This was a response from the fellow who made the videos I posted Friday.
I’d be happy to talk about my lessons with Monte. A little background for context: I am currently a poor golfer by anybody’s standard. This isn’t some “aw shucks bit” either. I suck. If you can read this, I’m worse than you.
I started last May, and became hopelessly addicted to this game after some dumb luck rounds in the first few months of playing. When that luck faded, I went the conventional route and got some lessons from a nearby assistant pro that did nothing for me. Frustrated to the point of quitting, I discovered Monte’s online lessons and after a few of those, realized he was only an hour away from me and decided to see him in person.
I think I’ve had about 5-6 lessons thus far. I’m not going to lie, it hasn’t been easy. I didn’t show up once and walk away with a perfect swing, but since this was never promised or expected, it was never an issue. As Monte will attest, I am a unique case. My swing issues are the opposite of what most people face, and I get the distinct impression that Monte has never had a client like me before. This actually seems to excite him. I’m like a patient who wandered into his clinic with an exceptionally rare disease.
To be clear, the main diagnosis has remained consistent from the start. My upper and lower body are severely out of sync. By the time my arms reach impact, my hips are already sitting in the cart. The challenge has been figuring out ways of dealing with this.
The primary working feel that we’ve discovered is scandalous enough to get him banned from golfwrx, but it is basically, “swing without turning the hips.” It feels completely odd right now, but it looks right and the results (when I execute it) are great. And yes, my hips do still actually turn. It’s just a feel, but it has been a big breakthrough.
Yesterday’s lesson was four hours long, so its been no walk in the park, but Monte is obviously extremely generous with his time. He’s never let me leave a lesson feeling confused or down about my game, which is why it takes so long.