The Swing Solutions Winter Program is designed to be an individual experience that allows each player to build their skill set one move, one  motion, and one concept at a time.  Since its inception in 2002, the Winter program has helped 1000 young golfers meet their goals.  Twenty-two of the past twenty-four Post-Crescent Players of the Year have participated in our program.  While others have tried to copy our program, there is no copying our experience, credentials, attention to detail and proven success.

2018 Program dates: Jan 29 – Mar 24

Cost: Follow this link for Rates

Program Format: 8 weeks of filming, guest speakers and practice time

Filming – Each participant will be grouped with players of equal caliber/age or experience.  They will come once a week for their filming and swing time with Carolyn.  During each session they will be given an analysis that will provide them with a direction for improvement. It is our hope that the students use their practice time to work on new
concepts and moves as they slowly try to improve their swing.  At the end of eight weeks, we hope to have made steady and substantial progress with each student. The filming session will take place at Orthopedic & Spine Therapy/Swing Solutions. We have moved! We are now on the North end of Appleton directly across from USA Soccer. For those who use GPS: Swing Solutions, 4000 N Providence, Appleton 54913.

Practice Session – The focus of this session allows the individuals time to practice the skills and movements that were identified during filming.  We will utilize St Gabriels’ in Neenah for our Saturday practice sessions. We will utilize two Appleton elementary schools for the weeknight practices.

Lecture Series – Lecture nights will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-5 and 5-6. These sessions will take place at Orthopedic & Spine Therapy/Swing Solutions – our new location directly across from USA Soccer, at 4000 N Providence, Appleton 54913.

Filming hours:  Monday thru Friday – 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8pm  Saturday – 9 & 11am

Lecture hours:  Monday and Tuesday 5pm and Saturday at 10am.  Wednesday 6pm

Practice hours:  Schedule St Gabriel’s, Neenah Saturdays @ 12:30, 1:15, 2:00 and 2:45; Edna Ferber, Appleton Wednesday 8:15-9:15; Horizons Elementary, Appleton Friday 7-8. 

As our program has grown, the need to place the students in appropriate learning groups has become even more apparent.  Some players are relatively new to Swing Solutions; others have been with us for 2-3 years.  In order for the material to remain appropriate for the skill level, age and experience, we will be assigning player’s times for filming sessions.  Players may select their own practice and lecture times. Earlier sign-up will help us accommodate your schedule.   Swing Solutions has four core audiences: Girls, Middle School Boys, high school JV and Varsity/college bound players.

As a result, we will need to know what nights work best for each individual.  I will try to accommodate each individual to the best of my abilities, but it is inevitable that some folks will have to accept their second choice.  Player’s are welcomed to form groups with friends, however, skill level differences may dictate otherwise.  In addition, we will also work with student’s schedules for other extra-curriculars and sports.

Program Content:

  • Controlling the clubface
  • Understanding the power sources: hands/arms and body
  • Focused practice; ball flight laws; physics, the principals of leverage and swing theory
  • Skill, strength, balance and posture testing
  • Putting and short game fundamentals and strategy
  • Psychology and the role of individual responsibility
  • How to compete and how to prepare for competition
  • Course management, rules and competition
  • The power game and shot making;
  • Preparing for your future: are you varsity, or collegiate material?
  • Summer competition – what’s out there and how do I sign up?
  • The role of the body – am I strong, healthy, and balanced enough to compete?
  • Nutrition and work out
  • Summer work – how to get a job in the golf industry
  • Goal setting

Scheduled Speakers to include:

  • Todd Monger, Psychologist, North Central University Golf Coach
  • Carolyn Barnett-Howe, 4-time Women’s State Open Champion, Two-time National PGA  Women’s Stroke Play Champion
  • Steve Barnett, PT Owner of Orthopedic and Spine Therapy

Spring Break – Our previous trips to Florida have been incredibly fun and worthwhile. We will again be hosting players and families this year. For more information about our Spring Trip click here.
If you have any questions, please call 920-967-GOLF, 920-858-0388(cell) or email howe2golf@aol.com

To Register for the Winter Program click the Registration tab at the top of this page, select “Classes & Programming”, then “Winter Program” to enroll your child!