I was relatively new to the game (18-20 handicap) when I met Chuck Lynch for the first time. I took two lessons from Chuck in which he flattened my swing plane and explained proper body-sequencing. Working on the range with the principals Chuck taught me, I finished the 2008 season as a 9 handicap. Thanks Chuck!!
- Daniel Van Prooyen
Four years ago I started playing golf on casual basis. I hit the ball right and hit the ball left and when I was lucky I hit the ball straight. By the end of the summer I was completely hooked. I wanted to get better fast. I bought my share of golf training books, even a CD and read cover-to-cover two magazines. I went to the range. Then one of my friends suggested a coach. I was reluctant – I didn’t appreciate beforehand what was to come. My first session was all about the grip. After an hour I could hardly hit the ball as I had in the past. However, I kept coming back. My second summer of golf I had two-to-four lessons a month. I stated to swing-on-plane (yes, I learned about the “plane”) and hitting the ball straight was now not so much a matter of luck. My third year I continued with lessons and I began to feel confident enough that I took up my driver. I learned to launch the ball with the driver and I learned to hit down on the ball with my irons and my divots were now in front and not in back of the ball. Recently, I learned to turn properly, not to swing with my arms, to transfer my weight forward through the shot, I really started to understand tempo and swing more slowly. I developed a level of confidence – I was spending more time playing than training. Golf is now thrilling, more than the score, golf is about managing the course, making a great shot in every time I go out, over-coming faults and bad shots, really enjoying the game. It was not the range or the books or magazines that made the difference. A professional golf coach provided me one-on-one learning experience. Through careful observation, my coach emphasized the correct body motion and eliminated poor moves. We developed training plans and the coach showed me exercises to take me to the next level. Instant feedback, fine tuning, properly time words of encouragement were the mental images I took with me to the range. I learned the right things from working with a golf coach and then practiced often. So if you are thinking about going to see the golf coach, it will be cheaper than more books and magazines and disappointing practices at the range. Your first investment should be in yourself.
- Tim Phillip
The reason I’ve developed a relationship with Chuck Lynch goes beyond any success I’ve had as a golfer. Chuck’s passion for teaching and the game of golf promote both learning and appreciation, and I’ve found that Chuck’s methods for getting a student tounderstand the movements of the golf swing make practice more purposeful and fun. During a lesson, Chuck will often use various objects (large pipes, elastic bands, medicine balls etc.) to exaggerate the feelings he is trying to communicate. These drills are fun and effective, and make for some interesting sensations when returning to a golf club. For me, these drills physically communicate an understanding of how the golf swing works, and I often visualize and perform these drills when practicing (I’m often seen swinging a tire on the range). Furthermore, Chuck’s excitement about learning and teaching rubs off, and he truly embraces the idea that golf is the game of a lifetime!
- Kyle Weigand
Chuck Lynch is not a golf teacher, he is a golf professor. His teaching style is unmatched in the game, to where he can, and has cut 35 strokes off your game. In the five years that I went to him for golf lessons, “SuperChuck,” as my family has grown accustomed to calling him, exceeded all of my expectations dropping me from a 110’s player to consistently shooting in the mid to high 70’s. He is not only a great professor and motivator, but an extremely patient and understanding person as well. When White Pines hosts the CDGA & WSSRA’s “Sunshine Through Golf Foundation,” you can really witness what a special person he is. I have volunteered to teach the mentally handicapped youth in the “Sunshine Through Golf Foundation” year after year, and I keep coming away with a truly amazing feeling. So, if you want to lower your game while raising your spirits, I STRONGLY suggest you schedule a lesson with the only SuperChuck I know, Chuck Lynch.
- Kevin Hanus
When I started working with Chuck Lynch when I was around 7 or 8 years old, I wasn’t overly excited about golf, but after a couple lessons the game really caught my interest. Chuck always found a way to make golf very fun and interesting when I was around him. He would draw up drills that would work on the fundamentals, but also wouldn’t bore me to death while I did them. Chuck had a way of getting people interested in golf, and that was always the key with him because once the golf bug had bit, it was only a matter of time until your game would start to improve. When someone can get people to want to practice and get better, and they know the game as well as Chuck does, it truly is a recipe for success. What I loved about working with Chuck is that he was focused on making you a better player in the future, rather than just giving you a tip here and there that might make you play better for only a couple of rounds. As a student if you are willing to put in time and practice, Chuck Lynch will be able to build you a fundamentally strong swing that allows for consistent and solid play. Not only is Chuck Lynch a great instructor, but he also is just a great person. He is always fun to be around and will do anything for his students. After a lesson once it was raining out, and I didn’t have a ride home and Chuck was nice enough to drive me the 20 minutes home. This is just one of many examples of Chuck Lynch showing just how much he cares for and is committed to his students. I owe most of my success through golf to Chuck Lynch, and I can’t thank him enough for how much he helped me improve my golf game.
Hi Chuck. Remember how you would say to me " I think your best golf is ahead of you?" Well you were exactly right. I have shot a handful of scores under par and many in the 72 - 75 range. I'll be sixty five in January and I still think I can get better. None of this could have happened had I not worked with you for about 8 years if my memory is accurate. You got all the bad habits out of me and provided me with a great fundamental foundation. You are still my short game guy and I hope to be able to schedule something this summer or fall to review and once and for all get a solid foundation for bunker play. Thanks for all your help Chuck. I'm playing very nicely these days and have been able to do so even without great putting. All the drills and training aids we used that others scoffed at have paid off for me. I guess there really is no magic only basics! Have a great season and I hope to schedule something for this season. I also have found a trainer you is awakening my gluts and painfully slow hip muscles for a more stable spine and core.