What You Can Learn In Your Lessons
How do you know who is best for you?
Looking for a good golf instructor is a lot like looking for a good financial advisor, plumber, builder, or any professional person. If they are experienced, they will have a list of references and informational material regarding the degree and scope of their knowledge and work. If they are new, they would be best to associate themselves with an established reputable person who can provide references to their abilities.
Often, paying more for someone who is very good is indeed the lowest cost and best value in the long run. Although the fees may be higher for a better instructor, the quality of the information you receive which gives you the ability and avenue to progress to the level you are hoping to achieve in the most efficient time frame possible is most often the best value and most satisfying. Saving time is money. Securing knowledge is valuable. Better knowledge is more valuable. I will say with confidencence my instruction is of the highest quality. I make that statement because I have studied and know my peers by their products, their students and their writings projecting their philosophies. Sacrificing modesty for bluntness here, I believe myself to be one of the few very best in my field.
Ask Questions - Review References
Asking Questions is a good thing. Inquiring minds want to know. Make sure the instructor you choose can answer questions about his background and methods. The answers should make good sense to you. A good instructor will have a reputation and a list of references. A good instructor will understand simple and complex concepts and solutions. He or she will be able to relate to and use modern technology and terminology. He should be able to use video triangulation to interpret video, ball launch monitors to interpret fitting and performance, know proper equipment fitting techniques, be familiar with such things as frequency analyzers, shaft spining, and various equipment measurement and evaluation processes. A good instructor will be able to explain all facets of the game, the swing, how it works, the geometry, physics and kinesiology, the mental game, focus and concentration techniques. A good instructor will be able to integrate all this knowledge to produce results towards your goals. A good instructor will know about strategy on the course, and be a source of knowledge for many things golf related. Importantly, a good instructor will cater to your personal needs and style to give you what you want and need for the fee you are paying.