Private Custom Schools - Portland, Oregon - May thru October 2024

We return in May to Quail Valley Golf Course near Portland, Oregon for our 30th consecutive season of cutting-edge golf instruction. Private Custom Golf Schools with Jim Waldron at a 1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio will be conducted by appointment from late May through October. Mr. Waldron also conducts private lessons during that time frame at Quail Valley Golf Course.

Instruction is focused on helping our students to breakthrough to extraordinary golf in five key areas:

  • Curing the Yips: Learn how to cure your Yips once and for all.
  • Mastering the Craft of Ballstriking: golf swing fundamentals that will result in much better golf shots tee to green.
  • Mastering the Art of Scoring: short game skills of chipping, pitching, bunker shots and wedge play.
  • Mastering the Putting Game: putting stroke mechanics, distance control, line control and reading greens.
  • Mastering the Mental Game: where and how to focus your mind for better shotmaking, creating an effective pre-shot routine, and on course playing strategies instruction.

In depth one-on-one, half-day or full-day Total Immersion golf instruction with Master Teacher Jim Waldron. Half-day private schools are scheduled for either 9:30AM-1:30PM or 2:00PM-6:00PM. All full day private golf schools are scheduled for 9:30AM-5:30PM with 45 minutes for lunch.

In-Person Yips Cure Schools

We offer several different types of in-person instruction programs to cure the Yips, depending on the type and severity of the yips, and the skill level of the golfer with yips. 

All of our Yips programs include a three hour webcam session with Jim prior to meeting for the in-person private school. The webcam lesson covers the psychological theory that is the foundation of Jim's Yips Cure Program along with several exercises and drills that the student can employ right away to get started on the journey to yips-free golf. The webcam session is usually conducted two to four weeks before the student and Jim meet in person. 

Tuition includes: three hour webcam lesson with Jim prior to the in-person school, one on one in-person instruction with Jim 7.5 hours per day (4 hours on half-days), range fees, green fees, one hour follow up webcam lesson two weeks after graduation, weekly email follow up instruction for three months after graduation, and four videos on Jim Waldron's Mastering the Mental Game series.

Moderate Yips: One and One Half Day Private Yips Cure School
This is the minimum time required to breakthrough to yips-free golf for golfers with mild to moderate intensity yips who match the following criteria:
Full swing yips (for golfers who were 5 handicaps or better before the onset of the yips); Putting yips (for golfers who were a 9 handicap or better prior to the onset of the yips).
Tuition: $2,865

Severe Yips: Two Day Private Yips Cure School
This is the minimum time required to breakthrough to yips-free golf for golfers with severe intensity yips who match the following criteria:
Full swing yips (for golfers who were 6 to 12 handicaps prior to onset of the yips); Short Game yips (for golfers who were 2 handicaps or better prior to the onset of the yips); Putting yips (for golfers who were 10 handicaps or higher prior to the onset of the yips).
Tuition: $3,615

Severe Yips: Two and a Half Day Private Yips Cure School
The minimum time required to breakthrough to yips-free golf for golfers who match the following criteria:
Full Swing yips (for golfers who were 13-20 handicaps prior to the onset of the yips); Short Game yips (for golfers who were 3-11 handicap golfers prior to the onset of the yips).
Tuition: $4,315

Severe Yips: Three Day Private Yips Cure School
The minimum time required to breakthrough to yips-free golf for golfers who match the following criteria:
Full Swing Yips (for golfers who were 21 or higher handicaps prior to the onset of the yips); Short Game Yips (for golfers who were 12 handicaps or higher prior to the onset of the yips).
Tuition: $5,115

Private Schools on Mechanics and Mental Game

Tuition for full-day private schools includes a 30 minute follow up phone lesson with Jim, our Great Shot! e-book, and one Jim Waldron instructional video of your choosing. Tuition for two students attending one of our Private Custom Schools together is an additional 30% of the one person rate. 

Half-Day Private Golf School (4 hours): One person - $795
One Day Private Golf School (7.25 hours): One person - $1,595
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.25 hours):  One person - $2,395
Two Day Private Golf School (14.5 hours): One person - $3,150
Two & One Half-Day Private Golf School (18.5 hours): One person - $3,895
Three Day Private Golf School (21.75 hours): One person - $4,650

We also offer Private Golf Schools in northeastern Oregon in the summer season. Our location is the practice range at Alpine Meadows Golf Course in Enterprise, Oregon. Enterprise is a small rural community in Northeast Oregon, a five and one-half hour drive from Portland, and a three and one-half hour drive from Boise, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities area. Call for rates.

HOW TO BOOK A PRIVATE CUSTOM SCHOOL
Please call our office at 1-503-997-2063 or email us to arrange a private school with Jim Waldron.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A $700 deposit per day is required at time of registration. Final tuition balance is due in full 30 days prior to the school. Checks, Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Cancellation policy: All deposits less the following cancellation fees will be refunded upon written notice of cancellation. Cancellation Fees: Up to 45 days prior to the beginning of the school – 50% of deposit; 44 - 30 days prior - 100% of deposit; 29 - 15 days prior - 50% of full tuition. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 14 days or less of the school. Last minute cancellations caused by a medical emergency and verified by a doctor’s letter will be assessed a penalty of the full deposit and a credit issued for the remaining tuition paid to be used by the student within one year.

We reserve the right to re-schedule or cancel a golf school as required by weather, limited enrollment, or extenuating circumstances. We recommend out-of-town students do not purchase airline tickets until our office verifies the school will be held.