Comments from Marvol's Students


Praise for My Golf Coach


 I wanted to thank you for the coaching during the series of lessons we took this winter.  It took me a few weeks to incorporate what you taught me but I am really seeing results.  My fairway shots are straighter, my green approaches are hitting the green allot more and my putting is improved.  Today I  never lost a ball trying to power shoot to the green from over 200 yards out, only overshot the green on approach once in 18 holes (by 5 feet a quick chip back), and I actually had some one putts and many two putts.  I broke 100 for the first time at Quail Creek today.  Your course really made a difference for me.

Best of all I am making better decisions thanks to your time on the course with us.


--Craig Reid



On being named one of Golf Digest's Top 50 Best Women Teachers in America:


Marvol: Well deserved recognition. Congratulations and wishes for continued success. In one man's humble opinion you manifest the distinguishing attribute of all great communicators - the power of attentive listening.  --Al Fraier, Green Valley, AZ



You go, Girl! I’m so very proud of you and thrilled to see you get the recognition you so deserve. You’re an inspiration to lady golfers everywhere and I’m happy to count myself among those who’ve grown because of your patience and encouragement. You go, Girl! --Sandy Hanover, Green Valley, AZ


On Success and Marvol's Teaching Style:


I wanted to share something wonderful with you.  Starting in May of 2015 I took 3 or 4 lessons from you before you left Green Valley for the summer.  At the time I hadn’t played much golf because we had just moved to Quail Creek from California and built a house…. all of which distracted me from my golf game.  I was struggling and sought your help. I am thrilled to tell you that my handicap has come down and this year I was the Quail Creek Ladies Golf Association’s MOST IMPROVED GOLFER. --Mary Lynne Fisher (whose handicap went from 38.2 to 30.5)



Marvol was a breath of fresh air for me as far as my golf game. I have not had a lot of lessons in my life, but as far as Instructors, she was clearly THE BEST. She has a tremendous eye for the little things that can wreck a golf swing, and when she identifies the problem, she tries different swing thoughts and drills to find the key that works best for you. She doesn't persist on some preconceived concept if it isn't working for you, as everyone learns differently. There are a lot of Instructors that can tell you what is wrong, but not many that can communicate effectively to fix it. Oh by the way after three lessons, my next two rounds were 75 and 74.  -- Jim Devine



At my first lesson you asked me about my golfing goals.  One was to break 80...something I hadn't done in over four years.  After my four lessons with you, I shot in the 70's twice this week!  I appreciated your teaching/coaching style.  You kept it simple, focused and fun.  It was a real pleasure.  Thank you Marvol.  Phil Wickey, Green Valley, AZ / Glen Ellyn. IL



Your lessons were awesome!  I loved how you took my hockey experience and applied it to golf...haha!  It worked!  I've had some great rounds since I saw you. -- Lisa Claman, Colorado



I gathered a great number of new swing and FOCUS points, and for that, I'm extremely grateful.  THANK YOU!  I knew my focus drifted, but I never concentrated on FOCUS.  It plays an important role.  It was by far the most improvement I have ever achieved from a lesson. --  Jerry Mendelson, Green Valley



I broke 100 again.....twice in two weeks.  Then.....On March 1, my index dropped so much that I dropped 5 strokes off my handicap in that two week period!  Whoa........  I just keep passing your web address along to everyone who wants to know what is going on with my game!  :)  Thanks Marvol!  --Sandy Wilson, Green Valley



Marvol, I loved my lessons with you.  I laughed so much, learned so much, and the best part--I have so much awareness of what I am actually doing in my golf swing.  I can't wait to start lessons again in the fall.  -- Janice Peterson, Green Bay, WI


Wanted to let you know that I took 10 strokes off my game yesterday.  It wasn't always perfect, but it was certainly a lot better.  Thank you for all your help. --   Linda Kaas, Seattle


Diana is now seriously looking at property here in Green Valley.  She LOVED the lesson.  Kathy was dreading it, and it too was a highlight for her.  We got her an "arm" milagro at the San Xavier mission and she pinned it on San Xavier and prayed that her arm would be healed so she could resume golfing.  What more of a testimonial do you want than that?   -- Sue Froeschle and the "Hen Group"--Colorado


I dropped to an 8 handicap from a 10 after our series.  Just wanted to say thanks for all your help.  Bob Diamonte, Portland, Oregon


Greetings, oh fabulous golf instructor!  Thanks so much for your email and your encouragement.  I continue to be so excited about this game of golf and am enjoying practicing the techniques and concepts you shared with me last week. -- Dreama Fumia, Green Valley


I wish you knew how many times I think of you.   Every time I play a round of golf I think, "Now, what would Marvol tell me to do," or, "Darn, I wish Marvol was here to help me with this shot...!"  You are a constant and very special companion and have been such a huge part of my game - thank you  and I'm looking forward to more lessons from Marvelous Marvol next fall.  -- Chris Olson, Wenatchee, Washington

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