Teaching Tips

Group Lessons

Recently, I was contacted by a woman who wanted to take a series of lessons with two of her friends. She stated she felt more comfortable being around her friends while trying to learn how to play golf. This comment made me ask her to elaborate on her feelings. She continued on, saying she would […]


LEARNING A SKILL

LEARNING A SKILL, PART 1 A successful teacher can transmit his information to the student in the most effective manner possible. To help achieve this goal, it is important to understand how the student receives the information the teachers is sending him. Rather than delve into theories of learning a skill, use simple techniques to […]


HAVE YOU TAKEN A LESSON LATELY?

As teaching professionals, we must continue to learn.  We have to better our skills and possess the desire to learn more.  There are many ways to learn:  Read books written by the top teachers, visit with other teaching professionals (at events like the USGTF’s US Cup), and take lessons. By taking lessons from accredited teachers, […]


GROUP LESSONS

Group lessons require more planning, a more expanded practice facility, and a different method than one-to-one instruction.  Safety instructions must be emphasized before the students get golf clubs in their hands: • Only swing clubs in designated hitting areas and bays.  Never swing a golf club until you have cleared your swing space.  Do this […]