There are thousands of so-called teaching pros in the country, but so few are any good at all. For over 50 years I’ve taken too many lessons from both groups, some of them ranked in the Top 10 and Top 20 in the country. Not one teacher has given me a lasting solid swing and I have practiced hard to implement the instruction. I’ve been searching for a building block approach based on specific fundamentals. What I’ve received is the band aid approach (“let’s try this, let’s try that”), but there is no relationship to the previous lesson.
This season Tim Kilcoyne set up shop on the Sun ‘N Air Golf Center grass teeing area. Over the years I have seen many teachers come and go in this area and I wouldn’t touch any of them. But when I saw Tim’s approach I had a feeling that he might fit what I wanted. After several sessions I’m thrilled with the results. Tim has more swing knowledge than any of the 50 teachers I’ve had and he expresses these thoughts in a clear and conscious way. I think video is a must in the teaching process. Tim has all the necessary video tools and he knows how to use them in a speedy fashion.
Finally, he is a lot of fun. If you like an ever smiling Irishman with a real sense of humor, Tim is your man. I’ve seen him interact with little old ladies in the beginner stage, to advanced teenagers, middle aged low handicappers, and even old guys like myself. Tim treats everyone the same and adapts his approach to every level of player and physical ability.
Bob McCoy – member of Pine Valley, Baltusrol, Royal St. George’s (England), and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club St. Andrews Scotland. Also course rater for GOLF Magazine..