Golf Lessons | My Teaching Philosophy
My golf teaching philosophy comes from the fact that I believe there is a better way of teaching golf to a student in which he or she can better understand how to swing the club in a more consistent way. I started as a PGA golf assistant in the UK back in 1981 before moving into my family business, I qualified as a golf teacher in 2004 and from 2008 became a Master Club maker and Club fitter.
Before becoming a Club fitter I had no real understanding of how the golf club actually worked. So the importance of the length of shaft, swing weight, flex, lie angle and the loft the golf club meant very little to me. It was only then that I started to understand how teaching and Club fitting became hand in glove. You can’t do one without the other. Let me give you a scenario, you go for your golf lesson, you are in your bay, you have a bucket of balls, shall we say 50 balls in total. You speak to your pro and tell him or her that you are not hitting the ball very well at this point in time, So, they ask you to warm up and hit some shots. After 5 or 10 shots, they then see the problem. You’re asked to change your grip, keep your head still, turn your body more. Every swing takes one second approximately but you only have 40 to 45 golf balls left in your bucket. So your lesson is really only 40 to 45 seconds long but you have booked 1 hour!