I got to know about the Queen's Academy through the website. Before I signed up for the course, I did check out a few other academies in Singapore but found the rates at Queens more reasonable and affordable. Hearing about the Poh Brothers from my boss also left me a positive impression.
I started the tee-to-green programme with my pro, Poh Eng Wah who was very meticulous in his explanations and always followed them by practical sample "swings" to ensure his students fully understand before they try them out themselves. He is also very patient and does not mind to take extra effort to repeat his explanations. His greatest strength is his patience and the spirit of never give up. He is very approachable and always encourages his students to do better no matter how 'badly' we hit the ball.
I enjoyed the lessons very much that I always felt that the time flew so fast. At the end of each lesson, I would always look forward to the following one because from each lesson I could feel that I was improving. This really encouraged me and worked as a driving force for me to do much better and love golf in general. I got more than I expected for the lessons as I was surprised the video analysis came as part of the package. With my swing recorded, my pro explained my faults and how to cure them so that I can hit the ball more accurately. The PC test on the golf course where I had the chance to play 9-holes was the most enjoyable as it was my first time on an actual course.
A valuable lesson I learnt is discipline (time), determination (to practice regularly), and practise makes perfect. My pro is a very time conscious person. He is never late for his lessons and in fact, he is always early. I still remember that I was late for my 1st and 2nd lesson and felt so bad for letting my pro wait for me. However, Eng Wah is a very patient person but he did tell me that time discipline is very important especially when we play on the course as we need to get ready at the tee box much earlier.
Being a student at Queens is also not just about taking golf lessons. I have participated twice in the Queen's Student Challenge, an event organised specially to provide students with the opportunity to play 18-holes on the actual course to gain exposure. Besides that, it serves as a very good platform for the Queen's students to get to know each other for networking purposes.
I have since signed up and completed the 4 session refresher course and am looking forward to signing up for an 18-hole course management programme to help improve my score. From time to time, I will continue to take up further lessons in my bid to play better golf.
In short, my pro is the best. He is patient, meticulous, experienced, friendly and most importantly very approachable. I have and will continue to introduce my friends to him without a doubt.