Thank you so much for a fantastic day of instruction and golf at Barona Golf Resort & Casino in San Diego. I thoroughly enjoyed all
aspects of the coaching. I was skeptical going into this that it would be a waste of time. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the
many information take aways I derived throughout the day. I was specifically impressed by the mental approach that Greg shared with
us initially. I agree that visualization of the shot is the key to success. It was also helpful to work on my posture, address and rotation.
Overall I was very pleased and would certainly recommend the school to friends and family.
Thanks so much for sending the videos. They are a great help.
Hope to see you again soon.
Jared W. Devore
I want to thank you for an exceptional day of golf instruction. I wanted you to know that we were both greatly impressed by the
professionalism and attention to detail within the session and how that instruction was applied on the course in terms of overall
course management. It's rare when you experience an event that is both highly instructional and enjoyable. This session truly met the
test. Greg, your instruction style is dynamite. Firm, effective, but never preachy. And you really listen for meaning and context. You
were able to immediately assess our objectives and "what it was that we wanted to accomplish." This was very impressive.
Furthermore, you were able to make suggestions and adjustments that helped make an immediate difference. Just emphasizing the
mental part of the game - the thought process of alignment prior to approach was so helpful to me. And, then body/foot position and
alignment - which made a noticeable difference. As you said, if you stay disciplined and repeat these steps - one should see a marked
difference in performance. And then when we moved to the course, your "game instruction" really helped open up a landscape of
possibilities. I know we all had solid and weak moments on the course, but that did not in any way hamper the total enjoyment of the
day! In fact, I now know so much more about why a shot did not go as planned than I did previously. Now, I can actually adjust and
improve. Jared and I really appreciated that you hung in there with us so long (16 holes) and continued to teach right up to the end.
Overall, this was an incredibly valuable experience, and it was a great value and personal use of time. I would highly recommend this
golf school/session to others, and I hope we can again someday return for additional instruction. Congrats on a great concept and
thanks for offering such a talented and experienced professional as Greg.
All the best! Play great golf!
Southern California Edison
Keith and I just returned from San Vicente Golf Resort and our 3 day golf school. We both learned a lot about our golf swing and the
things we need to work on. The course was nice, fun and presented us with plenty of challenge, risk and reward. Our instructor Steve
Bean was great. He has a perfect personality for teaching. No ego, good sense of humor and very patient. He would use different tools
and techniques and allow each of us the opportunity to feel, visualize and learn in multiple ways in hopes we would find something
that worked for each of us. When we tried to take that instruction out to the golf course each day he just gave us a few tips but allowed
us to enjoy the game and not get tied down thinking about the 15 things we needed to think about to hit a good shot. If I was going to
take further instruction I would absolutely use Steve again. Each day we would work with Steve he used tools, techniques, aids and real
instruction, Keith and I both learned the importance of rotation and the need to have your core pull you through the golf swing . We
both enjoyed working with Steve.
Keith and KB
The Nike Company
My father and I booked a three day golf school with Southern California Golf Schools. My father is a high handicapper and I am an
average golfer. I have to say we were incredibly pleased with this school. Not only with the improvements it made to both our games,
but the instruction by our pro, Steve Bean was second to none. I have had several lessons and none of which came close in comparison
with the instruction we both received from Steve and his staff at Southern California Golf Schools. Steve is a very humble, helpful,
motivating, and an over all excellent teacher. The package we received was well worth the money spent. The room and facilities were
incredible and exceeded our expectations. Once again I give this school a 5 out of 5 stars. I was Throughly pleased and it took quite a
few strokes off my game and my father's game as well. Thanks again for your time, effort and motivating teaching style.
Bobby & Gerry Hinz
Hope this email finds you well. Weather is cooling down in Toronto and we are winding down our golf season here. If the weather
cooperates we may be playing for another 6 weeks. Finally, yesterday I broke 90, shooting 86 in our ladies closing event. I was so
excited and tried to keep my head in the game as I posted a 39 on the front nine! I had a few doubles and then totally lost it on the 17th
hole but finished strong with a par. My whole round I could hear you saying, "good shot" and "great shot" and "I like that" !
Thanks for getting me there!
I wanted to personally thank you for organizing a great golf school this week at Barona Valley Ranch and Casino with Steve Bean. This
was my first golf school and it exceeded all my expectations. The pro, Steve Bean, has been great. I was very nervous prior to attending
but Steve put me at ease immediately. The teaching format and curriculum has been insightful and most importantly, performance
based. I have increased my putting, short and long game 10x (at least). Steve's ability to explain the golf swing and adjust my swing is a
testament to his talent. The use of video has also been helpful to not only 'feel' the golf swing but also see the results of a swing -- the
positive and negative. I am looking forward to my final day of school on Thursday and more importantly taking my new skills and
confidence back to SF to further my golf game. Thanks again for your help and Steve's expertise and professionalism.
Kimberly Raby - March 2012
San Francisco, CA
Good morning Greg.
* I copied you on my e-mail to the golf school but want to add that you did a great job in helping us to improve our game. Laura
appreciated the extra time you devoted to her (and Eric) on Saturday morning and mentioned that one more day of instruction would
have been helpful to her! We played nine holes on Sunday and both Barbara and I saw improvement in our games. Laura and Eric still
need some additional lessons but we encouraged them to stay with it! Thanks for the videos as it is very helpful to see yourself in
action! Last night was the weekly nine hole twilight league at my club and I beat my opponent 5/4! Still not as consistent as I would
like off the tee, but my chipping was “dead on” thanks to you! Enjoy the summer!
Regards; Bob Esau.
New York, New York
Willard in Moreno Valley
* Today was the best practice I've had since the golf school. When working on my new swing plane. I hit my Driver, mid and low irons
* Up date: Everything has worked out well Greatest improvement in my game has been ball flight the short game after working on that
nice loft lob shot within forty yards of the pin. I'm getting a lot of compliments on my overall shot improvement.
Willard in Moreno Valley
Dan and Janet
* The Barona Golf School was an awesome experience. The facility and the golf instruction were second to none. Thanks so much for
all you attention you gave us. We will see you again next year in March. Sign us up now!
Ed and Betty
* Both Betty and I had the best time. We will highly recommend your golf school to all our friends and members at the club.
You made it so easy to understand the changes that we needed to make in order to become better golfers.
* The golf school at Black Gold was great, Sean did a great job. He was very professional and made learning so easy.
Please tell him thanks.
Alex and Rebecca
* Steve, coming from south east Texas, it was really nice to visit such a nice play like the Barona Casino Resort . The weather, the views,
WOW. We have such a wonderful time. We can't tell you how much we enjoy working with you on both the range as well as the golf
Brian Suhr, Guam USA
* We had a great time. Steve, our teacher was fantastic - the best teacher we've ever had. The hotel and the golf course was very nice too.
We will highly recommend both the golf school as well as the Barona Golf Resort whenever we get a chance!
Thank you again for the 3 day golf school at La Quinta. I am starting to see some consistent results. Kinda fun.
The Nike Company
* Hey Steve.
I'm in Hawaii now. .... Have played three times and never hit the ball more consistent. Can't putt to save my life...But hit first nine
greens today and was on average 12 feet away from pin .... So fun. My keys are keeping my hands together, tempo, make a full turn and
finish every swing ala Couples. Now when I get that putting confidence down I could be really good. Really enjoying the fixes.
The Nike Company
* Hi Steve,
Just wanted to tell you that Lydia and I had a very enjoyable experience at your 2 day golf school at Barona Resort in San Diego.
Our instructor, Fred was outstanding, even better than we had hoped for. He was pleasant to be with. We both felt we learned a lot
and our golf games will be better because of the school. Thanks again.
Steve & Lydia Steinkamp
* I was late getting to my lesson.
My GPS unit led me to the wrong exit and I had not been there before. Great start, I thought! I bought a large bucket of balls and went to
the practice range where Steve was hitting some balls and waiting for me. He could not have been more gracious in accepting my
apologies for being late. He asked me where I was at in terms of my swing and what I would like to get out of the lesson. I said that I
had recently been playing a little better after a year or more recovering from my Golf Tec series of lessons, which had set me, back
$1100 and took me from about a 13.0 to my present 20.0 Handicap. Steve had me hit a few shots and then began by pointing out the
strengths of my swing. That really surprised me. In all of the years of off and on golf lessons, no instructor had ever started by out
pointing out my strengths! He said that I only needed some relatively minor adjustments and that I had strong potential for playing
much better golf than I had been. I soon learned that Steve has had 31 years of experience teaching golf and has been associated with
some terrific golf schools and famous instructors. I was not surprised. His keen eye in analyzing my swing and showing me
corrections assured me right off and I knew I had come to the right place that was on Monday. On Thursday I played and was even par
through four holes with a birdie on the first. I holed out an 8 iron on the 12th hole and shot the lowest score I had shot in months!
Steve gave me some great tips for practicing an improved swing and gave me confidence in my swing that I hadn't’ had for a couple of
years. I hope this is just the beginning to a path with Steve to a greatly improved golf game.
Thanks for everything Steve
I made it home and can't wait to go play on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all you taught me, your patience, watching Carefully
everything I did on each swing like my grip, set up, etc. Going over it over and over and getting it thru my thick scull in such a nice way
is so appreciated. Also, thank you for believing in me that I could learn. I had no idea what to expect and only hoped for a fraction of
what I got. You are an amazing teacher and this is the best choice I could have ever made for learning to play golf. I really believe last
Friday was my first real lesson and I will always remember this experience which you helped make wonderful for me. Again, I can't
thank you enough for your professionalism, determination to help me, and make me believe that with lots of practice I will be able to
play the game well.
Orange County, California