Friday, December 14, 2012

Golf Lessons vs. Golf Schools

There are many different ways to take instruction, no matter the subject.  Is it better to take it a little at a time and let it soak in?  Is it better to take a crash course and tackle everything at once?  If someone takes a golf lesson for one hour, chances are if the instructor is good they will only be focusing on one or two things to implement.  Golf is a game where the more you think, the more you stink!  So, if you were to take a 5 day golf school from 9am to 4pm everyday imagine how many different things you would be thinking about.  I have heard many students complain about different adventures they have had taking golf schools elsewhere.  Their main complaint was that the school tried to change everything in a short period........disaster.  Golf schools are ok if the instruction is not overwhelming.  In my experience, a student who takes 1 hour of instruction each week for an extended period of time is much better off than someone who takes a crash course.  Food for thought.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

TaylorMade Success Story

Yesterday I had a student that was struggling somewhat with his iron game.  His shots were weak and to the right.  On average, at the beginning of the lesson, he was hitting his 7 iron 125 yards.  After we worked on his technique for about 20 minutes his average rose to 135.  At the end of the lesson I had him try the new TaylorMade Rocketbladez 7 iron.  It was amazing the extra distance he gained.  He was hitting it on average 145.  Some of his shots went over 150.  If the student has the right technique coupled with the right equipment, good things will happen.