Things a golf coach can’t give you
Spending most of my adult life as a golf coach, I came to the realization there are some things that a golf coach simply can’t give you.
1. Golf Swing Feel – a coach cannot give you the feel to hit certain shots. I have students often ask, “how do I feel that?” I try to give them different ideas that have worked for me and other golf students, but ultimately the golfer has to figure out what works for them! This is achieved by practice and repetition on the driving range, short game area, and the golf course.
2. Passion and motivation – I strive to be a “Golf Life-Coach”. There is more to playing good golf then just learning the golf swing. The principles we teach apply to all areas of life. If you do not have a passion for golf, you will not achieve greatness. If you do not have motivation to perfect your golf game each and every day, you will not achieve your potential.
3. Practice and Accountability – There are numerous times as a coach when we feel like our players are not developing like they should. We have included online training platforms, mobile apps, and other various ways to track our players practice habits. But no matter what we try to implement as coaches, it is ultimately up to the player to hold themselves accountable. This creates ownership of your game and doing everything possible to improve yourself.
Every golfer needs to ask themselves tough questions when developing a gameplan to play better golf. Here are some sample questions:
- How good do you want to be?
- How many hours per week are you willing to put in to achieve your goals?
- What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve golf success?
By answering these questions, you will be able to create a clear vision and picture for what your golf career will look like. Then develop a detailed golf blueprint to help you achieve your goals!