"My husband and I started working with Eric a good year ago. In that time he has managed to get both our swings working much better, and thus enabled us to significantly reduce our handicap. He is a committed pro, and great company too. We have also seen his commitment to provide clients of his with a lasting good impression of Scotland and the magnificent golf it has to offer."

Joanne Cooper-Wijvekate


I had been a scratch player for many years but without regular tuning my golf swing had fallen into disrepair and my handicap had ballooned to a 10. I had dreamed of playing golf in Scotland for more than 30 years and decided as it was my 60th I would treat myself – nothing like celebrating in style.

I contacted Eric via the internet when I was searching for Golf Tour Operators and asked if he could organise a custom tour for me. Eric offered coaching as well and put together a package of coaching and golfing that was just awesome.

It is the coaching I would like to focus on. First Eric wanted to know at what level I had played. What had I changed? Where my game was at now and where I wanted it to be?

Then over a period of days we worked on each point that required correction, alignment, stance, swing plane, grip always one step at a time until it was mastered. The SAM putt lab was revealing and 2 hours training has produced immeasurable changes in my putting stroke.

Eric would be without doubt the best coach I have worked with and I would recommend him highly. His attention to detail is amazing and as he puts it “Golf is a game of accuracy so you have to be accurate in everything you do to produce an accurate shot” – that will stick with me as the coaching lessons made me realise how sloppy my basics had become.

Whilst I know my golf swing is still not perfect it was a thrill to see my scores improve during my visit finally culminating in a par round that included 5 birdies on quite a breezy day at Craigielaw- thanks for everything Eric

Bruce Grant - New Zealand

"Eric organised the perfect tour around Scotland for us. Golfcourses and B&B you normally would never have found he booked for us. He also managed to organise beautiful weather. Playing in Scotland on stunning golfcourses in shorts was the best experience."
Barthy Monteban-Bredenoord

"Eric is a great coach that can make the difference for you as a golfer!
I started hiring him as a coach, and I recommend him strongly.
My golfing basis are solid and I can improve and get better as time goes on, just building up on this good start."                              Fausta Pavesio - Italy

Ich stand wohl längere Zeit in Gedanken verloren vor den schönen Bildern eines sehr schön angelegten Messestandes, als ich plötzlich angesprochen wurde. Es handelte sich um Eric Grandison, ein sehr freundlicher PGA- Pro mit eigener Golfschule sowie eigener Reiseagentur www.Scottish-Golftours.com, der wunderschöne Reiseziele in Schottland anbietet. Ein sehr freundlicher, engagierter und überzeugender Mann, dem man es abnimmt, dass der Ursprung des Golfspiels nur in Schottland sein kann und während er noch über seine Heimat dozierte, hatte ich in Gedanken bereits meine Koffer gepackt. Er kredenzte einen köstlichen Whiskey und etwas Gebäck, was das Reisefieber augenblicklich in die Höhe schnellen ließ! Sobald es mir möglich ist, werde ich hinfahren.                                      Sabine Oelmann - Germany

Thank you very much for the 4 great hours we were together in a 1:1 lesson last June.6th. I wish Scotland could be closer to Brazil, allowing me to have another dozen of those lessons. I had the best class ever, since I've started playing over 1 year ago. Loved the way you re-set from my grip position to the overall swing. I felt a real improvement in my game and confidence. I had other classes in UK during that time, but all similiar to the ones I've had before, with things you can read in magazines or books, but that don't stick and make you reflect and improve the way you play. Your class dynamics are fantastic and really work. Well done! Next time in Scotland I will come back for more...All the best                                                   Alex Waclawovsky - Brazil

A unique way of reviving fundamentals, state-of-the-art technical help and swing analysis, empowering self help through several tips and drills, and - most importantly - Eric's experience made the lessons a remarkable experience. I can highly recommend Eric to players at all HCPs looking to improve their game. Thank you for the great 8 hours of lessons!                                                          Philipp Gillmann - Germany

Many thanks for a truly inspirational lesson this morning.Before the lesson i was convinced that i would leave suffering from information overload, but after viewing the before and after video clips you have inspired a new keenness in me to practise the drills we went through, and a new found eagerness to get back on the                golf course!                                                                                     Neil Duncan - Castle Park Golf  Club

I’ve had several lessons from Eric including an intensive weekend covering all aspects of the game.  With Eric its back to basics with your swing, each component analysed and tweaked in order to give you the style, grace and balance of Tiger!  It can be hard work but when you see yourself alongside Tiger on the laptop screen you’ll think it’s all worth it!

Eric knows what you should be doing and has a great eye for what you actually are doing. His explanations are clear and consistent. The bad habits acquired over the years can be uncomfortably exposed but it’s all good stuff. Eric will, in an easy, friendly and fun way, raise your golfing ambitions and abilities.......if you put into practice what you learn. You’ll be viewing your new swing the next morning in the bathroom mirror, eager to get out onto the course and looking forward to the next lesson.

George McLuckie, member, the Glen Golf Club, North Berwick.

Dear Eric 

Thank you for my lesson i e "FULL SERVICE" I now hit more fairways than before you squared up my stance and slowed down my swing . All so i am hitting the ball further than before your instruction. 5 months later i am still on a high, driving from london was worth every mile something i will repeat as soon as possible. Eric thanks for taking me under your wing. 

Keith Brand  - London     

We spend the week 17. – 24. August in Edingburgh. Despite, the weather not being to good to us, we had a very successful week with Eric. He was always as professional as right on time and reliable. All transfers (airport, hotel, golf courses) happend with no problem at all. On Top of that, and that is still most important - our golf swing improved considerably. We will definitely come back next year.

Renée and Albert Lampach - Luxemburg

Just a note to thank you for the very pleasant stay at Craigielaw.     I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the 'Full Service' experience.  Over the 2 1/2 days, all aspects of the game were covered and changed for the better.  Ball striking has improved 100%.  My round yesterday produced only 2 'duff' shots instead of the normal 10 - 20.  And, what was important was, when I duffed, I knew what I had done (actually - not done!).  Fairways were hit, and putts holed.  Saturdays are fun again! I can highly recommend the experience.  If you can teach a 60 year old 22 handicapper to drive straight, chip and pitch to the green, and hole 15 footers, then anyone can learn.  Great fun, not too hard work, and the results worth worth every penny. The difference in my game was spotted within 2 holes this week-end and I think you may be getting a call from my partners.I will be back for more next year.                       Best regards                                                                                  Andrew Westwood, Inverurie.

"Thanks very much for a most productive day on Sunday.  I enjoyed the whole experience, the teaching and the video analysis was excellent and my swing became much more solid and reliable as the day progressed.  I'm really looking forward to coming back for short game instruction.  I've been playing since I was 4 and learned more in 1 day than in the previous 60 years!  The single figure handicap looks realistic again"                                                                    Robin Dow - Royal Troon & Muirfield member

As a 'late starter' with golf, I was struggling to improve, but Eric has been working with me to build my swing and develop my overall game.  He is extremely knowledgeable and professional and his encouragement and enthusiasm have really put me at ease, making lessons enjoyable and really motivating me to play better. Eric's commitment to developing my game has given me so much more confidence on the course and I only wish I had taken the plunge with professional tuition earlier!                                               Michelle Bailey, The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick

Just a note to thank-you Eric for a wonderful day.                           The "Full Service" was an excellent course and quickly identified my weaknesses and allowed sufficient time for you to work with me to make unbeleivable progress in just one day. I felt I got more out of this full day that I would have done in a serious of 1 hour lessons over a couple of months. As a non-handicapper the hints, tips and excercises quickly had me hitting the ball better than I have ever done before. The use of video swing analysis was particulary useful to monitor my progress during the day and to identify the areas needing work. I will be back to continue to improve but recommend this day to golfers of all levels.                                                        Keir Bradie      

Prior to my first visit to Eric its fair to say my game was in freefall.   Although a single figure handicap player I had lost all confidence and my swing was all over the place. I was plagued by inconsistency even though I had taken a number of lessons elsewhere. I decided to vist Eric after seeing the difference he had made to my wifes game which had improved dramatically. After a few visits and undoubtedly some hard work on the range I am enjoying my golf more than ever and playing with a greater consistency. I have found that one of the real benefits with Eric is being able to see your swing on video where you can see your faults but also the good points in your swing. There is no doubt that Eric is a very talented teaching golf professional and Kay and I fully intend to see him for the forseeable future. Under his guidance I am in no doubt that we will continue to improve.                                                                     Chris and Kay Lannin, Craigielaw Golf Club members

Eric - "Thank you very much for looking after my guests and I at Craigielaw last week. We all thoroughly enjoyed the format of the day with some initial refreshments followed by 2 hours of coaching from you followed by the round itself. We all found your style to be professional without being patronising given our mixed golfing abilities! It was also very worthwhile seeing the video swing analysis which you showed us after which really helped to illustrate the observations you had made earlier in the day. Many thanks once again Eric, hope to see you again soon."               Kindregards                                                                                          Paul Smith, RBS  Edinburgh   

Eric -                                                                                    Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 Day School. Never thought it was possible to pack so much in. The facilities at Craigielaw are magnificant! Your teaching method is terrific. It is scary to see the video but very beneficial. It may take several visits to iron out all my swing problems but if you can organise the fabulous weather I will ensure my wife's consent!                                                                         John G Gordon, Belfast Ireland  

Eric -                                                                                                Just to say Thanks very much for looking after us so well on Thursday 19th April for most of us it was a first time visit to Craigielaw and the whole experience was first class. Your coaching session in the morning was great despite the weather and it certainly had us all trying different things in the afternoon.  A Great Day Thanks again                                                                             Vic Bicocchi  Director, RBS Edinburgh

Mr. Grandison -
Thank you so very much for a wonderful lesson. The exercises and drills that you taught me during my very short but memorable stay in Edinburgh will, with steady repetition, help me to improve my form, my skills and, of course, my game. I especially appreciate your kind encouragement. I hope to have the opportunity to return to Scotland in the future and to the Craigielaw Golf Club for more of your very excellent advice. Thank you again.
Wesley Johnson, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Returning to golf six years ago after many years absence, I had taken lessons form other golf instructors before I met Eric and I had improved but was still very inconsistent. I could play much better than I used to but would play above my handicap occasionally and awful on many occasions. I have now been taking lessons with Eric for over a year and it is clear his understanding of all aspects of golf is extremely extensive. Eric is a very enthusiastic and hands-on instructor. He teaches a defined swing and his video-computer demonstration is invaluable in seeing the principles behind it and where you are going wrong. I also spent a very pleasant week with Eric and his group in La Manga in Spain last year and would strongly recommend this. Playing with Eric on the course was key to actually finding out what I would do wrong when playing. While I have yet to reduce my handicap, which was probably too high, I now play to within two or three shots of it on virtually every round and saw this very clearly recently when I played St Andrews much better than I had done three years ago.
Neil Laird, Bruntsfield member, Edinburgh

"The whole family had a great week at the Eric Grandison Golf School. Craigielaw has magnificent facilites and Eric was patient and thoroughly professional with golfers of widely differing experience. Everbody improved. I would highly recommend his school for anyone looking to move their game to the next level."

"Familien hadde en fantastisk uke hos Eric Grandison på Craigielaw i East Lothian,Skottland.Klubben har fantastiske trenings fasiliteter,både for kort og lang spill og en fantastisk links bane.Eric er tålmodig og proff og alle laerte noe.Kan anbefales med det høyeste."
John Smith Stavanger, Norway

Lieber Eric,
Es waren die zwei Golfstunden, die es uns gebracht haben. Andreas hat beim Herrenabschluss-Turnier den 1. Platz gemacht--hipp hipp. Ich fühle mich so sicher bei meinen Schlägen, wie vorher noch nie. Ich bin sicher, beim nächsten Turnier werde ich mein Handycap verbesseren können. Die Unterkunft, die Ihr ausgwählt habt, war vom Feinsten (Der Familie Belderbos nochmals von uns Vielen Dank). Eure Organisation und Betreuung können wir nur weiterempfehlen, sie war grandios. Danke für Alles, wir kommen wieder!
Andreas & Gabi Mackowski, Pulheim, Germany

Having made up our minds that it was time we got serious about improving our golf, how fortunate we were to discover the Eric Grandison Golf School at Craigielaw. The two days myself and Karen spent with Eric took our games to a place we did had previously not believed we were capable of achieving. Eric is clearly a skilled golfer himself but more importantly had the ability to identify and improve our games almost before our first lesson had begun. Eric is patient and insightful in his teaching. In addition the travel arrangements and service provided by Scottish-Golf tours.com was excellent and went without a hitch. We look forward to returning soon.
Kevin & Karen Ryan, Huntingdon, England

I am very pleased with the results after the 2 day golf school. Eric is a very good teacher and stuck to the task to force me to do the right thing, despite years of bad habits. Great value for money, Eric even arranged 2 days of fantastic weather while at the school in late September.
Paul Casey, Edinburgh

Als blutiger Anfänger hatte ich von meiner Frau einen 3 Tages Golf Kurs bei Eric geschenkt bekommen. Meine Zweifel ob man in so kurzer Zeit zumindest soweit kommt, dass man einigermaßen mitspielen kann wurden schnell zerstreut. Mit viel Engagement, Geduld, Humor und Tipps schafft es Eric auch Anfängern zügig die notwendigen Grundlagen beizubringen. Craigielaw ist ein traumhafter Kurs, auch für einen Kurztripp einfach von Deutschland erreichbar. Ich kann einen Kurs bei Eric nur auf das wärmste empfehlen. Ich freue mich jedenfalls schon auf den nächsten Schottlandbesuch.
Dr. Rainer Heger, Stuttgart, Germany

Dear Eric, Thanks again for the great pointers that you gave me during my visit to the golf simulator at the Leo Pharmaceutical exhibit during the EADV meeting in Rhodes. I was amazed at how quickly you identified several subtle, but important flaws in my swing and gave me easy to understand suggestions that I was able to incorporate into my routine and see immediate results. I did play on the only golf course on Rhodes the very next day and my mid-iron shots were some of the best ever! Cheers!
Mark Boguniewicz, Denver, Colorado

I started taking lessons in Italy last March, but for sure I made an enormous improvement with Eric's 3 days school last Summer. If anybody is interested, I am planning a number of lessons for 2007 and I will be happy to share them with another beginner.
And Craigielaw is a wonderful and peaceful place!

Ho cominciato a prendere lezioni in Italia lo scorso marzo, ma sicuramente la 3 days school di Eric la scorsa estate è servita a dare una svolta consistente al mio gioco. Se qualcuno è interessato ho già programmato una serie di lezioni per il 2007 e sarò lieta di condividerle con altri beginners. Craigielaw è inoltre un posto meraviglioso!
Fausta Maria Pavesio, Milan, Italy

It was a pleasure to attend your school. I felt that after your instruction my game has come out of the dark. Thank you for putting the fun back into my golf. I shall return to continue the fine tuning. I cannot recommend you highly enough.
Douglas Harvey, Glasgow

I took four days tuition with Eric. His eye for what needed to change in my swing was very impressive - and confirmed later by the video! He also had the knack of finding the drill or swing thought to help me make those changes - I was amazed at how quickly he could get me striking the ball well with my re-built swing. And as the better shots started to come I could tell that Eric was as pleased as I was - bags of encouragement and real teamwork throughout the week. Absolutely brilliant.
Kevin Doerr, Dalmahoy Golf & Country Cub, Edinburgh

I have just spent two wonderful days in the heart of East Lothian at the Eric Grandison Golf School.
I am a 56 year old mid-handicapper and have had alot of golf lessons (including one from Ian Woosnam!!!!) but never before have I come across such an honest, no frills teacher. Eric has a comfortable and relaxing method of coaxing the best out of a player and soon found a route to a swing path I could understand.
The Eric Grandison Golf School is an oasis in the desert of golf coaching and I feel fortunate not only to have enjoyed the experience but am now able to call on Eric for personal advice and future tuition.
Alan Heslop, Newcastle
The 16 players and myself from Denmark would like to say many thanks to Eric for a fantastic week at the Eric Grandison Golf School and Craigielaw Golf Club. Eric's understanding of the golf swing and putting is second to none and his immense knowledge of the game confirmed to us he is one of the best coaches in the game. The "SAM Puttlab" putting instruction was great. We had seven fantastic days with coaching and play from 8.30 - 19.00. We would also like to thank all the staff at Craigielaw Golf Club and Kilspindie House HOtel for looking after us so well. We will recommend your Golf School to all Golfers and we are looking forward to our next trip in 2007 to beautiful Scotland and the Eric Grandison Golf School.
Morten Jessen, Mental & Strategy Coach, Denmark
Last year I resolved to do something about the state of my golf game. I began a search for someone who could help me, and found Eric. He is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and likeable guy, so I decided to place my trust in him. Over the months since then, my trust has been repaid. I have worked hard with Eric to re-shape my swing fundamentals, and get rid of the deeply ingrained bad habits which unconsciously spoil the golf swing.
I have much to thank Eric for, because under his watchful eye I have seen dramatic improvements in the areas we have been working on. He sets high standards but is at the same time sympathetic, supportive and positive towards his pupils. His criticism is always constructive and insightful. His joyful enthusiasm for the game of golf is infectious, and I can thoroughly recommend him as a teacher.
Last autumn my wife and I went on a golf holiday to La Manga in Eric’s company. The pleasant combination of playing, tuition and socialising in the Spanish sunshine brought my game on in leaps and bounds and we are also pleased to say we now count Eric as a friend. The experience of a trip to La Manga with Eric’s golf school is one to be highly recommended.
Peter Hammond, Craigielaw member
"Eric has a great manner and approach to coaching the game. We were impressed with his ability to instantly explain what was wrong with the swing, and fix the faults in easily understandable terms giving great swing thoughts to make the changes as well as give practical drills to make the changes permanent. Despite the differing levels of student competency, during the coaching sessions there was never a dull moment and he was able
to make the whole experience effective and fun as well. We both have an improved understanding of our swings, faults and fixes and have no hestitation in recommending Eric to any golfing student. The whole experience was so worthwhile we hope to have another booking perhaps with some Spanish sunshine thrown in next time!
Gerald & Agnes Kerr, Glasgow

Eric is a fantastic teacher for all ages and abilities. My entire family, wife and 2 children had the pleasure of his expertise for a full day. Golfing abilities in our family are varied but Eric was able to instantly pick out the problems suggest corrections which were understandable by all. My son had a half day practice session then playing lesson. His golf has improved considerably the only downside is that he hit is driver so hard and long that he broke it - serve him right for out-driving me! The Sam PuttLab is awesme. We all had a putting lesson in the lounge in the dry and warm.
We were able to see what we had feared the most - a crooked stroke. The improvement in a short period of time was even measurable. We would all recommend Eric to you whatever your golfing ability.
Stuart Lloyd, Member of the R&A, St. Andrews and Member of Rules Committee
For some time my golf had been in decline, I was struggling with most departments of my game and my head was a total mess. I had on numerous occasions gone to other golf coaches and parted with quite a lot of money, unfortunately to no avail ,worst still my handicap was getting perilously close to the B section and that's when I first met Eric. After the pleasantries of our first meeting he asked how my game was,you can imagine my answer and guarded response not really prepared to take on any more advise or waste any more money with another golf coach. He was sympathetic and totally understanding,however he asked for a chance to let me see what he could do and I have to admit his positive approach won me over, suffice to say that after a course of hands on lessons and an unscrambling of my mind I'm now back to 8.6 playing out of Craigielaw
Thank you Eric your coaching skills and understanding of game of golf are second to none
Duncan Stewart, Glendale House Edinburgh - Craigielaw Member

I am 42 years old and have been playing golf just under a year. I have had four different PGA golf instructors but only Eric Grandison has taken a real interest in my swing. He has a positive enthusiastic attitude towards the game and this comes across when instructed by him. I recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their golf. I will be continuing with Eric as my instructor.

The lessons are wll worth the money.

Laurence Stephenson - Craigielaw Golf Club Member

Just wanted to extend my thanks to Eric after attending your golf school. Your knowledge of the golf swing and how you convey this to the pupil is second to none. I can recommend any member or guest who is serious about "taking their game to the next level" to visit your school. I enjoyed the clever use of video swing analysis system (GASP) which together with Eric's commentry certainly highlighted visually the key points for me to work on.

"The ultimate learning experience".

Mark Stevenson - Craigielaw Golf Club Member

I'd just like to say thanks to Eric for the difference he has made to my game over the last couple of weeks. The difference in my golf swing after lesson one was remarkable and the video analysis really higlighted the improvement made. I was also surprised how natural the changes felt. I'm now striking the ball better than ever and looking forward to my next lesson.

David Bryce - The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick Member

A thoroughly professional lesson, with a great DVD as a reminder of what I should be doing. I felt the benefit of the lesson immediately, and it's given me a focus on what I need to achieve to master my own swing.

Brian Monks - Craigielaw Golf Club Member

Wanted to write and say the quality of instruction with Eric Grandison during the Golf School was excellent. He was the best instructor we had ever experienced after 25 years of playing golf. His professionalism and friendly Scottish personality was enjoyed by us all. I will recommend your school to all my friends and look forward to our next visit to beautiful Scotland.

Chuck Johnson - L.A., USA

A golf trip to Scotland is always the highlight of the golfing season. However we were absolutely stunned that the professional organisation and outstanding service provided by "Eric Grandison Golf School" has topped all our previous experiences in golf travel. To say the least, the offered combination between an enjoyable trip to Edinburgh and your competence as a PGA Pro, using your skills and passions as well as computer based swing analysis and the perfect facilities at Craigielaw Golf Club, is quite unique.
Please express also our gratitude to the great people at beautiful Craigielaw Golfclub. They really made a difference. All the best and we are looking forward to our next trip with you.

Michael and Carola Gebhardt - Nuremberg, Germany

I would like to say thank you to Eric for his time and patience over the last few weeks in assisting me to improve my golf swing. His knowledge of the swing is excellent and he seems to have a routine or exercise for every fault that you might have. I have now eliminated many of the small problems that I had previously and my swing feels cleaner and more compact. I am sure that by combinating these technical sessions with some course management and shot selection lessons that I will enjoy my time on the course a lot more and seriously reduce my handicap. I would highly recommend Eric as undoubtedly the best coach in Scotland, and one of the best in the UK, for anyone looking to improve their game regardless of their existing ability.                                           Andrew Morton - The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick Member

When I started my lessons with Eric I was a frustrated 11 handicap golfer who could play great one day and awful the next. Like all golfers I was seeking consistency. My first couple of lessons with Eric were spent getting my grip correct and my swing on the right plane. Eric supplies you with a DVD at the end of every lesson and these are invaluable in charting your own progress. Eric has continued to iron out the bad shots and introduce a swing that I can trust on the Golf course. If you are committed to being a better golfer then Eric will show you the way. I had my best medal round ever last week and can't wait for the next medal. Golfing life does begin at 40!
Bob Hastie - Monktonhall Musselburgh & Craigielaw Member

As a manufacturer of high-end golf clubs, I have a broad experience in clubmaking and clubfitting. But in the end it comes down to the man who swings the clubs. I had a hard time, when my abilities to hit the ball didn't really match with the potential of the clubs I produce - so I never got the best out of them. This improved dramatically when I met Eric: with a masterful knowledge of the golf swing and a noticeable ability to communicate it, he showed me how great my shots can be. He promises no "quick-fixes", rather a strategic approach to playing the game correctly, consisently and confidently. His diagnostic skills are superb, permitting him to quickly analyse problems. If you are keen to improve and prepared to put in the work, he is right here for you and moreover, he provides an outstanding service - like organising an unforgettable visit to the "Open Championship
Michael Mueller -  Bad Homburg, Germany

Great 3 day course, friendly and helpful tuiton, lovely location, highly recommended! We look forward to another visit.
Nick and Jane Boston - Surrey, England

Having decided take up golf in my mid to late 40's the experience has been hugely frustrating and more than a little embarrassing. I decided to take lessons from Eric on the basis of his website and his prompt reply to my query. To date we have had three lessons. The first two concentrating on the swing and building up confidence, whilst the latter (which was for a whole day) developed on the previous lessons and moved onto the short game and some bunker work. In this short period of time he has taken an awkward player into someone who has a lot more confidence, positive outlook and general capability. My whole approch to the game is now at a much more elevated and refined level. Unlike other golf professionals that I have used Eric puts real emphasis on the practice of the swing so a large number of balls are not hit in a lesson and therefore have to be earned. You will be more than rewarded by the results, and on this basis I would have no hesitation in recommending Eric to beginner or seasoned golfer who wants to improve his or her technique and style. He is a real find.
Hugh Wauton - Edinburgh

Eric is a very enthusiastic teacher, willing his pupils to improve their technique. My game is much better since my session with him: my swing is freer, and the overall approch is more confident. I plan to return to Scotland soon for more guidance.
Michael Prichard - Teesside, England

Just a short note to say thanks to Eric for a fantastic day's coaching. His understanding of the golf swing and his communication skills are second to none and I recommend him to anyone serious about improving their game. I have been playing golf for over 30 years and used several coaches during that time but with Eric I was hitting the best shots of my life during our second coaching session. I now have a clear direction for further improvement. Eric takes great pride in the improvement of his pupils and works extremely hard, I will most definately continue using Eric as my instructor. Overall a fantastic Instructor and real value for money.
William French - Glasgow

"I took up the game of golf 5 years ago. As someone who had experienced success in most other sports I was continually frustrated by the fact that, when it came to golf, I simply was not getting it. I have always taken lessons to assist in my attempts to play a game well which I quickly grew to love.

For my Christmas, my wife gifted me a series of lessons with Eric. I was somewhat taken aback when during our first encounter he advised me that my ambitions of being a single handicap golfer by the time I was 40 (some 5 years away yet) were not ambitious at all ! By next season was my new target. The work started in earnest - my stance, grip, take away, swing plane, release and finish were all overhauled with the usual initial feeling of playing with someone else's hands and arms. The SAM Putt Lab analysis identified a number of fundamental flaws in that area of my game.

Where I believe I have made the greatest strides forward is in my attitude, both in relation to my practice and coaching and on course. I now identify and more importantly believe that I play bad shots not because I'm a bad golfer, but because I play bad shots as does as does every amateur and professional golfer in existence. My practice sessions are now constructive as opposed to destructive and my on course psychology has led to a new me, a change that has been identified by friends who I'm sorry to say I have not in the past been the best of company for on the course due to my attitude.

I now play with a new confidence. I still hit bad shots, but now that is all they are, before I put it down to the fact I was a bad golfer. I recently played at Turnberry and had the game of my life. My ball striking was strong and true and my confidence was sky high. I was fading, drawing, punching the ball as required and played to a 10 handicap (I currently play off 16.) I now truly believe that I can finish the 2008 season as a single figure handicapper. I should also add that I played at the weekend and was dreadful, but it was just a bad day, not down to the fact I'm a bad golfer.                            Andy McDowall - Glasgow

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