From Dave Predzin, PGA, GGA Master Instructor
Like many of you I played “conventional golf” for many years before discovering the single plane swing. I first learned to golf when I was a freshman in high school. I played a lot of golf during the summers until the age of 20. I was an okay player, managing to shoot in the high 70’s / low 80’s. But I became very frustrated with the game and was at least smart enough to know that since I didn’t want to practice it was unlikely that I would get any better. So I basically put the clubs away for about 20 years.
My interest in golf rekindled in 1999 – 2000. I was willing to invest the time (and money) to see how good I could get. Over a one-year period I took lessons from several instructors, watched the Golf Channel non-stop, read every book I could get my hands on and was totally confused by all the conflicting information. I hit balls almost every day in all kinds of ridiculous weather (I literally missed a total of about 10 days) and came to the realization that I was now worse than ever. I had no clue where the ball was going from day to day and worse, had no idea how to solve my problem.
I saw an ad for Natural Golf, ordered the VHS tapes, saw some improvement, attended a one-day school, saw some more improvement and shot my best round ever – a 72 – even par. The concept of setting up to the ball as closely as possible to my impact position made perfect sense to me. For me it simplified the act of swinging the club to propel the ball forward.
I eventually attended one of the first “signature schools” that Tim and Todd did for Natural Golf, struck up a friendship and the rest is history as they say.