Golf Teachings-Lessons-Heartfelt Hard Earned Information
From Expert Golf Teacher PGA Professional John Lombardo-One Of CNY's Best Teachers Of Golf-Instruction,
Golf Swing Tips, Swing Keys
Your Common Sense Guide To Better Golf-Since
My name is John B. Lombardo PGA professional Class A1, head golf and teaching professional at Dutch Hollow Country Club in Owasco, NY. The golf swing, teaching, giving
lessons, instructing beginner, advanced and accomplished players, and learning what fuels and powers a
consistent golf swing has always been a fascination of mine. I look for the engine that drives the swing!
I have been giving golf lessons for 20 years, and updating www.golfteacher.com since it went live around 1994,
with what I think is great content that my lessons have taught me, as it relates to the evolution of the golf
swing, to individual student needs and goals, and teaching golf and golf instruction.
Throughout my career as a teacher of golf and the game of golf, I have found that good fundamentals, such as a
solid relaxed but golf ready setup, your weight somewhere near the balls of your feet, the wide part of your feet,
good posture that allows you to freely take the golf club back to the top of a natural length backswing and
through on the forward swing to a fully extended impact position, good balance, a reasonably good grip
that allows you to square the club face at impact, good rhythm, and a centered spine position in relation to the
golf ball throughout the swing are necessary to hit consistently good golf shots. Staying centered means not
swaying back off the ball on the backswing or swaying past the ball (forward of the ball ) on the downswing. Hit
into a solid left side.
On Golf Teacher.com, you will find golf swing drills I have developed during lessons as a teacher for strength,
endurance, and control of the golf club and of your golf muscles. Some drills may seem a little unorthodox, but the
drills will take you to the extreme reaches of your ability, to help you find a way to get the club moving in the
proper direction. When you practice in the extreme, you have to repeat the swing moves in the proper way to get the
golf club going in the right direction which gets the golf ball going where you want it to go.
If somebody, a golf teacher for example, would have offered lessons and told me 30 years ago when I first
started to golf seriously, (and it is ok to take it seriously because I figure everyone's goal is to play better,
to do this you have to have a little interest) that there is one golf swing move to practice that will incorporate
and nurture all other moves into a cohesive pattern that would produce good to great consistent golf shots, I would
probably have been skeptical at best and figured there was no easy way to make this move called the golf swing.
That is why I spent the last 30 to 35 years as a teacher, player, and observer while playing and giving lessons,
trying to figure out how to hit consistent golf shots. And again, I never ran across anybody or any body of work as
far as golf swing instruction that would lead me down the path to what I call good golf and good to great golf
shots, consistently. Anything that is understandable, coherent, and to the point.
One great misconception about the golf swing is that it is something rreally complicated. One of my greatest
assets as a teacher when giving a lesson is that I am able to reduce things to their lowest terms, to simplify
things to make things understandable in common sense terms. I think I have found a certain key common to all great
golf swings, and to all great ballstrikers, and good players. A key that is easily repeated, and that can in the
end put all the other parts of your swing and body when it moves to swing where they belong.
I took my first golf lesson over 30 years ago, and only one other lesson from Mike Pedersen, a world renowned teacher at PGA National in Florida.
Over the years I have also used the GolfAchiever golf swing analyzer and launch monitor extensively. I have hit countless
thousands of golf balls using this swing analyzer, and used the GolfAchiever on the lesson tee and club
fittings, learning volumes about the golf swing in the process. Click here on GolfAchiever to read an interesting article on practicing wth a golf swing launch
I started using video in my lessons as an instructional tool back in the early 1990's. I have used many video
systems that have evolved into taking video with an iPhone using the V1 system. I take and analyze video seamlessly in real time with no interruptions, right at
the site of the lesson. It is a quick accurate system that gives, you the student, instantaneous feedback before
you have a chance to forget the feel and results of the shots that we have on video. Video training has also
helped me as a player, as it is always a new experience seeing yourself in real time on the screen. Pictures do
This summer I discovered a move that is common to all good players and Tour Pros, a golf swing key that will
help me become a better teacher and improve your lessons. As a matter of fact, I have already incorporated this
technique into my lessons, and helped golf students start to use it while playing. I would like to teach this golf
swing move to you. It is a simple move, a simple swing key that will immediately put the rest of your golf swing
into perspective. It has to do with staying connected at the beginning of the backswing.
You can follow the link to www.simpleswingsecret.com and for a small lesson fee of $20 see visual evidence of how
this PGA Tour proven move works. I believe that this is a great place to start and great information if you want
to improve your golf game. I always say "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drinK." Taking a
golf lesson or two can improve your game and the quality of your shotmaking.
Take a tour of Golf Teacher.com and look around. I hope you will find the content and information interesting