“I’ve been playing disc golf for about two years, picking up tips from videos and watching others play and one day in April 2014 after playing a particularly dissatisfying round I banged “I need disc golf lessons!” into Google and spied a link for the School of Disc Golf. I read some of the articles and was hooked, and luckily for me I had a business trip scheduled for the Bay Area (I live in Pennsylvania) so I contacted Jack and he replied very quickly and we scheduled a lesson.
“I was greeted by Jack at the appointed time and place. We hit it off immediately and walked to the practice area and started the lesson. I had sent Jack a laundry list of things to for us to work on and we covered all the things I wanted help with, from proper grips to better flight control and aim to learning the forehand throw to approach and putting, not to mention elbow pain relief! Jack’s approach to teaching was very calm and precise and he provided good visual aids. I saw immediate improvement!!! I knew I wouldn’t retain all the information Jack provided but since I live so far away he offered to answer further questions via e-mail as needed, a very nice gesture. So, since the lesson:
- My drives are more powerful and accurate. The straight line thing Jack teaches is spot on. Add a decent shoulder turn and viola!
- I use 2 grips now, one for power, one for approach and putt.
- I have a couple of “get out of jail” shots in my arsenal.
- Improvement in the forehand (just gotta practice)
- More confidence in approach shots, in fact I have sunk a couple of 60-70 footers!
- Sinking 30 foot putts more consistently.
- Less elbow inflammation.
“This was well worth my effort and investment and I now play more enjoyable and confident rounds. Still have work to do but that’s golf! Thanks, Jack, for a great lesson and a good time!”
John M., Philadelphia, PA
We now LOVE disc golf, Thanks to Jack! The whole family had a blast, ages 3-57! We plan to get out and try out our new skills tomorrow! What a fun, fantastic teacher and coach Jack is! I highly recommend him!
Wendy Rae J., Boulder Creek, CA
“It only took one day of disc golf to get me obsessed with the game. I began playing more frequently, getting better scores and longer drives each time. However, as a very competitive female, I knew I could be even better if only I had more instruction on the fundamentals of the game. I started researching techniques, watching video tutorials and trying to understand how to buy discs but it was all very overwhelming. Then one day I stumbled onto The School of Disc Golf, contacted Jack for a private lesson and never looked back since.
“Jack made sure we covered everything and anything I wanted to know more about. He taught me the fundamentals of a proper backhand and sidearm throws, various techniques for putt and approach, and other mental aspects of the game that have really helped me improve and gain consistency. Jack has never hesitated to answer any questions I have, even well after my lesson. He is very passionate about the sport and helping other people get better, and it really shows in his lessons.
“Thanks Jack! Now I can keep up with the boys!”
Alexandra M, San Jose, CA
“I had been playing Disc Golf for about 3 months and had several problems: constantly sore shoulder; very inconsistent release point on my drives; couldn’t drive farther than about 275 feet. I’d read through tons of Disc Golf forums, watched videos, had taken video of myself and watched it, but none of that really was helping me to get my drive form corrected.
“That led me to find and contact Jack for a private lesson. In a one hour lesson, he was able to dissect my form and show me how to easily improve it. Within that first hour, I was already seeing a significant difference in my drives. He also showed me several techniques for practicing that form to help turn it from something I’m thinking about, to muscle memory.
Jack was really proficient in being able to explain exactly how the parts of my old form were affecting my throws, and how his recommendations would improve that. He had great analogies that really made it easy to understand WHY these changes would help. Also just a really nice guy who is very easy to talk to.
Brent A, San Mateo, CA
“Thanks again for the great lessons. They’ve made a significant difference in my game and in addition to improving my skills, I see my attitude about disc golf changing for the better. I’ll certainly recommend you to others. When we get back from France, I’ll be signing up for additional lessons and will see if I can my wife to do the same.”
Steve J., Santa Cruz, CA
“I had played disc golf before once or twice and had fun, then went a few years without playing again. When I decided to start playing again and wanted to learn how to throw farther and score better, I contacted the School of Disc Golf. Jack worked with me one-on-one and helped me understand the correct techniques for throwing backhand, throwing forehand, putting, and also explained many other little details that helped me get better much quicker than if I had tried to figure it out on my own.
“I recommend School of Disc Golf for anyone who wants to get the most out of disc golf. It’s an easy sport to play it’s lots of fun no matter what, but when you learn the finer points and how to use proper technique, it takes the experience to another level. I recently played 45 holes at DeLaveaga Disc Golf course in one day, so, yeah, I think I might be getting addicted to this game!”
Lou York, Bonny Doon, CA