To: Southern California Golf Schools Management
I just had a five hour golf school with Steve Bean at Jurupa Hills. . I wanted something that was more like a golf school vs. a lesson. I have
had many lessons over the years and "none" compared to this in terms of the difference it made in my game. I think it takes something
special to be an effective instructor and Steve Bean has that. His observations and corrections made an immediate improvement to every
aspect of my game from tee to pin. I'm already planning to go back once I have a chance to work on what I've learned.
I just want to let you know how much we enjoyed our experience with Steve Bean at Pala Mesa Resort. I have gone to high end golf schools
in the past conducted by well known teachers, including Jim Flick, Jack Lumpkin, Eddie Jones and Jamie Mulligan. Although Steven is not
as well known, he is right up there with them in his ability to teach golf. We plan to attend another one of your schools next year.
Jim & Marilyn Perona
Indian Wells, California
Hi Coach Steve
I just finished playing golf with my Dad and I shot even par. OMG. Thanks for being such an awesome golf coach.
from Corona, California.
Student at John xxiii college
Hi Steve, it's Rohan Forster here
Since the golf school in Barona with my dad, I'm down to a handicap of four and have won a state junior match play competition and I
have been selected in the men's pennants team for my club. Your help has payed off greatly!
Thanks, from Rohan
Greg and Steve,
I want to thank you for an exceptional day of golf instruction. I wanted you to know that we were both greatly impressed by the
professionalism and attention to detail within the session and how that instruction was applied on the course in terms of overall course
management. It's rare when you experience an event that is both highly instructional and enjoyable. This session truly met the test.
Greg, your instruction style is dynamite. Firm, effective, but never preachy. And you really listen for meaning and context. You were able
to immediately assess our objectives and "what it was that we wanted to accomplish." This was very impressive. Furthermore, you were
able to make suggestions and adjustments that helped make an immediate difference. Just emphasizing the mental part of the game - the
thought process of alignment prior to approach was so helpful to me. And, then body/foot position and alignment - which made a
noticeable difference. As you said, if you stay disciplined and repeat these steps - one should see a marked difference in performance. And
then when we moved to the course, your "game instruction" really helped open up a landscape of possibilities. I know we all had solid and
weak moments on the course, but that did not in any way hamper the total enjoyment of the day! In fact, I now know so much more about
why a shot did not go as planned than I did previously. Now, I can actually adjust and improve. Jared and I really appreciated that you
hung in there with us so long (16 holes) and continued to teach right up to the end. Overall, this was an incredibly valuable experience,
and it was a great value and personal use of time. I would highly recommend this golf school/session to others, and I hope we can again
someday return for additional instruction. Congrats on a great concept and thanks for offering such a talented and experienced
professional as Greg.
All the best! Play great golf!
Southern California Edison
Keith and I just returned from San Vicente Golf Resort and our 3 day golf school. We both learned a lot about our golf swing and the things
we need to work on. The course was nice, fun and presented us with plenty of challenge, risk and reward. Our instructor Steve Bean was
great. He has a perfect personality for teaching. No ego, good sense of humor and very patient. He would use different tools and techniques
and allow each of us the opportunity to feel, visualize and learn in multiple ways in hopes we would find something that worked for each
of us. When we tried to take that instruction out to the golf course each day he just gave us a few tips but allowed us to enjoy the game and
not get tied down thinking about the 15 things we needed to think about to hit a good shot. If I was going to take further instruction I would
absolutely use Steve again. Each day we would work with Steve he used tools, techniques, aids and real instruction, Keith and I both
learned the importance of rotation and the need to have your core pull you through the golf swing . We both enjoyed working with Steve.
Keith and KB
The Nike Company
Southern Ca. Golf Schools
My father and I booked a three day golf school with Southern California Golf Schools. My father is a high handicapper and I am an average
golfer. I have to say we were incredibly pleased with this school. Not only with the improvements it made to both our games, but the
instruction by our pro, Steve Bean was second to none. I have had several lessons and none of which came close in comparison with the
instruction we both received from Steve and his staff at Southern California Golf Schools. Steve is a very humble, helpful, motivating, and
an over all excellent teacher. The package we received was well worth the money spent. The room and facilities were incredible and
exceeded our expectations. Once again I give this school a 5 out of 5 stars. I was Throughly pleased and it took quite a few strokes off my
game and my father's game as well. Thanks again for your time, effort and motivating teaching style.
Bobby & Gerry Hinz
This is in follow up to my August 18-22, 2014 Golf School "all inclusive" school/instruction conducted at the Barona Resort & Casino,
Lakeside, California. The instructors (Craig Frank & Greg Ciuffo) were very punctual, attentive, analyzed my long and short game and
endeavored to give sound feedback to aid in correcting a couple of observed swing flaws. Craig provided swing video with audio analysis
for my review. Greg was made aware of a swing flaw where my left wrist was breaking down before impact. He offered a great drill to
address the left wrist issue by having me hit a 52 degree wedge 30, 60 & 90 yards -- something I now do at the beginning of each practice
session. Additionally, Greg offered solid advice to address multiple situations from 100 yards in. I hope to take what I gained from my
time at Barona and build on it toward a more solid swing.
Hope this email finds you well. Weather is cooling down in Toronto and we are winding down our golf season here. If the weather
cooperates we may be playing for another 6 weeks. Finally, yesterday I broke 90, shooting 86 in our ladies closing event. I was so excited
and tried to keep my head in the game as I posted a 39 on the front nine! I had a few doubles and then totally lost it on the 17th hole but
finished strong with a par. My whole round I could hear you saying, "good shot" and "great shot" and "I like that" !
Thanks for getting me there!
My Barona Golf School
I wanted to personally thank you for organizing a great golf school this week at Barona Valley Ranch and Casino with Steve Bean. This
was my first golf school and it exceeded all my expectations. The pro, Steve Bean, has been great. I was very nervous prior to attending
but Steve put me at ease immediately. The teaching format and curriculum has been insightful and most importantly, performance based.
I have increased my putting, short and long game 10x (at least). Steve's ability to explain the golf swing and adjust my swing is a
testament to his talent. The use of video has also been helpful to not only 'feel' the golf swing but also see the results of a swing -- the
positive and negative. I am looking forward to my final day of school on Thursday and more importantly taking my new skills and
confidence back to SF to further my golf game. Thanks again for your help and Steve's expertise and professionalism.
Kimberly Raby - March 2012
San Francisco, CA
Bob Esau - May 2012
New York, New York
* Good morning Greg.
I copied you on my e-mail to the golf school but want to add that you did a great job in helping us to improve our game. Laura appreciated
the extra time you devoted to her (and Eric) on Saturday morning and mentioned that one more day of instruction would have been helpful
to her! We played nine holes on Sunday and both Barbara and I saw improvement in our games. Laura and Eric still need some
additional lessons but we encouraged them to stay with it! Thanks for the videos as it is very helpful to see yourself in action! Last night
was the weekly nine hole twilight league at my club and I beat my opponent 5/4! Still not as consistent as I would like off the tee, but my
chipping was “dead on” thanks to you! Enjoy the summer!
Regards; Bob Esau.
Willard in Moreno Valley
* Today was the best practice I've had since the golf school. When working on my new swing plane. I hit my Driver, mid and low irons
* Up date: Everything has worked out well Greatest improvement in my game has been ball flight the short game after working on that
nice loft lob shot within forty yards of the pin. I'm getting a lot of compliments on my overall shot improvement.
Willard in Moreno Valley
Dan and Janet
* The Barona Golf School was an awesome experience. The facility and the golf instruction were second to none. Thanks so much for all you
attention you gave us. We will see you again next year in March. Sign us up now!
Ed and Betty
* Both Betty and I had the best time. We will highly recommend your golf school to all our friends and members at the club.
You made it so easy to understand the changes that we needed to make in order to become better golfers.
* The golf school at Black Gold was great, Sean did a great job. He was very professional and made learning so easy.
Please tell him thanks.
Alex and Rebecca
* Steve, coming from south east Texas, it was really nice to visit such a nice play like the Barona Casino Resort . The weather, the views,
WOW. We have such a wonderful time. We can't tell you how much we enjoy working with you on both the range as well as the golf course.
Brian Suhr, Guam USA
* We had a great time. Steve, our teacher was fantastic - the best teacher we've ever had. The hotel and the golf course was very nice too.
We will highly recommend both the golf school as well as the Barona Golf Resort whenever we get a chance!
Scott at Nike
Steve, Thank you again for the 3 day golf school at La Quinta. I am starting to see some consistent results. Kinda fun.
The Nike Company
*Up Date: Scott Zanon
I'm in Hawaii now. .... Have played three times and never hit the ball more consistent. Can't putt to save my life...But hit first nine greens
today and was on average 12 feet away from pin .... So fun. My keys are keeping my hands together, tempo, make a full turn and finish
every swing ala Couples. Now when I get that putting confidence down I could be really good. Really enjoying the fixes.
The Nike Company
Just wanted to tell you that Lydia and I had a very enjoyable experience at your 2 day golf school at Barona Resort in San Diego.
Our instructor, Fred was outstanding, even better than we had hoped for. He was pleasant to be with. We both felt we learned a lot
and our golf games will be better because of the school. Thanks again.
Steve & Lydia Steinkamp
I was late getting to my lesson.
My GPS unit led me to the wrong exit and I had not been there before. Great start, I thought! I bought a large bucket of balls and went to
the practice range where Steve was hitting some balls and waiting for me. He could not have been more gracious in accepting my
apologies for being late. He asked me where I was at in terms of my swing and what I would like to get out of the lesson. I said that I had
recently been playing a little better after a year or more recovering from my Golf Tec series of lessons, which had set me, back $1100 and
took me from about a 13.0 to my present 20.0 Handicap. Steve had me hit a few shots and then began by pointing out the strengths of my
swing. That really surprised me. In all of the years of off and on golf lessons, no instructor had ever started by out pointing out my
strengths! He said that I only needed some relatively minor adjustments and that I had strong potential for playing much better golf than I
had been. I soon learned that Steve has had 31 years of experience teaching golf and has been associated with some terrific golf schools
and famous instructors. I was not surprised. His keen eye in analyzing my swing and showing me corrections assured me right off and
I knew I had come to the right place that was on Monday. On Thursday I played and was even par through four holes with a birdie on the
first. I holed out an 8 iron on the 12th hole and shot the lowest score I had shot in months! Steve gave me some great tips for practicing an
improved swing and gave me confidence in my swing that I hadn't’ had for a couple of years. I hope this is just the beginning to a path to
a greatly improved golf game. Thanks for everything Steve
I made it home and can't wait to go play on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all you taught me, your patience, watching Carefully
everything I did on each swing like my grip, set up, etc. Going over it over and over and getting it thru my thick scull in such a nice way is
so appreciated. Also, thank you for believing in me that I could learn. I had no idea what to expect and only hoped for a fraction of what I
got. You are an amazing teacher and this is the best choice I could have ever made for learning to play golf. I really believe last Friday
was my first real lesson and I will always remember this experience which you helped make wonderful for me. Again, I can't thank you
enough for your professionalism, determination to help me, and make me believe that with lots of practice I will be able to play the game