Embrace the Process
When you think of golf instruction do you think of receiving a quick fix or working with your instructor on a long term game plan? With all of the online instructional videos on the internet, it’s easy to think that our game can improve with a quick tip provided by a credible pro. However, there are a few obstacles that can arise with this mindset; first of all, everyone has a different swing and what helps one person, may not help someone else. Secondly, if you ask 10 golf professionals how to cure a slice you will, no doubt, get ten different answers and everyone could be correct! I enjoy shooting video tips myself and find them to be very beneficial for a number of reasons – one of my hopes with any video tip is that it will encourage the person watching it to reach out to a PGA or LPGA Professional for further instruction.
Golf Instruction has evolved over the years in a way that can be very beneficial to the student if they embrace the process – yes, it’s a process. There is no quick fix in golf that will stand the test of tough course conditions, an abundance of well-intended ‘advice’ from peers or playing against superior competition. One bad shot or one bad round and you’re back to the drawing board in your mind.
With all of that being said, here are the 3 best tips that I can give you for committing to a swing coach and the process of game improvement:
Hello readers! My name is Crystal Morse and I'm a PGA Professional working as the PGA Director of Player Development at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana and also a High School Golf Coach (among many other things). Enjoy the read!