I would like to thank you for being a great golf coach. We played the Alliance Cup Charity Event yesterday at Memorial. I am a Director of WTGA as I try to give back to the game I love. I shot 69. My first ever. And we still have lots of improving to do. Thank you.
About ten years ago, during the off season, I was in Houston visiting my Dad and one afternoon he invited me out Memorial Park to watch him take a golf lesson with Danny; a golf lesson that turned out to be very interesting to me as a professional athlete. It didn’t take long before we where all in a very intense conversation about the commonalities and differences in swinging a bat and a golf club, which truly helped me to better understand how to correctly think about the golf swing. I quickly began to recognize Danny’s skills in communicating the essence of the golf swing in conceptual terms and understandings that I could readily identify with.
Having played Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa bay Rays, and now working with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a scout, it would be fair to say that I have been around many great coaches and I believe Danny’s philosophy in golf athletics to be on common ground with professional athletic understandings among great coaches.
Because I now live in Virginia, and working with the Dodger’s organization, I’ve had only a few opportunities to work with Danny over the past ten years. But, if I lived in Houston, I would be a regular student. I can say with out any doubt, each lesson has had a profound impact on me. In my very first lesson, Danny helped me not only with golf, but also in my career as a Major League Baseball Player. He taught me how to conceptualize my golf swing as a relaxed athlete, just as I’ve always done swinging a baseball bat., but also, taking a moment to take in the results without judgement, but with measurement. Although it was several years ago, I remember each lesson clearly, Danny would notice something in my performance, make a suggestion, walk me through the logic in understandings, what would be mentally required and explain the physical identities I would experience through the process, all in about five minutes and it has changed my game. I used his process every time at bat throughout my time in Major League Baseball. Danny understands the golf swing and more importantly how to get his students to execute it quickly.
Thanks a bunch for yesterday’s lesson! Not only for sticking with it until you found the solution, but also for encouraging me to stick with it! Your commitment to fixing my swing is very much appreciated, and I’m still smiling about the progress made int eh last 10 minutes of the lesson! When I got to my car last night, I grabbed a 5 iron and 6 more balls … I just had to see if the fix was real … And it was! High-five and kudos to your diagnostic and training skills!
Danny has not only a great understanding of the golf swing but more importantly, is able to communicate this to me in an easy to understand manner. I have played golf for over twenty five years and was able to make vast improvements almost immediately. His approach of getting back to the inner athlete and building a solid foundation to build the swing around is a trait of all great instructors and coaches in any sport. As a person who has spent considerable time studying movement and swing patterns, I can appreciate Danny’s expertise and his understanding of the swing as the similarities between golf and baseball are very closely related. I have been fortunate to spend time with many great baseball swing instructors in my career and Danny’s method to teaching and getting results is as good as or better than these individuals who teach at the highest levels. The ability to coach/teach is based not only having the correct knowledge, but also being able to relay it to individuals and improve performance physically and mentally. Danny has proven in the time that I have spent with him that he has mastered the ability to communicate correct knowledge and get results.
I just wanted to say thank you again for the lessons, you truly made my swing so much easier and gave me more confidence. I made my first hole in one on the 115 yard par 3 at Mulligans Course. It felt great!
I had a lesson with you at the end of December, and then, the second just two weekends ago. I had won 2 lessons from my company. Man, what a lucky drawing that was for me.
I have already recommended a few friends to you, and will continue to do so. Your approach to teaching is very refreshing and a big difference from others. I know I don’t have the perfect grip or posture, but you didn’t even mention them and allowed me to just swing without worrying about 50 thing being identical to the pros beforehand.
Thank you again.
Danny has a unique ability to explain most complex things about golf in most simple terms. Not only that, he does not teach just general golf-he teaches the golf that is just right for you; what will work or not work for your specific habits and physical abilities. My wife and I took several series of lessons from Danny and I would highly recommend him for anybody interested in golf-from entry level to advanced and experienced golfers.
Danny has great athletic insights in the mental and physical workings of the golf swing. As an athlete and professional golfer, I think his philosophies in athletics and golf have helped in changing my perceptions and understandings in what is responsible for achieving a repetitive dynamic golf swing that can last a lifetime.
Danny Crowley and I have been friends for many years going back to my years in Houston. Danny has the proper attitude and love of people which will enable him to become one of golf’s premier teachers.
I truly enjoyed my lesson with you yesterday, and feel that I made great strides towards understanding what was wrong with my mechanics. You are very clear and concise in your instruction, easy to understand, and I had fun while I was learning.
I look forward to my next lesson on the 17th. I also enjoyed our conversation. It is always good to find thinking folks. Thank you again, and take care.
I started playing golf twenty years ago with some ongoing physical limitations that contributed to a flawed swing with many incorrect habits. Danny has helped me to understand how to work with my limitations successfully while identifying and eliminating flawed habits. His ability to communicate understandings of the golf swing that can work for me has helped in lowering my handicap from 20 to 6 in spite of my physical limitations.