Chuck Quinton’s Golf Instruction Website is one of the most popular golf instruction sites online today, attracting thousands of visitors every day and hosting over 300 instructional videos that Chuck Quinton personally has. created, as well as over 150 educational and informational articles he has written. Chuck Quinton’s YouTube videos have been viewed millions of times and he has been featured as a guest on ESPN Sports Radio several times, as well as on numerous local radio shows across the country.
Chuck Quinton has helped thousands of students of all skill levels, including many players from the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, European PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Futures Tour, Hooters Tour, Gateway Tour and many other mini-tours. Chuck Quinton. Spent thousands of hours of tireless research, continuous instruction and countless hours of hard work to create Rotary Swing.
Chuck Quinton is a former teaching professional at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado. He also founded the Rotary Swing Golf Academy at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches golf during the winter months.
Chuck Quinton is also the author of “The Rotary Swing”, a best-selling golf instruction book which has won him fans and followers around the world, as well as the creation of the “Swing Plane” educational DVD series. Made Simple ”and“ Short Game Made Simple ”, and more recently the“ Rotary Swing Tour Certification Handbook ”.
We were fortunate enough to have a few minutes with Chuck between rounds to talk a bit about how he started and what he’s doing now.
How did you start as a professional player and instructor?
After I graduated from college, I played some amateur golf in Colorado, and I had taken my first real lessons with a well-known Colorado golf pro, and I was like, “You know what? I just need to go to a place where I can train all year round. I can play 365 days a year. I have to go where all these top golf professionals are. Guys I see in golf magazines, guys I see on TV, I want to have access to it. In golf you kind of have a few options. You have California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. We ended up choosing Florida as our base, and there are tons and tons of top golfers out there. The mini-tours are full of great golfers, great ball forwards out there, and tons of coaches. I started to travel back and forth from Colorado to Florida to interview golf professionals. I had a simple criterion. Because at this point I had taken a few lessons and was sort of starting to form my own ideas about the swing.
I had started teaching when I was quite young, but of course I didn’t know what I was doing. I was just teaching based on what I was trying to do with my own swing. But I started looking for someone who I thought could really help me reach that next level and go pro. My only criteria were before you teach me a lesson and before I write you a check, all I’m asking is to go play a round of golf with me. Not a single person would. Not a single golf pro would be willing to go out and play golf with me. I finally found a guy after interviewing a dozen different teaching professionals. These are the guys who are on TV all the time. These are the guys in the magazine. None of them would play. I found this guy who was working under David Leadbetter and working with a bunch of touring pros that I later became, Robert Gamez, and Ernie Ells, and Trevor Immelman, and all those big names. He said to me, “Yeah, I’m going to play with you. “
He went out and absolutely played the lights on a cold windy day in Florida. I played my absolute best as well as I could play. I even pulled by and he pulled a 68 and made it look as easy as cake. I said, “He’s my guy. This guy can teach me something. Having that experience of seeing someone who can not only talk about the swing but who can actually do it, was everything to me.
I always thought that if you can’t do simple calculations you can’t add, I won’t try to learn algebra with you. If you can’t do what you’re asking me to do and demonstrate it to me, then you can’t teach me what you’re asking me to learn. You have to be able to do it. Experience is for me the most important thing in the world. This experience with him taught me another important thing, because he was a phenomenal golfer. We ended up making a few golf DVDs together many years ago. But I realized that another important lesson is that just because you can do it doesn’t mean you can actually teach it.
There is a mixture here. In the ideal world, you find someone who not only has the experience and proven track record, who can actually do whatever they ask you to do so they know it works, but they also know how to do it. explain and articulate it in a way that is digestible and you can learn.
So you finally reached your first pro tournament, how was it?
It was a little frustrating. I think golf has a lot of frustrations. I certainly had a lot of frustration at the start. But my first pro tournament was in Orlando. I went out and been preparing for it for a while and was really excited about it. It was a one day event and I went out and shot 72. I had four birdies and four bogeys.
I was pretty frustrated because if I hadn’t done these four bogeys I would have won a check. I would have made money. But in these one-day events, it’s kind of like an all-or-nothing thing. The top three, four, or five guys get paid and the rest are all sent home. I shot 72 and called my coach right after that and said, “Dude, here’s what happened. I pulled this. I walk him around. I asked him, “What do you think? I was still missing the ball on the right. It has always been a bit my miss. Ask: “What should I do? “
He literally said to me: “Make less bogeys”. “I’m trying. What do you mean by doing fewer bogeys? No kidding, obviously I want to do fewer bogeys, but how? Why am I still missing these plans that we’re working on eight hours a day? I hit six,700 balls a day. I train eight hours a day. I have been practicing for months.
I still miss the exact same shots. I missed the same path. It costs me these bogeys and you tell me, make less bogeys. I ask you to tell me how to make less bogeys. We need to fix my ball hitting problems. It wasn’t the answer I was looking for because he just didn’t have the answers. He didn’t know exactly how to solve my problems. He might just hit the ball himself, but having someone else explain to him is completely different. It’s a whole different skill set.
So how did you go from player to teacher?
After my time with the instructor I was working with, I went to see several other instructors just because I was trying to find someone who could tell me what to do. Like, “How can I do this?” I know, of course, in college I had two disabilities before I went to college. I was maybe two years old or maybe I started from zero in college. Then, after turning pro, I couldn’t make it past 80 two days in a row. I was taking more classes.
That’s when I really started taking classes. I got so frustrated that I went from being able to pull the par on any course to not being able to go over 80 and play as a professional. It was because I was taking classes and the classes made me worse. It was maddening to me and it was costing me a fortune. I did not have money. For me, every lesson I took was a serious investment.
I am really, really, really frustrated. But at the same time, while I was playing, even though I wasn’t scoring as well as I could, I won several tournaments and played a few tournaments and I was traveling and playing state open and things like that, and Monday qualifying for the PGA Tour.
But I started taking students because of the guys I was playing with. Because they saw me hit the ball, they liked my swing and they said, “Dude, I wanna hit the ball like that.” I started taking a lot of other pro students. Very quickly thereafter, most of my students were pros on the tour. Which was really strange. It’s not a normal route to teaching golf, but they happened to be like, “Dude, I like the way you hit the ball. I want to hit him like that. Tell me more. Tell me what you are doing. Again, because even while working with these other instructors, I read every golf book in the sun, bought every golf DVD, constantly tinkering with my swing. I am a lifelong handyman. I’m always in front of a mirror working on stuff, trying to figure out how it works.
Which of your techniques do you think has had the most impact on improving the game for golfers?
I feel like The DEAD Drill gave me this platform to make the golf swing super easy to learn, super quick to learn, really simple in a way that gives you a powerful, consistent and smooth swing. danger to the body.
Now my goal is to get results from this. We’ve had thousands and thousands of people telling us in our Facebook comments or our YouTube comments and emails and all of our testimonials, which you see all the time, we’re hammered with testimonials from people like, “I have shot my best score ever. I made a hole in one fell swoop. People are super excited. This is where I go next. I want to bring this to the world and I want a million golfers to pass the 80s for the first time. It’s not even good enough.
I want a million golfers to shoot regularly in their 70s every time they go out and play golf. With The DEAD Drill, it is possible. Most recently, I introduced AXIOM to our Rotary Swing members, which, combined with the DEAD Drill, will revolutionize golf education and virtually guarantee golf success.