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I want to thank you for keeping me on your email list.  I enjoy your “Neuron Learning for Golf” emails.  I find them insightful and make me rethink some of the ways I share information on golf instruction.  I have always considered you one of my mentors and share that whenever I do speaking engagements.  I give credit where credit is due.

Brad Redding,  Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and a PGA Master Professional in Instruction

“We met in 1994 at a PGA seminar on the campus of Penn State University.  I recall watching hours of baseball and tennis film.  Each time the lights went on at the end of a segment, you were careful not to make assertions, but posed many questions instead.

On day two of the seminar, you gave a quick golf lesson to Bruce Parkhill, the PSU basketball coach.  At one point, you flipped around and asked me if Bruce’s swing was on plane.  My response was “I’m dyslexic, so I can’t tell from where I’m standing.”  Yes, I am dyslexic, but actually — I just wasn’t paying attention at that particular moment — hence, the ridiculous answer.

So, 17 years later, admittedly still a world-class procrastinator, I am writing to say thank you.  There is a strong possibility no one person has had a greater influence on my coaching than you.  It’s a crazy thing, since I do remember shaking my head almost the entire ride back to Philadelphia after the seminar concluded.  At that time, I had no idea what to make of you or your lectures.  Upon reflection — that was probably your intention!  Yes, it was genius, because the impressions were LASTING.

Thank you Michael for your dedication to the field of learning.  Your work has influenced my life in many positive ways, so I’m pretty excited about my recent discovery of the Neuro Learning for Golf website.   Thank you for all the great gifts.  Please keep them coming!

Audrey Ziff, Philadelphia Section PGA

“Thank you for coming to Switzerland. I have been a PGA Professional for over 25 years and this was the first time a speaker at any further education day did not have to convince me on anything”

Carlos Duran, PGA Professional Losone GC Switzerland

“I have been teaching golf for over 30 years and loved the way Michael Hebron gets his message across without any complication what so ever”

Bernard Cheneux, PGA Professional Interlaken GC Switzerland

“Thank you so much for sharing your neuro learning for golf with the Swiss PGA Members, the response was extremely positive. I am sure the Swiss PGA professionals will be making their message in their lessons much more brain compatible for their students in the future, we look forward to having both of you back again soon, your presentation is one that all our members should experience”

Paris Buckingham, President Further Education Swiss PGA

I attended your seminar at The London Club in September. I had planned to send a letter as soon as I got home but then something changed.

After a poor year on and off the course I had pretty much planned to take the winter off and possibly look at getting out of golf and moving back into my old area of work – sports development. However, I went to play my last tournament in England in October and played great. How? I didn’t know – but that was the thing. I just made a circle and found I was actually pretty good at the game!

At the end of October I played in a small but prestigious private pro-am at the course where I used to work and my team won but we also had the most fun on the course and all three amateur players left enjoying the game more (and playing differently!). So since then I have just played and coached as much as I could, enjoying every minute of it.

That is why I am only getting the chance to say than you now.

I very much look forward to seeing you in Ireland some day and if you or any friends are ever coming to this part of the world (West of Ireland) please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Ian Kearney, BSc, PGA

Thank you so much for sending me your article – much appreciated and so much food for thought.  Since the seminar at The London Club I have drastically cut my “technical” instruction to my pupils and they love it.  Results are amazing.  I’ve never asked so many questions in my life when teaching.  It is so challenging for me to discover how to lead them to the answers with only a couple of core principles.  Thanks so much for introducing me to another, and more effective, way of helping people improve and enjoy this game.

Maureen Madill

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Anthony Scorcia November 3, 2010 at 12:58 am

Michael,
The website looks great. Check out the following video that aired tonight on the Golf Channel. Manuel de Los Santos lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and turned to golf after his baseball career was cut short. In the piece with Rich Lerner, his description on how to hit a golf ball is spot on with your Neuro-Learning golf philosophy
Meet Manuel de Los Santos – October 1, 2009

Manuel de Los Santos lost his left leg in a car accident, but that has not stopped him from playing golf.
http://www.thegolfchannel.com/golf-videos/meet-manuel-de-los-santos-october-1-2009-13098/?ref=10005&rsec=213

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Patrick Terru November 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’ve been teaching golf for more than 20 years, and meeting you both this year, clearly reinforced some convictions I already had and simply changed my life. I’m more than grateful for that !
I particularly like the vivid interest you both have when it comes to understand how the “human being machine” works and how our brain “running the show” learns more effectively !
Talking about golf technique without putting the human brain first is an absolute non-sense, you made it crystal-clear !
Thank you so much for sharing this priceless wisdom and knowledge.

Patrick Terru, PGA Professional. Swiss PGA member.

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Paul Eales December 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Hi Mike, I’m absolutely loving your new site. Keep up the great work in trying to educate the educators. They don’t hand out trophies for great “looking” golf swings, but that’s whats being taught by the majority. The reality is golf balls do not lie. They always go where they are told, by the clubface. Unfortunately I don’t hear too many coaches mentioning the application of the clubface or its importance.
I look forward to watching your next video.
Kind regards
Paul Eales
European Tour winner

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Paul Eales January 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Hi Mike
Just watched your latest video on NLG live. Any chance this was inspired by my blog dated June 18th 2010. I would be very flattered if it was. It would be great to meet up and talk sometime with someone who shares the same views towards coaching.
http://pauleales.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

http://pauleales.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html
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Ryan January 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for following us Paul! The transcript that Michael mentions in the video came from an email sent to him from Steven Orr. We have been trying to contact you via email, but we may not have the correct address. When you get a chance, please send us an email at NeuroLearningGolf@gmail.com

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Austin Curtis October 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I visited Michael at Smithtown Landing in August this year , my 4 days were spent observing and questioning Michael , throughout this time I found Michael not only extremely knowledgeable but also very accommodating and patient , as a PGA pro I can have nothing but praise for Michael and his fellow staff at Smithtown and Neuro Learning for Golf.

Hope to host a seminar in the UK with Michael and Susan as guest speakers , if you value your golf and want to learn how to get the best out of yourself , take a look at Michael s books and YouTube blogs

Austin Curtis PGA Golf Professional UK

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Lee Sullivan October 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for coming over to visit the golf show this week in Harrogate, England.

I feel lucky to have attened the seminar with yourself and Susan Meyers as it has got me thinking alot about what I could be and should be doing in golf as a PGA golf professional. You have given me the confidence to actually do something with my ideas on coaching especially when its comes to the kids.

Thank-you

Lee Sullivan
PGA Golf Professional

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