words.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:48 pm

ghoonk wrote:

100 balls:
20 - warm-up with 9i
10 - 7i
10 - 5i
10 - 3i
10 - hybrid / 5w
10 - 3w
10- driver
20 - mini-'round' - hit driver, FW, mid iron (long Par 5), then driver, short iron, wedge (short Par 5), then driver, iron (Par 4), then driver, wedge (short Par 4), then mid-iron or FW/hybrid(Par 3), repeat one more cycle, but drop a par 4

After that go practice chipping and putting for 1 hour, then close shop, go home Smile

Hey bro ghoonk,

Would you mind if i printed this out, laminated it and hung it from my golf bag? It would surely help me a lot.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:49 pm

PinkPanther wrote:
I suggest you come down to our starry nights range @ Marina Bay on wednesday.
Daren will be there and I am sure he will be able to advise u properly.

Are you his brother? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:52 pm

eden wrote:
sheenz wrote:
Yeah thanks (: I am looking for a coach preferably in the east. I'm pretty interested in phil brew academy. Anyone knows whether the lesson rates includes the PC test fees?


Look out for Brett Bridgman, Marc Kawasoe & Brad McManus from Phil Brew Academy.
I know them personally and Brett was my coach for a few months.
For me, Brett is really good, encouraging and patient.

From what I know. Brett has created a dedicated LADIES only golf package.

As mentioned, there are quite a few here learning from all these 3 guys in this forum.

Really? Yes brett seems highly recommended. I'm gonna give him a call to enquire and most prolly take up lesson with him (:
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:55 pm

X-Man wrote:
PinkPanther wrote:
I suggest you come down to our starry nights range @ Marina Bay on wednesday.
Daren will be there and I am sure he will be able to advise u properly.

Are you his brother? Razz

I know him better than his brother does Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:56 pm

kg7068 wrote:
ghoonk wrote:
kg7068 wrote:
FOr info, this game can be self-taught too.

yes, that was my mindset as well

Why pay for a coach when I can learn from books, youtube, friends' advice, etc. Picked up all kinds of stupid bad habits over the years, one band aid over another. Took me a good 1.5 years to unlearn most of the bad habits i picked up in the first 1.5 years of 'learning' golf from everyone else except a proper coach.

Now I understand why coaches teach some drills that seemed pointless in the beginning. e.g. BHSG in Dubai's kids programme has them running around, sprinting, tossing rugby balls, etc. I wondered that was all about, and later found out it has to do with development of fast-twitch muscles, learning to rotate the upper body while keeping the lower body stable, etc, all fundamentals to a proper golf swing.

Simple motto - if you want to do something, do it right, or don't do it at all.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.

Well said and totally agreed. I still prefer the self-taught method. The satisfaction derives when things are going the right direction is beyond words.

@kg7068, I think you misread what gnook is trying to say. He said that its better to go to a coach than self taught.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.

@gnook, correct me if I'm wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:58 pm

To some point yes. But you need to know what to look out for.

When my swing goes funny these days, I can more of less self-diagnose and fix it, but I don't get stubborn about it, and see a coach if I find myself 'fixing' it by changing fundamentals such as grip, alignment, posture, swing plane, etc. But to be able to do that, I need to already know what the fundamentals are.

When I had my earlier swing, I was able to get to low-90s and stagnated there for years. Couldn't get more distance (which was short anyway), had a persistent fade/push/slice/snap hook. Later (i.e. 18 months ago) realized that I won't be able to go into 80s if I don't have a proper swing. Like you, it worked for me then, and felt good that I was 'figuring things out on my own', but when my friends started to shoot lower scores than me while i stagnated, introducing quick fixes that worked for one day/week and screwed up my swing even more over the months, i decided that enough was enough. I can feel as 'satisfied' as I want to be about how smart I am to fix my swing, but true satisfaction comes from playing the game well, and I don't know anyone who plays well without sound fundamentals.

I've seen mid-handicappers who hit the ball decently without proper shoulder turn, or knees bent big time (almost squatting), and when I ask, I find out that they've been mid-handicappers for years without improvement, or that they've just only recently become mid-handicappers after being high-handicappers for decades.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:59 pm

sheenz wrote:
eden wrote:
sheenz wrote:
Yeah thanks (: I am looking for a coach preferably in the east. I'm pretty interested in phil brew academy. Anyone knows whether the lesson rates includes the PC test fees?


Look out for Brett Bridgman, Marc Kawasoe & Brad McManus from Phil Brew Academy.
I know them personally and Brett was my coach for a few months.
For me, Brett is really good, encouraging and patient.

From what I know. Brett has created a dedicated LADIES only golf package.

As mentioned, there are quite a few here learning from all these 3 guys in this forum.

Really? Yes brett seems highly recommended. I'm gonna give him a call to enquire and most prolly take up lesson with him (:

I agree with eden. Brett is really good. I went to see him with regards to bunkers shot and I must say that now my bunkers shot are so much better than before though sometimes I do screw up due to lack of practice. Do check Brett out.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm

I too agree..


You should get a coach....
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:03 pm

mloy wrote:
sheenz wrote:
eden wrote:
sheenz wrote:
Yeah thanks (: I am looking for a coach preferably in the east. I'm pretty interested in phil brew academy. Anyone knows whether the lesson rates includes the PC test fees?


Look out for Brett Bridgman, Marc Kawasoe & Brad McManus from Phil Brew Academy.
I know them personally and Brett was my coach for a few months.
For me, Brett is really good, encouraging and patient.

From what I know. Brett has created a dedicated LADIES only golf package.

As mentioned, there are quite a few here learning from all these 3 guys in this forum.

Really? Yes brett seems highly recommended. I'm gonna give him a call to enquire and most prolly take up lesson with him (:

I agree with eden. Brett is really good. I went to see him with regards to bunkers shot and I must say that now my bunkers shot are so much better than before though sometimes I do screw up due to lack of practice. Do check Brett out.

So how many strokes must Brett give to play with you?? Or rather, how many did you ask??? 20/20????

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:12 pm

sheenz wrote:
Really? Yes brett seems highly recommended. I'm gonna give him a call to enquire and most prolly take up lesson with him (:

Happy Golfing!

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:25 pm

mloy wrote:
kg7068 wrote:
ghoonk wrote:
kg7068 wrote:
FOr info, this game can be self-taught too.

yes, that was my mindset as well

Why pay for a coach when I can learn from books, youtube, friends' advice, etc. Picked up all kinds of stupid bad habits over the years, one band aid over another. Took me a good 1.5 years to unlearn most of the bad habits i picked up in the first 1.5 years of 'learning' golf from everyone else except a proper coach.

Now I understand why coaches teach some drills that seemed pointless in the beginning. e.g. BHSG in Dubai's kids programme has them running around, sprinting, tossing rugby balls, etc. I wondered that was all about, and later found out it has to do with development of fast-twitch muscles, learning to rotate the upper body while keeping the lower body stable, etc, all fundamentals to a proper golf swing.

Simple motto - if you want to do something, do it right, or don't do it at all.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.

Well said and totally agreed. I still prefer the self-taught method. The satisfaction derives when things are going the right direction is beyond words.

@kg7068, I think you misread what gnook is trying to say. He said that its better to go to a coach than self taught.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and cheap out on the most important part of the game at this phase - the swing. Better to get a simple set and develop a decent swing.

@gnook, correct me if I'm wrong.

Exactly my point Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:59 pm

weesern wrote:
sheenz wrote:
haha Yeah Sounds good. I went to laguna website to check out. I don't really understand the beginner lesson package though. It's like 6 lesson only and it's more pricey than the one at nsrcc taught by brett. Guess I have to call and enquiry

best to contact shorthitter personally... just look for his nick

It's just six lessons, but focuses on the core basics of the game. You'll need plenty of practices in between each lesson as you learn new things every lesson, and Shorthitter is flexible with the timing, so that means you get to (and you should) practice before the next lesson rather than chiong 1 lesson after another every week.

The range membership comes in useful since you'll be doing plenty of practice, its one of the places with the cheapest balls during peak hours (that's usually the only time I can go anyway).
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:04 am

hi Sheenz, may i check if this is a closed group taking the beginner classes?
cos actually i'm looking for ppz to join... so trying my luck only Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:31 am

elle wrote:
hi Sheenz, may i check if this is a closed group taking the beginner classes?
cos actually i'm looking for ppz to join... so trying my luck only Smile

yeahh why not? as long as you're okay with the idea of learning w another 4 girls (: PM me alright?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:36 pm

Oh great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:39 pm

After long and hard searchings,I finally found 1 worthy and without doubt best in Singapore

GREG ANKETELL at Keppel Golf

contact 9665 2627
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:13 pm

so..how did it go ?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for recommendation for coach   Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:24 pm

kg7068 wrote:
sheenz wrote:
Hi,

I have a group of 4 girls looking for beginner golf lessons. I really need some recommendation for a good coach. Would appreciate if anyone could offer some help here! (:

Thanks! (:

Sheenz

Go green fairway, Lee Harington. She is a gd coach. $$ wise, not too sure. Usually cheaper for group.

Seconded for Lee Carrington. Been with her for last few months and definitely have improved, but still SCSC. Her rates are not cheap, but worth every penny when she puts you on video. Her rate currently is at $495 (b4 GST) for 8 30-min lessons. Not sure of the pricing for group, but you can call her at 9798 5858 to enquire.
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