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.)

One hour lesson:  $150 (15 minute video analysis/45 minute webcam lesson)
90 minute lesson: $215 (15 minute video analysis/75 minute webcam lesson)
Three hour series: $435
Six hour series: $850
Nine hour series: $1,250
Twelve hour series: $1,645

The Waldron Yips Cure Program

Moderate Yips:

This program is designed for the golfer who yips less than 50% of his or her golf shots, and the shot outcomes when yipped are not catastrophic, ie somewhat "manageable" misses. 7 hours of live webcam instruction with Jim Waldron.  Includes the following types of yips: putting yips for golfers of 12 handicaps or lower; full swing yips - for golfers of 12 handicaps or lower. Golfers with mild to moderate anxiety, and moderate loss of confidence will benefit from this program.

 Tuition: $995.

Severe Yips:

This program is designed for the golfer with high intensity yips and/or high frequency of yipped shots. It is especially beneficial for golfers with severe anxiety, fear and total loss of confidence.  Designed with the following golfers in mind: any golfer with short game yips, any golfer whose handicap is a 13 or higher (average score 85 or higher) who suffers from full swing yips, any golfer whose handicap is 13 or higher who suffers from putting yips. 10.5 hours of live webcam instruction with Jim Waldron. 

Tuition: $1,395.

Short Game 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 six hours. About half of that time is done indoors in front of your home computer webcam, and the other half on the practice range. 

Tuition: $135 hour

Full Swing Yips:

Mid to high handicap golfers (12-15 or higher) with full swing yips will usually require additional instruction on swing mechanics to support and enhance the psychological side of the main Yips Cure Program. This will typically be around two to four hours of additional instruction. About half of that time is done indoors in front of your home computer webcam, and the other half on the practice range. 

Tuition: $135 hour

For our Yips Program graduates, any additional instruction time after the completion of their program is billed at $135 hour.

(See Yips Videotaping Instructions below.)

Phone Consultation

This method works very well for mental game instruction. Minimum of 30 minutes of consultation. Additional time is billed in 15 minute increments at $148 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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