Jim Carson
Jim Carson

Jim Carson

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$60/hour
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Owns golf clubs

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Introduction: THIS GOLF PROFESSIONAL TEACHES IN ORANGE COUNTY IN THE CITY Of ORANGE --------------------------------------------------- Jim Carson is the voice of TAGSOD, the Talk About Golf System of Development. His resume of fifty+ years in golf includes global competitive experience, 58 professional victories and impressive teaching credentials. Today Jim shares his knowledge by way of "Listen Lessons" and also offers one-on-one instructional services on the range, on the course in play, as well as in "clinic" presentations. Check out the TAGSOD website for a closer look at who Jim Carson is and how your golf score can benefit from an association. Not only is he a resource loaded with information to help your game but Jim's also homespun friendly and a great communicator. Your time spent together promises to be fun, motivational and exceptionally beneficial in making you a better player. And every lesson is enhanced by V1 video technology with comparative dual screen viewing capability. This way you always leave with a clarity to the corrective course of action, including drills and practice routines to assist. If you want to invest in results that resonate and serve well in play, Jim's the best choice. And by the way...he's awesome with kids! Hi...I'm Jim Carson and I've been playing competitive golf and teaching the game for over forty years to a large clientele that ranges in age from 6 to 92...beginner, to highly skilled collegiate athletes and professionals in pursuit of big time goals. What makes my lesson tee more desirable than others is that I present the swing mechanics in a way that simplify the learning process. Golf is not that complex if taught in a "building block" structure, mastering one piece before advancing to another. Most beginners try to assimilate too much developmental instruction too soon, while more advanced players tend to get lost in finding solutions to errant shots by way of endless reconstruction efforts or by trial and error, hit or miss guesswork. The key to better golf begins with understanding the golf swing. And I have the acumen to teach it...and the patience to mold it. Because everyone comes to the lesson tee with a different set of swing skills and not everyone can be squeezed into a cookie cutter mold to develop theirs. My expertise is in analyzing each individual and finding pathways of golf development that are easy and effective. And, since golf has been my life, I have a passion to teach and a healthy respect for each individual who comes to my lesson tee. You may arrive as a student...but you go as a friend...and a better player to boot.
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Derek H.
Nov 17, 2020
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I did one lesson with Jim and he was extremely insightful. He pointed out exactly what my swing needed to be corrected and within 24 hrs I was striking the ball better and hitting it longer than ever before. I would highly suggest Jim for golf lessons.

Details: Intermediate • 26 - 44 years old • Improve driving skills • Improve iron play • Yes, I own golf clubs • As recommended by instructor • I travel to the golf instructor • The golf instructor travels to me

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Michele H.
Aug 7, 2021
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I’ve only had one lesson so far and learned major tips for a better swing! I even received pictures of my stance, my swing, etc. with comparison pics of the right way. Very much worth the $$. Jim obviously has a wealth of knowledge to share and tailors it to each individual…I will be going back to Jim.

Details: Beginner • 45 - 64 years old • Introduction to golf • Improve driving skills • Improve iron play • Improve putting skills • Yes, I own golf clubs • As recommended by instructor • I travel to the golf instructor

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Tavo D.
Sep 16, 2020
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I had my first lesson with Jim just yesterday, I have to say that his ability to pick out my flaws and help me make the corrections necessary was very impressive. I decided to purchase a six pack of lessons with Jim because I can tell that he took the time to learn about me and quickly developed a strategy to address all the issues I have with my golf game therefore making me a better player. I have had lessons in the past and spent hundreds of dollars, yeah nobody ever noticed that I wasn’t even gripping the club properly. I’ve been playing this way for 20 years struggling with that dreaded Slice. (Jim noticed it after 4-5 swings) I really look forward to our next appointment! I highly recommend Jim not Just because of the incredible value you get with his rate but his attention to detail and focus with one on one player time. 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!

Details: Intermediate • 26 - 44 years old • General improvement • Yes, I own golf clubs • As recommended by instructor • I travel to the golf instructor

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Joel c.
May 17, 2021
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Jim is patient, regardless of skill level. He makes sure you understand what he is teaching, and easy to talk with. Scheduling is easy, and communication is never an issue. He's not there to make money, he's there to genuinely help you become a better golfer. Enjoy working with him, and looking forward to more lessons.

Details: Intermediate • 26 - 44 years old • General improvement • Improve driving skills • Improve iron play • Improve putting skills • Yes, I own golf clubs • Once a week • I travel to the golf instructor • The golf instructor travels to me

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Jeff S.
Apr 30, 2021
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Jim is a true professional. I learned quite a bit in my first lesson. Jim was very encouraging, supportive and attentive to what I wanted to get out of the first lesson. We worked on my stance and chip shots and he provided good advice on what I should practice on in between lessons. Jim did not pressure me into signing up for additional lessons. He simply said he would love to continue the lessons but would also be happy if I walked away after one lesson with new found knowledge that could help my game. I highly recommend Jim. Very high value for a low cost lesson.

Details: Intermediate • 45 - 64 years old • General improvement • Yes, I own golf clubs • Once a week • I travel to the golf instructor • The golf instructor travels to me

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My lesson rates are $70 for adults and $50 for junior golfers. A series of six costs $375 for adults and $275 for juniors (a savings of about 10%). Each golf lesson is one hour of instructional time (45 minutes for Junior Golfers) and up to three players can share (“piggyback”) the session at an increase of only $10 per participant.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First I like to determine whether my student has a desire to improve their physical swing (e.g.: driving range mechanics) or enhance their mental skills (e.g.: playing lesson). I like to use the illustration of a simple mathematic equation to tell the story of golf..."A + B = C." A...represents your ability to swing the golf club. B...reflects your level of thinking on the golf course. And together the sum of both parts equate to your ability to play golf...C. If you increase any part of A or B you get better. So the question is...where do you want to spend your time and money...on the driving range learning how to swing or on the course learning how to score better with what you've got? Every golfer needs to consider the upside to either option. Newer players to the game typically turn to swing mechanics to improve but I think the better alternative for those that are intermediate/advanced is out where the game is actually played. That's not to downplay the relevance of good swing technique...it is essential. And I have the acumen to help you build your golf swing properly. But there's nothing more rewarding to me than to leave you with insight that immediately transfers to the score on your bottom line...and that's achieved by way of a playing lesson. Two hours on the golf course with me can save you years of time in development during play. If our work goes to the lesson tee, first we'll discuss a little bit about your playing background and/or what you are hoping to improve upon in our work together. Then I'll ask you to hit a few shots, during which time I will formulate a corrective course of action to improve your performance. We'll discuss alternative swing styles based on your individual body style, age and physical limitations. Then we'll get to work with repetitive swing drills and develop a routine for your ongoing practice efforts. Every participant leaves with a thorough understanding of exactly what they need to do and how to do it. Furthermore, it's all documented on video for their enjoyment and learning experience.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Forty years of worldwide competitive experience, designer of the innovative GolfLog and Practice Ledger, host of "Video Golf Concepts" and creator of TAGSOD, the Talk About Golf System Of Development.

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