Remote Lessons

Live Instruction via Webcam with Video Swing Analysis

With your laptop, smart phone or tablet webcam you can take a live lesson with Jim Waldron, from your home or the practice range. 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 webcam (Facetime, Duo, Hangouts, etc.). You can send us your video via email, Google Drive, or the link to your own private YouTube account. (See Full Swing Videotaping instructions below.)

45 minute lesson: $95 (15 minute video analysis/30 minute webcam lesson)
One hour lesson:  $125 (15 minute video analysis/45 minute webcam lesson)
90 minute lesson: $180 (15 minute video analysis/75 minute webcam lesson)
Three hour series: $350
Six hour series: $690
Ten hour series: $1120

The Waldron Yips Cure Program

Program One:

8.5 hours of real-time instruction via webcam (Facetime, Meet, Hangouts, Duo apps) with Jim Waldron over a period of two months, broken down into four sessions, spaced about 15-18 days apart. First session: three hours. Second session: two hours. Third session: two hours. Fourth session: one hour.  

Most of the sessions are done indoors in front of your home computer webcam, but one session, most often the fourth, is done on the practice range, in real-time using your smartphone webcam.

Most of our students achieve complete elimination of their yip impulse by the end of Program One. Some of our students with very severe and long-standing yips issues will require Program Two to affect a complete cure.

Includes weekly feedback via email/15 minute phone consults while on the three month program and our video "Mastering the Mental Game."

Tuition: $995.

 Program Two: 

Five hours total instruction time broken down into three sessions of 1.5 to two hours. Most of these sessions are done indoors in front of your home computer webcam, but we may do a one hour session on the practice range.

Tuition: $575

Short Game and Putting Yips:

In our experience, the vast majority of golfers with moderate to severe short game yips (chipping, pitching, distance wedges, bunker shots) will require additional instruction with Jim Waldron to address mechanical flaws and "missing fundamentals" that make it very difficult for the golfer to consistently make solid contact between ball and clubface.  Sometimes Mr. Waldron will recommend to start with the mechanical changes first, before engaging with the more purely psychological issues of his Yips Cure Program.  The amount of instruction time needed for the mechanical improvements will vary depending on the student, but typically will range from three to five hours. About half of that time is done indoors in front of your home computer webcam, and the other half on the practice range. 

Putting Yips will also often require some additional time working with Mr. Waldron on mechanics: normally about one to two hours is sufficient time to make the required changes.

Tuition: $115 hour

(See Yips Videotaping Instructions below.)

Phone Consultation

This method works very well for mental game instruction. Minimum of 30 minutes of consultation at $65. Additional time is billed in 15 minute increments at $125 per hour.

How to Register

To request a remote lesson, please email or call our office at 503-997-2063. We will arrange a time for your Remote Lesson and send you the instructions for how to videotape your swing and/or putting stroke.

Full Swing Videotaping Instructions

1. Film 3 swings, 6 iron, no golf ball. Use a tee on the ground as your ball replacement from caddie view.*

2. Film close-up shot of your left hand grip on the club, then both hands.

3. Film three swings each club, from both DTL** and caddie views: wedge, 6 iron, hybrid and driver. Speak into the camera and report on the ball flight result.

* Caddie view is face-on view, camera focused at your sternum.
** DTL (down the line) view is camera behind you looking toward the target. Camera must be halfway between your toeline and the target line.

Google Drive is a good way to send videos to us.

Yips Videotaping Instructions

1. Send video of your swing or stroke that you believe has the yip from both down the line view and caddie view.

2. Include a few swings without a ball.

Google Drive is a good way to send videos to us.

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