Hi everyone. This is the first time I have commented on any website. I felt I had to do this because of the benefits I found in The Croker Golf System. When I saw the Croker Golf System for sale on line I thought what the heck, give it a go and see what happens. As I was going through the videos one by one I noticed some things that would seem to make the golf swing a lot easier on the body. One point in particular was the left knee bending over the left foot instead of rotating to the right on the backswing. This immediately peaked my interest for my son's sake because he has had a total knee reconstruction and this has eased the stress on his knee and he is now playing more and enjoying it again. Before it wasn’t much fun for him playing in pain and wondering if his knee was going to play up or not. He now plays quite comfortably off a handicap of 4. For my own sake the program has benifited me in the same way in that my swing now comes easier and I can practice for longer periods without any problems. [I am 56 years young]. I found the program to be hughly informative technically, especially what the hands actually do, pre, during and post contact with the ball. This program has helped me go further with my golf than I dreamed possible and I am now playing off a +2 handicap.
Cheers, happy and healthy golfing.
Glen Bell - amateur golfer in Queensland - plus 2 handicap at Royal Queensland G. C.
I've made countless visits to the driving range, received tips and advice
from fellow hackers, and sought help in golf lessons but never achieved a
consistent swing because minor flaws were often overlooked by the more
obvious habits I've developed. I simply found ways to compensate a bad grip
and bad body movements. I've always wanted a smooth golf swing and was
afraid of the cost because I need so many lessons to counter what I've
developed over the years but the Peter Croker system is by far the best
coaching method I've found. You get online lessons first so you can
effectively watch them over and over again at a time and place convenient to
you as you perfect the foundations, then you get a private lesson to ensure
you're on the right track. If you're a typical hacker like me who can hit a
good shot but not all the time, do yourself a favour and give this a go - it
might cost more than a trip to the driving range but i promise you this one
will provide greater improvements to every game of golf you'll play rather
than simply the next one!
I recently read an instructional article by you in the NZ version of Asian
Golfer and it opened up a whole new game for me. After many years [ far too
many ] of twisting hips, sliding hips, late hits etc I found that this
attempt at hitting early or using the clubhead added over 40 yds to my
drives and at least one club in my irons, plus it is so easy. Also no sore
Peter is known amongst his peers for having an enormous amount of knowledge of the golf swing and understanding of communicating. When I first begun teaching some 15 years ago I met Peter and plugged into his systems which allowed me to immediately help improve my students, learn how to teach and most importantly improve my own ball striking. I recently co-hosted a ‘Croker Golf System’ school at Manly Golf Club and it was great to get ‘back at school’ with our group learning all the necessary steps to make change and improve ‘the hit’.
’Personally, I love to work with people who are passionate about their work and Peter is certainly that, he makes learning about golf enjoyable, his passion for the game is infectious!’
Director of Golf
Manly Golf Club
My name is Ben Perry. I am 54 years of age and was a professional athlete in two sports. Golf was just something I dabbled in and really enjoyed and managed to keep a single digit handicap for many years, around 4. Before meeting Peter Croker, I had never had a
formal golf lesson in my life. I have been, however, fortunate to be friends with and have played with some very talented professional golfers, such as, Mac O'Grady and Gary McCord. I've been members of several private country clubs throughout the US and presently a member of Carmel Valley Ranch and Tehama Golf Club (Clint Eastwood's private crown jewel) in Carmel California. There are no shortages of world famous courses here with Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Cypress Point, etc. I received an email from a good friend in Hawaii stating simply, "Ben, you need to do this," and he was referring to attending a golf school with Peter Croker. I had never heard of Mr. Croker, however, the way my friend phrased his email "Ben, you need to do this," I called my friend to discuss. Well, my friend was extremely high on Mr. Croker and I sensed that something was very special about this.
Before I continue to bore you with mundane details, let me simply state that I attended Peter Croker's three day clinic and the results have been and continue to be extremely beneficial. Not one thing that Mr. Croker said during the clinic made me say, "Hmmm, I don't know if that will work." If I hit a not so perfect shot now, I know exactly where in the swing the error occurred. That is valuable information. Mr. Croker is a master of the basics and if you can duplicate what he teaches and then apply it, you will be a much better golfer at any level. I am now a 1 handicap and just last week had four rounds under par in a row, 68, 69, 70, 70. This is really fun now because of how confident I feel over every shot and that alone makes a huge difference.
Thank you, Mr. Croker, for delivering this valuable product. I greatly admire and respect you for it.
I have really enjoyed the system. My main problem has been swinging too upright and lifting the club. After meeting you and getting a "quick" chipping lesson in April and then getting the system I have rethought my full swing and have some better ideas on the swing. I have had a problem with the backswing as I tend to go over the top and point the club to the right of the target.
To swing the club under the arms as stated in the anatomy of the full swing has got me stumped. I am trying to take the club back straight and move the right hand back to get the club on a better downswing path. This seems to work well. I then have to keep releasing the club by rotating the left hand or I will obviously hit the ball with an open clubface with fading or slicing results.
I am enjoying my attempt to improve. it's a lifetime endeavour.
To have the same swing thoughts from the chip shots to full swing has benefits and I am trying to use it on all swings. Though I have trouble with getting consistent with the chip shots, sometimes hitting it fat or skinny.
To download the system is a little expensive on my download time. Is there a disc that could be purchased to save the extra cost of downloading?
I have recommended the system to friends and acquaintances who have bigger swing problems than I do!!!!!
The big test for the system is .....can it improve my wifes ability to hit the ball decently!!!!!!!!!! She has now retired and hasn't got any further excuses with a system like this at "our" disposal!!!!
The online program Peter Croker has designed is very detailed, yet simple to use. The program outlines every aspect of the game in a way that is easy for people to understand and learn from.
A huge amount of work has gone into the development of this learning aid and will help all golfers, from the everyday club golfer to the professional.
This testimonial is from Jon Abbott PGA Tour Pro and now assistant at Kingswood as well as The Dunes.
CGS has changed my entire way of playing golf. I follow the levels and refer to them on occasion when I have strayed. I rate all the levels as excellent as they are all important and to skip one could very well lead a student down a wrong path.
Peter, your step by step programme is unique in all of golf instruction. The building blocks that make up the levels are put together in an uncluttered informative way. The pupil finishes with their own library of treasured instruction, which allows for revision and conformation. Yesterday I went back to remind myself of the take away-thumbs down section and clearing the right hip in the proper sequence and thinking again about the hands being the source of motion. I hit some balls and I was back in the grove. I can't speak highly enough of the programme and what you have done.
I also look at pro golf on television now with a much more educated eye and this too must help my play.
One day I would love to have a one on one session.
10/10 for all the levels and I would certainly be a starter for bunker play.
The thing about any instruction and getting involved in it, is that the person really really has to want to do it. So many golfers go for a quick fix a tip from a magazine. Or they will do it , " later ".
I spread your name about with high recommendation, but finally it is up to the individual to get involved. They, like I did have to go to www.crokergolfsystem.com. ...and start.
Those closer to you of course have the advantage of a one on one, for that sharpener.
I have the Basic Fundamentals and love it. I watch it just about every morning as I work out. Being I live in Minnesota, I plan on doing the on-line series this winter. I truly appreciate what your teachings have done for my golf game.
I went through the Step-by-Step Program about a year ago, not too long after it was introduced. My familiarity with the CGS system goes back to the time of Peter's "Natural Golf" video. I quit the game for a number of years, (I was never better than an 18 hdcp) but when I decided to give the game another try, I invested in the "Step-by-Step" course.
I can say at this point, my experience with Peter's online course has been terrific -- but I've found that there have been bad swing habits that I'd developed that could only be overcome with a great deal of repetition in study of the lessons. Having the lessons in such a well-organized arrangement on my hard-drive has allowed me to re-visit from the ground up at least three times, and the review of the instruction has revealed to me a few keys that have made the difference.
I'd like to share three things that have finally gotten my game to turn the corner - I've been consistently scoring in the in the mid 80's now for six weeks, and I see more strokes coming off in the months ahead.
First, I'm now able to see how the 'push' back, after the forward press, in such a way as to let the club-head lag, is vital -- and for me was not understood. Done with hands relaxed yet with the right hand slightly resisting the left, it promotes a 'swinging' takeaway where I sense the club and club-head 'flipping' back to the top, actually leading the arms and shoulders to a full shoulder turn. Truthfully, I did not believe you could get the club to the top without swinging the arms, but I now see -- if grip pressure is light, arms are relaxed, and hips are continuing to move properly, that is exactly what happens.
I would say the second key I found was that grip pressure needs to be lighter than I'd used before. In addition to permitting the club to swing back, getting rid of the 'death hold' I'd fall into under stress, the lighter grip pressure makes for a fluid transition as well as a nice tempo back to the ball.
Finally, the fundamental I did not grasp until quite a bit of review -- the crucial idea that the shoulders 'rock' in the downswing rather than being unconsciously allowed to rotate in the same plane as the hips. This is the swing flaw that for years kept me in trouble and kept me from ever making much progress - an early movement forward and around with the right shoulder. As Peter explains, the two things that happen as a result of early shoulder turn are either a pull hook or a shot blocked right. I don't know why I had to repeatedly watch the lessons to pick up that point, I guess I'm a slow learner. Now, in my practice swing, I 'preview' the rocking move and 'feel' the left shoulder finishing higher. I won't try to go into detail, but suffice it to say, as the shoulders rock while the left hip is opening, a lot of good things seem to happen at and through impact - things that are helping me to stay in the fairway and to hit more greens.
To any 'duffer' who may read this, I say with 100% assurance - give the Step-by-Step a go. Be patient with yourself, and trust - with enough review, you will eventually find the keys to a very good swing. With this course, you have an excellent resource for growth for as long as you play the game.
I'm sure you've long since forgotten me and with good reason, since I never
wrote to thank you for the lessons I took in Florida last year with Greg
Warwick. It took me quite a while to incorporate all you taught me. However,
I'm really seeing the benefits. My drives are longer and straighter, except
when I fail to turn my left hand at the bottom of the swing (to close the
face, after the push). Most improved are the iron shots, say from 160 to
190 yards which before I was having a fit with. Now I can easily get to a
green from that distance. I'm actually able to use my 3 wood on par 5's to
get up close or beside the green in 2! Lastly, my putting (using that "open
grip") has done wonders.
What I still can't do is hit out of the sand. Perhaps some day I'll come to
Australia and take a course of sand shots.
I hope all is well with you. Live in the moment!
Lucien M. Roughton, AIA
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed meeting you earlier this
week (at Westchester Country Club). I was inspired; sufficiently so
that I immediately downloaded your on-line Level 1 to 3 course as per
your recommendation. I'll be taking the tests in due order!!
As one who has taught engineering for over twenty years, I am in awe of your
ability to break down the swing into all of its fundamental
components and to articulate them so clearly. Bravo! And thanks!
Dean of Engineering