Golf Swing Lessons – What Works?
Article by John J. Braun
The question looms in every golfers mind. Are golf lessons worth it, and what types of lessons work? Amateur golfers are concerned about one thing, improving their swing and doing it in the least amount of time possible. The problem with that idea is that if something is going to be done right it’s not going to be learned overnight. Not even Tiger Woods could hit the ball 300 yards the very minute after he picked up a golf club. As you continue learning to play the game however, it may be beneficial for you to gain some golf instruction.
You can get various types of golf lessons. Here are a couple popular ways of instruction today:
1. You can mimic your favorite professional golfers by watching them play. By analyzing someone who swings the club right, you yourself will try to emulate their proper fundamentals. The observance of little things such as the stance of a professional, or their attitude towards the game will be a benefit to you.
However, don’t rely solely on one golfers swing. You can try and mimic all your want, but until you learn to incorporate the good things that you see a pro do, into your own signature swing, you won’t be much good. It’s important to develop your own style. By watching others who are good at golf, it will help you in finding your style.
2. Also, you can watch videos. Videos provide the detailed instruction that you need in order to maintain a consistent golf swing. Certain videos might focus on your backswing, or downswing. Still other videos might make a big deal about your stance. All of them are good, just as long as you incorporate them into your game. However, they must add to your unique style. Don’t expect to swing exactly like the person you are watching.
3. Hire a trainer. This is probably going to be the most help. However, this is also going to wrack you up a healthy bill. Don’t expect to get a trainer for an anywhere near affordable price. However, if you are willing to spend the money, these experts will analyze your swing and be able to pinpoint what you are doing wrong.
All of these golf lesson variations have their advantages. The main objective is to improve your golf swing (without destroying your wallet). Tinker with a couple of these. Be open to criticism. You won’t get better without it. Go out and have fun!
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J. Braun, college student
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