Jonathan Calsolaro

ABS Student

Oliver Reinforth: former #1 player on iconic UCLA Golf Team (Pavin, Pate, Pernice etc.)

“I am so happy with my progress. I am truly grateful for ABS. And I do know my swing still needs much work. Nevertheless, I am already much much better compared to before I joined. In fact I could barely hit the ball back then. Now I hit beautiful blades from ~ 1960’s and begin to enjoy the game. And my collection of clubs, too! So happy.”

Module 5 student

“I want to the range today and had a session of my lifetime. This was strange because I was extremely consistent. I hit about 100 balls and hit 98 of them perfect. The remaining two I shanked :) Thank you John. My biggest realization has been that it is no help to THINK of the moves. You just have to drill and drill and it happens by itself. When I started hitting it well, I realized that my swing and my good shots feels nothing like what I thought it should feel. In fact, my swing now feels probably a complete opposite to what I thought was right. I now also think that golf swing cant be taught the way teachers teach it on the range. I might be wrong. But I now think that one just has to do your drills and work it out that way.... ”

Module 4 student

“I just can't say enough for how much I have learned through the ABS program. It's a lot of hard work but I just can't deny the results. When I started ABS about two years ago, I was around a 15 handicap. My number dropped to a 5 last month and I can still feel so much room for improvement. I feel I can take a week or two off and come back fairly strong. Understanding the basics of what we are trying to do has been so helpful. Thank you and Bradley so much for helping my game. I might even give persimmon a try this year!”

Module 8 student

“I agree 100% with your analysis and understand the abs mythology and how it aligns with the great strikers of all time. Thanks and enjoy your teachings and insights, keeps me learning everyday and makes me a better instructor. Thank you!!”

Advanced ABS student and PGA Teaching Pro

“...It is starting to feel natural so I am hitting more balls and playing. So far my length and shape is really changing. I have never experienced this type of change and the ball is making more noise now. I am hitting it noticeably longer and I am hitting my irons higher as well. I really appreciate your help and feel fortunate to be able to work with you. I am excited to put in the time and truly learn this. I don't know if you realize how advanced you are with your teaching.”

Advanced ABS Student and after visiting The Deck

“I have been playing infrequently and actually playing the best golf of my life (I even shot a 32 on one 9, never having previously broken par in my life)... ABS intentions are in every swing if not in my swing DNA, so I have you to thank. I am a 10 handicap I should probably be at around 5 or 6 but for the lost shots on the green. Thank you for the effort that you have put into the course and I look forward to sending you a video of my "new swing". It feels so very different to my old swing. Hopefully it will look different.”

Module 9 student

“My ball striking has been pretty good that last few weeks much crisper sound and less deviation off line on miss hits.. I still cannot believe how different the game feels now to 18 months ago, such a great program!”

Module 6 student

“Thank you so much for creating this program. It really has far exceeded my expectations. I still have a long way to go, but a lot of that has been me just resetting the bar and my own goals for my golfing experience. Thanks for your help and patience.”

Module 7 student

“Played in a monthly tournament at RCC... I hit 15 greens in regulation (fringes not included... right on the surface). I'm trying to remember the last time I did that. I think it was probably when I was in my late 20's before I quite the game. Anyway, it was the best ballstriking in a long time. A lot of fun.”

Module 8 student

“You probably get this from other students too - after I get to the ‘next module’, work out and learn the new material, somehow my comprehension (and hopefully execution) of the previous module improves. Having watched your Mod 4 video many many times, I think my Module 3 is changing for the better! And faster!”

Module 4 student

“Just wanted to thank you for your help and patience in my progress. It's been a slow and at times frustrating journey, but my ball striking has improved significantly enough that my common playing partners have been commenting recently. Scores and handicap have been dropping steadily since undertaking the modules. Thanks again!”

Module 7 student

“Alright so I'm really liking module 7 and think it's brilliant. ..it's the way the modules have all built up to this point..it's just brilliant. I'm also now starting to feel all the mods in my swing. All very exciting and almost revelatory really. I mean my swing still has weak areas, but I have a crystal clear picture of the swing and what I'm trying to do. I can also immediately troubleshoot my swing, and others as well. Or identify what someone is doing well. Basically I feel a deep understanding of the swing now in all it's aspects...Great stuff.”

Module 7 student

“It is very reassuring to know that my swing is on the right path through impact. It gives me a confidence over the ball that I have not had before.”

Module 4 student

“Tee to green probably the best I have ever played.......my playing partners are starting to take note of the improvements and most importantly the consistency. Thank you.”

Module 4 student

“Quick Summary 39 strokes out and 40 in 34 putts 9 pars, 2 doubles, 1 birdie and 6 bogeys. 1 penalty I guess the main difference was that I hit 9/18 GIR!! Thought you will be glad to hear it, and thanks for all of your support so far!! I will continue to work hard on that Mod 1 drill, and hope that this is only the beginning of many 70ish rounds to come!! Cheers!!”

Module 1 student who breaks 80 for the first time!

“Played really solid, ball striking is really coming around I've hit a lot of balls in the last two weeks. The heavier clubs are really helping me get the club into a better position. I ended up shooting 66! I feel a lot of strength in my hands and forearms from the bag work and hitting balls! Excited to keep working hard! Thanks, John”

Canadian Tour Player

“It sure is fun seeing that I am 200 out and grabbing my 3 iron and firing for the green. I would never have dared that before this year. Your abs program is awesome but I have learned that it takes years to get one's own feel.”

Advanced ABS Student

“Finally broke through and shot a 78! So excited, and thanks so much for putting up with all my endless questions and videos!”

Module 6 and Super slotting student

“The course is going well for me. It's helping me address my fundamental swing issues that I've always been able to see, but not been able to fix. The problem with traditional coaching, even with coaches that have a good knowledge, is that you go from session to session, really just tinkering around, and not making the fundamental changes needed. Your program has forced me to be brave enough to make a big change. And it's been really good for my golfing mental health to not be obsessing about swing positions which was my modus operandi since I was a kid. So it's been very good thanks!”

Module 6 student

“Thanks for putting up with my videos! I'm a slow learner, but I just wanted to thank you for being patient. Yesterday, it was cold and windy and I broke 80 for the first time shooting a 78 at my local course! I was finally able to play golf and not play golf swing. The guys in my group didn't say anything until I finished my round, thankfully! I think they knew I was nervous! I don't slice the ball like before and feel like I am playing a better controlled game now with the heavier clubs! Definitely seeing improvements and I credit this to working slowly on the drills. I still have a long way to go, and don't see myself being a scratch golfer any time soon, but who knows? lol”

Module 3 graduate

“Your program is so engrained in my head, it's sick. I will never be a pro, or even come close, but to hit like I did today put a huge smile on my face! :D Thank you for instilling the drills into my motor memory. I have only hit balls twice in 3 months, and today was one of those days. Amazingly, I hit them about as well as I ever have. Thanks again for developing such a wonderful program. I really missed being away and am thrilled to be back at it!”

Student

“The reason ABS works so well is that it is perfectly grounded in simple physics! Almost everything else I have read (over 200 books) or tried (and I have had some lessons from some of the best including Hank Haney and Chuck Cook) is for the most part garbage. It seems amazing to me now that I understand it and feel it that it is actually pretty simple. And in all of the volumes of instruction out there as far as I can tell you seem to be the only person who has figured it out and codified into a body of instruction that actually works! Simply amazing!”

Advanced ABS student

“Thanks for taking the time to put all of this together. Now that I have a swing I am very proud of, I have met another one of my lifelong goals. Having this swing ranks right up there with my Top 20 Ironman Finish, and my hardest routes on the rock, and I was elite in ranking. Now that I can hold the line of compression, its time to turn to the short game this winter and get ready to start actually playing golf.”

Module 9 student

“Just wanted to say I'm impressed by the detail and amount of work you've put into this ABS course. M6 is really confirming a lot of things for me. I cant think of any tuition, whether one on one , book or online coaching that at any point has made me think, "I can do this" as much as ABS. I know there is a pretty darn good swing waiting for me right around the corner everything is falling into place. I look at my swing of a year ago and its almost like a different person... I cant thank you enough!”

Module 6 student

“Will get on with the adjustments you suggest. Just to let you know I'm hitting the ball really well with the feelings from Module 1. Hit 15 greens today in our PGA region Order of Merit Event and knocked a few flags down :0) Really enjoying my golf at the moment.”

PGA Professional working on Module 1

“Shot 78 (+6) at the club late today (not an easy course). Best round since I took up the game again 2 years ago. Finally feel like I'm playing golf. Hit 12/14 fairways and 12 greens (8 within 15 feet). Cohesive body tension makes the game easier... Creates consistency and eliminates fear. Your instruction makes this possible. I'm now confident I've reached a point from where, with more hard work and commitment, I can make significant progress toward my overall life goal of breaking par... Something I haven't done since I was in my late teens. I know I can do it.”

Module 5 student

“Hi John, Just wanted to let you know I won our club championship today. Thank you so much for your help, I would never have done this without you.”

Neil G.

“I am very pleased with my progress so far, when I hit a good one it is sweet, much better then I have ever struck the ball before. My only regret is not starting sooner. I have really enjoyed the process so far, and the results speak for themselves!”

Student

“Once I identified the true source of my pivot, it seems all the modules just fall into place. Also, concentrating on centering my pivot in my core, shaft plane and proper shoulder turn (level left) seem to happen almost automatically. But I guess that is the magic of your program and a year's worth of almost daily module work do for someone. My greatest thanks for your help and this program. I am very grateful for your program and what it has done for me so far and I can hardly wait to see how the next modules can start tightening up everything.”

Module 6 student

“When I started four years ago I could never have guessed I'd come this far to be able to execute with blades and persimmon. I carded a 78 toward the end of the season last year from 6500 yards, my best score to date. I remember thinking during the round, the good shots weren't surprising, the bad shots were manageable. (I had one memorable up and down for par I will always have in the memory bank). It all felt expected. Hard work pays off. Five years ago, I had to rely on luck to be a low 90s-high 80s shooter with modern gear. I don't know that golfer anymore, he's a complete stranger. Thanks John!”

Module 7 student

“I really like Module #5 because I am seeing the light!!! I dont think I have ever done a drill that has changed my swing so much so quickly.........of course without the other 4 it would be a pointless exercise but it still is shocking to me the effectiveness of the drill.”

Module 5 student

“Today was, without a doubt, the best ball-striking day I have had. I got some looks from those around me, as I literally hit for 3 hours (400 balls), taking the club back to the 4:30 line, making sure I was wound tight, then I just pivoted to my lead side with my legs, while firing my left hip, while also firing my right knee around, but keeping it bent. My legs felt as bent as Knudson's or O'Grady's.... my head stayed back, and I was able to swing very, very flat.”

Module 8 student

“I can't even remember what my old swing felt like a year ago. I actually tried to make that swing and I stood there trying to remember, and had to back away and spend a long time trying to remember the physical feeling. My conclusion was that there was very little physical feeling to it.”

Student

“I've been working my mods for a while now. I hit the rock with a lot compression. My Chipping and Pitching was on mark (I hit one pitch from about 40 Yard two bounces in the HOLE never left it's intended line also I was hitting straight laser Shots straight. like the one I hit that landed 2 inches form the hole Kick in Birdie! 8-) I would to thank each and everyone for your support over the years here at ABS. John Your the greatest, you set up these module for Success and a lot of hard work here. No short cuts if you think you going to find a easier way FORGET ABOUT IT do your work and it will be .”

Advanced ABS student

“I was on vacation last week and played about 15 rounds. I shot a 79 for the first time shooting in the 70's and really appreciate all the help and guidance, it is really starting to show. Thank you again for the help, I have seen a huge improvement in my game.”

Student

“I feel like I own my golf swing... Never any mysteries anymore. Shaping the ball and flighting it wonderfully! Thanks John for knowing your shit, and knowing how to share it!”

ABS Tour player

“I've gone from shocking ball striking to shocking ball striking! I think you know what I mean. In the company of two PGA professionals and ex-tour players, I stood on the range with one club, my 8 iron and proceeded to hit balls while they talked. Their talk was about my forearm rotation, open club face and inside path to the ball. They were saying I would never be able to hit the ball consistently bringing the club in that flat and the face that wide open. As they were talking, I picked a 145 yard flag and and hit the first few balls. Short back swing, minimal hand travel and not a lot of effort put those balls on the front of the green. The next few balls, with a little extra pivot thrust, found their way into the center of the green. A few more balls and really feeling the pivot work, I put the next few near the back of the green. I was thinking of how much control I actually had with just an adjustment to my actual pivot thrust. I dialed that in a little more and hit 10 more balls right at the stick. If a cup had been there, I swear I would have holed out 5 of those shots. The chatter finally stopped when the 17th ball I hit and landed a few inches from the flag. 17 in a row! The PGA guys just looked at each other and drove off. When they returned a 1/2 hour later, my basket of 100 balls was gone. The green was covered in white dots! I must have hit 85 balls on the green! I can't believe I just experienced that! I'm so pumped!!! Thanks for everything John. I am simply amazed what 7 months of drilling has done for my swing.”

Student

“My last few rounds have been really good. My last round I actually got it to 4 under through 12 only to cough up a few because of a balky putter! Might have been thinking ahead a little to what might of been and I was nervous but my ball striking stayed really solid. I ended up shooting 72.... Really excited about getting better!”

Module 5 student

“I just drove home from my 1st PGA of Ontario Tournament in 10 years! I played in the Assistants Division and finished Tied for 3rd. Bottom line, my swing held up under pressure and I hit some great iron shots into greens that were severely sloped while trying to navigate crazy winds Thank you for all of your help and feedback, I really appreciate it.”

PGA Professional and module 4 student

“I just spent the past few hours watching and rewatching all of the videos you prepared for Mod 6. I am sure you hear this all the time--but your videos and explanations are simply wonderful. I had no idea I would learn so much from you. I now can see, at least mentally, how all of this fits together. Thanks for taking the time to develop such a fine product for your students. I can't wait to begin the work for this Module!”

Module 6 student