Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Golf lessons - part 1

Coyote Valley RV Resort
Morgan Hill, CA

As I mentioned in the last post a week ago,
we were to start golf lessons on Tuesday the 7th.
Unfortunately we had a rain out on the first day!

Yesterday George, Greg, and I hopped into the golf limo
and rode over to Coyote Creek Golf Club for our first of 4 lessons.

Pretty cool as we are the only 3 in the class!
Our instructor is Don Leone, a PGA professional,
and a great teacher, very patient :-)

He had us all gather in a tent,
where there was a mirror set up so that we could watch our posture.

He taught us the proper grip,
then took pictures of it so we could practice it..

He showed us the proper swing, and we practiced that
as well inside the tent.

Once we got that down,
we headed outside to practice some swings
and actually hit the ball off the tees.

We were all busy, so I didn't get pictures.
It was a matter of feeling the weight of the club,
and letting the club do the work.
I had to be reminded of my 'death grip' on the club,
as well as proper swing techniques.
George and Greg were star students :-)

Next Tuesday we'll get to learn more technique
with the full swing.
Until then we'll go over to the driving range and practice, 
practice, practice!

When we got back to the clubhouse at the RV park,
there was some music playing.
Matt Cullen was staying in the park.
He's a local musician who graciously serenaded us with
some tunes to dance to.

Tomorrow we're taking a short ride to
visit a fellow RVer/blogger.

Stay tuned for more California fun!


  1. Golf lessons. Seems like there are a lot of things to think about. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Golf limo?! Is that a 'pimped out' beverage cart?! Enjoy....maybe we can play a round sometime,

  3. Boy that brings back memories of days gone by :) I found golf to be the most frustrating thing I've ever attempted to do. :) Clubs have been sold and I'm more than happy to watch it on TV :) Good luck!

  4. Learn your lessons well so you can golf with Hatfield next year when you come back to the COE... ;c)

  5. Pretty cool that your teacher is a PGA professional. Have fun with those lessons!