I had a lesson a few days ago with Chris, and I can say with certainty that there is no substitute for having a pro analyze your game and give you feedback.
I went to Chris for a lesson primarily because my shots are quite inconsistent. I knew what a couple of the weaknesses in my form were, but a lot of times I wasn't totally sure what was causing some of my errant throws. I also felt like there are so many different kinds of changes I could make, how would I ever know which changes would be most effective for me? Rather than go through a lengthy, frustrating process of trial and error
trying to figure out how to improve my form, I decided to let a pro point me in the right direction... enter Chris Waugh.
A little about my experience with Chris:
He is not only a great player; he is truly an excellent teacher. After watching me throw only a few shots, he could already detect a couple of my imperfections I was aware of, plus some things I'd never noticed before, but which made sense immediately. He identifed several ways for me to make small changes in my form to find more consistency. The biggest general thing I took away from my lesson is that I had too many variables in my throw. Chris showed me how to simplify my motion and get a more controlled shot, with better balance.
Some of his help may be quick fixes, and there will be other things you'll take away from the lesson and be able to continually work on. Now when I have a bad throw it's easier to hone in on what may have caused it so I can make adjustments, and this helps me reinforce and implement the things I learned during my lesson. I've never improved at this sport faster than I have since the afternoon I spent with Chris.
I would also recommend playing a round with him after the lesson, to immediately put your new-found techniques to work in the "real world," and to let Chris help you from reverting back to your old bad habits. Plus, he's a cool guy! It's a lot of fun to play a round with him and have him share what goes on in his head as he works his way through a course.
Chris, you should seriously consider making a full-time job out of this! Thank you, thank you, thank you!