Private Custom Schools

Jim Waldron teaches at Quail Valley Golf Course near Portland, Oregon May through October. During the winter months he teaches in Hawaii and sometimes in Palm Springs. He is available year round for remote, real-time webcam lessons on full swing mechanics, short game, putting, mental game, and yips via Facetime, Duo, Hangouts, etc. Remote sessions can be done either indoors in front of your computer webcam, or on the practice range using your smartphone webcam app. Instruction is customized to meet individual needs.

For more on real-time online Golf Swing , Short Game, Mental Game instruction, click here.
For more on the real-time online Waldron Yips Cure Program, click here.

Please email or call our office at 503-997-2063 for more information.

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Our Private Custom Golf Schools allow you to create your own schedule and personalized, one-on-one instruction with Master Teacher Jim Waldron. Private schools can be taken with a spouse, a child or a friend.

We also offer Small Group Private Custom Golf Schools for your group of golfing buddies or corporate colleagues. The small group schools can include up to twelve students in the group, and the teaching staff will include one or more assistant instructors, as well as Jim Waldron as the lead instructor.

Private schools are offered at the following locations:

Private Custom Schools - Portland, Oregon - May thru October 2023

We return in May to Quail Valley Golf Course near Portland, Oregon for our 29th 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: $2,615

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: $3,295

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: $3,995

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: $4,650

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 - $695
One Day Private Golf School (7.25 hours): One person - $1,495
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.25 hours):  One person - $2,195
Two Day Private Golf School (14.5 hours): One person - $2,975
Two & One Half-Day Private Golf School (18.5 hours): One person - $3,695
Three Day Private Golf School (21.75 hours): One person - $4,375

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 $500 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.

Private Custom Schools - Hawaii - 2024

Private Custom Golf Schools with Jim Waldron at a 1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio will be conducted at Ko 'Olina Golf Club by appointment January 25 through February 20, 2024. Mr. Waldron is also avaiable for private lessons during that time.

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

  • 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.
  • Curing the Yips: Learn how to cure your Yips once and for all.

Half-Day Private Golf School (4 hours): One person - $850
One Day Private Golf School (7.25 hours): One person - $1,695
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.25 hours): One person - $2,450
Two Day Private Golf School (14.5 hours): One person - $3,260
Two & One Half Day Golf School (18.5 hours): One person - $3,995
Three Day Private Golf School (21.75 hours): One person $4,795

Two person tuition is an additionial 30%.
Kama'aina - 10% discount, Juniors (age 12-17) - 15% discount
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.

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

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A $500 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.

Private Custom Schools - Palm Springs

In depth one-on-one, half-day or full-day Total Immersion golf instruction with Master Teacher Jim Waldron at a 1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio will be conducted by appointment. Jim is also available for private lessons. 2021 dates are yet to be determined. 

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

  • 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.
  • Curing the Yips: Learn how to cure your Yips once and for all.

Half-Day Private Golf School (4 hours): One person - $775
One Day Private Golf School (7.25 hours): One person - $1,595
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.25 hours): One person - $2,375
Two Day Private Golf School (14.5 hours): One person - $3,175
Two & One Half Day Golf School (18.5 hours): One person - $3,950
Three Day Private Golf School (21.75 hours): One person $4,735

Two person tuition is an additional 30%.
Juniors (age 12-17) - 15% discount

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.

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 $500 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.

Private Custom Schools - Dublin, Ireland - Date to be determined

Private Custom Golf Schools with Jim Waldron at a 1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio will be conducted by appointment.

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

  • 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.
  • Curing the Yips: Learn how to cure your Yips once and for all.

Half-Day Private Golf School (4 hours): $695 USD for 1 student, $895 USD with 2 students
One Day Private Golf School (7.5 hours): $1,395 USD for 1 student, $1,795 USD with 2 students
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.5 hours): $1,995 USD for 1 student, $2,495 USD with 2 students
Two Day Private Golf School (15 hours): $2,595 USD for 1 student, $3,395 USD with 2 students
Three Day Private Golf School (22.5 hours): $3,995 USD for 1 student, $4,995 USD with 2 students

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.

Dates: October 2-5, 2021

More on In-Person Yips Cure Schools

One Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
A good choice for golfers with mild to moderate intensity/frequency of yips. Tuition: $1,395 USD. 9:15AM - 5:30PM

One & One-Half Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
Our most popular option, especially for golfers with moderate to severe yips.  Tuition: $1,995 USD.  Full day: 9:15AM - 5:30PM. Half day session will be either: 9:30AM to 1:30PM or 2:30PM to 6:30PM.

Two Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
Jim strongly recommends this option if you have any of the following: very severe yips in frequency/intensity, severe short game yips,  or are a 15 handicap or higher golfer with severe full swing yips.  Tuition: $2,595 USD.  9:15AM - 5:30PM daily.

Tuition includes 7.5 hours of hands on private instruction with Jim Waldron daily, our "Mastering the Mental Game" video, green fees for on course playing lesson, and one hour follow-up lesson via webcam after graduation.

Email us for more information.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A $500 deposit per day is required at time of registration. Final tuition balance is due in full 30 days prior to the school. 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 – 100% of deposit; within 30 days or less of school - 100% of full tuition. 
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.

Private Custom Schools - London, England - Date to be determined

Private Custom Golf Schools with Jim Waldron at a 1:1 or 1:2 teacher/student ratio will be conducted by appointment.

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

  • 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.
  • Curing the Yips: Learn how to cure your Yips once and for all.

Half-Day Private Golf School (4 hours): $695 USD for 1 student, $895 USD with 2 students
One Day Private Golf School (7.5 hours): $1,395 USD for 1 student, $1,795 USD with 2 students
One & One Half-Day Private Golf School (11.5 hours): $1,995 USD for 1 student, $2,495 USD with 2 students
Two Day Private Golf School (15 hours): $2,595 USD for 1 student, $3,395 USD with 2 students
Three Day Private Golf School (22.5 hours): $3,995 USD for 1 student, $4,995 USD with 2 students

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.

Dates: September 22-27, 2021

More on In-Person Yips Cure Schools

One Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
A good choice for golfers with mild to moderate intensity/frequency of yips. Tuition: $1,395 USD. 9:15AM - 5:30PM

One & One-Half Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
Our most popular option, especially for golfers with moderate to severe yips.  Tuition: $1,995 USD.  Full day: 9:15AM - 5:30PM. Half day session will be either: 9:30AM to 1:30PM or 2:30PM to 6:30PM.

Two Day Yips Cure Private Custom School:
Jim strongly recommends this option if you have any of the following: very severe yips in frequency/intensity, severe short game yips,  or are a 15 handicap or higher golfer with severe full swing yips.  Tuition: $2,595 USD.  9:15AM - 5:30PM daily.

Tuition includes 7.5 hours of hands on private instruction with Jim Waldron daily, our "Mastering the Mental Game" video, green fees for on course playing lesson, and one hour follow-up lesson via webcam after graduation.

Email us for more information.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A $500 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 – 100% of deposit; within 30 days or less of school - 100% of full tuition. 
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.