Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Re: Schools

Kevin, thanks for the update. I look forward to your call. 


Martin Chuck, PGA | Inventor - Tour Striker Training Products | Instructor - The Tour Striker Golf Academy at Sunriver Resort | C 541.948.2480 |

On Aug 30, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Kevin K wrote:

I will try and call next week. Here is an update for you,
·         The more I practice with the 8 iron the better it gets (amazing how that works, haha).
·         I have added roughly 20-30 yards with my driver. I am now within range on most par 4's to get there in regulation.
·         I am now able to use my 5 wood in place of my driver on holes where accuracy not length is warranted (previously I could not carry the hazards). I get some strange looks from the guys but they are envious of the results (middle of the fairway).
·         My irons have me laughing, I keep getting longer with them and am "long" on my shots to the greens. Now I know this is not what usually happens to 17 handicappers (usually we are short).
·         I am now going to spend the bulk of my practice time on my short game (pitching & putting) so that I can take full advantage of this marvelous new found distance (thanks to your TS and videos).
I can't tell you what a pleasure it has been so far, I love the game and now am seriously enjoying it. I hope I can attend one of the schools in Arizona (a short drive from Texas) as I imagine I have only discovered a small % of what "striking" the ball can do for my game.
Take care & Well Done!
Kevin K

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Re: Had to Comment on Tour Striker - Martin Chuck

Dear Jeff,

Thanks so much for the kind note. I'm thrilled that you are enjoying the TS and have seen a big change in your game. Keep up the good work and stay in touch!


Martin Chuck, PGA
Tour Striker Training Equipment

From: Jeffry B
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:31:25 -0700 (PDT)
To: "" <>
Subject: Had to Comment on Tour Striker - Martin Chuck

I started playing golf about 9 years ago or so.  Never really took lessons until I had played for a while and then only a few (not recommended).  I thought I was emulating a two plane swing.  Got to the mid 90's or so and just couldn't make any more progress.  In addition, I just couldn't understand why my shots were always much shorter than others I played with.

My brother mentioned to me that it looked like I had the tendencies of a one plane swing which he had switched to.  He is basically a scratch golfer so I asked him to teach me the one plane swing.  I have been working with him for about a year.  He kept telling how important the grip was and that I needed to feel that lag in my grip but I just couldn't seem to get the feel.  I was always to handsy in my shots but just couldn't feel it.

After purchasing the Tour Striker 8 iron recommended for high handicappers I watched the video very carefully several times.  Besides all the other excellent information Martin has on the video I was particularly struck by the description of the feel of the lag.  Martin's statement to have your eyes on the ball and your mind in your grip is right on.  It was exactly what my brother has been trying to get through my head.  I also watched the section on grip several more times and can simply not believe the difference that it has made to build the grip from the impact position up rather than from the stance position.  This has had an enormous impact on hitting the ball much more consistently, on target, and with the correct impact position.  

I took the Tour Striker to the back yard and hit plastic golf balls with it for a few days.  I then took it to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls just before a round of golf, alternating between hitting a few with the 8 iron Tour Striker and my Ping K15 8 iron.

I can not put into words the dramatic difference this has made in the very, very short time I have had it (about a week).  I went to the driving range today and practiced some more with the Tour Striker, again alternating between the Tour Striker and, this time, my Ping K15 7 iron.  After I would get consistent hitting the Tour Striker well I would switch to my 7 iron.

I have been normally hitting my 7 iron roughly 130 to 140 yards at best.  Today I was hitting it between 165 to 175 yards.

Martin states that it is all you can do to pivot your core and hold on to the lag in your grip/club.  By focusing hard and doing this there is an added bonus.  Your core is trying to out race your hands to keep the lag pressure and it is almost impossible to end up on your right leg (reverse pivot).  It forces you to follow through and end up with your weight on your left leg.  In addition, as he mentions, you don't get the feel that you are swinging as fast but you are swinging with abandon because your core is turning hard to keep in front of your hands.  Feels slower but hits much harder!!!

WOW.  Just had to tell you that this has got to be the best thing I have ever done for my golf game.  Looking forward to working with it more and improving my game.

Jeff B
Kansas City, MO

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Re: George Knudson tribute DVD

Dear John, thanks for the kind words. George was a special guy and I was extremely fortunate to have spent quality time with him.

I'm presently in Toronto playing in a tourney at the same club where I spent most of my time w George. I'll be in touch in a couple of days.


Martin Chuck, PGA | Tour Striker Training Products | Tour Striker Golf Academy | | C 541.948.2480

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From: "john mule" <>
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Subject: George Knudson tribute DVD
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 9:26 am

    Your George Knudson tribute DVD was excellent. I spent many hours watching George play in the '70's in New Orleans at Lakewood C.C. in the New Orleans Open - it really brought back memories of his great techinique and ballstriking. I could tell that this DVD was a labor of love on your part. I really did not expect to see the volume of detail you went into regarding the lessons you received from George. I too wanted to take lessons from George in the late 80's and sent him a long letter (via Lorne Rubenstein) reminiscing about the rounds I'd seen him play. Tragically, George was critically ill at the time and could not particpate in the lessons that I dreamed of years before. He did have Lorne write me a very thoughtful reply (that I still have as a keepsake...)
    Since I probably will not be able to take part in the Tour Striker academies until Spring of next year, I'm wondering if you offer Internet lessons. If so, please let me know the details regarding cost, filming angles, etc. Thanks again for the great video on George.
John Mule'
Baton Rouge, LA.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Re: Tour Striker Schools


OB Sports are a bunch of great guys and friends. I'm excited to be maintaining an association with them after my days at Tetherow. Looking forward to seeing you down there. The Raven is an excellent course, too!

Martin Chuck, PGA | Inventor - Tour Striker Training Products | Instructor - The Tour Striker Golf Academy at Sunriver Resort | C 541.948.2480 |

On Aug 23, 2011, at 7:31 AM, Terry wrote:

Thank you for the great news! 
And . . . the OB Sports organization appears to be an excellent group to partner with.
Phoenix is much easier to travel to, and offers numerous courses to play, so I'm looking forward to your posting of the dates for your schools and making plans to attend.
Hopefully, Mr. McCord will take you out to Whisper Rock for a few rounds!
Take care and very good luck with your future ventures.
Terry H

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Martin Chuck <> wrote:
Hi Terry,

I'll be at a place called The Raven at South Mountain in Phoenix. It's only 10 minutes south of the Airport. Great course and fantastic place to practice. I'll have more info soon. I just got the deal put together about a week ago.

The Square it Up program is going along, but a little slower than we would like. It will be great, but don't think it will officially launch until October.

I appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you during the winter some time if your schedule allows.

Take care,

Martin Chuck, PGA | Inventor - Tour Striker Training Products | Instructor - The Tour Striker Golf Academy at Sunriver Resort | C 541.948.2480 |

On Aug 22, 2011, at 12:03 PM, Terry Harris wrote:

Hope this finds you well and enjoying the last days of summer.
I have a few questions for your review (please). 
When you finish the T.S. Schools in Sun River, what are your plans then??  Are there going to be schools in other places??  If so. . Where and when??
Also, what is the status of square it up?  You made mention of it, in your tweets (I'm a follower). 
I would like to attend a school, but its too far to go to Oregon . . . maybe you can go to Scottsdale or Palm Springs in the winter months. 
Thanks for the information,
A True Follower! 
Terry H

Monday, August 22, 2011

Re: Fantastic Club

Tracy, sincere thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience with the Tour Striker. I'm glad it has changed how you perceive striking a ball. That was my goal from the onset! 

Keep up the good work and I hope you are kicking your buddies behinds in no time!!


Martin Chuck, PGA | Inventor - Tour Striker Training Products | Instructor - The Tour Striker Golf Academy at Sunriver Resort | C 541.948.2480 |

On Aug 22, 2011, at 6:53 AM, T wrote:

First, thank you for coming up with such a simple idea that produces huge results.  I've always played pretty decent and in my group of a few golfing friends was the best of the bunch, but I suck!  Not really, but having up and down summers of playing & practicing over the past 10 yrs I had tinkered my way to the point of no return and utter confusion. 
I picked up a TS out of a demo bag of a retailer and hit a few balls off the mat...I was sold without even knowing what was suppose to happen, it just seemed to click in my mind.  I bought my TS Pro about 1 1/2 month ago, used it at the range a couple of times, got too busy to play or practice until last, what a difference the TS & video make.  In just 4 rounds and some very methodical practice sessions I'm completely in love with The Tour Striker.  To hit balls flush, pure whatever anyone wants to call it changes the way you think about playing.  I don't know if there's ever been a time where a topped ball produced a sly grin on my face instead of a mutter of "what the hell was that?" as it has recently, knowing what the hell caused it now changes the perspective considerably. 
I was very fortunate to attend the final round of the 93rd PGA Championship. While there I was on the ropes of several tee boxes and zoned in on the players hands at address, ball position and trying hard to get a quick glimpse of their impact position...with that said, you are 200% correct on your references to these positions between Pros' and us hackers.
In my opinion there should not be a junior golfer swinging anything but this club at the range, think about how much better the average golfer would be if this club was a prerequisite for a summer or a kid I would have taken to this club instantly.  Not to mention the instructional DVD is worth the price of the club alone.  I've started recommending it to a few friends but almost wanna keep the secret to myself selfishly.
My only wish is a lie board was included because these are so hard to track down and people think you've lost your mind for wanting to practice off one. 
Incredibly Grateful Customer,
Chattanooga Tn.