My father found Mr. John Drumm through the thumbtack site and purchased me golf lessons for my birthday. John Drumm independently contacted me and set up a convenient time for both of us to meet for a lesson. The day ended up being rainy, cold, and windy. He let me reschedule the lesson at the last minute with no problems at all. He was very accommodating and even let me come to his house for the second lesson where he took me to his personal gym in the basement and we were able to practice in front of a large mirror. I was also impressed with how extensive his personal gym is. It is clear that he is dedicated to his fitness and sports game.
John comes from a sports background. He used to play baseball. In teaching the fundamentals of golf grip, stance, posture, and form he makes a lot of analogies to baseball pitching and this brought a whole new understanding to the golf game for me. As he demonstrated for me his pitching form, I gained a greater appreciation for weight transfer, separation of upper and lower body movements, and "the coil" which is essential to a successful golf swing.
I really liked how patient and thorough he is with me as a student. John doesn't rush his students into hitting balls at the range. He has a practical approach - assessing the golfer's baseline understanding of the game and building things from the ground up with proper mechanics. On our first lesson, we focused on chipping and putting which really solidified my understanding of the proper grip, stance, posture, and form. Mr Drumm not only showed me the proper form but he also explained the reasons and mechanics behind it. He made the lesson very informative and enjoyable for me and I have already seen big improvements in my swing. At my second lesson, John took pictures of my form and posture and emailed the photos to me so I could continue to analyze and improve my golf game.
I am looking forward to more lessons with Mr. Drumm and I certainly recommend him to any other golfers who are seriously interested in improving their game. His approach is practical, efficient, informative, and thorough. John is dedicated to doing things the proper way and I certainly took a lot away from our lesson.