Organize a free clinic

First off, I appreciate all the support I received even though my putting resembled Ray Charles driving NASCAR. I was having fun and made a few birdies after I adjusted, but my adjustment was way too slow.

More golf for Monte needed. I can say it’s all mental for me now.

My daughter is fine. No concussion, just a nasty bump. For those that didn’t see the update yesterday, that is why I WD’d.

On to today’s topic.

This year, I am going to do free clinics. My wife works for Southwest, so I can fly free and I can go about anywhere for the price of a hotel room and a rental car for a day.

If you can organize one in your area with a course willing to host it, promote it and get people there. Maybe the local PGA will sanction it for the local pros as part of their yearly class attendance. I will be entering the program soon as well.

I’ll come out there, bust some drives, hit a few trick shots, talk about golf and the swing, tell a few stories, answer questions and take a look at a few people’s swings.

Here are my motives. It’s fun to do, I want to make people better at golf and enjoy it more…and build “my brand.”

It is a win win for everyone. The course gets to bring traffic to their facility and provide a free service to the community. The golfers in that area will be exposed to the latest, simplest and best 😀 ideas about the swing and golf instruction out there.

I get exposure.

Spread the word.

Email me if you are interested and have a facility in mind.

13 Responses to “ “Organize a free clinic”

  1. Bob says:

    I will check today about coming to NE Ohio in May or June, and get back to you with some open dates. Thanks Monte!

  2. Wally says:

    Monte look up the villages in central florida, their website is
    Nine championship, thirty executive(with 200yd par 3’s). 504 holes of golf. 70000+ residents.

  3. Exilgolfer says:

    Does Southwest fly to Sweden? I’ll get you a lot of people :)

  4. cdnmike says:


    How many over par were you when you WDed yesterday? I see that -1 is the number that you would have had to shoot.


    • Plus 5 with 8 to play.

      Three 3 putts, a 4 putt and an OB in the first 7 holes will get you a few over.

      Sad too, because the shots that usually give me trouble on that course I got through.

      The putting was dumb. Not bad putting, just not adjusting to a shorter stroke for the faster greens.

      • cdnmike says:

        Just remember when you are playing next Thursday that you don’t have to go super low to make it to the next stage. I bet around -1 makes it all the time. Par is a good score.

      • I have no preconceptions about score. I am working on getting comfortable and getting out of my own way.

        If do those things, what happened yesterday turns into a qualifying score.

        As far as your question from a previous post..I am doing the Tour qualifyings because they are close. LA and San Diego are less than an hour drive to those events and Phoenix, i can visit a friend and try that one for the price of a rental car.

        I need to get comfortable playing tournament golf again. Since 2008 I have played in 5 or 6 total.

        I am not putting poorly, just wasn’t prepared.

        Like I said, it’s all mental for me. It sounds dumb, but I am good enough today to qualify and make the cut in a Tour event physically.

        I am not good enough mentally to win a $2 nassau against a 5 handicvap even up on some days…LOL.

        I am going to shoot some 75s, 78s and 80s when the course is setup tough and will just shoot 67 one day and I will be fine from there on. I need to do it once to remember how easy it is. Because a lot of failure in the past has made it seem hard.

        Like I said…mental.

      • cdnmike says:

        I understand that. Hard to get over the mental part with limited reps though. I guess that’s what I was referring to. Playing a few tournament rounds a year won’t get it done.

        When the tournament rounds are rare, the rounds become a big deal.

      • You understand perfectly. That is exactly it. I will get past it, but will struggle until then. It’s part of the process, just like when I speak about swing changes.

        You make the proper effort and you get better at some point.

  5. woody says:

    I hope these clinics get taped. I just watched a good clinic by Moe Norman on Youtube, 49 minutes. Later, you might want to make them (or excerpts) available for pay.

    Natural Golf had a buyout, and people who now own the rights to some Moe videos have removed them from Youtube, available now only to subscribers. They’ve taken down over a half-hour’s worth of Moe, that I know of.

  6. The question is Monte, would you have left to tend to your daughter had you been -5 instead of +5? Just kidding, glad to hear she is OK. I always freak out when my son gets a boo boo too.

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