Hello and welcome to a very special edition of the Flaghunters Golf Podcast ! Today we are fortunate to have Mr. Doug Ferreri on the show. Doug is the author of a great book called Golf Swing Construction 101. The Bertholy Method Revisited.
Doug is a direct descendant of Paul Bertholy. Who is Paul Bertholy ? Paul Bertholy is what I would consider, one of The Godfathers of modern instruction. Here’s a short list of his accolades.
Life Member, Class A PGA, 50 years
National PGA Select Teacher, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Conductor of the First Nation PGA Workshop in PGA History…. there’s a lot more…
What attracted me to this story was Mr. Bertholy’s teaching methodology has very little to do with ball hitting. He created a set of drills to do. Much like,John Erickson and Bradley Hughes ! Doug Ferreri, in his book, explains in great detail Paul’s drills and a host of other valuable information.
What I think is most important about doing drills and NOT hitting balls is that an individual can focus SOLELY on the movements WITHOUT the distraction of hitting balls. Unless the person has incredible observational powers and limits the attachments of potentially hitting poor shots on the range in the beginning stages of a swing change, this method of golf ascension can have a deleterious affect of one’s psyche.
I don’t want to spoil this special conversation here by divulging too much. I do want to send a big thank you to Doug for his time and dedication to Mr. Bertholy, and the enormous task of organizing all of Mr. Bertholy’s work into this wonderful book !