Many golfers have been taught to keep their left arm straight. Some interpret this to mean a rigid arm that’s almost locked which can restrict your mobility. Do you want a 90-degree angle in the left arm (right-handed golfers)? Of course not, as we need width in the swing. But a soft left arm with a little bit of bend actually increases your leverage and can amp up your power. When I was competing in long drive the left arm softness increased my arc and enabled me to create more speed. Give it a try.
I took a lesson yesterday from John Marshall, on his trip to California. I am a 10.9 handicap and have been studying the golf swing for over 35 years. I know a lot about the swing, but didn’t know that some of the things I ‘knew’ just are not true or at least don’t work well for me.
John was able to identify my errors, and explain why they caused what they did, then showed me how to fix them, all in just over an hour.
Drove from the lesson to a golf course and shot one of the best rounds of my life, 2 over on the front and even par on the back for a 74! Didn’t hurt that my putting was on, with only 26 putts.
I have had a few golf lessons in my life, two even from Mike Austin himself, and I have never been able to take the lesson to the golf course and see immediate improvement like I did yesterday.
If you are looking to improve your golf game, I highly recommend seeing John Marshall for a lesson. It will be well worth it for you.
That was an amazing lesson. Thank you so, so much for your help! You truly are worth your weight (or, better yet, MY weight) in gold.
You are a natural teacher, and you have given me two simple but key concepts to focus on…well, three…I can keep those three things in mind and I know the results will be encouraging. I know I still have some work to do, but you have given me great tools with which I can extricate myself from the rut I have been in.
I will update you after my outing tomorrow!
Thank you a hundred times over!
I REALLY enjoyed being with you these past the days. I held off taking lessons because the golf instructors available to me in Milwaukee just didn’t measure up. Not to mention I’m frugal if I don’t see value. You, John, are everything I hoped for and then some!!!
Your golf knowledge and honesty with Austin swing mechanics is priceless. But more than that, your way of communicating concepts is the best I’ve ever been around.
I am glad to have met you and hope to continue learning from you and seeing you again in person.
Stay well and I wish you the best!!!
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did to help me during my lessons. I learned so much from you, and the passion you have for the game and for teaching is incredible to me. You made me fall in love with golf! You are one of the kindest, most patient people I have ever met in my life. Your teaching method is great! As a former culinary instructor myself I can tell you how amazing you are at what you do. Also, living in Atlanta and being Hispanic and looking different and having this crazy accent has never been easy. People looked down at me all the time, treated me very differently as to other “locals” and I was not welcomed in many places even if people didn’t tell me straight to my face. Not once did you make me feel uncomfortable or out of place. This meant the world to me. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for the great lesson yesterday, especially working with me in the far less than perfect weather.
I really appreciate your ability to see what I am doing, and to get me to a place where my short game setup and club selection will help me achieve the results that I am looking for.
Not only do you bring great insight and knowledge our sessions, but you have a knack for bringing out the best in me. It’s like we peel off a layer of funk (if that is such a thing). And for me, executing properly while practicing is a great confidence booster.
I will keep you posted.