At the beginning of this year, I was ready to quit golf and literally gave my clubs away. After trying to play through an intermittent but persistent case of the shanks that lasted almost two years, I thought my days of playing golf were over. My friends and wife convinced me to give things one more try, so I returned to taking lessons from Tim Hart at the Del Mar Golf Center, from whom I had previously taken a few lessons over the years.
Tim’s watchful eye and precise instruction did the trick. He diagnosed the problems (more than one) and gave me the corrections I needed. Importantly, Tim didn’t try to make my swing perfect, just better and more consistent. He explained the tips he wanted me to try, and why they would work. And they worked. Over the course of the past year as I got more comfortable with his instructions and gradually got more consistent with the changes he gave me, the improvement was dramatic. I fully credit Tim for getting my index into the single digits and for what turned out to be the best tournament year I have ever had, which included several wins at club events and my best-ever finishes at SCGA events, the SCGA’s 2016 Tournament of Club Champions among them.
I have already recommended Tim to friends and they have had the same experience I did. Tim quickly finds the things that will make the most difference, provides the instruction that makes players better, and explains how to implement the changes in a way that is easy to grasp. The thing that really makes Tim a great coach for a weekend amateur is that he doesn’t try to turn your swing into Adam Scott's or anyone else's – he works with your swing and your physical abilities to make your ballstriking more consistent and better. Better shots, lower scores, more fun, and some winning rounds: what more can you ask of a swing instructor?
When I started working with Tim, I was a 5 index. I was looking for someone who could give me an edge to take my game to the next level. It took a little time but my index is now 1.7 and my game is holding up under tournament pressure. Tim has a great knowledge of the swing and has helped me tremendously.
I recently took my first lesson from Tim. I've worked with other teachers in the past and Tim offers a fresh approach. I now feel confident that I have a teacher that I can depend on and bounce ideas off of in the future.
I'm a Senior in High School and started taking lessons from Tim at the start of my Junior year. It wasn't easy at first, as my goals were high and the plan Tim laid out for me was pretty demanding. I now feel that most of the hard work is over and I'm getting ready to go play golf in college! Thanks Tim!