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I have help golfers from:
North Oaks CC, White Bear
Yacht Club, Stillwater CC, Indian Hills, Somerset CC, Minikahda CC, Southview
CC, Interlachen CC, Edina CC, Lafayette CC, Hazeltine National CC, Troyburne GC,
Stoneridge GC, Prestwick GC, Eagle Valley GC, Oak Marsh GC, River Oaks GC,
Dellwood CC, Loggers Trail GC, Northfield CC, Edinburgh USA, Midland Hills CC,
The Town & Country Club, Hillcrest CC, Tartan Park GC, Hudson GC, Oak Glen GC,
Ponds At Battle Creek, Applewood Hills, Afton Alps, Keller GC, Manitou Ridge GC,
White Eagle GC, Inver Wood GC, Mississippi Dunes GC, Kilkarney Hills GC, Clifton
Hollow GC, Clifton Highlands GC, St Croix National GC, Oneka Ridge GC, Mendakota
GC, River Falls GC, Hasting CC, Midland Hills CC, Minneapolis GC, Bent Creek CC,
Victory Links GC, Braemar GC, TPC Blaine, Ledgends GC, Dwan GC, Bunker Hills GC,
U of M GC, Olympic Hills GC, The Wilds GC, Tanners Brook GC, Majestic Oaks GC,
Deer Run GC, Wayzata CC, Fox Hollow GC, Rush Creek GC, Bristol Ridge GC,
Greystone GC, Sauk Center GC, Red Wing GC, Willingers GC, The Wilderness At
Fortune Bay, ........
Joe helped me with my swing in just one lesson this last
winter. He quickly diagnosed a sway issue as well as a swing plane issue. Joe
gave me a little set up trick to incorporate into my pre-shot routine that has
corrected the sway and well as helping with the swing plane issue. I now have
much more confidence in my swing and it feels much more repeatable with all
clubs. Just shot my best round ever (74 at a very unforgiving course) Thanks
I am 65
with a 10.5 index. I started really playing golf about 7 years ago.
Back then I would shoot 120-130. That was unacceptable to me so I began
to study the game in the usual ways: reading classic books and golf
magazines, watching the pros and the slow motion swing replays, visiting
internet sites, etc. I never had a lesson because I figured it couldn’t
be that hard. Hell, I went to college, I should be able to figure this
out on my own. To a certain extent that worked, Within two years I got
down to an index of 10.5. That was four years ago and I hadn’t improved
continued to study and practice religiously, even installing a golf
simulator in my basement. But I didn’t get any better. I filled up
notebooks with tips and suggestions so I could review them. I cut
articles out of the golf magazines and endured dozens of tips from my
friends, all better golfers than me.
sure what changed but about three weeks ago I decided I needed to do
something different because I just wasn’t getting anywhere. I used
Country Air quite a bit for a range but had never even spoken to Joe.
But that day I asked him if he thought he could help me. Since I have
never been a good “lesson guy” this was a real stretch.
one will ever accuse Joe of lacking confidence., He said he could make
me a single digit handicapper guaranteed. I loved his confidence. Then
I had a lesson. It was much different than I thought. We spent a lot
of time on the geometry and physics of the game, probably because I
told him I was a numbers guy and liked theory. He was able to speak to
me in my preferred language. For the first time I felt like I
understood weight balance throughout the swing. Ditto for ‘lag’ and
ball position and swing plane.
put the theory into practice and immediately I was hitting the ball
straighter and farther. Pretty fun. He taught me a few swing keys that
were actually doable. By that I mean, he told me how to do things in a
way such that mere mortals could actually do them. Let me give one
example. Like everyone else I have read about “lag” ad nauseam. So I
would always try to improve it. I would think about keeping my wrist
cock throughout the swing. I experimented with my posture and the
reverse C. On our first lesson Joe told me to think about keeping the
shaft in front of the club head throughout the swing, even past impact.
Shaft lean he called it. So I forgot about my wrists and started to
think about ‘lean’ on my downswing and lo and behold, it worked. For
the first time my hands were getting to the ball before the club head
and the feeling was completely different. Not only that, the ball
flight changed pretty dramatically, Instead of the typical ‘scoop’
flight caused by the club head getting to the ball first, the flight
shallowed out and the distance increased. And the shots had a 3-5 yard
draw. What’s not to like?
Joe can simplify things so that average people can actually do the moves
required. What good is a move that only Fred Couples can perform?
now had three lessons and I only wish I had taken the plunge four years
ago - might have actually won a few matches.
I must say that I have had many lessons over the years with some of the
top pros in the country but no one has helped me as much as you have.
You are the first person who has been able to clearly explain the hand
and arm action needed for solid impact.
During my practice sessions you explained to me that proper hand and arm
action causes the body to react correctly during the golf swing, not the
other way around. You very quickly identified the problem areas of my
swing and clearly explained how to fix and simplify my swing.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but over the last several months we
have improved my grip, on-plane club movement, address and ball
square club face setup, wrist cock, arm action and fold, hand pressure
throughout the swing and how it affects club plane and release, club
face angle approaching impact,
follow through action needed for draw or fade, and shaft direction
throughout the swing.
thank you very much for all the help you have been giving me
on my golf swing and short game.
You also had me get my clubs checked, and I found out
that they were set too upright. Some were even the wrong length!
Thanks again for all of your help. I am excited to take my new game to
the course this spring!
Sincerely, D. Bird
I have tried
to improve at golf for decades. I have taken numerous lessons, read books,
watched videos and bought lots of new equipment. Nothing changed. I hit weak
fades and scored well only when my short game was clicking.
met Joe Park. He explained the science of the golf stroke. It was a simple
guide to hit the ball at your target. Anyone can hit the ball in the air and
straight at the target. It's science and it’s not rocket science.
think golf is too tough? Does your new driver slice or hook just like last
year’s model? End the frustration and save money with just three words,
“Call Joe Park!”
Tom P.- Attorney / Judge
I rarely give testimonials but will gladly give this one. I only
hope it reveals the gratitude I have for your golf coaching skills.
Since I started late in life (age 60) to begin golf; achieving any
skill at this game always seemed to elude me. I was never able to
make solid contact or develop any power when hitting my shots. I can
not thank you enough for teaching me exactly how to hit a proper
golf shot. I can now play golf with anyone and feel that the
group will not have to slow their play or dampen their golf
enjoyment. I look forward to continue our sessions. I am scoring low
90's currently and feel can get into mid 80's with your help.
I was watching TV and the Pro’s were hitting on the practice range just
before the Masters began. The cameras were panning and the announcers
were pointing out the various Pro’s AND their swing coaches. It was then
that I realized that if the best players in the world rely on swing
coaches, how can I expect to get any better on my own?? I had gone to
Country Air in March prior to taking an annual trip to Palm Desert, CA
at the suggestion of a friend merely to be able to hit outdoors and
watch the full flight of the ball. Before I went there, I was scrolling
through the Country Air website and came across Joe Park’s instruction
page. Impressed with the testimonials, his years of experience, and free
on line tips, I decided it was it was time to sign up. I spent two fun
hours (one each on separate days) with Joe and honestly got about 2
weeks worth of information. He is a master of the golf swing. Forget
about everything you’ve read or heard. He’ll break it down and put it
all back together again in a fundamental yet practical manner that
anyone can understand. He provided basic, practical drills that
reinforced the areas of my swing that need improvement. I saw
improvement after the first lesson and even more at the end of the
second. It was the best thing I’ve ever done to improve the way I strike
the ball! I went from a slight fader to moderate draw and gained
valuable distance as a result. Don’t waste your time trying to teach
yourself, no matter how good you think you are. Go see Joe. It’s time
and money well spent.
Rob M.- 3M
To Joe Park and
Joe, thank you for the very helpful lessons during the summer. For years
I have struggled with my high handicap golf game. With your great
coaching advice, I have been able to reduce my scores by 16+ strokes and
made golf so much more enjoyable! Thanks for your help and patience.
John G.- Another Joe Park Satisfied Student -
Just wanted to thank you for helping me become a better scoring golfer.
I have enjoyed golf for many years as a recreational player. A high
handicapper who gave not much thought to equipment and swing technique.
But I wanted to improve my scoring and therefore enhance my golf
outings. And that was accomplished by getting a lesson and my swing
analyzed and then custom fitted through Mizuno's performance fitting
system. With my new "fitted to my swing"JPX-800 irons I have felt and
seen the difference in my game. I have longer distance, more control,
and better feel with great ball flight and trajectory. This first full
summer with these fitted irons I have averaged 7 to 9 strokes better.
Thank you soo much. I highly recommend a visit to Joe Park and get
fitted through Mizuno's performance fitting system. .Your game will
greatly improve. I cant wait till next summer!
After one lesson I played the best 3 rounds of my life. Thanks again,
Scott M. -P.S. Call Joe Park
First, I have to say, I’ve been going to County Air due to convenience,
and I have always felt very welcomed, as have my kids. Joe’s family is
wonderful! I was talking with Joe and his wife Nicole one afternoon,
after Joe had watched me hit a few balls, and he said he could change my
game for me. I decided to go for it, hesitantly, I’ll add. I’ve had
lessons in the past, and none of them offered an ‘epiphany’ for me…a
real game changing lesson I had never experienced. I spent just short
of two hours with Joe, and it’s changed my game completely. His
approach is somewhat scientific, somewhat mechanical, and easily
understood, as he treats you like a student…he wanted to make sure I was
understanding what and why. It was a great experience and I can’t tell
you how much I’d advise a lesson from Mr. Park…you’ll leave refreshed
that there is actually HOPE! Thanks Joe and Nicole!
Time to correct bad fundamentals early.
I just spent one of the best times of my golf
life today with a lesson from Joe. Who would have thought that a golf lesson could
be so helpful and fun too. What I walked away with afterwards was more
confidence in my ability to play better golf....Thanks Joe.
Dr. John D., MD Afton, MN
I am a self-made single digit handicapper. I have
never had formal lessons from any licensed professional in 16 years of play.
I have relied on my dad, television programs, and golf magazines to help
hone my golf swing. Then I decided to get a lesson from Joe Park. I went
into the session with an open mind, hoping that Joe's years of teaching and
golf knowledge would reveal an idea that would help take me to the next
level in my golf game. I consistently shoot in the 70's and have become
bored with my scores and wanting to get into the 60's. I knew that
practicing what I already knew would not get me there. The lesson with Joe
was exactly what I needed. Joe showed me things about the golf swing that I
had never heard or seen. He simplified very complex components of the golf
swing and tailored the lesson to my natural abilities. With Joe's teaching I
am progressing to be more consistent with my ball striking and more
confident in my game all together. I truly feel that this will be my best
season yet, and that I will break into the 60's because Joe Park.
Michael F. / Handicap +2.2
I've been frustrated by the game of golf for years.
Joe has made all the difference. He taught me how to consistently hit my
irons and my woods in a way that I'd never thought possible. He has a
wonderful gift for teaching.
I can't wait to bring my son up this summer----and my granddaughter in a few
Ben W., MD
I have been a customer of the Country Air for the past few years, during
that time I have had the good fortune to get to know Joe and his
family. Between the three or four lessons I have taken from Joe, and
his willingness to share advice w/ me, my game has shown marked improvement.
If golf is a game for life, then I would recommend lessons with Joe Park to
any golfer who is serious about their game.
will fix the
underlying cause of your swing problems, not just treat the symptoms of bad
shots with band aids. Thanks
again for your help Joe, w/ best regards;
Dan M. - Delta Airlines
Joe, The lesson I
got prior to my golf trip to Florida was invaluable. The simple adjustment you
made in getting me to keep my hands moving through the swing resulted in driving
more tee shots in the fairway, which, led to scores in the mid-80”s and winning
three of four rounds. Needless to say, I had bragging rights on this trip. More
importantly, my fellow golfers made numerous comments about noticing a
difference in my swing/game. Undoubtedly, I have you to thank. My next goal is
to work with you on the short game and putting so that I can consistently report
scores in the low 80’s. Many thanks for your instruction!
John N. - 3M
“I have taken one lesson with Joe and thanks to his very simple and easy to
follow instructions that worked with my current swing, I am striking the ball
much more solidly and consistently. Most importantly, my ball’s flight path has
a much, much narrower range of direction. He gave me the tools to get my hands
out in front of my body on the downswing in a manner that allows me to compress
the ball with less effort and a much shorter, more efficient and easily
repeatable swing. I highly recommend Joe as a teacher and will use him as my
golf instructor for the rest of my life.”
Scott K. -
My teenage son and I met Joe during one of our off-season visits to his
driving range. My son had been having control issues with his swing, and
had become very frustrated trying to diagnose and correct the problems. We
were both very impressed by how quickly Joe was able to spot the problems,
and how simply he was able to explain and teach the corrections. His
understanding and explanation of the science behind proper golf swing
mechanics is very easy to understand and implement. My son was able to put
Joe’s teaching into practice right away, with immediate improvement and
sense of relief that he finally understood what had been happening. I would
highly recommend Joe as a golf instructor, especially to other parents of
young golfers who are looking for someone they can trust to teach correct
golf mechanics early in a golfer’s development.
I am a weekend golfer who
definitely needed lessons. Joe works with your swing and enhance it to make
it better to keep you comfortable with your swing and is not not like one of
those teachers who impose their swing on you which only takes longer and is
uncomfortable and you forget about it unless you keep taking lessons from
them. Only one lesson from Joe completely changed my swing dynamics. Joe
will show you basic concepts which are missing from your swing. After only a
few modifications I was hitting 20-30 yards farther than I usually hit.
Using his pointers I keep on hitting nice shots. I highly recommend Joe to
be your Golf Instructor.
Here's a quote you could use on your website. "Joe's instruction
really pays off. It includes both conventional concepts as well as new
explanations and ideas that helps each student achieve a quick
execution of a great golf swing." Thanks...
"You are a @#!*% genius. That is the best bucket I have ever
hit. .....No weight shift, ....No roll of the hands and No shoulder
turn. I didn't think of any of these positions and it all just
Thanks for the video. Anyone interested in learning to play this sport
needs to spend some time with you, especially those that want to learn
how to think their way thru a proper shot...Simple drills will get
yourself to thinking a positive shot that in turn will lower your score
and make the game fun for you. I highly recommend that you spend the
time and money to try a session with Joe.
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