Tom, I would be remiss if I did not write to thank you for showing me the techniques that took my 100 mph golf swing and allowed me to ramp it up to 110 in just 6 swings. I honestly did not believe that to be possible. I have always taken great pride in my abilities to control the golf ball and to say the heck with distance. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to hit my 6 iron closer to the pin than my opponent does his 8 iron. Unfortunately as father time takes its toll on this 55 year old body, The 230 yard drive vs my playing partner's 270 or more yard drives leaves me at a distinct disadvantage. On 400 yard holes I'm hitting a 5 iron and he a 9 or pitching wedge. Not a recipe for success to put it bluntly and I hate handing out money after a round. My swing was developed when I was young from the tutelage of the late Davis Love Jr. and his assistant pro at the time Tom Ness. I have not missed reading a Golf Digest or Golf Magazine for the last 10 years but those magic bullets for increased distance did not fit into my vision of my honed swing or simply did not give me increased distance promised. Tom, I have watched the transformation of your game in the last few years and have been duly impressed. Then I walk onto the lighted driving range last week and see you pounding balls into the next county. What I did not expect was for you to put my swing to the test. Best at 100 mph, balls out effort on my part. With a few tips and 6 swings, my swing speed measured at 110 mph without feeling like I was swinging harder. That equates to about 20 or more extra yards that I needed to find. The best part is that I feel that my accuracy not only did not deteriorate but in fact may be better. I am honestly looking forward to find out how much increase I can achieve by learning the entire Original Golf Swing system. I expect to pick up a Golf Digest or Golf Magazine soon and see your mug on those inside pages sharing just a few tips that helps keep us older guys competitive. Gracias Amigo!!!!!Peter Beck, Delray Beach, FL
"Tom Duke has created a great instructional system. It combines the knowledge and techniques of the best, most efficient swings used by the greats of the game. Easy to read, implement and maintain and I would recommend to golfers of all ages and levels of play. "
6 Time RE/MAX World Long Drive Finalist
"I am so happy with my swing over here in the Philippines. You really have an excellent understanding of this swing technique and golf swings in general. The more I do it, the more I believe it should be widely taught. There is so much BS in teaching golf out there and students don't improve. I see one after another at the range standing “stock still” like their legs are implanted in cement and the instructor telling to do this or that with the hands and arms ... and they all look tight with a lot of tension in their swings. I have never felt more relaxed or without tension. Figuring out little things every day (stuff in your swing system and drills) --very exciting. Can't believe why nobody has been teaching this except you. And the chipping is so damn accurate. It's like I freed myself after too many years of tension in my game (and I am an athlete). Thanks Tom!"
"Mate!!!!! This swing is insane, feels effortless, bombing my shots straight. Thought it was just luck but played a couple of rounds now and it's all coming together...awesome. Cheers!"
Turks and Caicos Islands
"Can't remember when I pounded out 200 practice balls in a day!--and having fun!! Thanks for all your help & tips + showing me your unbelievably easy to do TomDukeSwing. I have never felt so good about my golf swing. Shots felt like real golf shots (it's been a long time)- the click and everything..no effort...totally relaxed...finished swings without even realizing...weight shifts w/o thinking.. (previously almost impossible)...great distance(s)...for me ... pretty amazing."
North Palm Beach, FL
"I want to thank you, I mean, REALLY THANK YOU, for todays lesson. Honestly, in all my 9 or 10 years hacking away at this game, I have never come across someone who presents the swing the way you have. The results speak for themselves. So many shots were amazing in the sense that impact sounded SO SOLID and the ball had a piercing flight, and was traveling straight and FAR, (and there was a strong wind against us). I'm exited about that because, I have never hit that 3 hybrid SO WELL--SO MANY TIMES- before, and as you so aptly put it, without any conscious effort. The extra distance is going to be a game changer. I went to the range on Saturday, and had - by far- the absolute best range day in my life, EVER. I just took my 8 and 5 irons. I hit about 5 buckets of balls, and probably miss-hit 3 balls in total. It was surreal."
"Tom, I really enjoyed the learning system, and believed you nailed the notion of the original golf swing. I never had any formal golf lessons when I was growing up, but I was able to caddy and see some golfing greats up close--Julie Boros, Tommy Bolt, Kenny Venturi, Tony Lima, etc. Back in the 50s and 60s when I played competitive golf, I also spent time and shared different swing thoughts with some truly dedicated golfers that would begin at days end and go well into the late night. I recall being an hour late for the first date with my wife, and having to give her the excuse of having my swing analyzed by a golfing buddy. I have always had a love for the understanding of the golf swing.
I believe your grasp of the swing to be absolutely on the mark. I remember reading about Stuart Maiden, who was Bobby Jones’ golf mentor. Stuart refused to ever discuss the mechanics of the golf swing, and spoke only of the golf swing as being an uninterrupted motion having only a beginning and an end. It is not that the old timers did not understand the mechanics, but rather they truly understood the notion of an uninterrupted swing and did not have stop action photos to explain. Respectfully, your presentation of The Original Golf Swing is as good as anything I have seen or read on laying out the underlying principles of the golf swing."
Delray Beach, FL
"As a golf instructor, I am always seeking to gain knowledge about the swing and I’m all ears when it comes to new and innovative ideas. Especially when those ideas are coming from someone who has succeeded in the heat of competition by utilizing this great swing. Not everyone can produce a club head speed in the 140s like Tom Duke does, or qualify for the REMAX World Long Drive Championship like Tom has. But each and every golfer can get longer and play the game better and with more enjoyment while reducing the stress on their body by following the clearly-stated concepts in this terrific instructional system. This is a must read for everyone from current long drive and playing professionals, to senior players, to those just starting this great game."
Golf Channel Swing Fix Instructor
5-time REMAX World Championship Long Drive Finalist
Two-time American Long Drivers Association Super Senior Champion
"Why aren't more pros teaching these techniques? I have read the online book and hit for an hour this morning. Truly remarkable!"
Palm Beach, FL