Fairways to Health
Fairways to Health

Fairways to Health

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: One of, if not the greatest satisfaction in life, is drawn from a genuine desire to actively help another to succeed in any endeavor. I have been teaching golf since 1992. Even after all of these years, my sincere love for helping golfers to reach their potential continues to grow. Although, these days lessons can look very different. No longer am I restricted to the driving range, putting green, short game area, or the golf course for 9-hole playing lessons. Send me video of your golf swing and I can provide detailed analysis. I am available to schedule a live lesson via Skype, or your preferred method, including over the phone while we are simultaneously looking at your wonderful swing videos. No matter how old you are; no matter what your prior experience with the sport entails; no matter if you are extremely athletic or somewhat deficient in that department; no matter if you are male or female; no matter if you are an absolute golf addict or not quite convinced that this game is worthy of a commitment; you can expect to be treated with kindness, respect, and complete professionalism. How wonderful it is to be part of a process in which I have a front row seat from which I can observe my students change and develop new and improved habits which will serve them for a lifetime! You better believe that I am stickler for the pre-swing fundamentals. As a poor grip, bad posture, incorrect alignment, (just to name a few), are the root cause of so much of the flaws in golf swings, you can expect a full check-up in this department. This approach applies to full swings, or any variation thereof, pitching the ball, chipping, and putting as well. I love challenging my students with dynamic drills to reinforce a specific feel or position on which we are focusing. I enjoy utilizing slow motion video and still photos during and after each lesson to give the students immediate and necessary feedback. Along with the hands-on instruction time, I offer everyone a complete recap of the lesson. These I send via email. My students love these as they are comprehensive and clearly play an important role in the learning process. In essence, with as detailed as these recaps are, you are receiving two lessons for the price of one. Ultimately, I like to think that my job or goal is to teach people to become their own instructor. With the acquisition of knowledge and healthy doses of encouragement and motivation which I provide, you will be better equipped to head to the golf course with enthusiasm and optimism. My guarantee to you is simple. After taking a single golf lesson or series of lessons with me, your confidence and competence will be at an all-time high. Because of my teaching philosophy, students will now be able to self correct when they encounter a little difficulty on the golf course. What a stark contrast this is to the full-blown frustration experienced from beginning to end which is the unfortunate plight of far too many golfers. I am extremely blessed in my job as a golf instructor to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from all walks of life. I can say honestly that my experience teaching others is always exciting. I enjoy hearing about each individual's life, their background, their challenges, and their success stories, and their ultimate goals. Since each individual is unique, I cherish the chance to incorporate a different approach to my instruction. I love to laugh and invariably no matter how seriously we are engaged in training, humor finds its way into our session. One may never love practicing his/her game as much as I do, but I enjoy the prospect of helping others to have some fun and grow to "tolerate" it! Of course, I promote practicing with a specific purpose. So, the likelihood that a change in attitude will occur as it pertains to appropriate practice is very strong! No more just pounding golf balls or ignoring practice altogether!
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Stephen K.
3 weeks ago
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I’m a beginner when it comes to golf, so I wanted to get the basics and fundamentals down. In my first lesson, John was extremely helpful with showing me proper grip, stance, and lower body movement to effectively hit the ball. He was very patient when I was struggling with some of the concepts, which I appreciated. I look forward in continuing to work with John to improve my golf game this season.

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

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Craig W.
Mar 31, 2022
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John is extremely professional and experienced in his golf expertise. I would say I am a intermediate to advanced golfer having played regularly for the last 10 years, yet he was still able to teach me new things and adjust my initial grip and takeaway that will lead to much improved ball striking and consistency over time. I very much look forward to getting out on the range and trying to implement the improvements he has suggested. I watch several videos online for golf tips and lessons however being with an instructor like John in person is no comparison. He has a great way of explaining and demonstrating the training methods. The follow up emails John sent me on what we worked on were fantastic. There is a lot of information and having this as a reminder of what we did will help going forward.

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

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Maria R.
Dec 22, 2021
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John took extra time to ensure my boyfriend received the highest quality golf lesson he possibly could! John is an expert on strategy, technique, and making the student feel confident no matter what level of skill they have with easy to replicate at-home instructions to practice technique. I would highly recommend working with John if you’re looking for the best quality coach who is motivating and caring!

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

Golf Lessons
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Joe P.
Sep 28, 2021
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Working with John was a great time and very helpful for my golf game. He was extremely understanding and insightful. I would recommend anyone to have a lesson with him!

Details: Intermediate • 26 - 44 years old • Improve iron play • 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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Pasquale R.
Jun 16, 2021
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John is the best! I came to John with absolutely 0 golf experience. With John’s help, my golf game improves with each lesson. He is extremely thorough in his instruction and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking out the game of golf!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Introduction to golf • Yes, I own golf clubs • More than once a week • I travel to the golf instructor • The golf instructor travels to me

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John Drumm

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

    I offer discounts for anyone interested in purchasing a series of lessons. I only charge $40 for the most fun-filled, comprehensive 60 minute lesson you'll ever take. I am not in this purely for monetary gain. My motivation is to serve people.

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

    It's as simple as reaching out to me for assistance. Whether it's via email, text, or phone call, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am certain that we can work out the details regarding available times and possible locations for lessons. I would love to hear from you. I have an increasing number of students who have been sending me video of their golf swings, short game, and putting stroke. It helps me to know precisely where I need to begin with my instruction. Recently, I have been receiving video from individuals who live out of the area. We've connected via telephone or Skype and reviewed their golf swing based on the forwarded videos. I approach these types of lessons with the same diligence and enthusiasm I exhibit when in person.

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

    Degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Over the twenty-five plus years of teaching/training, I have held every major national fitness certification. My education in the realm of golf far supercedes my experience as a certified personal trainer. Suffice it to say, I have been around golf my entire life. I have much wisdom to impart to my students of all skill levels.

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