Oregon Golf School - Learning Like the Pros
By Brian Weis
Movies aren't exactly the best place to get advice, especially when it comes to golf. Yet, there's one line in one particular movie I think we can all agree is spot on. Anti-score keeping enthusiast and part-time philosopher Ty Webb said, "See the ball. Be the ball."
Our context might be a little bit different, but we agree. In order to improve your golf game, you need to see what you're doing, make adjustments, and constantly reevaluate. And that's exactly what happens at the Oregon Golf School.
The Range and Course
You're playing golf with a PGA Professional by your side and things are good. The views are good, the company is good.
When you have a resource such as a pro, which could be entirely new for you, it's hard to not feel confident. Having someone knowledgeable objectively viewing your swing and helping you make changes does a lot. It means improving faster and more significantly than if you were trying to do it on your own. They're also a sounding board for when you come up with an idea, rather than making a change that ends up a step in the wrong direction.
Visualizing it All
On the course or after, when the clubs are away for the day, video and analytics are the most useful tools in golf instruction. On the course, it helps you combine feel and results. Suppose you have a few shots that feel good, but you aren't sure what was different. A video comparison shows you exactly what you need to do to maintain those results.
Where we like video the most is after the round. Professional golf video groups swings together and utilizes additional visual aids. When your instructor can fully digest what they saw during the day and communicate back to you, they're more effective.
This tool provides value well beyond what you accomplish during a short period of time on the course. Video makes it so that you can refer back to what you felt, or didn't feel, when working in person.
Beyond the Oregon Golf School Experience
Learning something is easy. Retaining it is not. We've all had rounds or range sessions where we find a fix, stripe the ball, and leave feeling confident. Only issue is, maintaining the swing you fell into doesn't always happen.
When you leave the Oregon Golf School, you'll hit the ball better than when you arrived. However, golfers recognize that some of the momentum you built up can be lost on the car ride home and diminished as the rounds go by.
To account for this, you have the ability to follow up virtually with your instructors. Not just the recordings of your lessons, but face to face conversations. Given the time you spent with them on-site, they have a keen ability to pinpoint issues you're overlooking and give you tips and drills to right the ship.
With this avenue unexplored by most professionals, it's a clear advantage, and one that further makes a case for an immersive golf instruction experience.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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