"My ball striking ability has already improved beyond what I hoped I could have achieved....I've gained at least 10 yards in distance with every club, and I'm hitting some of the longest drives of my career."
RD Ferren, OR
Twice chosen by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in the nation.
"The most significant advancement in golf instruction in over twenty-five years....alumni of the golf schools told us that their experiences were overwhelmingly positive in helping them to play better golf."
Golf Magazine article about Balance Point Golf Schools
Locations Portland, OR Hawaii Palm Springs Remote Learning
"Mr. Waldron – thank you so much for being such a great teacher. You quickly diagnosed by real problem and got my game back on track. Your insights and ability to communicate your concepts has helped my golf game tremendously."
Clare Dittemore, winner of four tournaments within weeks of working with Jim Waldron
"After taking the Great Shot! golf school in 2012, I saw immediate improvements in my golf swing, I was swinging with confidence and striking the ball better than I ever have. I played off a 10.9 handicap when I attended the school and just five months later was down to a 4.9 handicap. I now consistently shoot in the 70's and shot my first round under par. I never thought I would enjoy golf this much!"
Ben Barrie, Portland, OR
"I'm scoring consistently now in the low to mid 80's (6 months after the school) ....before attending your golf school I could not break 100! My shotmaking consistency has improved dramatically."
Rick Jenkins, WA
"I learned more about the golf swing and how the game is played in five days with Jim Waldron than I learned in my previous 45 years of reading, instruction and playing."
Herb Hipsher, Hawaii
That's what our students tell us - including many who have played golf for many years and attended many of our competition's schools. We are revolutionizing the golf instruction world with our groundbreaking new model for helping golfers achieve their dreams of playing extraordinary golf. Our golf school graduates tell us that we are the most unique and effective golf school in America.
The Balance Point mind/body connection model is the critical missing link in golf instruction. A balanced blending of physical, mechanical and mental training is the key to real shot making consistency and lower scores. This mind/body connection model also simply means that when learning golf's physical skills, your mind must first clearly understand exactly what it is you are trying to accomplish.
Then - and only then - will you be able to train your body to effortlessly execute the proper swing and short game mechanics.
Read more: Why our students call us the Best Golf School in America
New Release! Podcast: You May Have the Yips and Not Know it: My Dinner with Jim WaldronPodcast: Jim Waldron on Practice StrategiesPodcast: Jim Waldron's Approach to Learning GolfPodcast: Being Paralyzed By Too Many Swing ThoughtsPodcast: Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf SchoolsPodcast: Top 10 Traits of Better Golfers, Part 1Video: Interview with Jim WaldronPodcasts on iTunes
"Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools could be the most interesting and compelling of the coaches I've ever spoken to..." Fred Greene, host of the most popular golf instruction podcast on the web, GolfSmarter
HAWAII GOLF SCHOOLS
Our Hawaii golf schools are held at Ko'olina Golf Club near Honolulu from December 4 through March 3. In addition to the wide variety of our regular schools, private golf schools with Jim Waldron are also offered at our Hawaii location. This program features Jim working one-or-one with you on your game improvement plan. Half-day, full-day and multi-day golf schools customized to fit your own individual interests and goals are available. Please email or call our office at 1-800-898-4563 to schedule your Private Golf School.
In Great Shot!, our award-winning three-day school, we will show you how to master an effective golf swing - longer drives, more accurate iron shots and much more consistent shotmaking. Learn the mechanics of the modern tour pro golf swing! Includes 180 page training manual.
Great Shot!: December 13-15, January 24-26Tuition: $1,595, Kama'aina: $1,495
Art of Scoring: December 11-12, January 22-23Tuition: $1,110, Kama'aina: $995, Juniors: $950
For descriptions and more on Hawaii golf schools....
Palm Springs schools begin March 21 through April 20.
Our Pacific Northwest schools start mid-May 2014. The complete Portland, OR schedule will be posted soon.
Balance Point Golf Schools has twice been chosen by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in the nation and was also recently included on their list of Best Golf Schools in America.
GOLF Magazine's editors said about Balance Point Golf Schools, "...alumni of the schools told us that their experiences were overwhelmingly positive in helping them to play better golf."
The Top 25 award is the gold standard for excellence in the golf school industry and it is based on positive results achieved by golf school graduates as reported to GOLF Magazine's golf school graduate survey. It is also based on "...the quality of the instruction staff and teaching facilities based on survey results from thousands of golf school alumni." GOLF Magazine's instruction editors also singled out Balance Point Golf Schools in the May 1999 issue for special recognition as just one of four golf schools nationwide that "improve the golfer's mind as much as his mechanics." GOLF Magazine called this approach "...the most significant advancement in golf instruction in the past 25 years...alumni of the schools told us that their experiences were overwhelmingly positive in helping them to play better golf."
Our founder and Director of Instruction, Jim Waldron, is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher nominee for 2001, 2003 and 2005, and a Top Regional Teacher (Northwest) from 2001 to 2006 and recently won this award for a fourth time for 2007-2008. Jim was also naemd to Golf Digest's Best Teacher in State list for Oregon in 2013.
"Balance Point Golf Schools is by far the best instruction I have received in my forty years of golfing "
Les Mahon, Montana
"The Balance Point Golf School I attended made far more sense about golf than anything I had tried before...makes "traditional" golf schools obsolete.
Pat Carey, Yakima, WA
"I have had instruction from club pros in my area and Jim Waldron's instruction was amazingly better, from swing mechanics to mind/body connection, everything was superior."
Stan Sinor, Chico, CA
"I am sure I learned more about golf from my five days at Balance Point Golf Schools than I would have from any other golf school. I believe Jim Waldron has developed the Holy Grail for learning golf."
Rick Thrasher, Hawaii
"The results have been amazing to date! I am consistently shooting in the 80's, the Rip It to the Target! mental game school and the Great Shot! full swing school have made a huge difference..."
Stan Foremski, Issaquah, WA
"Jim Waldron and his staff teach the complete golf swing from A to Z. You leave the golf school totally knowing the correct golf swing and how to learn it with specific drills...good value for the money."
Richard Hull, Dallas, TX
"My handicap was at least 20 when I came to your Balance Point Golf School, and is now a 10, and I have complete confidence that it will continue to drop down into single digits. I really must thank you again for restoring my enjoyment of golf."
Frank Baldry, Canada
"If you really want to get better at golf, and understand the golf swing, there is no other way to go."
Lon Pilichowsky, Renton, WA
"I am hitting the ball further, straighter and with more consistency than ever before."
Randy Lishka, Portland, OR
Read more: Feedback from Our Students
Golf Digest has named Jim Waldron to their Best Teacher in State list for Oregon.
Winter 2013 & Spring 2014 Golf Schools
Our Hawaii Golf School season begins December 8th. This will be our twentieth season in Hawaii. Private golf schools in Honolulu are available from December 4 through March 5. Please visit our Hawaii Golf Schools page for details.
Our Palm Springs Golf Schools start March 21 and run until April 20. Please visit our Palm Springs Golf Schools page for details.
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