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#1 HeadPro

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:43 AM

Grant is the iseekgolf.com ‘Head Pro’ leading the team of world class professions. A 28-year member of the PGA of America, he has an extensive background in golf instruction and program development. He was the creator of the Nike Golf Junior Program in the United States involving the mentoring of several hundred teaching pro’s in programs designed to significantly grow the game. His passion and expertise has taken him to several continents and he has become an international leader in developing the game of golf. Grant currently resides in Australia and represents Golf Industry Central as a Grow the Game Specialist. Grant Video Tip

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:40 AM

Just made one of these up, the guy serving recommended that I drill a hole in the grip rather than cutting the end off so the hole will tighten onto the inserted shaft. Either way works a treat, and cost me $10 bucks :) Nice training aid for only ten bucks.... Cheers HP...

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:49 PM

Great Tip Node, that will keep it from vibrating when you make contact with the ball, should feel better. Wish I would have thought of that, now I need to shoot another video.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:07 AM

perfect.. great tip class video..

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

headpro what do you think about the K vest?,and have you used it?

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hey Foster - Yes, I used the K-Vest for about 2 years in my indoor facility in Los Angeles. It’s a great device for body positions and I found it very helpful for the auditory learner as you can hear when you have it right. The vest can be used to diagnose swing issues for the instructor and it can also be used as a training device to give the student feedback. Regarding swing faults, I found it very helpful for students with spine tilt and posture issues. With that said, the K-vest was the least used tool in my training center, my teaching staff found that in was a little cumbersome to use and that they could see what was needed with simple video. Their is quite a bit of training that goes along with this device so I recommend that if you are interested in having a go, that you find a pro that is certifies to use it and uses it regularly. An advanced tool like the K-Vest will be giving you exact reading and if used a great deal, it can cause the golfer to get caught up in trying to make it perfect. Someone who has many hours using the device will give you just what you need to utilize the tool in the most effective way so that you dont get consumed with perfection. This was my experience as a golf coach; I would be interesting to hear other pro’s experiences. More importantly, I would love to hear from students who have used it as to its effectiveness.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:39 PM

no i was not planning to use it,just interested how good a device it was,student feedback sounds ok ty hp

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:06 AM

Hi Headpro I was just reading franksmetka's topic about golf lessons yay or nay. In that one you wrote about the expectations you have for pro's you hire. Do you know anybody like that in the Brisbane area, preferably on the south or western side?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:49 PM

Hey Borby - It shouldnt be so hard to find the perfect golf coach for you as their are plenty around your area. Unfortunately, it's one of the main reasons golfers dont take lessons. They simply dont know anyone or better said, no one has marketed themselves enough to be noticed by a potential costomer like yourself. Tell me about your game and where you play. What do you need the most help with in your game? Let me have a go at finding you the best coach.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:45 AM

Hi I'm actually a beginner recently started. What I really want is to try and get any major swing faults ironed out without obviously modifying my natural swing. The other major thing I would like is to learn the short game right from the start. I'm not a member anywhere yet as for the last few months I've been unsure about where we were going to be living. But I've just got a new job and I should be stable now. I have been playing in a social comp mostly around southern brisbane at the moment

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Headpro, I have used the KVest twice, found I spent more time looking at the screen trying to get the green lights and listening for bells, than actually swinging freely.Very informative,just hard to use because it doesnt works as a mirror image I turn right it turns away from me. As a student I found it very intrusive and confusing. My 13 yearold son however had it singing and only green in 10 minutes.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:27 AM

Hi

I’m actually a beginner recently started. What I really want is to try and get any major swing faults ironed out without obviously modifying my natural swing. The other major thing I would like is to learn the short game right from the start.

I’m not a member anywhere yet as for the last few months I’ve been unsure about where we were going to be living. But I’ve just got a new job and I should be stable now. I have been playing in a social comp mostly around southern brisbane at the moment

Hey Borby – I recommend that you attend some workshops; it will cost you less and will give you a chance to see different instructors as you may want to take private coaching if you find someone you really like. I believe a workshop type environment is better for someone at your level, you will get on the right track in a fun and relaxed environment. I checked out all the courses and the one I like the most is called Club Pacific which is SE of the city. I spoke to Mark on the phone and he seemed very excited about their clinic program. I told him I was only available on week-ends and he asked me if I would like to start this Saturday from 3:00-4:30pm. He said the 4 week course already started but I could join in as their in only 3 other students, he said he would pro-rate the 3 sessions down to only $114.00 which would be $38.00 per 90 minute session. He asked all the right questions and was very helpful. Unfortunately, I had several other experienced we won’t be talking about. Club Pacific Website

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:46 AM

Headpro, I have used the KVest twice, found I spent more time looking at the screen trying to get the green lights and listening for bells, than actually swinging freely.Very informative,just hard to use because it doesnt works as a mirror image I turn right it turns away from me.
As a student I found it very intrusive and confusing.
My 13 yearold son however had it singing and only green in 10 minutes.

LOFT. the real reason why my handicap is where it is!

I hear you TaylarsDad, everyone has a little different experience with it. As a diognostic tool, I found it to be great information to have about my students swing. As a training tool, the feedback can be complicated and overwelming. Still, I have seen several that have used the auditory feedback to make a breakthrough. If interested, see the video below. K-Vest Video

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:30 AM

Have just watched those videos.I only used the posture and torso/hips units. My confusion arose from looking at the screen in a face to face senario but when I turned I wasn't getting a mirror image, so I kept unwinding when I should have wound up or viceversa,if you get my drift. Very confusing for an old fart ike me

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:40 AM

Thanks Grant they sound like a pretty good club and set of pros on the website once I'm finished moving I'll give them a call for a chat. From wandering around proshops asking a few questions on the social comps, I can imagine some of the responses you got from other clubs.




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