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Date Posted: 19:35:48 06/07/00 Wed
Author: Peter
Subject: Re: IMA School
In reply to: Pipelinemoe 's message, "IMA School" on 10:41:43 06/03/00 Sat

Following is a review of the IMA 3 day school that I provided to someone who inquired via email. As I mentioned elsewhere, I attended in 3/98 when it was held in Naples Florida. I understand the Florida classes are at a different course now so I can't say if the agenda is identical.



I attended the IMA school before getting the full swing tape which was under production at the time. I'd had excellent results in chipping and pitching from the IMA short game tape and saw a review by another person on the net that was positive about the school and Scott. Scott is the only instructor so you get it from the source. The school is 3 days and you work on technique in the morning and play 18 with Scott in the afternoon. In my case, I was the only person for the first 2 days then one other person joined. I actually would have liked a couple of others there as I learn best when I have some time on my own to work through things.

The school clarified things in the tape that are important like the grip. Many of these things are re-emphasized in the 'Ask Scott' Q&A on the web site.. In addition, playing with Scott allows you to see the results of using the technique. This was important in helping me to diagnose a problem I was having with breakdown of the left wrist leading to a higher than desired trajectory and shorter distance.

Although Scott was excellent, he was not my 'ideal' instructor. This is more of a personal issue in how things are explained and what is emphasized. As a teacher/coach myself (not golf), I am always aware of this potential and so worked harder to get things from Scott in a way I could internalize. At least with IMA I KNEW who the instructor would be.

In 3 days my scores did not go down (which I expected) and a foundation was built that has been VERY helpful. It has been a year now and like many 'deeper' lessons, I find that as I review the videos and the web site that Scott provides EVERY answer. A particular point just may not hit you the first time or may not be emphasized, but it's there.

Perhaps it's because Scott IS IMA, but I find IMA to be VERY internally consistent. There is a clear distinction between what is NECESSARY for the theory and everything else. Special equipment is not necessary and he says that even though he sells his own line of clubs. Despite the other person's comments in the DG, a long backswing is not necessary though you can use it to get more speed if you need.

BTW - with either be careful to maintain the left wrist cock (angle between shaft and left arm) until the right elbow is in front of the right hip. The drills focus you in a way where you loose this (as seen in videos of myself and every amateur in the NG infomercial). Though the ball still goes straight, this will cause you to loose power and hit fat shots. The IMA video addresses this indirectly (another case where it is there but not emphasized), but the LTOBG does not address it at all.

The school was definitely worth the investment and I plan to do it again.

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