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Over the years, I have acquired an extensive collection of golf instructional books and videos with the hope of becoming a better golfer, unfortunately with varying success. Having recently purchased the Truth About Golf DVDs and book, the golf swing is finally becoming less complicated with each round of golf. AJ simplifies the focus for a solid golf swing - use gravity with a downward strike and the little home run move through impact that produces a well struck golf shot! My consistency and confidence are going up while my score is going down. Thanks AJ for making golf fun again!
Greg Krar, Ontario Canada

After reading this testimonial you'll finally be moved to give AJ's technique a shot. You're reading this because you're looking for answers on improving your golf game. I was in the same situation just a few weeks ago. I tried everything from the tour striker, to hank haney's dvd's, to the medicus driver, to tips on the internet, to tips from golf television shows and nothing has help me play better golf then AJ's the truth about golf. I was extremely skeptical because I felt I was going to waste more money and time but I gave it a shot anyway. To my surprise his techniques have me hitting the best shots I've ever hit. More important than that is when I hit a bad shot I know exactly what I have to do to fix it and it works. I have been playing golf for about two years now and I might use my driver once per round not because I was good but because I was that bad hitting my driver. Now I eagerly take my driver out of the bag and use it because AJ's techniques have the best golf of my short golf life. I can take any club out of my bag and feel confident that I can hit a good shot. No it didn't turn me into a scratch golfer yet but I feel my chances are better the before now that I am using AJ's techniques. The great thing is the more you use his drills to practice the better you will get. So get off the fence and give a shot. Hit'em Straight!!!
Shawn Waller, Maryland

AJ, I kept putting off buying your "Truth" DVD, but then finally I got it and I wish I had bought it years ago. After just two buckets of balls and 3 rounds of golf, I'm seeing dramatic improvement in my golf game by incorporating the "Home Run" move into my swing. After viewing your DVD, I realized that I've never really had proper release in my golf swing. Rather, I seemed to be blocking a full release without even knowing it. But now with the "Home Run" move, all my shots seem to be crisper and more accurate, and overall I'm seeing a little more distance. Thanks!!!
Ed Russick, Rio Rancho, NM

Im buying the truth about golf ,the short game and putting,almost six or seven years ago,later I didn't play anymore for many years , yesterday I play with my son in the range and today we watch the dvd the truth about golf carefully and complete we pause the dvd and discuss with my son so many arguments by aj we finish to see the complete three parts then we put in practice in our yard so many things of the video and the difference was incredible ,we are other players instant ,Thanks AJ we hope you are ok and have very good health for many years. Believe me we enjoy and smile again playing golf. but repeat I cant believe the difference in our shots. I recommended one hundred percent Thanks Again and god bless you.
Francisco Ramos, Puerto Rico

AJ, I bought your DVD a little over a year ago and watched it then and went to the range a couple of times and couldn't believe how easy it was to hit ball after ball wherever I wanted. And the distance increased was not bad either! Well the weather here in Ohio turned too cold to go out and play so I never got the chance to take what I had learned to the course. One thing after another and when spring came around I had forgotten everything I learned from the DVD and went back out and struggled for another year of golf. I didn't even think to remember about your DVD I had or to watch it all over again. To make a long story short, I had to have shoulder surgery the following winter and didn't get to even hit a golg ball until the end of July so of course my game wasn't even close to where I wanted it. So I struggled through most of the year, AGAIN, until just this past week. I remembered having your DVD so I got it out and watched it all over again. From the beginning to the end without skipping ahead. I went out yesterday for the first time after watching the DVD without even getting the chance to go to the range to practice and shot a 80 from 6,900 yards on a rather difficult course in Central Ohio. I remembered you saying in your DVD to start off with moderate swings until you learn where the club face is at impact. Well I played that way the entire round and made my playing partner rather upset with how clean and pure my shots where all day. He kept asking me what was going on and what I had changed? Of course I didn't tell him my secret, at least not yet. Ican't wait to stick with this new swing of mine through this winter and into the beginning of next year. I know for a fact that I'll get to that single digit handicap that I've always wanted. I'm 51 years old, only been playing this great game of golf for 5-1/2 years and I'm a 12 handicap right now. So "Thank You" for the DVD and showing me that this game isn't has hard as most people make it out to be to learn. Yes it is still a difficult game but with what you have taught me about the golf swing and how to hit the ball, it will become an easier game to learn and much more enjoyable game to play. What a feeling it is to have this kind of confidence when you stand over almost any shot to be able to trust your swing and have a pretty good idea of where the ball is going to go.
Thank You Again, Joe Meyers, Ohio

AJ, I have only been playing golf for 6 months after playing baseball my whole life. i am 29 now. i have had a pretty good lesson and 4 terrible lessons. The first time that I watched the dvd's things didn't click. I put them in a second time and it clicked right away. i always hit the ball pretty far but high off of the tee, but today it was blowing 20mph here and i hit a ball well over 300 yds...i know this isn't a big deal but i am only 160lbs 5'10"! No one has ever told me to hit down on the ball with a driver. I only got to play 4 holes of golf today, but I swear to you that they were the best that I have ever played. Drives were so much stronger and the iron shots sounded and felt so crisp. the short game dvd helped just as much if not more so i went ahead and ordered the short game 2. With some good practice and hopefully one of your personal lessons, i will be pretty dangerous at my first club championship. If anyone is reading this with doubts...my take on it is that the other "pros" do worry about the swing, but im telling you with a good strong balanced stance and aj's method of striking the ball....its amazing. i can not wait to tell you how much better you have made me in a few months. thanks again!
Jay Lucas Melfa, VA

I am 65 years old and have been playing golf since I was 12. I had what others thought was a good golf swing and always struggled to make it "look" smooth and correct. In all that time I struck glancing blows at the ball and never really covered the ball with the club face. With your method I find that I hit shots solidly for the first time in my life with control of the club face. I can do this without contorting myself into "position" golf, and I can repeat a smooth swing without suffering my usual back and shoulder pain after the round. Distance, accuracy, and minimal effort with a repeatable and painless swing. My putting has moved to a new level for the same reasons with solid contact on even the shortest putts. For the first time in my life the tail isn't wagging the dog. Thank you.
Robert Hensley, East Aurora, NY

I bought the dvd's about 1 1/2 years ago and have added more consistency to my ball striking and about 15 yards off the tee and I carry my iron shots distances that I can consistently count on. Both of these are important for someone who is 62 and wants to hit it like I did when I was 25--I know, I know! The program, when I am playing regularly, has allowed me to lower my handicap from 13 to 8, with the occasional drop to 7. The big thing is I now stay away from the big number, because your system has reduce the over-swing, thus almost completely stopping my tendency to pull shots. Keep up the good work.
Al Pennington, Alabama

I am 75 years old..handicap 10-11, golfing for 40 years,Truth about Golf was bought for curiosity. It is Incredible, Fantastic, look at it, went to driving range "could not believe".
Andre Rousseau, Quebec, Canada

Bought the DVD and watched it twice before even going to the course to try your method of swinging. First time out I did not want to count my score as I wanted to concentrate more on what you taught on the DVD. I am now definitely hitting straighter and adding yards, and I know I knocked strokes off. Second and third times I went out, I scored and shot an 86 and 81. I am 70 years old and was shooting in the 89-94 range. Just hitting the ball straight keeps the ball from behind those trees and long grass and those extra 20-30 yards sure helped also. Can't wait to watch your second DVD "Truth about the Short Game". No telling what I'll do next. Will let you know....THANKS for making the game so enjoyable again.
Bert Crosbie, Henderson, NV

AJ, I'm going to cut to the chase... I'm a 6 handicap. Watched your videos on Thursday. Shot and even round 72 on Monday. I admit I was skeptical while I was trying to incorporate the concepts into my swing because I think my years of playing were in revolt. By the 3rd full round my shots were going exactly where I aimed and of course the score doesn't lie. You have blown me away and more importantly my partners are going nuts.
Dominic, Santa Barbara, CA

A.J. and David, I am 53 and have been playing golf since I was 17. I bought your dvd's, viewed them for the next two hours, went to the range immediately and said to myself after hitting just 10 balls, it can't be this simple. I don't believe it, I have a swing back. Two days later I won my flight in a club member/member tournament. I knocked out several prominent players to their displeasure. My handicap is a 12 and dropping rapidly. My confidence level has not been this high since I was in my 20's. P.S. I have booked myself for a two day golf lesson with A.J....Why? because I still can't believe it is this simple.
Jerry Cain, Santa Clarita, CA

A.J, I can't begin to tell you how excited I am now about my golf game since I watched your "The Truth About Golf" DVD last week! I'm a 21 handicap and my game had been getting increasingly worse (shot a 105 last Saturday and a 100 a couple days before). I was hitting fat, thin, left and especially slicing right over and over again and the game was becoming torture for me. But when you described the concept of the grip and hand position in a swing by relating it to a T.V. remote control and the directions the keys should be facing, a light came on for me! Coupling that idea with loosening my hands throughout my swing has since had a HUGE impact on my game! Yesterday I went out and played a round of golf for the first time with my new technique and I shot an 83!!! I consistently made great contact with the ball and hit it straight time and time again. Golf is such an enjoyable game when you're playing well. I'm heading out tomorrow morning for what I expect will be another great round. Thanks!
Rich King, Spokane, WA

Hi AJ, Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me take my game to the next level. Having spent lots of time and effort trying to be more consistent your dvd was the key to helping me see and understand why the majority of golfers struggle so much. Using your simplified techniques I shot 77 last week on a tough course, coming home in level par. Will continue to learn from your teachings.
Best Regards,
Bob Jordan, England

I purchased your video series 4 years ago and was skeptical at first. I practiced for one week before our Member-Guest using your principles. I could not believe the results. My ball striking improved dramatically. I not only played in the Member-Guest, I won with a performance that people still talk about. I don't get to play as much these days, but when I have a big tournament coming up, I always bring you back out to prepare. With your guidance and a little practice, I usually can hang in there with best of them. Thank you for sharing "The Truth" with me. Your DVDs are the best money I ever spent on golf. I always heard that "you can't buy a swing". Well, I am here to say "you can", by purchasing your DVDs and a little effort. The Truth" changed the way I play and my game now has the respect of a lot of players I once considered superior to anything I could be.
Once again, thank you.
Craig Lane, Mount Olive, NC

Hi AJ, Just wanted to say that I received three of your DVDs the other day and they were worth every penny, especially the one that analyzed the tour swings. I went to the driving range to experiment and I think I finally understand what you mean by wide open. I started off by hitting to the right and thin. I was frustrated because I new I was rotating the club through properly. But then I stepped back and thought about it and I swung down and held the position I felt was wide open. It was probably 120 degrees open at waist height. Through experimentation I found that if I was about 90 degrees open at waist height it was about right and I hit a little draw or a straight shot. Thank you for making it logical! I finally feel for the first time I have a sense of control and I actually know what I have to do with the club to produce a good shot. Even though I am a 4 handicap I have never really felt in control. I am excited to work on this new knowledge over the winter up here in Canada and maybe reach my goal of scratch!
I will let you know of my progress
Thanks
Craig Vogel, Canada

Good afternoon, Mr. Bonar,
Just a quick note to say thank you for putting together such a great video set to help me get rid of the crap that's been floating around in my head all these years. Like you, I am "nuts" about golf and your videos has given me the ability to go out and really have a satisfying and confident day on the course. Keep up the great work and thanks again!
Best regards,
Steve "Stu" Stewart, Pembroke Pines, Florida

A.J., remembering only a portion of a Golf Channel show on you, I fixed a swing problem and went out and WON the Super Senior (60-69) AM here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year with a 77-74 which was low gross for the tourney and best in the Group. Thank you so much for the education.
Allan Hach, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

AJ, I am 65, have not hit a club in 6mos due to a slight rotator cuff tear. Finally got to hit a couple of bags and really commited to everything on your CD especially driving the nail into the back of the ball. I really hammered both my woods and Irons, I know you have to make the commitment with the open face but I'll be. It Works.
Thanks Again,
Hank Prendergast, Hilton Head, SC

I have purchased & used the AJ DVD's for over a year and i can honestly say,as a single handicap player of 33 years,it is the best instructional dvd or lesson I have ever had. I could never understand why golf could be so complicated and inconsistent, when every other sport i tried i was a good player and stayed being one, week in week out. Now thanks to AJ i understand HOW & WHY i can be the same at golf - regardless of my grip, stance spine angle, wrist cock etc. It's not so much these components are wrong - (it does help if you point in the right direction!) - but when you realise how the club is used correctly, how much of them are unnecessary and mind clogging. I have always hit the ball a long way, but inconsistently, and poorly with the irons by comparison to my driving. Now I get compliments from complete strangers on the driving range on my ball striking.
Thank you AJ for letting me in on the "secret" and now i look forward to every round and improving my "skill development" and stop looking for perfection.
Martin Davies, Maidstone, ENGLAND
P.S. If there is a "Perfect Swing" and your arms,wrists etc should be in a certain position....how come Ray Floyd, Lee Trevino, John Daly, and Jim Furyk have won so many majors?

AJ, I took your 3 day course last May with two other Air Force buddies. I broke 90 six weeks after your school and should break 85 soon. 
Thanks, it's fun!
Bob Weatherly, DC

Dear AJ,
Just wanted to thank you for your teaching of the correct way to strike the golf ball. I've gone from a 12 handicap down to a four and I can honestly say it is all due to your program.  For all you non believers, this program really does work.  Give it a try. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Chip Gaither, Mechainicsburg, PA

AJ, we purchased your DVD series and just watched the first two. We then went to our club’s driving range and played a few holes. We kept saying “we love you AJ” as we hit farther and straighter. Thanks for debunking some of the myths that some people consider fundamentals of golf.
Arn and Sarah Peterson

No joke. This concept of flipping wrist definitely works. It may sound simple and it is.I came across this about a six month ago thru 'GOLF' magazine. It was interesting article at that moment however I put aside. Well, I guess it was back of my mine. I statred watching players with that in mind and finally started seeing 'flipping' of wrist. Tiger, Phil, Ernie and endless... All of them had the same move. Man, it was like an awakening. I call it 'secret of golf'. Finally I've got it. I started practicing on driving range. Well, guess what... It did make difference w/ irons... I start making crisper contact w/ more consistency. But I didn't do so well w/ 3. I was keep pulling w/ low hook spin on them. Little diappointing. A couple of weeks ago, like a magic stars aligned. With grip change to weaker grip, now I am hitting straight and even little draw for 5 woods which I hit 220 plus. Not bad for 5'8". Anyway, I was about 12 on average and accasionally in single digit. Recently, I've been hitting between 6-8 over par w/ bunch of 3 putts. In fact, I shot 77 yesterday w/ two 3 putts. My friends were very impressed w/ the way I was swinging. One guy told me I swing like grandpa. I guess it meant 'effortlessly'? Well, I didn't care anyway since my drive were 260+ on average. Do I need more than that? I just wanted to say thank you for your simple secret of golf. Now my struggle is do I reveal this secret to my golf budies or not?
Sincerely, Calvin Ahn  Syracuse, NY

I just ordered another set for my brother in Chevy Chase. Great gifts, and the best golf instruction video I have ever used. As a 2 handicap, I couldn't be more impressed. Thx,
Hoyt Connell, Bethesda ,MD

AJ, Well. Where do I start? The game was getting to be VERY FRUSTRATING for me I used to shoot in the low 40s all the time and somehow over the past ten years, my scores ballooned up to the high 40?s and low 50?s, not to mention seldom breaking 100.  Well, 2 years ago I bought The TRUTH About Golf. Man, I really liked what I saw. I’ve been trying to ?apply? the TRUTH ever since. I cut some strokes off my game, but not as many as I’d like. I have gotten to the point, where I seldom lose a shot right. Now, I’ve been fighting the pull hooks now, that left to left shot, but dang, do I hit it far now far left. The other day, I don’t know why, but I decided to lay my driver open a little more, still trying to hit my little home run. I tend to have more of a stronger grip. Soo what happens...? I played 54 holes in one day this way I hit 29 of 42 fairways, with a very nice little high draw most of the day. I even got a few WOWs from those that let me play through. I shot 89, 82 and then finished with 84. The highlight was a 38 on the front the 2nd time through. I was in heaven. I hadn’t shot under 95 in a probably 5 years, and then I go and do it 3 times in one day. Well, I took my new found ?Truth? to golf league 2 days later. I shot 43, I putted terrible (4-3 putts, 22 putts total in 9 holes), BUT I hit 7 of 7 fairways, and I hit the ball exactly where I wanted to on those tee shots. Then I come to work and see a Copy of Golf Magazine from last fall, Oct. 06, with an article about AJ, and The TRUTH in it. And what do I read? Take your normal grip and open the clubface by about 10 degrees at address This keeps the face open, so you can close it, and kill it...!!! I couldn’t believe it. I just spent the last 63 holes doing that, and I was just KILLING the ball, anywhere from 270 to 310. I HAVEN’T been getting my face OPEN Enough! I must have overlooked that in the DVDs , oh, I don’t know, about 5 to 8 times that I’ve watched them. So anyone who looks for the The TRUTH About Golf, PAY ATTENTION to the DVDs! Really get your clubface open, so you can close it and KILL IT!! I can’t wait to play again ! I’m gonna CRUSH that little ball, and send it right where I want it to go!
Thanks for the TRUTH,
Tim Kehrwecker, Grandville, Michigan

One day a couple of years ago I watched an infomercial on the golf channel 'aj reveals the truth about golf'. At the end of it i wondered if there was no perfect golf swing. i lost my short game after the year where almost every round i played in 2005 i chipped in. In January 2007 i bought these DVDs and they arrived in four days. i went away immediatly and watched them and before watching these DVDs my best score was 86. Ever since i watched them i done the cell phone drill every day and my scores improved dramaticly and shot 2 rounds of 84 and then my best round of my life with an 80 net 61. 39 front nine 41 back nine. i was putting for a 79 and just missed it. my handicap that day dropped 2.1 to 17.1. aj is the best teacher to ever teach golf and i understand everything he says in his DVDs. you have also brought my short game back and i have already chipped in this year. My least amount of putts before was 35 after 30 holed every from 10 feet and in. ajs techniques are so easy to apply and simple to do and learn. Thanks AJ.
Graeme Henderson, Scotland

Got your program on The Truth about Golf. Did a couple of visits to the driving range. Than player in a company scramble. I was viewed as the C/D player on the team. My friends and I were amazed at how well I was hitting the ball. Especially off the tee. I play in a league on Friday, after work. It is only 9 holes. I used to shoot in the mid 50's. I am already shooting in the mid 40's. Great product, it really works.
Steve Feder

Hi Mr. Bonar!
I bought you CD's about 2 years ago... I looked at them, tried the concept and said "... this does not make sense..." and put the CD's in the useless. Earlier this year, I was playing golf with my wife in Myrtle Beach, was playing a horrible round, got onto the 6th hole (a par 3, 210 yds into a headwind), took out a 3 iron and said, ".. to hel- with this, I know I won't get there with the 3 iron, but I'm just going to hit this and have fun...". I took a few pratice swings and had a "memory flash" of you showing the Truth move with the cell phone and continued my pratice swings with the move. I got up to the ball, hit it flush, and was amazed when I found the ball way over the green. "...there's something there..." I said. I continued the round, played really, really well (-2 for the balance of the round!) with very accurate and powerful (effortless power) ball striking. I was anxious to get back home and listen to your CD's again and see if I got it right. I was on the right track, and since then, I've been practicing the "cell phone drill", hitting the "equator of the ball" and really hitting the ball consistantly. I'm sure I'm on the right track. Since the beginning of our season here in Montreal, my buddies have said I'm hitting it like never before. It's so easy, it's amazing. I'll let you know how the rest of the season goes!
Thanks Mr. Bonar.
G. Archambault

I have purchased all of your golf videos and your book. I want to thank you for putting together a golf instruction system that really works. The other books and videos I have purchased over the years are collecting dust, but there is no dust on your videos. The short game and putting videos have especially helped lower my handicap. Bill Vocial, Belpre, Ohio

A.J.
OK. I read your article in my golf magazine and watched the video clip they had on the net, and I tried it. I am a 19 handicap golfer. The first time I tried it I shot 86 on my home course. So I tried it again- 85. It was two weeks before I could get back on the golf course, and during that time I decided that I should go back to the way everyone else was swinging the golf club. My next three rounds using the standard method were 99, 105, and 103. Then I quit golf! I felt I should play better than that. So I told my friends I would play once a month with them, then the clubs would be back in the closet until next month. worked until my boss had a golf outing for everyone in the office to play The Pit( NC golf course- very tough) located in the Pinehurst area. So I decided to try your method one more time. My boss is our resident pro with a 4 handicap. Using your method as best as I understood it I shot an 83. Beating my boss on the front nine by two strokes before he got it going and only finishing 3 shots behind him for the entire round. In our group of eight I finished second. Since then I have have scores of 81, 76 (best score in ten years), and 84. I am sold on your system. So much so that my sister bought me your series of DVD's as a birthday gift. Still learning but now I am not ready to give up on golf -- thanks to you.
God bless,
James Wolfe

Your DVD was a present from my family - watched it in Feb had the lowest round ever- I am 24 handicap dropped two shots, watch it again last week as a refresher then had the round of my life and lost another two shots. Thanks.
Alex Muir

AJ, I apologize this has taken some time to get back to you, but as they say " better late than never". Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to personally autograph my Short Game II DVD, one of the three new DVD's I received for my 44th birthday! I now have your complete library and this is truly the best golf investment I have ever made, or received! Your instructional method has totally transformed my game. I have literally gone from a 24 handicap to shooting back to back 77 and 78 in six, count them, six weeks. You have really opened a door for me and allowed me to enjoy a game I love so much even more than I ever thought I could! I just want you to know you have me as a student forever and I hope to meet you someday just so I can thank you personally and, maybe............maaaybe, sneak in a round of golf together!
Sincerely,
Bobby Dale, Harris, Oklahoma

This is somewhat of an interesting experience. Recently at a dentists office I picked up a copy of the Oct 2006 Golf magazine that was in a pile of other magazines and read the Instant Power Move article. I found it quite interesting and asked the office manager if I could borrow the magazine for a couple of days[she actually told me to keep it}. When I returned home I went to my Driving Net I have set up in my backyard and started following the instructions. Within five shots I was absolutely hammering the ball, shot after shot. The next day i was playing in a Pro=Am and hit the ball like never before and at the risk of a self serving statement, I play the game quite well having among my scores 20 or so rounds in the mid to high 60's. Since than I have played several times with the same results. On some shots I hook them a bit and on others push them somewhat but I know it's a case of timing. . After years of looking for the "secret" I found it in all places in a dentists office. Mercy!!!!
Nick Cercone

My wife purchased the truth about golf series about a year ago. Being a 28 handicap at the time - even she knew i needed help. I always struggling to break 100 & rarely accomplishing it. But, upon opening the series I did exactly what AJ said NOT to do in the truth about golf 1st video. I jumped right to the driver video without watching any other videos. I found it hard to understand & failed to apply the video to the driving range, of course I ran right to the range 10 minutes after watching. Recently I found myself off for a week at home alone, without distractions I watched the videos in order without skipping ahead & even found myself rewatching areas. After viewing all of the videos & again watching the truth about golf, search, discovery & application one more time. - IT ALL CLICKED! I UNDERSTOOD IT! I took it to the backyard at first before the range. Working on "the little home run" & the timing needed, all of the dozens of swing thoughts that had plagued my game for years were washed away. The hands were brought into play like never before & it worked for me. I took it to the range for a few weeks before the course. 1st time back out - truely trying to use AJ's theory on every shot - every hole - I shot 91 & took low net in my local game. Since playing with "the truth" my handicap is down to 20 (8 strokes off) & my USGA index is 18! Thanks AJ - golf is finally becoming fun with attainable goals of being a mid-teen handicap by the end of '07
Joe McBride, Parrish , FL

I just want to say what a legend aj is! God, how easy he has made the golf swing. The old TECHNICAL bull-shit is so dated. Nice one AJ and thank you, carry on the controversey!
Marc Lasseter, UK

I was given the "Truth" videos as a gift. They have revolutionized my golf game. I have been attempting to play golf for 15 years. I never made any meaningful progress and, consequently, never really enjoyed the game. These videos have changed that. I enjoy golf for the first time in my life.
James Williams

AJ, thank you so much for the great experience last week. I went from being kind of anxious going into the lesson – to being very excited about something I realized I could actually do after spending the day with you. I know Joe enjoyed his second day with you as well. He passed along your putting and chipping tips to me over the rest of the weekend, so I am sure I will benefit from that as well. This was an awesome experience, you all have got something special. And plan on hearing from me again soon … I am going to practice awhile, then try to come take a follow up course with you.
Kirstie Burke, San Jose

Just thought that I would let you know that on wednesday I shot a 95,this is 8 shots shaved off my usual score of 103. My iron play was exceptional for me, in particular my ball striking was crisp and the shots were accurate. Thanks for saving my game!
Alistair Colville, UK

I purchased the DVD and I tried a few things after watching but I obviously wasn't getting things correct and I took a break from the game, during this time I watched the DVD over a few times. Then picked the clubs up again. Now I have never hit the ball this good with this consistency, with Driver I’m hitting a controlled Draw versus a uncontrolled push, I used to dread Driver into the Wind, not anymore, I’m hitting longer and more consistent with every club in the bag, thank you AJ!.

I am having more fun on the course now that I reviewed your tapes again. The only regret that I have is that I did not stick with your instruction when I ordered the discs 3 years ago. I guess the phrase" better late than never" applies here.
Thanks again, Peter Apessos........golf is fun again!

I watched your series of videos some 9 months ago. I found a great increase in distance and better control. I went from a mid to low 90's player to a mid to low 80's (I still need a video on putting) for a solid three months (I play one to two times a week). Then I got a little overconfident and stopped practicing the timing of the home run at all. With the gradual loss of the timing I was back in the high 80's to low 90's. Last weekend I went to the WGC CA championship at Doral. I noticed something about almost every player there. Little effort with great distance and control. What we don't see on T.V. is that almost all the players, somewhere either in their pre-shot routine or while they wait, are practicing the timing of the home run. I reviewed your videos immediately.; The secret, or truth as you call it, was clearer than ever. I practiced the timing for the last week. Yesterday I played my most amazing round of golf. My timing in the driver still needs work but my irons were accurate, controlled, and long even into a 15 to 20 mph wind. After I had GIR's on the first three holes I decided to keep track. 13 of 18! 7 within 10 feet! 3 within 5 feet! While I have been practicing I have counted only two people (and the local college team) on the range at a training facility hitting solid shots with ease. Please keep helping people like myself to enjoy golf.
Andrew Mendilta

I've played golf since 1963 when I started as a caddie. I've read hundreds of golf books and instructions over the years and have progressed and declined as a golfer despite and perhaps because of some of them. I have a substantial collection of golf literature and instruction and have often reviewed them with amusement and bewilderment at the impossible foolishness that is offered as fundamental. No wonder viewing the first tee today is little different than I remember in the 1960's in terms of the types of shots hit and the frustrations on display. We now have two piece balls and metal "woods" that travel farther into the right rough but along the same path seen in the 1960's. A noteable exception to all this is AJ's instruction. By far and without exception it is the most useful preentation I have encountered in all these years. It can actually be executed by someone without remarkable atheletic ability and it produces demonstrable results. Today I was at my club driving range where I routinely set my self up to aim at a slot that sits between a target green and an embankment. As I was hiting shots with my driver and brassie, into a stiff wind, it occured to me that the great preponderance of the shots were landing in the target slot. They weren't all hit so well but they flew true enough and, more or less, into the slot I was aiming for. Out of 50 perhaps, 5 missed. In the last 40 years such a performance would have been unthinkable for me. A laughable suggestion for a chronic bannana baller and push fader who's best shot was a power fade/bannana that would land somewhere inside the tree line and never on the fairway. That was the best shot. Now, thanks to AJ, I'm hitting an area about 20ft across over and over again. AJ's analysis of the wrist and club action in the hitting zone is a truth that has been consistently denied over the decades by most of the best professionals in the game. They all think they don't roll their wrists or turn the club head into the ball at impact. This, despite slow motion evidence that contradicts them without qualification. We all knew that Julius Boros and Lanny Wadkins lashed at the ball in that way but were told by Hogan and Miller that the straight wrist through the shot was the real secret. Where was my Ping Pong Pro when I needed him most? Thanks AJ for giving me back the pleasure in the game. I sent my copy of your instruction to a young friend in California who is interested in the game and who I thought should see it and understand  the real fundamentals before he gets too screwed up with technical instructions. I think your contribution to golf instruction is truely monumental in it's simplicity, effectiveness and ease of implementation. Few instructors really make a big difference in the enjoyment of the game. I believe you have made a big difference. You did for me.
Gary Grecco

AJ,
I had read your article when it came out and was interested. I finally ordered it a couple of weeks ago, and after three or four rounds, two tournaments and a few sessions on the range, it CLICKED on 16 April 2008. I had been overcooking the hand turnover and experiencing the pull hooks like you said I would, and I was still a little quick with my tempo, but I kept at it and kept at it, chanting my mantra in my head (nail through the equator, mini home run, nail through the equator, mini home run, nail through the equator, mini home run). Well, I got to my third shot on the par 5 14th, and flushed one so sweetly into a steady wind it still almost ended up on the 15th tee box. On 15 (par 3) I flushed one right over the pin just off the back of the green and chipped in for BIRD. On 16 I reached the corner of a tough dog right with my 3 WOOD, and then hit my 8 iron over the green from 150 out, but recovered nicely with a sandy par. On 17, a short par 4, I flushed a SWEET 3 iron (long irons being my biggest problem for 2 years now) right down the center to 90 out,  then nailed a sand wedge to about 8 feet on a tiny green. On 18 (325 yards) I went 7 IRON 9 IRON (both slight mis-hits, mind you) and was pin high just on the right fringe for an easy up and down. I was so PUMPED I could not wait to get to the course the next day. My wife thought I was a f-ing lunatic when I got home, babbling about nails through the equator. The next day (yesterday) I was nervous that the previous day had been a fluke and I had only experienced one of those inexplicable days where you seem to just be able to hit it nicely but really don't know why. Well, let me tell you, it was NO FLUKE. I was RIPPING 3 woods and drivers longie dongie and straight as HELL. All but one of my irons were crisp and on target, and all but a few of my par putts were for BIRDIE because I was nailing so many greens! Unfortunately, my putter was cold, but still was only at 6 over by the time we finished 14 holes when we had to quit because of darkness. Oh by the way, the only reason I was six over was because of an unfortunate snowman on a par five in which I could not find my tee shot.....until we got so far down the left hand rough that I would have never expected to find it that far down the hole anyway! NOTHING intimidates me anymore, not rough, not uneven lies, wind, nothing. I am part of the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and have a tournament tomorrow at Nansemond River, a beautiful course in Virginia with 14 water holes, and I can't WAIT to tear that course apart. I have an idea...since you are truly golf's Messiah, I think at next years Masters all of us TRUTH disciples should walk you into Augusta as you ride in humbly on a golf cart (the symbolic donkey), as we ceremoniously toss tees in front of your cart. You are the MAN, AJ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Mike "The Spike" Munitz AKA The Silverback, Newport News, VA

AJ
Thanks for the help. I am still improving and my latest tournament (a two day event) showed marked improvement over previous outings. I did get a birdie on a par three with a twenty foot putt, which was the highlight of the tournament as the side pot games paid for "deuces" which was worth $146.00. My handicap is 18 and I shot a net 74 on Saturday then a net 76 on Sunday for 6 over net par, and net par got into the place money. Ball striking was much better as I played with the same golf ball for two days. Course management and poor decisions on which type shot to play is what caused poor scoring. I got out of every bunker I was in with one shot, but did not convert any for a sand save this time as I was short siding myself being in the bunker. Putting was a subject of discussion around the 19th hole as my playing partners were bragging to the tour director that they had never seen anyone putt as good as I did. Lagging 20 or 30 foot putts to tap in range, and actually making several long ones for par and bogey saves. Again - thanks!!! My progress is such that I can hold my head high with pride and my playing partners of several years have seen significant improvement, and they don't know it yet - there is much more to come as I KNOW HOW to practice now!
Billy Byrd, Houston, Texas

I love your videos and they have been a big help! I'm hitting the ball better than ever.
William Judice

A.J.
I've got almost all of your tapes and they have me close to breaking 80. The most impressive thing about them is that when I have had questions you actually respond. During my round yesterday I hit the ball over the green and it came to rest on a patch of dead grass with a big tuft of green grass behind it. When I tried to chip it out with the putting stroke I couldn't get the 4th line on the club to the equator of the ball and bladed it back over the green. What is the best way to hit a shot like that? Thanks for your time and revealing the truth about golf to hackers like me.
Mike Moenkedick

When I retired at age 58, I decided to take up golf. Between my lessons and your instructional videos, I'm now consistently shooting in the low 80's. The clarity, simplicity of your instruction is wonderful. I recommend it to anyone who's serious about being the best golfer they can be.
Bill Force  Charleston, Illinois

Dear A.J.:
Thank You. First off, thank you for creating The Truth About Golf!  I am a recent "convert" and a huge fan of yours, having spent the last two years (and not a small amount of money) trying to "Swing Like Moe" via instruction from Natural Golf and the Graves Golf Academy.  The Graves folks mean well and have a remarkable amount of detailed instruction but, after two years of diligent effort and lots of money and time spent on the range and the course, I fear I was worse off than before I started down that road. My Situation I purchased your videos last week (all but one I believe), watched them and found myself using the "little bat" to hit home runs today during my golf league. I even pulled out my 6-iron and hit a little 25/75 bump-and-run leaving me a tap-in for par. My golf partners asked me "who I was" and what had happened to me since I was actually playing golf today...instead of that bizarre weekly ritual I used to participate in that often required offering a dozen or so golf balls to various trees, densely wooded areas and water hazards on an otherwise very beautiful local golf course. Today was terrific to say the least. So, THANK YOU Sir...you are a gentleman and a scholar! You have my sincerest thanks. You restored my faith that I can actually improve my golf game. For that I am most grateful!
Burk Lindahl (BGSU, Class of 1997)

AJ:
I had the pleasure of receiving a phone call from you several years ago after leaving a message at your school. I recently reviewed your tapes after getting into a mild problem with my swing. All I can say is that you fixed it again. You are fantastic. I am a member of the Governors Club in Chapel Hill NC and always tell friends about you and your program. I just heard from a MD friend who told me he is ordering your tapes.
Stay well.
Dick Knapp, Chapel Hill NC.

Dear AJ,
I just wanted to send a quick note. I ordered your 3 DVD's 3-4 years ago. I watched them all the way through and it really made a change to my game. Shot in the 80's a few times. I am an engineer so the theory and physics (only one tangent to the ball) really makes sense to me. Just over 1 yr. ago I left my job as an engineer and went into business for myself as a house designer and home energy consultant. I joined my local country club and I play 9 holes about 4 times per week. I was getting SOOO frustrated because I was playing more than I have ever played in my life and WAS NOT GETTING ANY BETTER. I pulled out the DVD's again. I could not find my putting DVD and I ordered it again. I have had the yips really bad. I watched the putting DVD again. I went out tonight with my daughter for about 2 hours putting and chipping with my 8 iron. I stepped off 5 feet (trying to become the best 5' putter in the world) and had 5 balls. I venture to say that I made 95% of the 40 or so putts. A friend of mine was standing there talking to me and could not beleive it. It was like clock work! I started backing up and then putting some with break. I putted about 10 from around 50-60 feet with about 5 feet of break. Made sure I kept the club face straight and I put two right in the hole and the others were within 12" from that distance. Last week I could not have gotten them within 10'
I'm watching the short game DVD again tonight and I'm playing tomorrow with a friend. I am kicking myself because we spent 10 days on vacation in San Diego/La Jolla in June and I did not realize your school was there. I got to go to Sunday of the US Open.I am trying to get them money together so I can fly out there from Little Rock, Arkansas to attend your school.
Thanks for the awesome help!!!
Phillip Rye

AJ- I TRIED OUT THE NEW METHOD AS PER THE "TRUTH" DVDS N AM NOW STRIKING THE BALL BETTER N  FURTHER. NOW I LOOK FORWARD TO THE GAME EVERY WEEKEND (WAS ON THE VERGE OF GIVING UP). I LIVE INSIDE THE SAUJANA GOLF N COUNTRY CLUB SO IT IS VERY CONVENIENT FOR ME EVERYTIME I WANT TO HIT THE LITTLE WHITE BALL.
CHEERS,
CAPT OH,  MALAYSIA

More satisfied golfers.

When I finally got around to assimilating the info on "Truth About Golf" series this past summer, little did I know the doors it would open for me.At age 15, I began golfing. I didn't take a lesson until my late 40's. I have, over the years, literally spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on training aids ranging from David Leadbetter's various devices, to Butch Harmon's laser tool. I had a PVC swing plane concoction in my backyard back 14 yrs. ago, which I hated. I have countless books, videos and DVD's on golf instruction. I've taken a few lessons here and there. All to little avail. For the last couple of years, I finally lost interest, and for justifiable reasons. Until this past summer, that is. That's when, at age 67, I put AJ Bonar's wisdom and courage to the test via the set of four DVD's. This would be my final attempt at learning how to hit "true" golf shots. Well, did it ever work. A few weeks after putting the info to use on the range as well as the course, I found myself putting for an eagle one day (par 5, 510 yds). Hitting tee shots onto par 3's was becoming more commonplace by a wide margin, than ever before. Hitting drives that occasionally fell in the 250 to 260 yd. range was now a reality and not a wish. Pitching and chipping improved dramatically, as my confidence was there like never before, becaause of the SIMPLICITY of the concepts from AJ. WOW! Better late than never as the old saying goes. However, aside for my gratitude for stumbling upon that infomercial on the Golf Channel re "The Truth About Golf", it really pisses me off that no instructor, whether it was from a lesson or a book or a video ever enlightened me as to what this "secret" was in how to hit a true golf shot effortlessly and fairly consistently. Until now. AJ, I can unequivocally tell you that your system works like no other that I know of. For that, you are to be commended. You are a trailblazer of the highest order when it comes to EFFECTIVE golf instruction.
Lawrence Volpe, Corvalis, Oregon

Hi there A J.
I have just bought your DVDs on the truth about golf, they are magic, here is my thanks and my story. Last Monday was the first time I got the chance to put your ideas into practice. I am a 17 handicap golfer aged 48years old and i have been struggling for a while something was missing from my game, no consistently in my game at all i was thinking of giving golf up, but i bought the truth about golf and was amazed. We teed off at 10:00 the first hole put drive into ditch, played my second ball out only to pull my back, the pain was very bad, thought about giving up but decided to carry on and walk it off. I put everything you said into practice and i was amazed at the results i got, my playing partners could not believe how well i was playing nor could i. I found many fairways and greens no three putts at all. When i play before I would normally go around our course which is the Leeds Golf Club here in  Leeds England in about anything from 85 to 100 but this time I pared all 4 par 3s and both of our par 5s, I had 9 pars and 9 boggys a round of 78 which is a net 61 wow wow. I would love to take this opportunity to thank you for the truth about golf, why this information has not been available before because all the lessons i have had in the normal way ( the swing thing ) has not helped much at all. Once again many many thanks keep the good work up maybe now i can enjoy golf a lot more and bring my handicap down. Thanks again
  Andrew Alexander,  England

AJ,
I just wanted to say that your video on the \Truth about the Short Game is just what I needed to lower my scores.  I am pretty long and straight off the tee but suffer with my approach shots leaving myself just off the green anywhere from 3-10 yards or more.  Your simple solutions using the 6, 8, and wedge to chip around the green has made a huge difference.  I always preferred a bump and run method but never had the time to figure out just how far each club would go on a practice green, and out on the course I always left myself short.  Your simple 1/4, 1/3, 50/50 distance marks was exactly what I needed.  The first chance I had to pull out the 6 iron for a chip using your 25/75% distance mark got me to within 3 feet of the cup and that was with never even trying the technique on a practice green first.  On any other day I would have been lucky to get it to within 10-15 feet first try.  Once I get the chance to use these techniques more often I know my scores will continue to get lower.
Steve Weston,  Pawtuckett RI

Hi, Mr. Bonar. i wanted to tell you that i went to q-school this past year.i had been a gravity golfer for years and actually took personal lessons from david lee.well i thought i was prepared and did terrible.it hit me then that the method is all about swing and hope.like all methods that are based on a swing mentality.i was devastated as i felt prepared and ready,just to fail so embarrasingly.as soon as i got back home from q-school i saw in my room waiting for me the golf magazine with your article in it.everything that you show and explain in it just blew my mind.i asked david lee if he thought that if you make a good swing then the result would be a good shot,when he answered "yes". that's when i knew i had to do what you show and explain.the truth.and haven't looked back.i have to tell you it is so awesome to feel so in control of the ball,when i'm over the ball i have to control my anxiety because i feel so confident that the ball is already where i want it to go.i'm working on that and looking forward like never before to playing pro tournaments  and prepare for q-school.i would love to go see you in san diego and work with you.i live here in corona so i'm not far from where you teach.i dream big mr. AJ and want to make it on tour.from the bottom of my heart God bless you for coming out and showing how to really become a great golfer,which is my dream.i already got "da bat",tapes,and book,and have been working dilligently on the drills and timing of the home-run.learning how to use the tool.i'm already shooting in the 60's 3 out of 4 rounds i play and have only been training and known the truth for 4 months.thank you,thank you, thank you.
Manny Meza,  Corona CA

AJ, Thank You for helping my golf game. I have been playing golf since the early 60's. I have always had trouble hitting the ball straight.
I got your DVD series and started using the tips on ball striking. I use the two ball drill while I practice. This drill has helped so much.
I now look forward to the weekend so I can go play. I do not hit the ball as far as I used to, but it is straight and in the short grass 90% of the time.
I have been to two golf schools and had several lessons with no improvement. By following the instructions in your DVD's I will now take on any course.
My confidence has really improved. Again I want to Thank You for the help you have given me.
Bill Herker .  Virginia

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I have always be sceptical about DVD's telling you that they can cure what you are doing wrong in the way you play golf, but in a fit of madness I ordered "The truth of golf" it arrived on Thursday I watched all the DVD's then it suddenly hit me what A.J. was saying was what I do, I have always had a slice and could never get rid of it after watching the DVD's I went up to my local driving range and hit 100 balls I sliced only 1 O.K I hit about 14 duff shots as well but in my book that is great. I cannot thank A.J enough, I am playing golf Monday morning and cannot wait.
Dave Knight  UK

Tell AJ that I was a real doubter until I tried the system.  Have played golf for 50 years and have never hit crisper irons. And the amazing thing is that the swing change took about an hour on the range.  Went out and played and it transferred to the course w/o a hitch.
Robert Bjorn

I just got off the course and shot a 37 (9 holes) very excited! 105 degree weather. Very impressed with the instructional videos, plan on ordering all of them, and telling all of my friends about them. You have been very accommodating. Thanks again,
Mark S.  Idaho

AJ, "The Truth About Golf" makes so much sense. I'm in the process of grafting it onto my Natural Golf swing. It is great to know that it is just about the club hitting the ball in the right place instead of any kind of "swing mechanics." I've added about twenty yards to my best drive already. You can keep my money even if I don't make thirty. I've ordered the "Break 80" DVD, and I bet I will be able to do it.
Scott Robinson

After reading AJ's article in golf magizine, I decided to give it a try.  The ball started fly-n.  New to golf (4 months) I was still sturggling with my driver.  Hit and see (mostly hope).  After warming up and try the secret move with the short irons, I move up to driver.  I gained over 50 (up to 200-210) yards and have control over almost all my drives.  Where it was mind games or machanics, or both; it dosen't matter I have more control and distance with every club.
Thanks, Jerry Craft

When I finally got around to assimilating the info on "Truth About Golf" series this past summer, little did I know the doors it would open for me.
At age 15, I began golfing. I didn't take a lesson until my late 40's. I have, over the years, literally spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on training aids ranging from David Leadbetter's various devices, to Butch Harmon's laser tool. I had a PVC swing plane concoction in my backyard back 14 yrs. ago, which I hated. I have countless books, videos and DVD's on golf instruction. I've taken a few lessons here and there. All to little avail.
For the last couple of years, I finally lost interest, and for justifiable reasons. Until this past summer, that is. That's when, at age 67, I put AJ Bonar's wisdom and courage to the test via the set of four DVD's. This would be my final attempt at learning how to hit "true" golf shots.
Well, did it ever work. A few weeks after putting the info to use on the range as well as the course, I found myself putting for an eagle one day (par 5, 510 yds). Hitting tee shots onto par 3's was becoming more commonplace by a wide margin, than ever before. Hitting drives that occasionally fell in the 250 to 260 yd. range was now a reality and not a wish. Pitching and chipping improved dramatically, as my confidence was there like never before, becaause of the SIMPLICITY of the concepts from AJ. WOW! Better late than never as the old saying goes. However, aside for my gratitude for stumbling upon that infomercial on the Golf Channel re "The Truth About Golf", it really pisses me off that no instructor, whether it was from a lesson or a book or a video ever enlightened me as to what this "secret" was in how to hit a true golf shot effortlessly and fairly consistently. Until now.
AJ, I can unequivocally tell you that your system works like no other that I know of. For that, you are to be commended. You are a trailblazer of the highest order when it comes to EFFECTIVE golf instruction.
Lawrence Volpe, Corvalis, Oregon

Hi there A J.
I have just bought your DVDs on the truth about golf, they are magic, here is my thanks and my story. Last Monday was the first time I got the chance to put your ideas into practice. I am a 17 handicap golfer aged 48years old and i have been struggling for a while something was missing from my game, no consistently in my game at all i was thinking of giving golf up, but i bought the truth about golf and was amazed. We teed off at 10:00 the first hole put drive into ditch, played my second ball out only to pull my back, the pain was very bad, thought about giving up but decided to carry on and walk it off. I put everything you said into practice and i was amazed at the results i got, my playing partners could not believe how well i was playing nor could i. I found many fairways and greens no three putts at all. When i play before I would normally go around our course which is the Leeds Golf Club here in Leeds England in about anything from 85 to 100 but this time I pared all 4 par 3s and both of our par 5s, I had 9 pars and 9 boggys a round of 78 which is a net 61 wow wow. I would love to take this opportunity to thank you for the truth about golf, why this information has not been available before because all the lessons i have had in the normal way ( the swing thing ) has not helped much at all. Once again many many thanks keep the good work up maybe now i can enjoy golf a lot more and bring my handicap down. Thanks again
Andrew Alexander, England

AJ,
I just wanted to say that your video on the \Truth about the Short Game is just what I needed to lower my scores. I am pretty long and straight off the tee but suffer with my approach shots leaving myself just off the green anywhere from 3-10 yards or more. Your simple solutions using the 6, 8, and wedge to chip around the green has made a huge difference. I always preferred a bump and run method but never had the time to figure out just how far each club would go on a practice green, and out on the course I always left myself short. Your simple 1/4, 1/3, 50/50 distance marks was exactly what I needed. The first chance I had to pull out the 6 iron for a chip using your 25/75% distance mark got me to within 3 feet of the cup and that was with never even trying the technique on a practice green first. On any other day I would have been lucky to get it to within 10-15 feet first try. Once I get the chance to use these techniques more often I know my scores will continue to get lower.
Steve Weston, Pawtuckett RI

Hi, Mr. Bonar. i wanted to tell you that i went to q-school this past year.i had been a gravity golfer for years and actually took personal lessons from david lee.well i thought i was prepared and did terrible.it hit me then that the method is all about swing and hope.like all methods that are based on a swing mentality.i was devastated as i felt prepared and ready,just to fail so embarrasingly.as soon as i got back home from q-school i saw in my room waiting for me the golf magazine with your article in it.everything that you show and explain in it just blew my mind.i asked david lee if he thought that if you make a good swing then the result would be a good shot,when he answered "yes". that's when i knew i had to do what you show and explain.the truth.and haven't looked back.i have to tell you it is so awesome to feel so in control of the ball,when i'm over the ball i have to control my anxiety because i feel so confident that the ball is already where i want it to go.i'm working on that and looking forward like never before to playing pro tournaments and prepare for q-school.i would love to go see you in san diego and work with you.i live here in corona so i'm not far from where you teach.i dream big mr. AJ and want to make it on tour.from the bottom of my heart God bless you for coming out and showing how to really become a great golfer,which is my dream.i already got "da bat",tapes,and book,and have been working dilligently on the drills and timing of the home-run.learning how to use the tool.i'm already shooting in the 60's 3 out of 4 rounds i play and have only been training and known the truth for 4 months.thank you,thank you, thank you.
Manny Meza, Corona CA

AJ, Thank You for helping my golf game. I have been playing golf since the early 60's. I have always had trouble hitting the ball straight.
I got your DVD series and started using the tips on ball striking. I use the two ball drill while I practice. This drill has helped so much.
I now look forward to the weekend so I can go play. I do not hit the ball as far as I used to, but it is straight and in the short grass 90% of the time.
I have been to two golf schools and had several lessons with no improvement. By following the instructions in your DVD's I will now take on any course.
My confidence has really improved. Again I want to Thank You for the help you have given me.
Bill Herker . Virginia

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I have always be sceptical about DVD's telling you that they can cure what you are doing wrong in the way you play golf, but in a fit of madness I ordered "The truth of golf" it arrived on Thursday I watched all the DVD's then it suddenly hit me what A.J. was saying was what I do, I have always had a slice and could never get rid of it after watching the DVD's I went up to my local driving range and hit 100 balls I sliced only 1 O.K I hit about 14 duff shots as well but in my book that is great. I cannot thank A.J enough, I am playing golf Monday morning and cannot wait.
Dave Knight UK

Tell AJ that I was a real doubter until I tried the system. Have played golf for 50 years and have never hit crisper irons. And the amazing thing is that the swing change took about an hour on the range. Went out and played and it transferred to the course w/o a hitch.
Robert Bjorn

I just got off the course and shot a 37 (9 holes) very excited! 105 degree weather. Very impressed with the instructional videos, plan on ordering all of them, and telling all of my friends about them. You have been very accommodating. Thanks again,
Mark S. Idaho

AJ, "The Truth About Golf" makes so much sense. I'm in the process of grafting it onto my Natural Golf swing. It is great to know that it is just about the club hitting the ball in the right place instead of any kind of "swing mechanics." I've added about twenty yards to my best drive already. You can keep my money even if I don't make thirty. I've ordered the "Break 80" DVD, and I bet I will be able to do it.
Scott Robinson

After reading AJ's article in golf magizine, I decided to give it a try. The ball started fly-n. New to golf (4 months) I was still sturggling with my driver. Hit and see (mostly hope). After warming up and try the secret move with the short irons, I move up to driver. I gained over 50 (up to 200-210) yards and have control over almost all my drives. Where it was mind games or machanics, or both; it dosen't matter I have more control and distance with every club.
Thanks, Jerry Craft

Thank you for making this game easier. I have always been a slicer with the driver. Nothing will frustrate me most in a round than a slice tee shot. Thanks to your technique, I now have the confident in hitting my driver off the first tee.
Chris - Buford, GA

Good evening AJ. I spoke to you Friday morning before I went out to play 18. You suggested I try to smother the ball with the top half of the driver ( have the top half come over the bottom half). Mixed results, a few two hundred yard drives that were straight!! The majority about 160-170, but straight. Not bad. I seem to be struggling with the tee height of the ball. Too high, I sky the ball, too low, I hit the ground. The odd thing is, the last two outing I have been very successful with my three wood and five wood. This is a first. As you say in dvd series, "you will, for the first time in your life, hit long straight, fulfilling golf shots. I hit my three wood on four occasions between 170- 200 yards. From 210 out I hit the ball on the apron, with the group ahead of us on the green. Impossible, I normally hit my three wood 160, and slice off to the right. It's starting to sink in. I put myself in a situation on two occasions today to birdie and par two par fives ( hittin g two drives of two hundred yards, followed by two three woods of 180 and two hundred. Wow!!!!!!! I am hungry for more. The driver is still a mystery. I need the confidence I am beginning to develop with my three wood when I put the driver in my hand. No more sky balls, or grounded clubs. Do you have anything for my ailments? I know, two rounds after a conversation does not give me the knowledge. But so far, results are amazing. Thanks for the encouragement.
Dave Brafman

Just got the CD's the truth about golf. fantastic, now I feel I can go to the practice ground and work on my game knowing i have got some thing to show for my eforts. the nail through the ball was something else. my drives are longer and straighter already. I am naturaly left handed, 14 Hcp . 44 years of age but I play golf right handed. the short game is fine but when I get down to the 5,4,3, irons the left side takes over and I tend to thin the ball, even top it sometimes, then I over compansate and end up hitting my iron inches behind the Ball. I was wondering if there was a training tip or CD for us strange golfers who are left handed but play golf right handed ! your comments would be gratefull.
Ray Evans England

I am writing from Monterrey, Mexico. I am 58 and just coming back to golf after back surgery.I think your method is fantastic. Lorenzo Garza

Just finished watching your dvd truth about golf. At last someone has made a video that is easy to follow and understand without having to take a course in Quantum physics as well as been a perfect physical specimen. I am 50 years old but only been playing golf for six month. I have bought lots of junk and been given some very dodgy advice but still shooting no better than 125.i have watched your dvd twice had one practice on the Driving range and I must admit i was blown away. I whent round the course in 106 and when i have used your tips on the short game I know i will knock more shots off because on the three par fives I was on the green in three and three putted.thanks for sharing the truth with us it was money well spent. but the main thing is what you say at the end "try it, it works.I can assure anybody who is thinking about buying this dvd stop thinking about it because it does work. Thanks again for your help and advice.There is one down side to the dvd and thats you going on about all that beautiful weather you have to put up with in America.All the best from Dave in a very wet England

Dear AJ,
My father has used your swing since he began playing decades ago. He has often been told by others, with double his handicap, that he needed more weight shift. Yesterday, one month shy of his 74th birthday, he fired a 68 from senior tees and then played 9 holes even par from regular men's tees.
Keep up the good work.
Wayne Townsend, Raleigh NC

It is great to see AJ in the magazine this month. I also watched the video clip on the web. Great stuff and it works if you work it. Every time my swing goes south during a round I go back to the AJ basics and it comes right back….thanks for the 3 days last year and hope to do it again soon.
Thanks, John A. Postava

Hi AJ! I had won a brand new set of ur DVD "The Truth..." and watched once...tried it on the range and was completely hooking solid impact swings. Put the theory aside a few months and bouth Golf Magazine Oct . '06 issue. I read up on ur theory again and went out to the range with wifey to kill time in the evening. I just came back and to let u know that when I got the timing down.....I was hitting my 7 iron at least 165 yards and completely missing the 150 yard marker. I usually roll it up to that marker with my seven! Ok I pulled out my 9 iron just for kicks and I was landing it in front of the 150 yard marker's green. I even confirmed with my wife that I was hitting a 9 iron and not a 6 iron! I have just come home and can't wait to apply what I've just learned on the course. Thanks! Hector.
Ontario, CA.

I am 62 and have been at it since 13. At one time I was a 3. But age etc has changed alot especially distance. I read your article and immediately thought of Ben Hogan who used the term "pronation of the wrists". That was yesterday. Today I went to the range and did what you advised--starting with half swings and working up. The only way I can describe the result is "It was fucking unbelievable!!!"
I worked for less than one hour until I got tired and only topped 3 shots. Most of the shots from wedge through driver shot at the target either straight or a slight draw. Although the ball did not seem to go farther than usual, I was swinging with what I felt was an 80% swing. The shots were solid and my hands were going through the ball (that wonderful feeling when you hit the ball flush).
Most important to me was the fact that because of age I have unintentionally lenghtened my swing trying to get more power and distance, as well as working on rotating my shoulders to the point that I felt like I was aiming 30 degrees to the right of the target. The Magic Move as you describe it is just what I need to get back on track. Thank you Thank you over and over--now Please destroy your article and cancel your tele number and don't tell another sole about the secret. Regards, Tom

Hi AJ,
Congrats on the getting an article in Golf Magazine. Not too surprising about the reaction from the golf pros but the stats from the TaylorMade lab and the testimonial article prove you right. Since my lesson with you my score has continued to go down.
The good news as well is that my foursome is now considering taking the half day with you and not just myself. I had started the conversion and I think they are ready to hear it from the Master himself. So even if the industry is upset with you, your students appreciate the first help they have ever had with their golf game.
Best regards, Jim McCullagh Canada

I came to your one day golf school in Oct. 2006. WOw! Have I improved. I'm in Florida for the winter as opposed to cold New York. I shot 83 the best round of my life last week. I'm a believer. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
Dominick deninno

I have been a golfer for over thirty-five years and like most golfers, never knew how I was going to play when I stepped up to the first tee. For years, I read magazines, took a few lessons, practiced, hit thousands of balls and watched every golf infomercial on television. For some reason, I liked the simplicity of A.J. and the promise that he could in fact help my game. I probably watched his infomercial for over a year and took down the number to call at least a dozen times. Well, I finally bought the DVD’s, watched them and promptly went to the driving range. After a few snap hooks I quickly started to get the concept and started hitting the ball better and more consistently. Frankly, my first two to three rounds of golf using the A.J. method were just o.k. and I kept plugging away at the new technique. What happened after that was amazing. I started hitting the ball straight down the fairway and became longer and more consistent in five outings than I had been in thirty five years. I no longer slice the ball or come over the top and pull the ball wildly to the left. The consistency in my game is unbelievable and I am no longer afraid of the dreaded slice ar drastic pull to the left. I am having more fun on the course than ever before and I have improved my game by five to seven strokes per round. A.J. has truly transformed my game and I am so happy I bought the DVD. I recently saw an article about A.J. Golf in one of the golf magazines I subscribe to and am glad that his system is finally being taken seriously. I am a true believer in his teaching method and I just wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank You.
Sincerely, Bill Patena

Hello AJ - I am a low single digit player, have always been, even with walking away from the game at 15 yrs old (2 hndcp then) and coming back 22 years later. I am currently a caddie at the Cypress Point Club on the monterey peninsula and I see every level of player, most not very good as you know. Golf has always been relatively easy for me but I have noticed that is not so for most. Both in my job and on the course, I love seeing people play their best or improve; I do not give advice unless asked and even then I am very aware of the fact that during a round is no time for more than an easy swing thought or key reminder, no matter what the level of ability. Through a friend I came across your tapes and have to write to congratulate you on a fairly thorough primer on the dynamics of striking a golf ball. I was stunned to hear at least half-dozen or so 'truths' on your video that I never knew! Important stuff, too - I could not believe that I had played most of my life (I'm 55 now), have never carried a handicap higher than 7, have shot in the 60's a bunch (1st time at age 14 in a high school match), and did not know where to attack the ball, how the clubface sits in my hands - heck, I'd even gotten confused about the 2 mechanical advantages of the tool itself! (this last occurring mostly as I've lost distance and struggled to hit it iut there with all these young guys I play with...) Through what I've learned in your tapes I have been able to help a lot of players 'get around' Cypress Point striking the ball better and understanding what happened when they hit it poorly. I really can not emphasize enough how simple and easy to understand your method is... and I love that it puts the onus on the player to get out and use the information, to get the hang of it. I'm also a big Bob Rotella fan - I think an additional dvd about the distinction between hitting the ball and playing the game would prove very valuable to your series...just a thought. So, thanks again and best of luck reaching as many as you can with your teachings - by the way, I've sent a number of folks to buy your stuff, too; I don't just tell them what you teach. Oh yes - have you seen "What the Bleep..."? That movie and "The Secret" are very much life's versions of AJ Reveals the Truth... have a ball, fairways greens and long putts, sincerely,
John Seth Sherman guitarist, singer, songwriter, golfer, chef, and meteorological/topographical co-ordinator!

I recently read your article in Golf Magazine and went online to their website and saw your brief on-line instructional video. I have to tell you that I watch the Golf Channel all the time and I've seen your informercials numerous times and thought, "Great, another guy trying to sell snake oil and tell us he can make the game easy." Well, after reading your article this week and watching your on-line video I just got back from the driving range. I am now an official ambassador for your method of golf! This particular driving range has a row of flags down one side and set of yardage markers down the other that creates in essence, a 40 yard wide fairway. I never hit one shot out of this imaginary fairway using your teaching methods. Not only that, but I'm drawing the ball now and it feels like it takes 50% of the effort to hit the ball as far as I used to using all of the big muscles that I had been taught to use by various teachers. I can't wait to hit the course and feel like I should send you a check because I have never received so much valuable advice for absolutely nothing. Your method is without question, the best and most simple way to hit the ball further, staighter, and more consistently every time!!! Thank you AJ for sharing your "secret" with the subcribers of golf magazine. If I ever get out to CA, I'm attending your school to learn more.
Charles Fagan Enfield, CT

wow,I am a 8 hdcp and when i seen this article in a golf magazine, i said their is what this man aj says about the magic move.Let me tell ya its so simple i cannot believe it.you talk about balls jumping off the club face,i could not believe it was me hitting the ball.I am 64 years old and work at a golf course(mow greens) so i can hit all the balls i want free, but not now, I know the secret.wow and its so easily.thanks a million fellows.
Ed Michigan

I just want to say that this really works. I am a 16 year old junior golfer searching for the easiest way for me to hit the ball more consistently and shoot lower scores. This is it i finally found it. Ive tried my whole golf career to hit the 300 yard sign at the dirving range i go to, and i finally did it using AJ's method. My swing was half the effort, in good balance and a "little home run". I love this Anthony, Ontario Canada

A.J. - Tried your suggestions from Golf Magazine last night on my course at AUGUSTINE in Stafford, VA. INCREDIBLE! I'm ready to get on a plane from D.C. to Carlsbad today. Went straight to the course after work and missed every green LONG! because of the additional power/distance. I Missed a few shots, of course, but I was amazed. Thank you very, very much.
Bill Hendrix CAPT USN (Ret)

Dear A.J., I simply want to extend my gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful golf instruction you provide by way of 'The Truth' DVDs. Your warmth, humility, sense of humor, and straightforwardness on a subject full of mumbo jumbo and gimmickry is not only refreshing but more importantly effective to the highest degree. I not only thank you but offer my sincere encouragement through these few heartfelt words. For without 'The Truth', I may still be searching for the Holy Grail of golf swings, but rather have found my own knowing that it is the only one in existence for me.
In truth, Galen

Dear Mr. Bonar,
Not being prone to zipping off "consumer" emails, I am writing to you this evening to let you know that your article in October's Golf Magazine quite literally saved my "golf life" today.
I spent this entire week trying to grab an uninterrupted 10 minutes to read the article about your philosophy, and to study the break down of the power move. I finally got that chance last evening, preparing for a round with my neighbor at his golf club today ( a beautiful fall afternoon in the bluegrass of Kentucky).
While I have not mastered the move to it's finest details, I did practice the move on the driving range during my warm-up routine and I was amazed at the distance, loft and accuracy of my shots.
OK, the results: I'm currently a wretched 25 handicap, with the potential to improve. I parred 5 holes today with your method. a feat I have never accomplished. And to boot, I was on in regulation in all of those holes.
Like the author of the article, you've helped put fun back into my game, your power move has given me a great shot of confidence and I can't wait to get back out on the course. I now know I have the capacity and ability to improve my game dramatically.
Many thanks from a frustrated but soon-to-be mighty confident golfer.
Best Regards, Andrew Mansinne

Just wanted to let you guys know that since taking the class a couple of weeks ago, I am now hitting the greens consistently. A little work on my driver and more consistent putting and I will be in the 80s.
Thanks, Stan

A.J. I have not seen your DVD's yet but would like to share an experience with you. I started golfing in '83 during my 20 yr tenure in the Marine Corps. I've always thought that turning over the club would create tremendous power but have always been discouraged by the instructors and club pro's I've known thru the years. During my career I got injured doing some pretty good damage to my back and spine but my cord was left intact. Since, I've never been able to twist, turn or wind up my body to achieve power, so my drives have averaged between 160 to 190 yds depending on the day. A couple weeks ago I got my copy of golf magazine and read the article on your "magic move" thinking "What a Concept!" I next checked out your 2-3 minute stream on the net explaining how it is done. I set up my net in the back yard and gave it a try. It felt so good that I went to the course and put it to use. By the end of the front nine the round was starting to look real "interesting"! By the end I knew I needed to aquire the DVD's. My driver got damaged a while back so I've been using my 3 Wood off the Tee. My drives were about 240 by the end of the round. My irons were amazing....I've never hit my 4 iron for squat but used it extensively that day with great results! I look forward to getting your DVD's and taking my game to the next level!
Semper Fi
Budge Jones MSGT USMC/Ret

Dear A.J.:
I viewed the videos The Search for the Truth, The Discovery of the Truth, The Application of the Trust and The Short Game and applied your principles and within two rounds, shot a 76 in a tournament. Being a 9 handicap, I was elated because not only did I score well, I experienced more quality golf shots than in the previous 10 rounds.
Thank you. Gene Springborn

Hi, excellent, excellent excellent. If only the pro's would teach these things we'd all be better golfers. I watched the video only once and then played 18 holes and never hit it better, straighter or higher.
Regards laurie (70 yrs, handicap 15)

After watching the videos and working on my game, I shot my first sub-90 round (two weeks later). Your program is great. I plan to keep working with your program and soon I'll be a consistent 80s player and headed for sub-80. Thanks.
Harold Brown

After reading the Golf Magazine article I bought the DVD set. I wish that I had done so when it was first advertised on the Golf Channel.
For the first time I feel like I understand what is going on in the impact zone. My drives are longer and my iron shots are crisper and more accurate.
The nail through the golf ball concept is a tremendous visualization aid. This stuff is fairly simple but profound.
Its like when you were a kid learning to throw. You learned how to cock your wrist and snap it at the right instant to put the force behind it and to direct where you wanted the throw to go. Throwing all body sends the ball nowhere. You have to time the wrist realease correctly to make the throw but with practice you do not think about it.
The same is true with this method. This is one of the two best golf products I have purchased the other being Roger Frederich's stretching program.
The short game and putting sections are very good as well.
This set is well worth the money.
Bob Lowe

You're not going to like this, but I have lent out my AJ Golf to countless numbers of people. What happens is that they return my copy and order their own to refer back to on a regular basis. This is such great common sense information, how could you forget it and not use it consistantly. After using the program and putting it to use over the past years, people as me all the time, "How do you do it?". I could quit my job and start giving lessons. I went for a 25 handicap, down to a 4 just in two years. Golf is so much more fun and I give my wife all of my winnings! A win-win situation!
Sincerely, Bill Sigmon Raleigh NC

Where have you been all my life? I have spent so much money on lessons and training aids and all I really needed to watch your DVD's. You made it so simple, the drawing of the clubface on your hands was the magic moment when the light bulb went off. I almost felt stupid but was blinded in the past by PGA professionals who always said bring the club straight back. Golf is going to be swing thought free again, thank you so much.
Dave Smith

I just want to thank AJ for unwrapping my authentic swing with his 3-step method. After 43 years of check swings and torturous efforts to develop a "conventional" swing, his simple steps and clear explanation unveiled the secret of a powerful and confident swing. I am driving the ball 30 to 40 yards farther and for the first time hitting approach shots with short irons or mid-irons instead of fairway woods and long irons. I don't care about anything but thanking AJ for sharing his genius with me! It's brought great joy back to playing golf! Thanks AJ! Sincerely,
David Reed San Antonio, Texas

Never did the contact us-thing before, but... I cannot tell you the difference your technique has made in my game. Where have you been? 62 yards old and stripping the ball 275 on average on cold, damp Northeast-type courses, went down two clubs and the ball flight is just beautiful to see. in fact, I hit the ball and then react like a fan with a 'wow'. Just unbelievable. Thank you. Dick Amster

I am sure you have had comments like my starting comment, and that is of course that you have inspired me to improve after watching your 'The Truth about Golf' DVD. But as a Tennis coach you have inspired me even more. I ave always had the same ethos to you as in coaching is to pass on knowledge and see players faces whn they hit 'the shot' , the fact that you took the time to break down the science behind what we try to do, (and yes of course i have been guilty in teaching the swing), I have to tell you i have taken the time to look at the science of the tennis ball etc and pass this knowledge to the student. The result first time out was astounding, a student who always seemed to struggle against change, was transformed to an accepting student who almost taught himself just by me re-affirming the science of the impact zone So thank you for the improvement in my golf, (and as a single parent my fun on the golf course while my son is at school is much needed), but you have given me a real boost in this new approach to the teaching of tennis, because your right, 'The Only Thing that Matters Is in the Impact Zone'. Thank you .... Andy Flynn England

AJ, I have been struggling with golf for nine years; that's when I started; and with the help of your video series teaching lessons I am improving dramatically. I struggled to break 100 for awhile; then I had my handicap down to a 12; then I had a hard time breaking 100 AGAIN! After 3 years of this mess I purchased the original video set (VHS) and was playing army golf and went back to what I was doing before. Then being tired of that I went to your website and bought all the videos I thought I might use (9 of them, DVD) and now my golf is improving dramatically. Mental errors cause me to score higher than I should on some holes; but, two days in a row I scored only 3 over par on the back nine, and that was two different courses!!! I also measured one of my drives with a GPS device. I went from my "normal" 210 yards to a whopping 265 yards without swinging any harder - just releasing the clubhead properly.
THANKS AJ - THANK YOU VERY MUCH Billy J. Byrd

When I got your videos I was an 18 handicap, at the end of this summer I was a 9. Thanks for everything AJ
Jason Manwell

I received the DVD at Christmas and have had one session on the range and the results are astounding!! I carry a 5 hcp. and spent 20 years as a teaching pro in England Holland and Canada. I consider myself a student of the game but the results of watching this DVD once are truly amazing!!
Kevin Hunter

I used to swing with your method and got down from a 16 to a solid 5. Thanks, thanks, and thanks again!
Robert Chinskey, CPA

I bought the video series. I found that the secret works. I wrote you to thank you, and was surprised that you answered that email: Thank you. Now, after reading the new issue of Golf Magazine which just came in the mail, I'm glad to see that your "Secret" is finally getting the attention that it deserves ( from someone other than your own infomercial). Perhaps you'll even be invited to appear on TGC's "Academy Live" after this. Happy for your success.
Yours, M. Alton Plummer

AJ- I have all of your DVD's and the book...great stuff all. I just received the breaking 90, 80, par series. I am snowcovered here in Colorado so I thought I's put your short game instruction to work on my home carpet. I began your 100 putts day (5 balls at a time) with this modification: I putted from 6 feet to an upright juice glass that is 2 1/2" in diameter. Each time I contacted the glass I counted it. Within 7 days I went from 79/100 to 93/100. But then I began to go steadily downhill until today I was 74/100. Was missing left and then overcompensating and pushing right...driving me crazy. I just knew I was NOT twisting the putterhead and then after watching your breaking 90 DVD and, in particular, watching you putt I suddenly realized my error. I was looking up IMMEDIATELY upon contact with the ball, thus turnng my shoulders left and missing left. So I set up my juice glass and made sure I didn't look up until I felt the ball was 1/2 to 2/3 of the way to the juice glass and made 20 for 20!! Amazing how we amateurs can find a way to mess up your excellent instruction! Thanks for what you do for golf instruction! P.S. I also chip daily (12 yards from family room through dining room) with the 6 and 8 irons...what a great technique! Can't wait for snow melt!
Sincerely, Doug Schakel, Grand Junction,Colorado

I'm down to between a 7-9 handicap from an 18 after getting the truth Thanks A.J.!
Jason Manwell

hank you for a great service excellent products and the best mentor. Im very lucky that in my year and a half of playing golf I found A.J. its been hard work but I truly believe in the bat swing concept I have all the dvs just ordered Dabat and keep developing my hand eye coordination improving my game and hope to atend the golf school this year. thanks a million for the honesty and the love for the game.thanks for expanding the joy in the thing that I must enjoy in life.
Armando Mexico

This message is for A. J.
I purchased the entire set of your videos a couple of years back. While I'm not a great golfer, I'm older(67), way over-weight, and have a pair of bad knees and back I play almost everyday, build my own clubs and also enjoy the theoretical aspects of the game.
In fact, I'm sure you don't recall but when I first got the tapes I had a couple of questions. You personally called me back and gave me almost a half hour of your time. It sure left a lasting impression.
My goal for the past several years was to lengthen my drives, without success. I figured with every other shot all I had to do was go to a higher club. Anyway, while diligently following the instructions I never really showed any marked improvement. That is until very recently.
One of my mental visuals has been hitting that nail into the board. I finally decided, to drive that nail into the board effectively, I had to have better leverage. Consequently, I moved the ball (board) further up in my stance and what a difference. I have picked up 30 to 40 yards on my drives. This is quite an improvement for me since I only averaged about 180 on my drives which amounts to about a 20% improvement.
This is just a long way of saying thanks,
René Manrique San Antonio, Texas

Hello, My name is Jim I'm 47 years old I've and been golfing about 20 years now, the first time I heard of The Truth About Golf was when I was saw it on the internet & tried out your swing last fall, it took me a couple times at the range & on the course to get it right, but WOW !!! no golf lesson or magazine has ever helped out this much before, I was so impressed I purchased all 3 DVD's around christmas time, I now understand why this works so well, I think the truth about putting is exellent advice, something I'm looking foward to using, that is when it stops snowing here in Canada, the truth about the short game may just knock another 5 to 6 strokes off my game & reduce my stress level out there, I have been using my living & dining room carpet to try the 6 iron 1/4 air time & the 8 iron 1/3 air time & wedge 1/2 air time, if this works on the course like it does on my carpet I'll be ready for the senior PGA Tour in a few years, ( just kidding ) Thanks.
Jim Canada

I just came back from a 3-day program at the AJ Golf School in Carlsbad, California, and for once my mind is clear of the myriad swing "rules" that have been drilled into my head since my youth - rules that have been overcomplicating and interfering with my ability to enjoy the game and hit the ball effectively. Some of AJ's core concepts seem counter-intuitive at first, but he throws in good measures of physics and geometry, provides convincing (and amusing) demonstrations, and shows you through video analysis that nearly every successful tour pro implements these concepts (consciously or unconsciously). I threw caution to the wind and started trying to do what he said, with amazing (but not yet consistent) results. Over time, with his constant, helpful and humorous guidance, I was able to put his theories into practice with gratifying results. Did I become a scratch golfer overnight, or even after the weekend? Of course not. But I did hit the ball straighter, further and more consistently than I have in years. And the fact that his methodology is equally applicable to nearly all clubs in my bag resulted in improvement from tee to green, and in traps along the way!
David Heisler. Glencoe , Illinois

Dear A J , Great dvd instruction set, it has really helped my golf ( down to a 10.4 handicap )
David Brassey

I bought the DVD, 'The Truth About Golf' and just wanted to let Mr Bonar know that it has really helped my golf game, especially the short game and chipping. In fact, I am hitting the ball far more consistently as a result of applying what's taught. Thanks Mr. Bonar, I would recommend these DVD's to anyone who wants to improve their game.
Phil Snelman

I just had to write to you about what happened to me after watching your DVD, The Truth About Golf. I am a 12-handicap golfer who is constantly fighting a high fade; my second shots are usually from the rough. On the right hand side of the fairway, so I rely a lot on my short game to try and keep my score down. I got a present of your DVD on Thursday and watched them completely before I was due to play Mount Juliet Golf Club in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. As you might know Mount Juliet is no Mickey Mouse golf course, It hosted three Irish Opens and Two Accenture World Match plays. On the first tee, and putting Mr. Bonar's theory to the test, I can tell you I have never hit a ball so straight and so long. I went on to hit 11 out of 14 fairways; the three I missed were in the semi-rough. The following Sunday back at my own golf course hoping to prove my round in Mount Juliet was no fluke I proceeded to drive the ball arrow straight, I got third place in a stroke play competition.
I would like to thank you very much for making an average golfer into a happy average golfer.
Tony Busher

AJ,
I am just writing to let people know that your DVD instructional series really works. I have always been a nay sayer when it comes to infomercials. I have never bought anything in the past, and was skeptical after purchasing yours. However, I am happy to report that I am completely satisfied with your instructional DVD. It is a top notch presentation, and your gift for teaching is clearly demonstrated throughout.
Instead of offering an over-inflated testimony, let me briefly summarize my experience for your readers. I am a 95-100 golfer, who picks up the clubs 3-4 times each summer for the past 10 years. I have had back surgery and still have to utilize a regular stretching routine 30-45 minutes prior to playing to protect my back. I purchased your DVD set this winter and purchased new clubs in the hopes of committing more time to a sport I really love to play and watch. Today, I played for the first time in one year. I have been to the driving range once prior to playing.
The front nine was good, but I was struggling a bit trying to utilize the techniques you taught. On the back nine, I birdied the 10th and 11th (including a 295 yard drive, pitch and 1 put birdie!!) pared the remaining two par 3's, and hit numerous long irons and drivers enroute to a 43 (that included an 8 on a monster par 5 that I totally messed up on my own). As the day progressed, driving the nail, the cell phone drill and the small homerun came easier and easier. I was absolutely amazed at how effortless and simple things were becoming. And I even utilized your 8-iron chip technique to hole a chip from 40 feet (yes, I am a one third air, two thirds roll kinda guy). The guys I was playing with were blown away at my improvement. And yes, I can honestly say, after only one round of golf with minimal practice. However, your point is well taken AJ. These techniques must be practiced. There is no magical swing, but you provide us with simple, tested techniques that when practiced, yield amazing results. I had so much fun for the first time in years, and my back felt wonderful as I didn't overswing or try to mash the ball at any time today. Yet, the balls went farther and straighter than ever before.
Bravo AJ. You have a wonderful gift. Keep on teaching and best of luck in the years ahead. I am so grateful I took the plunge and purchased this DVD set. Thanks for putting the fun back in the game!!! Brian
Westfield, MA

AJ,
I bought your series after seeing the impact it had on my friend who was a traditional slicer. I hadn't seen him in a year and after watching your series he was drawing his shots and played better than I had ever seen him play. I'm 55 years old and finally know what to do to hit quality shots and improve "skill development and not perfection".
Thanks, Len von Vital

AJ, Saw your infomercial on Golf Channel and got DVDs. Fantastic results.
Am 65 and used to play to 14 or 15 hdcp in my late 30s. Stopped for 25 years ( Got into sailing). Upon Retirement and moving to Florida -- golf capital of the Eastern USA -- had time to play again.
After Several months of frustration, I looked at several offerings on swing method and liked yours for its simplicity and common sense. Granted there is a lot more to it. But you kept it simple and I connected visually.
Perhaps the best thing was the "tips and drills" DVD which brought everything together for me.
Dsepite arthritis and two bad knees, I am playing in the low 80's from back (not champ) tees and swinging much more freely, a lot less tiring!!
Every time I go through the dvd's I find another jewel of info that just makes things better.
Thanks again!! Abbot Snow - Florida

AJ, just wanted to drop you a update on my progress using your method. My handicap has dropped 6 strokes! Very impressed with your simple teaching methods that plain JUST WORK! The biggest benefit I feel is I feel in control of my swing, not the other way round. I've completely eliminated my slice with the Driver. Even if the score is not what I want, I feel I hit the ball (for the most part), where I wanted & how I wanted; not spraying the ball all over the course. Much improved hitting and now look foward to every game.
Many thanks again. Cecil Lambert. - Canada

Dear AJ,
Just wanted to let you know that I received your AJ Reveals the Truth About Golf as a Christmas present and it has been the best present I have ever received. it's just totally amazing. I've played golf for about 40 yrs now, I'm 46 and though when i played a lot my handicap was a 3 I still didn't understand because I was still trying to make a "golf swing". Now I do understand. All I'm trying to do is get the first lever in position to use the second lever. It's that simple. How I get there is irrelevant and though I have hit good shots standing on just my right leg, on just my left leg, stiff legged, as wide a stance as I could make, as far away from the ball as i can reach or as close as I could get. I've made good shots with my whole body facing the target and I've made good shots with my body facing in the opposite direction of the target what i have discovered that the easiest thing to do is to set up normally as with any golf shot but I've also discovered that it doesn't make any difference which leads me to a question that I have to ask. Why don't they just teach that a golf club is a two lever instrument to start with and not fill your head with all the other things that really don't mean much?
thanks a lot, michael keltz

WHY IS IT THAT NO INSTRUCTOR ON THE GOLF CHANNEL EVER TALKS ABOUT TURNING THE HANDS OVER AT IMPACT. THEY TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE BUT. EVEN TIGER'S HARD BOUND BOOK TELLS US TO KEEP THE CLUBHEARD SQUARE THROUGH THE LINE OF FLIGHT, WHICH HE DOES NOT DO. IN MY 55 YEARS OF PLAYING GOLF, I HAVE NEVER LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THE GAME AND NEVER IMPROVED SO QUICKLY AS I HAVE WITH A .J.'S TAPES AND THE 721 CLUB. I PLAN ON TAKING THE 4-HOUR CLASS THIS YEAR. IT WILL BE WORTH JUST TO MEET A.J.
BILL MORTON

I just wanted to thank AJ for his videos. This past year I had pretty much quit playing golf after my game didn't improve after years of playing. I have always struggled to shoot in the low 90s and before ordering the video I couldn't brake 100. I received the videos last week, so I decided to play one more time before watching the videos. I shot a 99 in that round. The week after watching the videos I played golf twice and my scores were 80 and 83!!! Thank you again for bringing the joy of golf back to my life.
Thanks Clay

O.K., I'm now a believer. I bought the CD set a year ago, but never really put any effort into trying the "lil' bat" method till today. At the time I was working with a so called "teacher", trying to be faithful to what he was asking me to work on. Boy! What that a BIG mistake. After watching the video I realize that what he was making me do was come over the top and bunt the ball down the fairway with my shoulder turn. I've worked all winter to forget what he did to me. Today, in desperation, I dug out the "Secret" CD's, watched, listened, inwardly digested, and then went out to the range with what I knew. Thank God! It worked. It was easy, and I know that with practice my skill with this "new" technique will improve. Thank you, A.J. for finally saying what no one else will talk about.
M Alton Plummer

A.J. just wanted to touch bases with you and let you know what a pleasure it was to meet you personally at last Fridays half day session. As I mentioned, I was first introduced to you through your video tapes, which gave me immediate results and restored my confidence in playing this game. Needless to say, my experience in working with you directly was everything I was expecting. I hope to get back to Carlsbad in the next couple of months and look forward to working with you on my Short Game. Thanks again and the best to you in 2006.
George Carr

I purchased your "Truth" video series several years ago. The short game info helped immediately. However, I just couldn't get the hang of hitting the "little home run." It seemed very much to being a "timing issue" and the thought of opening the club so much for one who already sliced too much was just too scary. Recently, I saw your 721 club advertised and purchased it and da Bat. I went to the range to try it out not expecting very much and was very surprised. Not only did I not slice, but gained about a one club distance. Now I occasionally hit pull hooks when I don't get the club open enough, but the results have been very gratifying. I am finally freed from all those "swing thoughts" and can concentrate on just playing golf. Your "Taking the Truth to the Course" and "Short Game II" DVDs are also great. Thanks, AJ!!
-Bill Frentzel Georgetown, TX

I first had the pleasure of meeting AJ in 1991 as a student at San Diego Golf Academy. I have to admit that I fudged my handicap in order to get into SDGA. Back then, you had to be a 10 or better and I was a solid 15-18 handicapper. I was afforded the pleasure to work with AJ one on one and in a semester I went from an 18 down to a 2. After 3 more semesters, I graduated with a plus 1.5 handicap, passed my players ability test for the PGA apprentice program and went on to teach golf in Texas for 7 years. After changing professions and quitting golf all together, I decided 3 years ago to take it up again. Oh how I wished I could just go see AJ and get it all back...Well, I got that opportunity with his video, "The Truth About Golf" and I can tell you this, the only thing better is to see him in person. AJ is the best instructor ever and the kindest human being you'll ever meet. He teaches from the heart, not from his pocket book. You'll be missing out if you don't get these instruction videos. I swear they will help anyone become the best golfer they can be. AJ, if you read this, hello to you from an old friend. I miss ya! Take care and God bless.
Ken Ewing - Texas

I wrote to you after purchasing your product and I am surprised to see that my letter is on your testimonial page. I am writing this "follow-up" to let you know about an added "bonus" I have received from your tapes. I work worldwide and at times I go a couple of months without being able to swing a club. In the past it has taken me about 3 weeks to get back in the groove after returning home. Well, I just returned from a 2 month excursion, and within 3 days I was back in form. Played a round today, carded a 39 on the front and was well on my way to the same on the back, til I looked at the time and had to bug out after 14 holes,(promised to meet my wife when she got off work), anyway, that would never have been possible without the benefit of your instructional videos. I watched them again when I returned from abroad and quickly was able to get back in playing shape. Bravo Zulu A. J.
D.R.S. Charleston, SC

Before watching the DVD (First DVD) I was pretty steady golfer shooting in the low 90?s with the rare mid 80?s days on the course. In fact before watching the video I played a round and shot 92 over the next couple weeks I watched the first DVD 3-4 times and played no golf. Then on a Saturday I went back to the same course where I had previously shot a 92 and had the best round of my life, shooting a 79 (paring the back 9) effortlessly.
Don Kemplin - Ceres, CA

AJ, the handicap is now down to 8, and I am breaking 80 regularly. I recently shot a 35, one under par, for nine holes, a first. My new Ping G5 driver which goes about 290 yards has been a nice boost to the game as well!
Regards, Ben Knox - Oxford, MD

Absolutely amazing! I finally know how to hit a golf ball! I can't hit it perfect yet, but knowing the principles you taught in your video series has revolutionized my swing. I'm 48 years old and starting playing at 40. I could never hit a SW further than 75-80 yards. After watching your series once, I went out and hit every club further. SW 95-105 yards, PW 105-115, etc., AND STRAIGHT!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Carl Bobb Parker, Colorado

AJ, bought your tapes. Started golf at age 12. Studied golf like a champion but never figured out what Hogan was doing. he said he had a dream that was to take the club head and open it up all the way back like the Scottish players did. Persy Boomer explains this best. i did this a little a few years back and shot 72 to 79 20 times and then lost what I was doing. you now have unlocked the secret. the pronation and supination is the key. that and just swinging with hand eye coordination and let the chips fall will they may. golf is fun again and I'll let you know the results. oh to hit solid shots. thanks for publishing your system. Cuts through all the red tape.
mike leblanc

Mr. Bonar, The greatest gift I could have ever bought myself this year is the DVD set. You have truely simplified the game for an amateur like me. As an amateur there are a million different opinions I get from people who can't even hit the ball straight much less give the right advice. Now I have people asking me for advice and all I can tell them is I know the TRUTH. I've only been playing for about 2 years now and ever since I watched your videos I can honestly say I'm confident to play even with the Big Boys. Thank you for the quality and effort you put in your series. You have made me ENJOY the game.
Sincerely, Stan Pasamonte Mission Hills, CA

I bought your truth about golf, truth about the short game and truth about putting dvds about a year ago. i got immediate results from using the cell phone move. not a lot more distance, but much, much straighter and more consistent.
I'm a high handicapper, 19-23, but I pared the front nine of an executive course in Sun City, Arizona, within months of switching over to AJ's method. The first time I ever shot par for nine holes, and the first time I birdied three holes in a row. I shot 30 and 33, for a three-over-par 63.
Then, like an idiot, I got seduced by an instructor out there into trying a different "swing."
But the prodigal golfing son has come home. I can't believe how good it feels to get back to a comfortable, uncomplicated, natural-feeling grip and swing.
I know the extra distant will come, when I just relax, swing easier and let the little home run do the work.
Thanks, AJ. You're the best.
walter baran tarrytown, ny

Last week I purchased The Truth About Golf video package. I watched the tapes 3 times, went out in my back yard and tried some of the techniques. I live on a lake in Georgia and much to the dismay of my neighbors I hit a couple dozen balls trying to hit the "little homerun". Today I went to the course. I hit one bucket of balls on the practice range and then went to the practice green for 45 minutes to pactice the short game techniques. I was so encouraged I elected to play 18 holes. I am 56 years old and took up golf last fall and have played 25 to 30 times in my life. I was suffering from a lack of distance and a heavy tendency to slice or push the ball to the right. I also was inconsistent in the short game. I have been able to break 100 but just barely. Best round of 92 but mostly 95 to 105. Today with only limited practice I shot a 46 out and a 38 back for an 84!!!! AJ you are a miracle worker. Thank you so much. I am so pumped up I had to send you this story, you are truly amazing. It is so simple and clear the way you explain it. Most of my shots were straight today with a couple of draw/hooks. This has never happened before. I have never hit the ball longer or straighter and my short game improved greatly, I know with more time and practice it will only get better. Today was no fluke, I know what I did and why it happened, thanks to you. I can't wait to go back out and continue to improve. Thanks again.
Paul Doucette

I purchased the videos and am very happy with the result. I averaged 92-95 shots a round. Yesterday I shot an 83 for the first time .I hit more fairways and got up and down more than usual.
Thanks AJ
Mark Fenton

I have all three videos as well as the short game video. I have just ordered the putting video. They have helped me considerably. Thanks for your help, James Hopkins

This testimonial has been in the making for the last 18 months. After purchasing the video series and watching the dvd's I immediately went to a local driving range to apply the concepts and techniques. I was amazed how straight forward it was to execute the golf swing that I struggled with for about 12 years. At the end of this practice session I was filled with mixed emotions. I was excited and pleased with the results of my ball striking but couldn't believe it could be this easy and effortless. I fought with these emotions for the next 18 months but couldn't help notice that my course handicap went from a 26 to 18 in the first 6 months using AJ's technique. However, unfortunately there is so much information and data out there that contradicts everything I learned through AJ's videos that I strayed from my path. My head filled with all these swing thoughts that just got in the way of my golf swing. Anyway, I finally committed to AJ's method, purchased the other videos, cancelled all my golf magazine subscriptions, stopped listening to all the rhetoric and cliches and started (again) playing golf that I can enjoy. One of the major advantages of AJ's system is that only after a few balls at the range, you are ready to play a quality round of golf. Just an update...my course handicap is 14 and heading down!
JM Boston, MA

Have been playing with varying degrees of success for 50+ years. It took me about a year of trial and error after viewing your "cd" to figure out the ,"where I needed to stand" part. Now prepared to say," I got it." What a difference playing with confidence makes! I can hit it farther, on target, but more importantly maintain/regain the feel of what is happening in my swing. I am playing with much more consistency which seems to breed consistency, Love it!
PS: I am spreading the word.
Stephen Smith

I bought your dvds from Golftown a few weeks ago and since switching from a golf swing to being a tool user, my mind is finally free! I haven't significantly lowered my handicap yet because my short game still needs some work, but my ball striking has improved 100%. Thanks AJ, your stuff really works!
Steve Stanton

Hi AJ,
I just wanted to write you and tell you that I got the truth about putting a few days ago and all I can say is wow! I love how simple you make the game! I use to be so focused and nervous on making a perfect "down the line" stroke that I got a little yippy, now after seeing the dvd and knowing that the face angle makes the direction, not path, I feel a lot more comfortable putting.
Jason Manwell

Last year was my first year ever playing golf. i joined the high school team and wanted to learn the sport. I did ok, but all my scores were in the high 50's for 9 holes the whole spring. I got AJ's videos and began practicing with them. By the end of the summer I was shooting in the high 30's for 9 and the 70's for 18. Before I had to use an iron to tee off with because I just couldn't hit the driver right. After watching i was able to hit it and now I average 250 off the tee with some going 285 or 300. AJ was a huge part in my success on the course. His videos are worth every penny. Thanks AJ
Anthony Moravia, NY

I recently purchased your series of video tapes and watched each one of them thoroughly before hitting the range for the first time. I was amazed at the results; within a few shots I was drawing the ball for the first time in my life!
Dan Ft Lauderdale

I have your three tapes and my driver shots have improved greatly after watching the driver tape.
Thank you Gene Johnson

AJ, thanks! great work. I'm 52 and only about 1 1/2 yrs since i began. I've taken lessons and read stuff and seen other videos. yours was special.
Mark W.

Got the video Series and have dropped my score from mid 90's to mid 80's. I'm 65 took up golf again after 20 yrs off and liked your infomercial. I'm hitting "woods" & rescues like a champ. Short game is coming along well.
Abott Snow

i love aj. my game has improved over 25 strokes after watching the videos. this has extremely improved my self-esteem. Jon Richards Birmingham, AL

Hello, thanks to your help I have drastically improved my game. I have in the recent past shot a consistent 95. Now after I have watched and practiced your videos i have improved my game by .5 strokes. I now consistently shoot a 94.5. Your videos made better and for that i thank you.
Yohaun Dover, Deleware

The latest thing to happen since learning your techniques are compliments on my swing from friends and complete strangers alike.I'll be 69 next month and have never felt so comfortable at the ball.
Bill Morton Aloha, Oregon

Just a point of clarification: I have your book and on page 43 it looks like the head of the nail is above the equator and you are driving the ball down. From that picture it looks like to me that line 5 is hitting above the equator of the ball. Yet on page 43 clearly line 5 is hitting right on the equator. The image of hitting above the equator down into the ground seems to me to be working a lot better then last year where I was hitting down but I was trying to hit the equator. Either way I am hitting the ball awesome this year (I live in Calgary and the season will be starting shortly) as I am carrying my 6 iron no kidding 200 yards in the air as opposed to 185 last year. But I am one of those that needs all the detail so I am looking forward to any clarification.
Thanks for the great book
Craig Vogel

AJ-
I can only say "Thank you!!!". After years of hitting just enough okay shots to keep me coming back to the course, but mostly chopping wildly at balls and wondering in midswing where they might go, I bought your DVD set. I had seen you on TV and thought "he makes it so easy!". Well, let me tell you what has happened. I first went to the driving range to see what I could do. It use to be that a jumbo bucket ended up with about 15% good shots and the rest wormburners, toppers, and slices. Well, today I shot a jumbo bucket and I'll be darned if I maybe had 10 bad shots out of the whole bunch. And I was hitting my length!! 260-270 with the driver..... The secret to this success was your advice: I kept looking at my cell phone, I worked hard at not swinging early or late, and I tried to de-loft the club as you mentioned in your words. What a joy to finally be able to say "I know what I will do this next shot!" All we bogey golfers hope for really is some consistency....let us know what will happen on a regular basis, and we can start to work out the bugs..... Again, thanks for the help and best of luck in the future
Jake University City, MO

Dear AJ.
I wanted to email you, on your dvd tapes you said you like to hear from golfers that use you tapes i bought mine two weeks ago I have improved to the point where I'm able to understand what my hands are doing now I go to the range with a purpose not just hitting balls. The two parts of my game that has improved the most is putting and my short game I feel like I can play with my buddies and not look like a fool. Aj thanks again have played golf for 17 years and really never understood it till now. I live in Maine so golf season is short.
Sincerely, Bill Juilli

AJ, No! Make that Mr. Bonar. I have been watching your presentation on TV for 3 years, and have been meaning to, when I had the time and extra money, to send off for your DVD's. Well, after my wife said, "Look, you have been talking about this for 3 years, order the darn thing." I still didn't, instead, I found them in a local golf shop and bought them that day. It is now 3 days later and I have just returned from a round at a Palmer layout called Rivertowne, the second hardest course in my area, Pete Dye's, THE OCEAN COURSE, is considered the first. Would have tested your theory out there, but, they are playing the Club Professionals Tourney there this weekend. Anyway, enough idle chit-chat. HOLY SMOKES. It was like you turned the clock back 30 years for me. I am 51 and began golfing in my early twenties. In those early days, the game was fun, I had little thoughts of perfect swings, I played straight by feel and hand-eye coordination, and, WITHOUT FEAR. Rarely did I 3-putt, and when I did I laughed it off as a fluke. Today, I went out as a single and got paired up with a threesome that I could tell looked like they knew how to play. In the past I would have had some major butterflys about that, but, today, after my first teeball smoked 20 yards past their Alpha golfer in the group. Actually went through the fairway and landed in a bunker 130 yards from the green, which I proceded to stick to within 5 feet of the flag. Well, I made the putt, and many more the same length during the rest of the round. My only negative comment is that I OVERCLUBBED TOO MANY TIMES. Which gave me the change to dazzle them, and me, with some simple short-game magic,(gotta know the trick to perform it, hey AJ.) THANKS, for bringing back the fun, for 20 more yards off the box, and one and sometimes two less clubs into the green, and oh yeah, those GIMME 5 footers.
Regards:
David R.(Randy) Stafford Charleston SC

AJ,
Got your video's over the holidays and have been playing the best golf of my life since. The snow was on the ground in Wisconsin but I had the opportunity to play in Arizona while visiting in-laws and noticed an immediate difference in my game; ball striking, short game and putting. Now that the season is in full swing, I've been taking your techniques to the course and my playing partners don't recognize me. I'm hitting fairways, greens, putting the ball to the hole, and getting up and down when I have to.
I'm writing in regards to your 30/30 guaranty. I might not be 30 yards longer because I've always hit it a long way, but man am I straight. I got rid of my normal slice/ block and now move it right to left, land it in the middle of the fairway and allow it to chase at the green instead of the woods. The real excitement has come from part 2 of your guaranty. I was a 20 hcp. and would get excited when I broke 90. I'm now playing to a 9/10 and can't believe it.
This past weekend I shot 77 from the tips on a course that I dread playing because it takes a bite out of me everytime I play it. The game is alot easier from the fairway, but I knew that before the video's. I just didn't know how to hit it there. Secondly, your short game video is awesome. I tried to play everything around the green with a 60d wedge and control the ball with spin. I was aweful around the green. I felt like you were talking about me when you talked about what not to do during the short game video. I now play 2 of the shots you taught depending on the situation and have had boat loads of tap in pars. Lastly, the putting video has made me a player. I don't even know what to say about it, its so simple.
Soooooo... Thank you!!! At 5'5" 190lbs. I thought I couldn't play because my swing wasn't like T Woods. We'll I'm not gonna go on tour but I can play now.
Andrew Hansen Kenosha , WI

You are an excellent teacher. i mean i have been playing golf for 10 years. I have spent hundreds of dollars on teaching pros and videos over the years. After receiving your package of dvds my game has been transformed. i mean the dvd on the truth of drivers is incredible. i was driving the ball maybe 210 yards and that was inconsistent. after watching the video and applying the principles, i am consistingly and i mean consistently driving the ball 250 to 270 yards. my ball flight is either a power fade, straight shot, or a draw. i just can not believe this is happening. i shot a 92 on a par 72, 6700 yard course. i played from the tips. that is the lowest score i have ever shot in my life. AJ THANK YOU SO MUCH.
JT BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Been working with AJ's tapes for about 2 weeks and have had an incredible improvement. My handicap has already dropped from 14 to around 8 and I just completed back to back rounds of 79 and 80 from the back tees. My ball striking has drastically improved and I'm driving the ball 100% better. AJ truly has an ingenious way of teaching better golf.
I've also purchased da bat and it's the best training aid I've ever had.
Jim St Jean Mt Laurel, NJ

I am exceedingly pleased with this series of lessons. The light came on. Wherever I go now, people are curious about the light bulb above my head, the knowing smile on my contented face. I see the envy and convey an "I don't know what you're talking about" look. I have not as yet shared the secret, and you probably would insist that I do. But I enjoy it so. Up till now, I knew one thing that no one else in the world knew, where I itched. I now know a few of the simple secrets only the GODS knew, perhaps a stretch since you have been teaching this for many years so maybe a few thousand lesser mortals are privy to your genius. Now I have an opportunity to reset my golf goals and have realistic expectations of success. The confidence you've given me will undoubtedly carry over into the rest of my life, and am considering a run to succeed President Bush, when the time comes. Do you offer a condensed course in rocket science? brain surgery may not be out of the question. Thank you very much, Jim Prime, Dallas Tx

I got a 3-dvd set on "general", driver and short game. I went from 103 to 93 average in one month. It really helped. Thanks.
Mike Tribble West Chicago, IL

I want to thank AJ for making the swing and especially the release understood. Most descriptions of the release have lead to amature players releasing, or for that matter picturing the release, incorrectly which leads to a lot of problems and lost distance. The way AJ explains the release in his videos makes it an easy concept to grasp. When I swing the club and release it correctly the ball just jumps off the clubface and my swing feels so under control. During this past weeks PGA Championship CBS showed a slow motion video of Phil Mickelson's backswing and downswing and his release was a perfect example of what AJ is talking about. Thanks AJ! You have made golf fun again.
Mike Ackerman Lawrenceville, GA.

AJ, you are the GOLF MASTER. I have been playing golf on and off for 7 or 8 years, but have been taking it seriously the last 3 months. I was very inconsistant with my irons. Sometimes I would hit it straight, most of the time I would push it to the right. I watched the DVD's a couple of times then went out to the range. The cell phone drill helped me so much. I hit all my irons straight and about 15 to 20 yards longer then normal. I actually made contact with my 3 iron. AMAZING!!!! I have been working on my woods and driver. They are coming along great. AJ, again, YOU ARE THE GOLF MASTER, thanks for everything.
Jeremy Albuquerque, NM

So many thanks for the AJ Instruction Series. I am a 2 handicap. On the short game, the very first time I used the 30/70 technique with a down hill shot with a pitching wedge, I chipped in. I proceeded to get up and down on 3 occasions thereafter in the same round. Knowing the Bat motion allows you to visualize what you have done in your swing - under rotation through over rotation. I hit a lot of soft draws and some prodigious drives. It took only two rounds to get to stage three. FYI, I had not finished your driver series before I played the first round. I spent the first round out in stage two with a number of pull hooks because I did not know about the cupping to open the club face more. Next day I missed only three fairways and had 3 birdies and shot 5 over. Your program is for real and I can't wait to practice it more. Your series is the best I have ever tried..period!
A 1000 thanks.
Hoyt Connell Kensington, MD

Wow, what can I say. I have been golfing twice a week for about three years. I have studied so many things about the swing, and all my playing partners complimented me on my swing, but my best round ever was 105! I got your DVD's and watched them avidly. I then went down to my driving range for three days, putting all I had learned into practice. My first round since then was yesterday. And I couldn't beleive it, every tee shot went in the fairway, I added at least 30 yards to each club and I shot a 92! I'm sure I would have scored better if I hadn't lost concentration and scored an 8 on one hole. I can't wait to get back out and see if I can break 90 on my next round. I am normally such a cynic about these things, but I just wanted to say thanks AJ, for bringing my enthusiasm back to the game.
Paul Skillen UK

My name is Craig, 39 years old and have been golfing seriously for two years. I have always struggled with every club in my bag, but love the sport. This year I slowed my swing down and have actually begun hitting some fairways. However, I have been inconsistent at best. With the love of the game, I went out and replaced my $150 set of clubs with a premier set. I did not see an improvement in my game with the new clubs, so I purchased The Truth About Golf from a local golf store after seeing advertised on the Golf Channel. I watched the dvd's twice just to make sure I wasn't missing anything. After the second time watching I thought it can't be this simple. Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, I thought for sure that this was way out of my reach...AJ says this, I hear this...I must be missing something. I headed to the range to put his lesson to the test. Normally, I will start out with my PW to loosen up. Today, it was my 7 iron, which I normally hit 140 to 150 yards. After a good stretch, I went through the motion of AJ's lesson. The first 20 or so balls, I did not notice any difference. I thought, yeah ok, there goes another $100 out the window. I sat down on a bench and thought about what I was doing and what AJ said in the dvd's. I realized I was missing one of the steps. I stepped back up, lined up and hit the ball. Whoa! I watched the ball go straight and land about 160 yards out without trying to kill the ball. I was using the same club speed. A little smile came across my face. Let's try that again. I hit the ball with the same result. After a while, I thought, I've got it! I pulled out my 3 and 4 irons, clubs I have never been able to hit. Not only could I hit them, but I was putting them out there straight and close to 200 yards out in the air. I was in awe of what I had done. Not only could I see a difference in the ranges of my clubs, but I did not misunderstand what AJ was saying. It really is that simple! As I said before, I love the game a! nd even though I was not a very good striker, my friends like to golf with me because of the passion I have for the game. Bottom line, this program is no fluke...it really works! And boy is it simple. Thank you A.J! I know I will never play on the tour, but man, it sure makes it fun when you hit a straight ball with distance without having to try and crush it. By the way, my kids love the card trick.
Craig Cross Garden City, MI

Dear A.J.;
Let me begin by expressing a HUGE, "THANK YOU", for demystifying much of the "stuff" my wife and I have been subjected to by three different "professionals" who have been trying to teach us how to play golf since we retired a few years ago. I'm sure their intentions were pure.
We borrowed your book "THE TRUTH ABOUT GOLF" from a friend and that led to us purchasing your 3 videos on the same subject. We have viewed them all, over and over, again. They have improved our shot making and our self-confidence and our scores. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Brent & Ilene Bamford

First I want to thank you for taking the time to make these instructional vedios. I recieved my first golf clubs in the mid 60s. I was only 10. I played only about 4 times a year when my brothers would come home from the service. That is until last fall when my dad took ill and I played where he lived in GA while I waited for the visiting hrs to start. When he died, I purchased a set of K-mart specials for 150.00. Hey they were good for the type of golfer I was. Anyway, I saw your add on the Golf channel for your instructional series. I had only taken 1 lesson in TX this past spring, and one lesson taught me what I didn't know about the game. So I decided to purchase your first set of videos. I have always been one that if you can show me how to do something, I could do it! Well your videos were what the doctor ordered. In a period of three months, (April -June) I went from a 37 handicap to where I am now a 22 handicap. My distance is also alot further but more importantly, it is straighter. I had no idea how to chip using anything other then a PW. You taught me how I can use any other club in my bag and do a better job with it on your short game DVD. I now have all of your video tapes & DVDs. I recomend anyone just starting the game or a pro, to watch your first set of instructional dvds. It will save them alot of stress, time and will give them a new appreication for the game.
Gordon Fisher Frederick MD.

7- handicap --1.5 year layoff and only had one round under 80 this year. With no practice got me a 75, with no chance of shooting much over that. Chipping method and 5 ball putting drill are great too. AJ Bonar and the Truth About Golf are the real deal. I love finally not having to think about feet and shoulders, etc.
Randy Ryner Sprinfiled, IL

I have been playing about three years. I fell in love with the game my first time out. I more or less tought myself becoude I could'nt afford lessons. I spent alot of time reading GOLF TIPS mag. and watching the golf channel in serch of ways to improve my game. But no matter what I tryed I just could'nt break that mid ninty mark.I cought your infomercial on the golf channel one day, and thought man I have to get those vidios. I didn,t have the money to spare at the time so I traded one months green fees for the vidios.I spent about three weeks not playing, just practicing your methods in my back yard with a net and a bucket. My buddies all thought it was a big joke until the next time I played. I spent about 30 minutes on the driving range that morning before shooting an 82.That was 2 months ago.I havent shot higher than 84 sence then and have shot as low as 76. Sence I started using your simple aproach to the game I've knocked an average of 20 strokes off my game. I even hit a one legged tee shot right down the middle every now and then just to show off. Your the man A.J.
Tim Davidson Jacklsonville, Arkansas

I've played golf since my first memory of my childhood. By the age of 14, I was playing on my local High School Golf team, and was captain by junior year. I was competitive in local events. Despite all this, swing thoughts consumed my playing and wreaked havoc with my game. Any time off from golf resulted in lack of consistency, yips, and the ultimate question "How do I hit this thing?" I could make a good looking shot now and then and scramble to a few pars and birdies getting my handicap to a 10 w/out your teaching yet, but it wasn't fun.
Then, in April of 2005 I decided to REALLY make an effort at being competitive, not only locally, but nationally. I bought your DVD's amongst SEVERAL of the other guru's you see on the Internet. I have them all. Each round I would try different strategies. Finally, frustrated, I returned to your videos, which I enjoyed watching and dedicated myself to your teachings. On july 9th, 2005, my 25th birthday, I shot a 79 (+8) at Overlook Golf Course. My front 9 was a +6 of 41, and my back 9 was a 38. I knew where EVERY shot was going, and I was tanking my 5-wood as far as all of my playing partner's drivers. On one whole I 'thinned' a 7-iron from about 165, to end up only 7 feet from the pin for birdie.
At the range recently, I was hitting balls on grass (in the Northeast, it's rare to find grass ranges), while my friend mosied on over. I had about 20 balls left and hit my three iron and driver for the remainder of practice. EVERY ball was accurate and long. He asked me 'what club is that' 'My 3-iron'. 'Wow, you actually look you know what you're doing' he said. And I do. It was a laser-like three iron, uphill, to about 210 yards. My driver flew easily 260 in the air, no roll, uphill at the range, with range balls. Who knows how far it would be with regular balls, flat surface and a fairway?
What can I say? THIS is the only way to learn golf, bar none. It's simple. It's effective. It works, and its fun. If I'd known this when I was in high school, I'd have been competing with my friend who are on the Canadian tour and other amateurs I grew up with up. I now practice every day, swing every day, and am devoted to this cause. When people ask, the first thing I mention is AJ Golf.
I someday look forward to meeting AJ and I appreciate his diligent effort at dispelling the myths that so consume the golf game and prevent ALL players from truly enjoying this wonderful sport.
Sincerely,
A.R.L. Lowell, MA

A.J.
I purchased 4 of your DVD's back in April and am one happy golfer.
I wanted you to know that yesterday I shot a 75 after practicing with your information and instruction.
I'm 68 years old and you can count the number of 75's I've had on 3 fingers.
It's not so much getting more length but it's the accuracy of my shots.
Bill Morton

I ordered your dvd's about a year ago and didn't quite get the hang of what you meant by the cell phone swing. I have always had trouble with my irons as I would hit them straight right sometimes. I would try to correct this by keeping the face colsed on my backswing. This usually resulted in weak shots with no distance.
I watched your DVD's again last week and thought I would try the "da Bat" swing. I thought I would probaly hit my shots further to the right since I was opening up the face on the backswing. But to my pleasant suprise, all my shots started to go straight!!!! Now I just step up to the ball and think of the cell routine and "da Bat" and I am hitting my shots great.
I saved the best for last. Last Friday I was playing a par three at my home course and got my first hole in one fo my life from 175 yards. I sure am glad I watched your DVD's again. Thanks for making me see that golf is a game of opposites. All a long I thought that to keep the ball from going right I had to close the club face to the left. Boy was I wrong. Thanks again for the great instruction.
Bill Miller Wichita, Ks.

I have your Truth about Golf, have them for one week and it has put me more in love with golf because I am olaying good for me, about five shots less, have a Que. do you not but your Irons on the ground just before you hit them or do you do like the driver and never but it down on the ground, Thank You all my bous say what have you done, are you trying something new I just smile.
John Tyler North Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Dear AJ,
Free at last, free at last....I purchased your DVD's and received them this past Friday, 07-22-05. I've only ordered 2 golf training aids in my life. Last year I experimented with the "Inside Path" with some success. I started to understand that the right hand has to pass over the left, but didn't know how to make that happen consistently. I'm a bit of a skeptic and saw your infomercial a few years ago, but dismissed it as just another golf gimmick. Big mistake cause I would have ended the frustrations of block fading it or coming over the top long ago. I'm currently a 13 and have little time to practice or play, but am finding the time and making it a priority to practice. My goal is to get to that Category 3 you speak of. I have been a player who has always "held on" and didn't know how to properly release the clubhead, but after watching the DVD's and UNDERSTANDING the way the club is made to be used the light bulb in my brain went off! I went to the range the following day, Saturday, and had the easiest time striking the ball. Can you say "effortless power?" I can now! Allowing myself to "manipulate" the face of the club to open on the backswing has made me aware of where the clubface is at the top. (Finally justification that the clubface MUST open on the way back for it to properly close thru impact). From there a simple return path to the ball and a closing of the face thru impact....well let me just say that I never have consistently struck the ball as solidly, and with a soft draw like flight. FANTASTIC! It just felt like I was now using the club as it was intended. From my Wedge all the way up to my Driver, and even the 3-Wood off the deck, I was hitting the ball downrange with a gentle right to left flight....with lots of extra roll. I took to the practice green today to work on the short game with the 6 and 8 iron. I was a bit hesitant to try the putting reverse overlap stroke, but after hitting it so well on the range just the day before, well my skepticism took a back seat to just trying it! . UNREAL! Once I was able to develop some feel for the distance I was consistently getting the ball within 1 putt range. I was amazed at how easy the ball gets to the hole and on line. I even made a few. I even tried it with the 56 SW and finally found what the right hand is supposed to be doing. The feel of "tossing" the ball to the hole with the right hand. I can now spin the ball (Pro V1x's), if I want to or let it "roll out." I now have what I feel are the beginnings of a complete game. Tee to green, hit it right to left or hold on a bit and allow for the fade. Thanks for the knowlege AJ. I'm anticipating lowering that 13 down to a 5 by the end of the year and will attack scratch after that. I have the confidence in my ability and coupled with the things I learned from your DVD's, I know I'll get there!
Best wishes,
Mark B. Chicago

I have been playing golf now for about 7 or so years now, i started in high school and played throughout my years there on the team. I was always one of those "swing oriented" players like most everybody seems to be now. I had my occasional good days, I was to the point where i could come close to breaking par, but I never had the confidence to keep my swing from day to day, sometimes hole to hole. Recently one of my friends purchased your series, and I watched it with him, and WOW what a difference!! No joking, i added 25-35 yards on top of my already fairly long drives, and everything in my game now holds up under pressure!! Last week I was in the first group teeing off right after a tournament, and there are two tee boxes right there on the course i played, so there were about 30 ppl around, and it brought me back to the nerves of starting on my high school team, but to my amazement I bombed it straight down the middle leaving a pw into a 460 yd par 5!!!! AJ YOU ARE AMAZING, i will absolutely be buying my own set of dvds.THANK YOU AJ
Marc Palmer, MA

Having watched all 3 dvds and still being unable to get the card trick correct I wondered what the heck good it would do my game on the course,I play off of 26 handicap and my home course is very tight narrow and tree lined,I usually spend most of every hole in the trees on the right searching for my ball.Ive tried most things to cure my "power fade" off the tee as my friends teasingly call it but nothing has ever worked,until that is I discovered this little guy telling me "the truth".I am typing this after playing my wednesday medal round with my usual partners and lo and behold..My "power fade" has become the straightest longest shot Ive ever hit.After sending two balls off the first two tees straight and left,thats my usual line to get it on the fairway I decided to bite the bullet on the third and aim straight down the fairway like my playing partners,this is on a 391 yard par 4 and I creamed it right down the middle with a tiny amount of draw,on holding my finish I happened to glance over my shoulder at my playing partners who just stood their open mouthed,it went..and I counted so did they..315 yards my normal drive was around the 200 yard mark in the trees to the right,this has continued on and off all through my round.Not everything went correctly but I can tell what was wrong ....too early or too late with the bat...I have just shot an 86 for a net 60 normally im in the very high nineties or over 100 and you couldnt knock the smile off my face with a seven iron,it works and it works well.
Michael Mcewan Glasgow Scotland

AJ:
I have had your tapes for roughly a week now. Wow! What a difference. Thanks.
Nelson R. Guymon

Hi There, I have never been one to buy into gimmicks or quick fixes. Activities or jobs that requires a proven ability and skillset to be effective don't lend themselves to gimmicks. Golf is no different. When I first saw the infomercial, I figured, here is another guy trying to make a buck off the backs of those pursuing some sort of happiness on the golf course. I quickly dismissed the program. But for some strange reason, I found myself thinking about the program later that week. I then did a quick search on the net about AJ's program, and found nothing but rave reviews about it. Doctored reviews? Perhaps, being a pessimist, that immediately jumped into my mind. So I let another week pass. I then finally decided to take the plunge on the program, bought it at my local GolfTown in Canada, and figured I would be returning it inside of the 3-month guarantee. Boy was I wrong. I am writing to tell you AJ, that not only have the skills you teach work, but they are GOLDEN. I have never been more happy or confident on the golf course in my 10+ years of playing. My regular playing partners still look at me wondering what happened. I am the one they are chasing now, not the other way around as it HAD been for all the years gone by. True to your guarantee, my handicap has dropped 10 strokes. From the high 90's/low 100's to high 80's/low 90's. And my drives are really nice now. I actually hit a 3 wood (at a par 4) 300 yards off the tee 2 days ago. Effortless power without all those ugly swing thoughts in my head. (no wind assistance, nothing, just your skill/technique at work). I ended up with a 91 that day on one of the most demanding courses in my area (par 72 at 6500yds), and yet I left thinking I should have been around an 85, were it not for a couple of bad course management decisions. For a recreational golfer like me, you have made a huge difference in my outlook on the game. It feels great visualizing a shot, and then being able to execute it. As you said, the Truth is all about building skill, not achieving perfection. The Truth does work, not to mention the shortage DVD is money. That alone will drop 5 strokes easily off any one golfer's game. Thanks for sharing your skills and techniques in such an eloquent and entertaining manner. Boy are you an effective teacher and communicator. And no, I will not be returning the DVDs as I had originally anticipated. - Pete Cirone, Markham, Ont Canada

My name is Jim Bates, and at one time I headed up the distribution department at The Golf Channel. In that role I played alot of "woeful" golf with customers, etc, and it was quite an embarrassing scene. An example, standing at the first tee of Turnberry, and whiffing, with seven others watching. No, I'm not kidding. So, the result of this was, at that moment, I became determined to become a golfer, and I've worked like a mad dog to get my handicap to 11. I've done it all, Gravity Golf, Natural Golf and they all helped in stages. Natural was quite beneficial but it only got me to a point. I was a good athlete, football hockey, baseball raquetball etc, with hockey as my major sport. So anyway, I had seen your infomercial a couple of times and decided to buy the DVD's and see what the "truth" was behind the swing. I got the DVD's watched them twice, went to the range and shook my head, after nailing the ball like never before, a little right but I hit the hell out of it. After some time on the range, not a lot of time mind you, I was hitting with confidence like never before. So simple and quite frankly so natural. I knew there had to be something, that this goofy game could not be that complicated. It has taken me 47 years to figure it out, but thanks to the truth I'm on my way. When I think of the "truth move" and how many times I did that shooting a puck or hitting a baseball, well, I knew it was something simple. My first day on the course was today. Ended with an 86, but I was a bit erratic getting the timing down, and I expect that will improve. The 6 iron and 8 iron chips worked quite well however. I'm hoping to go into uncharted waters the seventies, pretty soon. Anyway, did not mean to babble on but wanted you to know that there is a happy customer out there. Thank you! - Jim Bates

I have been playing golf for 37 years. I played junior golf, high school, went to college on a golf scholarship and later played on some amateur tours. I have taken countless lessons and ordered numerous golf instructional products with little to moderate success. After watching your infomercial I decided to give your DVDs a try. I can honestly say that in 37 years I have never acheived so much improvement with so little time and effort. All of the complicated and numerous swing thoughts and keys that previously had me tied up in knots were all thrown out and replaced by a simple theory and movement of the club. Its astonishing to me how this works. I am hitting my irons longer and straighter with more confidence. I am hitting my driver 30-40 yards longer and I no longer worry myself sick about hitting bad shots. I finally have the confidence to execute the shots, even under pressure! When I go to the range I watch a lot of other players struggle with all of the swing thoughts and can see the anguish on their faces and remember how I used to be just like that. Golf is much more fun now than it has ever been and your philosophy and approach has instilled a confidence in my game that I thought I would never have. Thanks so much. Sincerely, - Rick Pascale Phoenix, AZ

I purchased your video and have been able to hit balls only a couple of times since I watched it. I used to hit a 6 iron 150 yards, since watching your video, I hit a 7 iron from 155 to 160 yards, a big improvement. There has been a big improvement in length on all my clubs. I hit a forged iron and you can tell instantly if you hit it well by the way it feels, I am hitting at least 95 percent in the sweet spot. I recemmended, no I strongly recommended to two people to buy your video. I do believe you're on to something A.J. I have been golfing for about 30 years and I'm hitting the ball better than I ever have, and I'm just starting to learn the way you teach. THANK YOU A.J. - Jim Dwyer

AJ, I consider myself one of your sucess stories. I have always had a good feel for chips and putts, but had problems with the full swing. I got your DVD's on a Wendsday nite and by Sunday I was hitting the best shots of my life, no golf product has ever come close to helping me the way your information has and in 3 days no less! Thanks a million for a product that exceeded my expectations. - T.A. Green, Tustin CA

AJ, I want to thank you for the "Truth". I watched the ad on the golf channel and was a bit sceptical. I had tried Gravity Golf, Natural Golf, and Straight Shooting Golf. I was all over the place. I had no idea where the ball was going to fly. Since I purchased your DVD's three weeks ago I have gained control and confidence in my game. I went from mid 90's to 80's and dropping fast!! I am from Nova Scotia Canada and suffer from a short golf season, so I enjoy playing good during the time I have. Thank You - Jeff LeBlanc

AJ, I am a new man on the golf course thanks to the video. I have never in my life been able to hit iron shots like I can now that I have seen the truth. Thanks. - Dave Falvo

Hi AJ: First thing, thank you for pointing out the missing information in golf. Every day since I recieved the tapes, I've been watching people at the driving range trying to make the "PERFECT SWING" and not getting any better. I have dropped 20 strokes in the last month thanks to you. You have saved me more money in lost balls to pay for the tapes twices in the last month. - Don Sestini, Methuen MA