Lessons

LESSONS WITH A PGA PROFESSIONAL

Head Golf Professional - Richie Tomblin, PGA
 

About Our Professional:

 
Before he started his professional career, Richie was in The US Air Force for 13 years and he retired for medical reasons. He then became an Assistant Golf Professional at Windance Country Club in Gulfport, Mississippi. After leaving Windance, Richie moved back to New Orleans, his home town, working for several golf clubs most known City Park of New Orleans. Richie was  again relocated due to Katrina. He headed to Morgan City where he opened the Atchafalaya golf course.
 
He left the blooming course in hopes to head back home to NOLA. Richie returned back to the golf industry at Timberlane Country Club and has been a PGA Member since 2005. This professional golfer has two successful sons. Jordan Tomblin is a Professional trainer and Josh Tomblin is a PGA Golf Professional at TPC of Louisiana. Married to Laura Tomblin and has a stepson Landon.
 

 
LESSON RATES
*V1 Teaching Software, foresight Launch Monitor and Swing Guru software for lessons
are included in lessons.*
I use Goata Golf Movements to help sequence your swing

Special Package
3- 1 hour lessons for $125
also includes Tshirt, Hat and Ball Marker

$60 for 1 hour
$35 for 1/2 hour
$25 for Junior Players
Group Rates available
 
 
                                    
1 PLANE SWING VS 2 PLANE SWING
WHAT SWING ARE YOU?
LET’S START COMPARING THE TWO SWINGS
GRIP
1P- NEUTRAL TO STRONG ( V’S POINT TO RIGHT OF BACK SHOULDER)
2P- NUETRAL TO WEAK ( V’S POINT TO CHIN)
 
STANCE
1P- SHOULDERS INSIDE OF FEET
2P- FEET INSIDE SHOULDERS
1P AND 2P- STAND SQAURE TO TARGET IS BEST OR EVEN A LITTLE CLOSED
STANDING OPEN IS BAD FOR BACK BECAUSE IT PROMOTES A REVERCE C
 
BALL POSITION
1P AND 2P – BALL FORWARD PROMOTES HIGHER BALL FLIGHT AND A FADE
BALL BACK PROMOTES LOWER BALL FLIGHT AND A DRAW
1P- STAND FUTHER FROM BALL
2P- STAND CLOSER TO BALL
 
POSTURE
(THE ZONE 4FT)
1P- BEND OVER ENOUGH SO CLUB IS AT 90 TO SPINE AND POINTS TO MIDDLE OF ZONE
TALLER PLAYERS SOULD BEND OVER MORE
A PLAYER MAY STAND AT ADDRESS A LITTLE TALLER AS LONG AS AT IMPACT THE PLAYERS SHOULDERS ARE POINT IN THE ZONE
 
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
1P- WIEGHT 50-50 SPINE STRAIGHT NO SIDE TILT
WEIGHT MORE ON BALLS OF FEET (LIKE LOOKING OVER A LEDGE OF A ROOF)
2P- WEIGHT 40-60 /STAND WITH A REVERSE K
WEIGHT MORE IN ARCHES OF FEET
CHECK LIE OF CLUBS (NO MORE THEN 2 DGREES)
 
BACK SWING
1P- BACKSWING & DOWNSWING ARE DIFFERENT
SEQUENCE: ARMS-UPPERBODY-HIPS
2P- BACKSWING & DOWNSWING MIRROR EACHOTHER
SEQUENCE: ARMS & BODY MOVE SAME AND SAME SPEED
 
SHOULDERS
1P- SHOULDERS POINT IN ZONE AND PAST BALL
2P- SHOULDERS POINT OUTSIDE ZONE AND PAST BALL
NOTE: IF NOT FLEXABLE THEN TURN HIPS MORE ANND ALLOW FRONT HEEL TO COME OFF GROUND
 
BODY TURN
1P AND 2P- DON’T TILT / TURN CHEST AND ABS
 
THE ARMS
1P- ARMS AROUND CHEST

  • FIRST HALF OF BACKSWING
LEFT ARM SQUEEZES TO PEC
RIGHT ELBOW GOES UP & BACK (WITH WIDTH)
HANDS, FOREARMS, BICEPS AND SHOULDERS ON PLANE
  • SECOND HALF OF BACKSWING
LEFT ARM STRIAGHT WITH SLIGHT FOREARM ROTATION (IF ANY)
NO ROTATION IN FIRST HALF
RIGHT ARM GOES UP AND BACK
DO NOT LET RIGHT ARM FOLD UNDER
2P- TIME, TEMPO, RHYTHM
ARMS TRAVEL UP V
ARMS STAY EXTENDED (WIDTH)
1P AND 2P- RIGHT ARM MATCHES SEAM OF SHIRT OR SPINE (TP EFFECT)
 
  1.  
1P- LIMITED HIP MOVEMENT
NO LAT MOVE TO BACK (KILLER)
2P- FREE HIP MOVEMENT
HIPS STAY UNDER YOU
 
SPINE ANGLE
1P- SPINE NEVER UP OR TILT
2P- STRIGHT OR MOVE TO RIGHT
GETTING BEHIND BALL
NEVER DOWN ON BACKSWING
 
CLUB MOVEMENT
1P- FIRST HALF
CLUB HEAD IS SLIGHTLY SHUT -NOT TOE UP
PARRELL LINE MIDDLE OF FEET
SECOND HALF
CLUB POINTS AT TARGET OR SLIGHTLY LEFT – NEVER ACROSS LINE
PALM SHOULD BE LOOKING AT TARGET AT TOP OF SWING
WHAT THE CLUB LOOKS LIKE AT TO OF BACK SWING
CLUB FACE POINTING DOWN (OPEN)
CLUB FACE POINTING UP (CLOSED)
CLUB FACE AT A 45 (SQUARE)
 
 
ALL INFORMATION WAS PULLED FROM JIM HARDY (THE PLANE TRUTH)

1P -DRILLS
 
INNER AND OUTER CIRCLE
CLUB FACE SQUARE TO ARC
WEIGHT GET ON LEFT LEG
CHEST KEEPS TURN
HALF SWINGS
 
TOP OF THE BACKSWING
SECOND HALF OF SWING SET CLUB INTO WALL BEHIND YOU
HAVE A FRIEND SET CLUB
 
DOWNSWING
HULA HOOP
HOLD HOOP AROUND WAIST AT 45 DEGREES
SWING RIGHT HAND AROUND HOOP
 
  1.  
TAKE STICK ACROSS CHEST HAVE EACH END POINTING INTO ZONE
 
  1.  
TURN CHEST LOOKING UP AT BLIMP IN BACK AND THRU SWING
 
THE BRUTE
BEND OVER AT 30-45 DEGREES TURNING INSIDE THE BRUTE
 
OVEN MITT
KEEP RIGHT ELBOW BEHIND YOU
TRYING TO THROW MITT OVER HAND AND AS FAR LEFT AS YOU CAN
 
ARM BEHIND BACK
HOLD SHIRT SLEEVE FROM RIGHT ARM AND TURN BODY
 
  1.  
TUCK HEAD COVER UNDER LEFT ARM NOT LETTING HEADCOVER FALL OUT UNTIL FINISH
 
  1.  

THROWING A DISK
 
MED BALL
TAKING BALL BACK WITH QUIET WRIST
 
RIGHT BRACE
BRACE THE RIGHT WRIST TACKING THE BACK
ALL INFORMATION WAS PULLED FROM JIM HARDY (THE PLANE TRUTH)
PULL VS PUSH
 
LET LEFT ARM STAY RELAXED WHILE PULL WIT RIGHT ARM LETTING RIGHT ELBOW BEND
 
Right wrist stays neutral