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Casey Eberting
Golf Instruction
Houston, Texas

 

Who Should Take Golf Lessons?

The answer to this question is simple. Any golfer wanting to improve should take golf lessons. While this would include just about every golfer alive, there are several reasons why some golfers should not take golf lessons, and they are: 1) if you don't have the time or the inclination to practice 2) you aren't willing to make the effort to find at least a competent instructor 3) if you don't have patience and an open mind. An open mind is necessary because what you learn may be very different from anything you've worked on before. Patience is necessary because what goes into your head must eventually work its way into your body. In other words, you can learn the concepts relatively quickly, but training your body to do them is an altogether different story. It takes a lot of time practicing and a strong degree of determination.

A special note for those who are beginning golf (and anyone who knows a beginning golfer). As a beginner, you can benefit the most from proper golf instruction and be hurt the most, possibly to the point of forever ruining your golf swing, from improper golf instruction. I can understand wanting to save money by taking cheap golf lessons, especially since you aren't sure if you will ever truly have an interest in golf. Don't do it! Saving a few dollars isn't worth the chance of ruining your golf potential. Keep in mind, it is much easier to learn a good golf swing from the start than it is to improve a bad swing that is fully developed and ingrained.

If you aren't willing to find, and pay for, at least a competent instructor, then don't take any lessons until you're ready to commit to the game. Go to the range and do whatever comes naturally. Do not accept golf swing tips from anyone, including relatives, friends, etc.—they will almost certainly hurt your golf swing, even though they are well intentioned.

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My Videos on Youtube

Here is a full listing of Casey Eberting's videos on Youtube. More videos will gradually be added.

Video 1

Hogan Video part 1

The Ben Hogan Golf Swing (part 1 of 2)
If you've been trying to learn the Ben Hogan golf swing, here are the things you're probably getting wrong.

Video 2

Hogan Video part 2

The Ben Hogan Golf Swing (part 2 of 2).
I discuss Ben Hogan's forward swing, obviously the most important part of the swing, in this second video.

Video 3

Hogan Video part 2

Video 3 - Manipulation, A Necessary Evil.
What it is, why you need it, and what your options are.

Video 4

Hogan Video part 2

Video 4 - Over-The-Top.
Why you do it and why your instructor probably can't help you eliminate it.

Video 5

Hogan Video part 2

Video 5 - The Roll.
Commonly taught as a correct release, the roll is actually a cause for chronic inconsistency.

Video 6

Hogan Video part 2

Video 6 - The Flip.
Instructors won't teach this to you because they think it's bad, but many great ball strikers and the best golfer of all time did it.

Video 7

How To Practice Properly

Video 7 - How To Practice Properly
If you're trying to improve your golf swing, you have to practice properly to make it happen!!

Video 8

How To Learn

Video 8 - How To Learn.
You can't improve your golf swing if you don't know this!

Video 9

Weight Shift or Head Still

Video 9 - Shift Weight or Keep Your Head Still.
Shift weight or head still, you can't do both.

Video 10

Distance and Power in the Golf Swing

Video 10 - Distance and Power in the Golf Swing.
A conceptually simple way to add power and distance to a golf swing.

 

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