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They Have A Coach, Why Don't You?
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January 8, 2015
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If you have ever spent some time on the range at the PGA TOUR you'll find it is a busy spot.  Among the equipment reps and the friends of friends that litter the place the main non-players that you will encounter are coaches and instructors.  It's rare to see a pro without one on the range these days but even if they don't, they likely have somebody elsewhere they depend on to fine tune their game.

These are the best players in the world.  And they have golf coaches.

You, dear reader, are not among the best players in the world. And most have you have never taken a golf lesson.

In fact, in the latest Canadian Golf Consumer Behaviour Study by the National Allied Golf Associations (Canada, 2012), 58% of those surveyed said they rarely/never learned about golf for education or improvement.  Only 11% did so frequently.

I have found few golfers who have been one hundred percent satisfied with how they play the game.  Their usual solution?  Go buy a new club and hope for some magic to happen.

Sorry, I can take the newest, highest quality, fitted golf club and,…

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January 8, 2015
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I think the end of your post might be cut off.

As for my answer, I don't have a coach or take lessons for money issues. I barely afford membership so I can play regularly (zero complaint, I know how lucky I am to have the ability to play at all) and have never bought a club at full price (My new Covert 2.0 Tour cost me 40 bucks with sale and bday gift cards

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January 8, 2015
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oiler3535 said
I think the end of your post might be cut off.

As for my answer, I don't have a coach or take lessons for money issues. I barely afford membership so I can play regularly (zero complaint, I know how lucky I am to have the ability to play at all) and have never bought a club at full price (My new Covert 2.0 Tour cost me 40 bucks with sale and bday gift cards

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That's a fair enough answer oiler3535.  The thought is more about those who spend buckets of money on equipment and golf and want to get better yet never seek professional advice.

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January 8, 2015
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...mine did cut off lol...once I can, I'll have a coach I see 2-3 times a month.

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January 8, 2015
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oiler3535 said
...mine did cut off lol...once I can, I'll have a coach I see 2-3 times a month.

Sounds like a plan.  FYI...more online coaching threads to come.  And you can ask more than one question.  Kiss

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January 8, 2015
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If you have ever spent some time on the range at the PGA TOUR you'll find it is a busy spot.  Among the equipment reps and the friends of friends that litter the place the main non-players that you will encounter are coaches and instructors.  It's rare to see a pro without one on the range these days but even if they don't, they likely have somebody elsewhere they depend on to fine tune their game.

These are the best players in the world.  And they have golf coaches.

You, dear reader, are not among the best players in the world. And most have you have never taken a golf lesson.

 

I think a lot of tour players get it wrong, are tinkering and making things worse.  It's why they show little to nil improvement year-over-year.  The instruction, coaching, evaluate a different driver, new grips or shafts, etc. should be done at home away from leading up to the tournament.  Jordan Spieth doesn't get his coach to tag along and I do not think neither did Jack.  Some of the top players are over coached and over analyzed.

Now relative to a lesson, I've had 1 in 10 years.  He changed my grip to neutral and better contact was immediate (actually the very 1st ball hit).  I don't have the time for lessons, I barely have enough time to golf.  I guess too many priorities with family, work, business start-up, and reno work on our home gets in the way.

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I think a considerable measure of visit players fail to understand the situation, are tinkering and exacerbating the situation. It's the reason they indicate little to nil change year-over-year. The direction, honing, assess an alternate driver, new grasps or shafts, and so on ought to be done at home far from paving the way to the competition. Jordan Spieth doesn't get his mentor to follow along and I don't think neither did Jack. A percentage of the top players are over guided and over broke down.

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