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Golf Update

Custom coaching programs are sold out for the season. Therefore, I have started a waiting list for this year and the 2017 season in addition to contracting with several additional golf instructors to help fulfill the demand.

Lastly I have moved central operations to Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center and added one additional program with me personally on Wednesday evening. Info and how to sign up is below.

Wednesday Night Coaching Program

This program is limited to the first 6 registrations for each of the 3 sessions.

Who it is for:

Golfers who play for fun and business, score between 90 and 110 and want to add 30 yards to their tee shots, gain control of their irons and for once and for all have the short game of their dreams.

What:

GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com with PGA Golf Guru Scott Seifferlein’s Epic Wednesday Night Team training guarantees results and makes golf freakin’ fun again.

How much fun? “They were all laughing when some idiot hit driver on the lay-up hole… until it landed 5 feet from the hole for eagle!” It’s fun when you are BOMBING the ball. Just ask Chuck…

The tee shot that couldn’t be hit

When:

May 11th and 18th – How to hit it freakin’ far, Pitch Shots That Stop on a dime and an on-course* training session.

June 1st, 8th, 15 th, 22nd and 29th – Hooks and Slices, Wedge Play, Iron Play and two on-course* training sessions.

July 13th, 20th, 27 th and Aug 3 rd – Long Distance Putting, Short Distance Putting and two on-course* training sessions.

All times 7PM to 8PM

*On-course sessions are 7PM to 9PM

Investment: May $147, June $347, July/Aug $297

Whole Enchilada (that means all three months) for only $647

How to begin the fun: Call or text 616.802.4969

— Your Partner In Business Golf Success,

Scott Seifferlein
Author, Speaker & PGA Golf Guru
Founder Business Golf Mastermind
Phone: 616.802.4969
GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com

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At Wits End With The Game of Golf

This Is It! I’m At My Wits End!

Dear Scott,

I’m not sure this golf thing is for me. I’m at my wits end and if I can’t add 20 yards to my drive, hit it straighter and stop the whop duds with my irons, then I’m going to take up backgammon. My golf game is so embarrassing right now!

It’s embarrassing to me. It’s got to be embarrassing to my playing partners too. My game really looks bad when they invite me to Cascade Hills, Kent, Egypt Valley and Watermark. Everybody is watching me hit these duff shots. To play this poorly in front of clients at the premier clubs in Grand Rapids is completely unacceptable.

And all this advice I keep getting from my friends about keeping my head down and left arm straight – you guessed it – only makes me hit more whop duds. I just can’t figure out how to get consistency in my golf game! 

I am so desperate for a solution that will change all of that AND turn me into the consistent golfer I dream to be.

Solid & Consistent Golf

So what will it take for me to get solid and consistent with the golf ball? And how do I hit it straighter off the tee? I’d love an extra 20 yards too, but heck, for now, I would just take straight!

It’s just so damn frustrating!

The information I am getting from magazines and Youtube videos certainly isn’t doing the trick. And my friends just keep telling me I am swinging too fast, whatever that means. All I know is that the more I listen to them, the shorter I hit it and the more whop duds I hit. I scored 112 the other day! Disgusting!

More Than Just Golf

It’s not just about golf either. Playing like this has destroyed some of my business deals. Seriously! How can I talk business with the CEO of Steelcase when I’m in the woods looking for my ball the entire round! And all this negative energy from the golf course is making me grumpy at the office. The staff knows it, our clients know it. Hell, my wife even knows it!

Pure Iron Shot After Pure Iron Shot

Then, I was at the range the other day and this lady was hitting balls a few yards away. I watched in amazement as she effortlessly hit iron shot after iron shot right down the middle of the practice range. Finally I walked over and asked her how she was able to hit the ball so straight and so far with so little effort. I mean, it looked like she was just dancing with the club. Amazing consistency!

She just said that she had played golf for a long time and always did her best to have good rhythm.

What on earth does that mean? Good rhythm? Do I need to join a Blues Band? I’m a pretty good athlete and all, I’ve got some good balance, could shoot 3 pointers like they were going out of style. I think I have pretty good rhythm. But my ball always seems like it is laughing at me as it slices into the woods. 

Finally Make Sense

Is there an answer? I would just love for something to finally make sense. Why am I really so inconsistent? What do I need to do to solve the problem? Is my problem solvable? I’m starting to have doubts. Maybe I should take up fishing and cancel all my golf dates with big clients like Steelcase? Please help me change my golf experience!

When Can We Start?

I’ve been looking around your GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com website and read a few of your reports. They are really great. In fact some of my inconsistency is already starting to make sense. And you were right! My friends did tell me to transfer my weight, but they were all wrong about how to do it!

Your videos are really great and testimonials from so many other Grand Rapids golfers are outstanding. I’m sure you have a waiting list, but is there any opportunity to meet with you in the next two weeks? I’ve enclosed my business card. Please call me right away. My golf game, my business, and my sanity depend on it!

Your hopeful but frustrated golfer,

Biff McGee

P.S. This is super important to me. I can no longer stand the embarrassment my golf game brings me.

Speaker

Do You Need a Speaker or Expert Interview For an Upcoming Tele-Seminar, Webinar, or Live Event?
Scott is available as a speaker for your upcoming event, or as an expert interview for your tele-seminars, webinars or live event for your coaching groups, members or clients.

Why should you look into Scott and GrandRapidsGolflesson.com as a Topic of Interest for Your Clients?

First, I know how hard it is to come up with new and interesting topics to bring to your clients and members. How do you keep them coming back and wanting more? It’s been my experience that most people have a tough time mixing business and golf to increase sales and profits. Three Lessons From The Game of Golf That Apply To The Art of Business is a topic that will “WOW!” your herd. It’s new and different. A topic your clients likely haven’t heard before.

Second, for interviews, I will hand you turn-key interview questions and an outline of my answers so you can quickly and easily dive right into the call or webinar.

I will quickly and easily adjust my talk so to speak directly to your niche. Do you have a group of Insurance Agents? How about Doctors, or Dentists? Butchers, Bakers, Candlestick Makers?

It really makes no difference. I can speak directly to each individual niche with some quick changes to the script to meet the needs of your clients.

I have recently presented at Watermark Business Connections Group & Kentwood Rotary with upcoming engagements at Davenport University, Farm Bureau Regional Conference and Big Breakfast Group at Coral Gables CC in Ft. Lauderdale.

What do you have to lose? Give Scott a call at 616.802.4969. Book Scott and GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com on your calendar for your next tele-seminar or webinar or speaking engagement.

Register for the FREE speaking engagement at Davenport University. Here is the link to register: http://www.davenport.edu/secrets

Letter From Lucas

Hi! My Name is Lucas Seifferlein and I am five years old. My Daddy just released the new cover of his book The Game of Golf & The Art of Business (It’s beautiful and you can find it at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and http://www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com/books) and he said I could do whatever I wanted with the leftover original books.

So I counted them all up. There are 121 of them all together (That is the highest I have ever counted). And I took them all and covered him right up. This is a picture of me making a silly face next to my Daddy and his books.
So What’s Next?
This was a fun thing to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but I am only 5 years old. What am I going to do with 121 books that teach you about the game of golf and the art of business?
Well, I have an idea. My Daddy is teaching me about free market capitalism and he told me I could sell the books for whatever price I wanted. So I worked the numbers and came up with an offer you cannot refuse (Seriously, you wouldn’t turn down a five year old… would you?)
Invest in a minimum of 100 (That is my favorite number) with the original cover (It’ll be worth a lot of money on Ebay someday, trust me) and I will send them to you so you can give them out to your employees, clients and vendors. They will LOVE it!

Because I would like to get these books into your hands right away (They are taking up space in my toy box), I am willing to give them to you for 30 cents on the dollar plus shipping. The book retails for $20.00. So you can get 100 of them for only $600!!
But hurry, I am sending this out to over 300 of Daddy’s business clients, including companies like Steelcase, Amway, Perrigo, Whirlpool, Spectrum Health, Meijer, Priority Health, MMBJ, Huntington and dozens of other large employers who would gobble up 100 of Daddy’s books in a heart beat.

Call my Daddy right away. Here is his direct phone number. 616.802.4969.

Sincerely,

Lucas
Daddy’s Little Free Market Capitalist

P.S. Call 616.802.4969 right away before the books are all grabbed up!

P.P.S. Good grief, look at the poor guy, help him get out from under all those books.

P.P.P.S. If you would like my Daddy to share the 3 Lessons Learned From the Game of Golf That Apply to the Art of Business, he is now booking keynotes for December & January.

Better Golf Section

Should you swing toe up to toe up?
It wasn’t too long ago that I met with a Battle Creek area golfer who had been to one of those fancy pants famous golf instructor schools in Florida that starts with an “L”. He spent the week down there learning how to swing toe up to toe up and set the angle. Now in full disclosure there are cases where I will use the term toe up to toe up and teach a version of this. But unfortunately for people trying to improve their golf swing … toe-up to toe-up has been taught so often that it has been pretty much anointed as being as important as “keeping your head down” and “keeping your left arm straight”.
Yet toe-up to toe-up is not a fundamental of the golf swing. It’s actually a technique in many cases that is making it more difficult for you to gain any consistency in your golf swing. And in the case of the golfer who went to the fancy pants golf instructor school, he was so open faced as a result of toe up to toe up that he couldn’t keep his golf ball out of Mr. Havacamp’s swimming pool.
You will find a slideshow of PGA Tour player examples of toe up in the backswing.  The real toe-up version. And there are exceptions as you will see in the slide show.
The problem is that… the rest of this article and the reason for the “exceptions” is reserved for our golf coaching members. Upgrade today for less than an overpriced fish stick at a political fundraiser to receive the complete “paid member” only edition.

Golf at Bethpage Black

I met Bob on the practice range at 7:30 in the morning. Halfway through a bucket of balls, he was excited and talkative. Bob had been my client for a couple of months. I met him in the spring at a clinic I taught, and he had asked me to start working with him that week. Over the months, we did a couple of video analysis sessions and spent a lot of time out on the range. We even played a few holes together, so I could see his game out on the course.
Somewhere in all that time, Bob confessed an ambition. He had been captivated by watching the U.S. Open on television in 2002 and 2009, when it was held at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, New York. Tiger Woods had won the 2002 event and Lucas
Glover the 2009. Often, major tournaments are held at private clubs and off limits to the general public. But 2002 was the first time that the Open was held on a public golf course. It was a marvelous course and the average golfer could now play the same
course that the pros did on television.
In the course of our lessons, Bob shared his dream of playing the Bethpage Black course. When Bob had found out that I used to live on Long Island and had played the course many times—including two New York State Opens—he offered me an opportunity.
Bob was in his late fifties (I guessed). He was a partner in some sort of securities trading firm (I wasn’t sure exactly what they did) with about seventy-five employees. Apparently, he did quite well financially. He offered to fly me with him to Long Island so that he could play the course with me along to coach him through it. He would even pay for my time and expenses.
I was intrigued. Bob seemed like a nice guy, and it would be fun to see the Black Course at Bethpage again. But I pointed out how tough it was to get a tee time. Bethpage is a state park, and players camp out over night to get one of the limited tee time slots. You can’t just walk in and play.
“You let me worry about that,” Bob said. “If I can get us in, can you go?” I told him that with enough notice I should be able to clear my schedule. About a week and a half later, Bob called.
“Can you go next Tuesday?”
“Sure. Can you get a tee time?”
“Done.”
“How?”
“I know a guy. That’s all you need to know.”
Well, Bethpage is in New York, where “knowing a guy” is an art form. What the heck.
Bob wasn’t a great player, or terrible. He had a 20 handicap, which means that on average, he played 25 strokes over par. For a guy his age and experience, he was about average. He confessed his goal was to play “bogey golf ”—to average one stroke over par for the course.
“You won’t do that on the Bethpage Black course, Bob. I’m telling you, it’s tough. I don’t want you to set your expectations too high. Your first time on it, you should be aspiring to break 100.”
“That’s why I have you along, Scott. Talk me through it.”
We flew in the morning before, and Bob checked us into an executive hotel. He took the rental car out to look at the course and clubhouse from the parking lot, and he bought some souvenir shirts and hats. Over dinner, he was almost giddy, wanting me to preview every hole for him with a scorecard he had picked up.
Dinner in New York can be as long as a round of golf. It is an event. There is the pre-appetizer, the appetizer, the main course, desert, and it’s all followed by an after desert drink–or three.
The next thing you know, it’s four hours later. This gave me plenty of time to preview the holes. But rather than give Bob the entire hole by hole analysis, I used the time to share a few stories about how I qualified to play in the New York State Open at Bethpage Black. We talked about what it was like to play in a State Open, the excitement of playing 2 under par on the front nine to leap into fifth place before falling back to 38th for the tournament. The ups and downs that occur over a five hour round and many more fun golf stories that could only be told over a four hour New York style dinner.
Excerpted from the book The Game of Golf and The Art of Business. To read more find the book at www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com/books

The Back Page

Personally, I hated returning to school in the fall. I considered it an obstacle in
the way of playing golf. The annual ritual of buying school supplies, which
now apparently include I-pads and other I-thingy’s, well underway. But here’s
my point, recession or not, however outrageous and criminal they are in D.C.,
however much the globe warms, gas prices up and down, Kate’s topless scandal,
the Mayan predictions, life, ordinary, normal life, goes on. In America, it’s
only been seriously disrupted a very few times – the Depression, World War II
– and for about a month after the 9-11 attacks. By and large, life goes on.

 
Somewhere on every golf course, one of the richest club members with the latest
technology and a working stiff with 20 year old persimmon sticks arrive
and leave with the same problem – someone put that big oak tree on the left
side of the fairway that always catches their ball.

 
It’s so easy and dangerous to get pulled into a small, confining box by the
newest club you own. Easy to forget how little the Golf Gods care about that,
even when you thought it was finally the solution. As a golf professional, I got
over it years ago. The belief that I had a favorite or “lucky” club or that one
brand of club was inherently better than another (in full disclosure I play Titleist
because they have always treated me better than the other brands). Sure
it’s easy to contrive up fake enthusiasm over a new club for a day or two, but
then you go out to use it on the course and you realize it is just a golf club and
it puts you in the exact same space as the working stiff and his persimmon
driver. And that is this month’s big lesson of harsh reality for back to school
month. Get over your equipment. Get into your swing.

 
If you are one of the several hundred or so new golfers who joined this summer,
you probably found that horribly harsh. Not at all what you wanted to
hear. You might be tempted to run to Mommy and tell her I’m being mean to
you. Look, this is the MANDATE FOR GOOD GOLF. Somebody’s gotta tell
you the truth: Just having the latest wizbang plutonium driver entitles you to
nothing, not even a good bounce out of the tree.

 
Hang around here and you’ll get really, really sharp at connecting with the
Golf Gods on their level so they’ll line up to give you all their birdies. But you
gotta start with reality, not dream, hope, illusion, delusion or worst of all, some
sense of entitlement attached to how “good” your clubs are. Being an innovator
or early adopter with the latest golf technology is admirable, but still, any
nitwit with a few thousand dollars can buy the best clubs. The birdies are
in learning how to use ‘em. And surprise, surprise,
they won’t make birdies themselves.
The bell has rung. Stop stalling and get to class