Max Alexander writes in a construction magazine, “A frame is the skeleton of a house. If the frame is strong, it provides the necessary support for everything that follows. But if it’s weak, no amount of expensive finishes will hide the flaws.” This is also a great description of the role posture plays at address Read more →
Welcome to Golf Instruction
with John Rogers
John Rogers started at Lakeview Golf Club (Harrisonburg, Virginia) as an Assistant Professional in 1995. He began teaching in 1996, and became a full-time Teaching Professional in 2001, building a base of clients in the Shenandoah Valley.
In 2007 he launched this website as a source of information about instruction and golf programs at Lakeview Golf Club. In 2009 John became the Director of Instruction at Lakeview and expanded his online presence. A "Tip Sheet" with helpful hints and drills was added in 2011. The following year John became the Women's Head Coach at Bridgewater College, a new program that made it into the Top-20 nationally by 2015.
This website, the affiliated social media, and the time he spends daily with clients at Lakeview are all dedicated to everyone who loves the game of golf.
Frame the Body for a More Efficient Golf Swing
Earn the Release
Golf comes with a strange language, starting with its name. Unlike sports with simple names like football, basketball, and baseball, our pastime sounds more like a dog spitting up a fur ball. I guess obvious names like “stickball” and “torture” were already taken when those bored and masochistic Scottish shepherds started chasing rocks across the links. Read more →
- Frame the Body for a More Efficient Golf Swing
Tip #4 Be Aware of Short-Game “Black Marks”
The short game is crucial when it comes to scoring well in golf. We all know this. We’re told from the days when we first play how it all comes down to putting and chipping, and most of us know how it feels to get beat like a drum by some 80-year old father-in-law who can only hit the ball 150 yards from the tee, but who chips and putts like he sold his soul to the devil. Read more →
Tip #3 The Simple Pitch
The pitch is often the shot that the average golfer struggles with the most. It is also the shot that allows low-handicappers and pros to separate themselves from the field. In other words, the pitch is a shot that has the potential to make every golfer better. Read more →
- Tip #4 Be Aware of Short-Game “Black Marks”