Into The Season
The weather has been nice enough for all of you to have played several rounds of golf by now. You've
hit enough good shots to be psyched about playing….AND you've hit enough squirrelly shots to
wonder…"What in the heck is going on with my swing?"
Yes sir….it's golf season again. What are your goals for this summer and fall, besides playing
as much golf as you can before the snow starts flying again? Are you frustrated because you are
NOT getting any better?
If one of your goals this season is to play better golf…shoot lower scores let me suggest two things
that EVERYONE should do for themselves. First…call Steve Etter, (563-8661) who, in my opinion, is the
most knowledgeable club repair and club fitting expert in the greater Cincinnati area, and let him
check out your golf equipment. Make sure that your grips are in good shape…they should be changed
every year or two…depending on how often you play and practice. As a golf professional I see way too
many people trying to play with grips that are worn and /or are inappropriately too large or too small
for their hand and finger size.
Worn grips or those that are the wrong size for you have a dramatically negative impact on your grip
and therefore timing.
Secondly, give me a call and schedule a video swing analysis lesson. Before you get too far down the
road with poor swing mechanics, spend an hour with me to not only see what you're doing mechanically,
but to get a clearer understanding of why and how to correct your balance, or your swing plane or your
timing. Visual feedback, along with a clear professional explanation as to the cause and effect
relationship of your swing fundamentals, is an absolute to any golfer who wants to hit the ball
straighter…further and with more consistency. I will guarantee you that spending an hour with me
will give you more clarity about your swing than you have EVER had. This session will also give
me the opportunity to make sure that your clubs are the right length for you as well as the right
shaft for your swing. If your swing mechanics are inefficient and if your equipment doesn't fit you
and your swing then you will never attain your potential as a golfer, you'll be frustrated playing
and the bottom line is you won't be having as much fun on the links. The game of golf is hard enough
and frustrating enough WITH a good swing and with equipment that will compliment your game.
Steve Etter's facility is located at 9941 Reading Rd., in Evandale.
8/10ths of a mile south of Glendale-Milford Rd. Steve's facility offers a year round driving range,
with heated covered tees, a 36 hole putt-putt course as well as his club fitting and repair shop.
Steve can be reached every day at 563-8661.
Timothy X. Wilkins teaches out of Etter's range and may be reached any time at 470-8438…or via email
at email@example.com to schedule a time for golf lessons that is convenient for you.
I assure you that Steve and I will give you the "straight scoop" on your equipment and your swing to
help you improve your game whether you are a scratch player or a beginner. Give us a call and we'll
help you play better and have more fun as a result.
As always, if I may answer any of your golf questions or help you with your game please feel free to
email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 513-470-8438.
Timothy Xavier Wilkins
Class “A” member
PGA of America
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