Dr. John is patient to a fault, even with a guy apparently resistant to the prescriptions he offers, the remedies with which the patient could surely lose 30 pounds, double his income, win friends and influence people at home and around the globe. I, the patient, can stay … [Read more...]
Teachers of golf are there to help ... to make our misses better, our flubs less frequent, our anxiety less anxious. In this space, we let teachers tell us why they tell us what they tell us when they try to help us. We are not beyond help.
My expectations for John Cassidy aren't huge: I only want him to light the path to total health and well-being. As I know you know, that is wholly based on the state of my golf game. I started working with Dr. John in 2014. It's a project. He said back then: Teaching … [Read more...]
GEARHART, Ore. -- His first name is Zdravko, which maybe you can pronounce, but he lets people off easy -- he's "Z" throughout coastal northern Oregon. Zdravko Barbic, 54, was born in Croatia in central Europe, moved to Southern California when he was 12, and now lives around here, where he is … [Read more...]
NEVER LET IT BE SAID this game is simple. John Cassidy, the teacher in this little drama, says often: “Golf is hard.” He makes it look so easy. Cassidy, of course, is not just Dr. John, teacher to the stars (and lowlife bloggers). He’s a player, in fact champion week before last against a … [Read more...]
Lesson No. 1 with John Cassidy, a 32-year-old teaching professional at Alderbrook Golf Club in Union, Wash. First impression: He makes sense. And he’s kind, fully realizing it’s not just my golf swing he holds in his teacher hands. Golf is important, and I’m fragile … he could crush me like … [Read more...]
BEEN THERE, tried that, found this, did that. At 32, John Cassidy is no old man. But he's been around. "I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time working and playing and learning a lot from a lot of different people," says Cassidy, a teaching professional at Alderbrook Golf Club in Union, Wash. "I … [Read more...]
Today we introduce a new recurring feature in this space: Teacher's Corner. Our first subject is Charlie Thurston, a 45-year-old Colbert, Wash., golf pro profiled yesterday about his company, Pacific Northwest Golf and Wine Tours. CHARLIE THURSTON IS A TEACHER of golf, and when he … [Read more...]