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The Medicus will Heal your Golf Swing: Josh Koch – October 28, 2014

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Josh Bernheim introduced Josh Koch who serves as a Regional director of instruction for the 5SK Training system by Medicus Golf. He began working for the company in 2013 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a business degree in marketing. Josh manages the different social media accounts. Born and raised in Medina, Ohio, Josh competes in various professional tournaments with the aspiration of 1 day competing on the biggest stage in the world, The PGA Tour.

In the early 90’s, Josh’s father Bob Koch was in his early 30’s playing professional golf and he was struggling. He took a golf lesson during which the teacher revealed a mechanical error that he needed to fix if he wanted to take his game to the next level. That was a time when the idea of a training aid didn’t really exist. Bob took to his father’s tool shop with the determination to build something that would help him fix his golf swing.  He began practicing with it and right away he saw immediate success. It was at this point that he realized this device could not only help him but it could help everyone playing the game of golf. The Medicus club and company was born!  The name Medicus comes from Latin and is a term meaning “He who heals”.  The idea is that the Medicus will heal your golf swing.

To date the Medicus has been the longest running infomercial and the longest lasting training aid to serve the golf industry. Over the years different training aids were introduced within the line to indentify, diagnose, and ultimately fix the different flaws found amongst golfers.

The golf industry evolved. Every week there was a new training aid or a new teaching guru proclaiming to have the secret. Golf used to be a simplified sport and now there was a lot of confusion of what to believe.

Bob’s vision from the beginning was to create a brand with the purpose of helping golfers get better.  He and his team set out to clarify what was really important and what the best players in the world all have in common.  What are the real fundamentals a golfer needs to be successful? Josh used the comparison of Tiger Woods who has an orthodox golf swing  and Jim Furyk who has a golf swing that’s like a roller coaster, all over the place.  Yet, both have earned over 75 million in their careers!

Research showed that even though the overall geometry might vary in the golf swing, there were some commonalities almost every great golf swing had in common. It was determined there are 5 keys that would have you playing better golf in a short amount of time. These commonalities are what eventually lead to the foundation of the 5 Simple Keys teaching system by Medicus Golf.

Key #1 Steady head throughout the swing

Key # 2 Weight forward at impact

Key #3 Inline Impact

Key #4 Sweetspot Path

Key #5 Clubface Control

The two main components of a swing are contact and ball fight. Keys #1, 2, and 3, contribute to the contact portion and keys #4 and 5 contribute to the ball flights portion.

There are training aids to help with the mastering of each key.

The Steady head helps you work on key #1 – it sticks in the ground with the ball under the black dot and you focus on keeping the black dot in your vision over the golf ball throughout the swing

The Crush it for key #2– place it under your lead foot and focus on getting your weight to crush the ball in the downswing with the weight forward

The Flat Left Wrist Club for key #3 – it focuses on getting the shaft angle to lean forward to get the proper impact position

There are two aids for key #4 the Vision Track and Shot Shaper – these help you understand the path the club head needs to travel on the downswing

The Medicus club is for key #5 – it trains you to control the face of the club

Medicus Golf is about providing golfers with resources to get better and have more fun with the game

With a network of over 55 teaching pros throughout the country. Medicus has set out to create a system along with resources for golfers to utilize to get better in the fastest way.

When asked about the future of golf Josh mentioned that the game really needs someone like a Tiger Woods to bring back the excitement to the PGA Tour.  Rory McIlroy brought some of that enthusiasm back when he was on a roll this year! Who will the next standout be?

 Ready, Set, Golf!

Mychal 10/28/14

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Mychal informed us that the Camp Pendleton club, which has 16 members, raised $50,000 for new cottages on the beach as a fundraiser event! Great Job! We should be able to do that! Jim let us know that there are only 3 students committed to our community service” learn to kayak event” scheduled for November 1st. It was decided to postpone the event to a time when at least 7 to 10 students can attend. Date to be determined. Rob handed out maps to Operation Hope for those who will participate in feeding them pizza dinner as they move in this Saturday at 5:30. Josh spoke about the plans for the Carlsbad street fair which is this Sunday November 2nd. He presented a banner that Tom Schaper made for the street fair that incorporates the Interact, El Camino High School, and El Camino Rotary. Thanks Tom! No Raffle pre-sales this year. The Interact students will be tasked with territories to sell the tickets and discount cards. We’ll also have Dudley’s bread, apply pies and other products available at our booth. JoAnn and her husband Jim attended the District Conference held in Palm Springs last Wednesday through Monday. They were aids to the 2007-8 RI President during the conference.

There were 3 programs highlighted:
A hand (an actual functional hand) – this program is free to clubs Peanut Butter Program – to provide nutrition to help save lives Film on the controversy of not getting vaccinations – Done by Carlsbad High School Renucka invited us to the Carlsbad Club’s Diamond Jubilee which is on 11/20/14 from 6 to 8:30p.m. The cost is $35 for this event. I didn’t get the location! Student Guest:None

Happy Dollars: Jim $5 happy for the great effort his Colorado Buffalos had against UCLA this past weekend. Mychal was $20 happy for being elected to the traffic and safety commission in Carlsbad. Congratulations! Lee was $25 happy after returning from a Cruise from New York to Quebec with his wife Jackie. He did a makeup at a club in Montreal who are celebrating their 100 year mark! Sounds like a great trip Lee!! Rob recently returned from another 10 day fishing trip. He caught limits of Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado.

A total of 40 fish! He kept 20 and gave the rest away. He and Blakely also celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary so he was $40 happy ($20 for the fish and $20 for the anniversary)! Happy Anniversary! JoAnn is $10 happy because both she and TG are dressed as pilots. She also mentioned that she has great costume possibilities available at her shop. They’re open from 10am to 9 p.m.She was looking great in her Amelia Earhart costume!The weekend before last TG went to Phoenix for the Boy Scout Honors, Order of the Arrow celebration. His conclave took first place honors with the Indian Dancing and drums. They knocked off the Tucson group who won the last 3 years! There were 12 members in his group so he is $12 happy! Sounded like a really cool event. I hope I got the details right TG!The fine master gave everyone who wasn’t in costume a $5 fine.

I didn’t take note of all the offenders! (Ed note: I believe that it was the fine master himself, as well as Lee Russell, Jim Czarnowski, Greg Morones and Josh Bernheim. Julie Bemis skated by by wearing an orange blouse.) Those who came in costume really made it fun! A special thanks to Judy (the cat) for providing the sangria and snickers!!! Thanks to Jim for taking a picture of those in costume and sharing!

Program: Josh Bernheim introduced Josh Koch who serves as a Regional director of instruction for the 5SK Training system by Medicus Golf. He began working for the company in 2013 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a business degree in marketing. Josh manages the different social media accounts. Born and raised in Medina, Ohio, Josh competes in various professional tournaments with the aspiration of 1 day competing on the biggest stage in the world, The PGA Tour. In the early 90’s, Josh’s father Bob Koch was in his early 30’s playing professional golf and he was struggling. He took a golf lesson during which the teacher revealed a mechanical error that he needed to fix if he wanted to take his game to the next level. That was a time when the idea of a training aid didn’t really exist. Bob took to his father’s tool shop with the determination to build something that would help him fix his golf swing. He began practicing with it and right away he saw immediate success. It was atthis point that he realized thisdevice could not only help him but it could helpeveryone playing the game of golf. The Medicus club and company was born! The name Medicus comes from Latin and is a term meaning “He who heals”.The idea is that the Medicus will heal your golf swing. To date the Medicus has been the longest running infomercial and the longest lasting training aid to serve the golf industry. Over the years different training aids were introduced within the line to indentify, diagnose, and ultimately fix the different flaws found amongst golfers. The golf industry evolved. Every week there was a new training aid or a new teaching guru proclaiming to have the secret. Golf used to be a simplified sport and now there was a lot of confusion of what to believe.

Bob’s vision from the beginning was to create a brand with the purpose of helping golfers get better. He and his team set out to clarify what was really important and what the best players in the world all have in common. What are the real fundamentals a golfer needs to be successful? Josh used the comparison of Tiger Woods who has an orthodox golf swing and Jim Furyk who has a golf swing that’s like a roller coaster, all over the place. Yet, both have earned over 75 million in their careers! Research showed that even though the overall geometry might vary in the golf swing, there were some commonalities almost every great golf swing had in common. It was determined there are 5 keys that would have you playing better golf in a short amount of time. These commonalities are what eventually lead to the foundation of the 5 Simple Keys teaching system by Medicus Golf.
Key #1 Steady head throughout the swing
Key # 2 Weight forward at impact
Key #3 Inline Impact
Key #4 Sweetspot Path
Key #5 Clubface Control

The two main components of a swing are contact and ball fight. Keys #1, 2, and 3, contribute to the contact portion and keys #4 and 5 contribute to the ball flights portion. There are training aids to help with the mastering of each key. The Steady head helps you work on key #1 – it sticks in the ground with the ball under the black dot and you focus on keeping the black dot in your vision over the golf ball throughout the swing The Crush it for key #2– place it under your lead foot and focus on getting your weight to crush the ball in the downswing with the weight forward The Flat Left Wrist Club for key #3 – it focuses on getting the shaft angle to lean forward to get the proper impact position There are two aids for key #4 the Vision Track and Shot Shaper – these help you understand the path the club head needs to travel on the downswing The Medicus club is for key #5 – it trains you to control the face of the club Medicus Golf is about providing golfers with resources to get better and have more fun with the game With a network of over 55 teaching pros throughout the country. Medicus has set out to create a system along with resources for golfers to utilize to get better in the fastest way. When asked about the future of golf Josh mentioned that the game really needs someone like a Tiger Woods to bring back the excitement to the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy brought some of that enthusiasm back when he was on a roll this year! Who will the next standout be? Ready, Set, Golf!

Budget Related to Dues and Meals: Mychal Dourson – October 14, 2014

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Today was club assembly and the topic that was discussed by Mychal with discussion was our budget related to dues and meals.  Mychal informed the club that we are losing money and need to either raise dues or meal cost.  Right now we charge members for the meal costs that the club charges us.  Our minimum with the club is 15 so with covering guests and students we are losing money most weeks.

After much discussion, it was decided that this topic would be revisited once the budget could be presented and we know how much we need to raise.

I feel the club was open to an increase as it’s the cost of doing business.

Mychal 10/14/2014

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Today was club assembly and the topic that was discussed by Mychal with discussion was our budget related to dues and meals. Mychal informed the club that we are losing money and need to either raise dues or meal cost. Right now we charge members for the meal costs that the club charges us. Our minimum with the club is 15 so with covering guests and students we are losing money most weeks. After much discussion, it was decided that this topic would be revisited once the budget could be presented and we know how much we need to raise. I feel the club was open to an increase as it’s the cost of doing business. Meeting concluded around 1:23pm and Knox won a whopping $24!

Program presented by Joe Mintz – October 7, 2014

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A wonderful program was presented by Joe Mintz who is the District Sgt. at Arms, a member of the Carlsbad Club, and a member of the Thousand Smiles Foundation, which he joined in 2005, and is a past foundation president. This foundation is highly regarded by Rotary International.

 In 1985, with donations, plus a grant from RI, Thousand Smiles was conceived by a group of enthusiastic Rotarians.  In Mexico, approximately 1 in 650 newborns has a facial deformity of cleft lip or cleft palate.

 Free sedation dentistry is offered for selected children with cleft lips and palates over a 3 day weekend. 10 to 12 children are selected. Speech and Audiology help is offered on a limited basis. Usually 80 to 100 dental patients are given dental care.

 Volunteers return each February, May, August, and November. 2 buses leave from Chula Vista with a 6 am sign in which can be done on line. Volunteers stay at the Villa Marina Hotel in Ensenada. $125 covers individual volunteer costs. $400 covers food for volunteers for the weekend. Volunteers eat with the doctors for lunch, and hospitals are notified for surgeries. A 7p m dinner is held at Broncos with a disco for younger volunteers later that night. Approximately 100 volunteers participate.

Professional services, medical supplies, administration and food are provided by Mexican and United States Rotarians as will as donations from citizens and corporations. Volunteers are needed.   www.thousandsmiles.org.

 Excellent program!!! Thank you Joe.

Joe Mintz Oct. 7, 2014

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A wonderful program was presented by Joe Mintz who is the DistrictSgt. at Arms, a member of the Carlsbad Club, and a member of the Thousand Smiles Foundation, which he joined in 2005, and is a past foundation president. This foundation is highly regarded by Rotary International. In 1985, with donations, plus a grant from RI, Thousand Smiles was conceived by a group of enthusiastic Rotarians. In Mexico, approximately 1 in 650 newborns has a facial deformity of cleft lip or cleft palate. Free sedation dentistry is offered for selected children with cleft lips and palates over a 3 day weekend. 10 to 12 children are selected. Speech and Audiology help is offered on a limited basis. Usually 80 to 100 dental patients are given dental care. Volunteers return each February, May, August, and November. 2 buses leave from Chula Vista with a 6 am sign in which can be done on line. Volunteers stay at the Villa Marina Hotel in Ensenada. $125 covers individual volunteer costs. $400 covers food for volunteers for the weekend. Volunteers eat with the doctors for lunch, and hospitals are notified for surgeries. A 7p m dinner is held at Broncos with a disco for younger volunteers later that night. Approximately 100 volunteers participate. Professional services, medical supplies, administration and food are provided by Mexican and United States Rotarians as will as donations from citizens and corporations. Volunteers are needed. www.thousandsmiles.org. Excellent program!!! Thank you Joe.