My primary goal as a teacher of this great game is to give my students the insights and information that will enable them to breakthrough to extraordinary golf.
My teaching method is a blend of biomechanics and neuroscience, covering both the "what to do" with your body and club, and the "how to do it" with your mental approach to learning, training and performing in golf."
- Jim Waldron
Twice chosen by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in the nation.
"The most significant advancement in golf instruction in over twenty-five years....alumni of the golf schools told us that their experiences were overwhelmingly positive in helping them to play better golf."
“I learned more about the golf swing and how the game is played in five days with you than I learned in my previous 45 years of reading, instruction and playing. Your knowledge and enthusiasm made for a truly valuable learning experience. Having attended other golf schools and seeing only minor improvement and gaining little real knowledge, I am truly a convert and true disciple of Jim Waldron and the Great Shot! golf school!"
- Herb Hipsher, Hawaii
"My ball striking ability has already improved beyond what I had hoped I could ever achieve. I'm making such consistently good contact that my scores are now regularly in the 70"s...I'm gaining at least 10 yards in distance on all of my clubs and am hitting some of the longest drives of my career. Thanks, Jim!"
- RD Ferren, OR after taking our Great Shot! school
"Outstanding! I am amazed at your knowledge and your ability to breakdown the golf swing on a physical, mental and emotional level. Thank you for making practice so fun, especially on the range. And thanks for already helping me to realize my potential to play better golf - my short game has already greatly improved."
- Bob Jalovi, Spokane, WA after attending our Great Shot! and Short Game schools
"Mr. Waldron – thank you so much for being such a great teacher. You quickly diagnosed by real problem and got my game back on track. Your insights and ability to communicate your concepts has helped my golf game tremendously."
- Clare Dittemore, winner of four tournaments within weeks of working with Jim Waldron
PORTLAND, OR GOLF INSTRUCTION - May through October
We return to Quail Valley Golf Course near Portland for our 23rd consecutive season offering cutting-edge golf instruction that can make a real difference in your golf game. We offer three main types of instruction programs: small group golf schools; private custom golf schools with a 1:1 student/teacher ratio; and private hourly lessons. All of these programs feature Master Teacher Jim Waldron as lead instructor.
In Great Shot!, our award-winning two-day school, we show you how to master an effective golf swing - longer drives, more accurate iron shots and much more consistent shotmaking. Learn the mechanics of the modern tour pro golf swing. Includes 200 page training manual.
August 26-27: Great Shot! (golf swing school)
September 2: Putting
Septermber 3: Wedges
September 28: Rip It to the Target (mental game)
September 29: Basics of the Short Game
September 30-October 1: Great Shot! (golf swing school)
Jim Waldron is available for Private Custom Golf Schools and private lessons in Portland. Please email or call our office at 1-800-898-4563 to schedule. He is currently available for private schools on May 26, 27, 28 and June 13, 14, and 15.
See our complete Portland, OR schedule.
With your laptop, smart phone or tablet webcam you can take a live lesson with Jim Waldron, from your home or practice range no matter where you live. You will be able to see and to interact with Jim in real time. This is an exciting, new and affordable method of instruction that will become increasingly popular in the coming decade.
Jim Waldron will analyze video of your golf swing, short game stroke or putting stroke and then engage in a live interactive lesson with you via Skype webcam. You can send us your video via email, Google Drive, or the link to your own private YouTube account. More...
Balance Point Golf Schools has twice been chosen by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in the nation and was also recently included on their list of Best Golf Schools in America.
GOLF Magazine's editors said about Balance Point Golf Schools, "...alumni of the schools told us that their experiences were overwhelmingly positive in helping them to play better golf."
The Top 25 award is the gold standard for excellence in the golf school industry and it is based on positive results achieved by golf school graduates
Jim Waldron is known for successfully helping scores of golfers to overcome their chipping, pitching, putting, and full swing yips issues. His unique system has proven to be very effective at completely and quickly eliminating the root causes of the yips. By dealing with all three root causes from the outset, progress is rapid and permanent. Jim will show you why you yip in the first place, how to use your conscious mind mental focus in a way that makes it virtually impossible to yip, how to shift your emotional state from a negative to a positive in just a few seconds, and how simple mechanical changes will make your brain use new “yip-free” neuromuscular pathways to perform the swing or stroke.
"After suffering with chipping and pitching yips for over 12 years, three sets of wedges, several lessons and a visit to a hypnotist, I found what I needed in Jim Waldron. The concept of the mind body connection along with much improved mechanics got me over the confidence tipping point. My advice, if you have any form of the yips, is to stop suffering and see Jim." Kelly Bogle
"Downloaded your e-book...3 birdies resulted in my next round...unbelievable!! Do you ever run teaching events in Australia? Or do you have agents of your technique here? I have learned more in one day of reading than in numerous expensive lessons I have taken. Many thanks." Barry Swords, referring to our Great Shot! training manual
"Balance Point Golf Schools is by far the best instruction I have received in my forty years of golfing " Les Mahon, Montana
"The Balance Point Golf School I attended made far more sense about golf than anything I had tried before...makes "traditional" golf schools obsolete." Pat Carey, Yakima, WA
Podcast: You May Have the Yips and Not Even Know It! with Jim Waldron
"Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools could be the most interesting and compelling of the coaches I've ever spoken to..." Fred Greene, host of the most popular golf instruction podcast on the web, GolfSmarter