This program is not for the golfer who intends to take one lesson and walk away playing better. This is more of a whole body and mind overhaul that teaches you the mechanics from the very beginning. It takes time. It takes having an open mind. Every lesson is pretty simple, but you must be willing to dedicate 45 to 55 minutes to each lesson.
About the Program
Bryan Hepler is the founder of Tathata Golf and the guide for this 60-day program. The benefits of this program are that it's easy to follow and I can do it at my own pace. As of today, I've been through 5 sessions in the past two weeks. While, this is a slower pace than I'd like or than the program calendars suggest, it has still been beneficial.
During the first session, I learned quickly that Hepler's way of teaching has a sort of Eastern feel. It's much like being in a yoga session, especially when getting to the mental training. His voice is usually soothing and he tends to repeat the same concepts over and over in each lesson. This actually is really helpful to retain the information.
There are two parts to this training: the body movements and the mental training. During the first few sessions, Hepler takes you through learning all of the "body movements" and basic principles of the mental training. While it's interesting, it can get pretty repetitive and if you're anything like me, then you'll find yourself itching to get to the next lesson quicker.
Each lesson is comprised of these body movements. As you go through the lessons, you'll find these body movements naturally become easier. It takes a few times to get used to them, but over time your body will find them easier to do and you'll become more flexible.
At the end of each lesson there is a quick note from Hepler and a short quiz to take. The quizzes are far from difficult, but work to reinforce what you've learned. Be on the lookout for some really cheesy sayings and "feel-goody" language. Like I said, keep an open mind.
After five sessions, I've completely transformed my swing and am really happy with the results. Now, I strike the ball with confidence and make contact each time. I've even improved my distances by about 10 yards. When I began the training, I was really shaken up with my game. I couldn't even keep score for a couple of weekends because it was so bad.
Within two weeks, I shot under 100 for the first time in the two years that I've been golfing. So far, I'm very impressed with the results, but I believe it's going to take completing the 60-day program and continuing with the training to keep this momentum going.
I already feel that if I take too long between sessions, I'm losing some of the body movements and knowledge from the previous session. So, I'm off to my next lesson!
Stay tuned for more on the Tathata Golf 60-Day Training Sessions.
Update: As of May 2016, I'm really excited to have a partnership with Tathata Golf that gets you a discount and allows me to share this program with more people. Go to tathatagolf.com/goflerbabe to learn more.