Any type of instruction or teaching takes a certain amount of creativity. Especially in golf! When a customer asks for more distance sometimes you have to go a mile to get an inch.
Golfers who come to me for a lesson receive customized golf instruction. You will hear me ask questions about your golf game, what do you want to improve or how may I help you improve. We need to work together to accomplish your goals. My questions are meant to give us a roadmap so we both understand what we are trying to accomplish. Clear goals and open communication makes the learning curve occur easier and quicker.
I like to use what’s handy to me right on the range. This limits confusion and makes golf instructions clear and concise. For one of my golf instruction students we needed to get rid of arm lift and help make a pivot on the backswing. The goal for us was to gain more distance with the driver and fairway woods. A common goal for most golfers. We needed improved swing speed, pivot, path and face to reach our goals.
Learning how to swing the club differently requires a different movement pattern. Implementing a unique drill in a golf lesson will help a student improve quickly. The bucket drill trains the golfer to make an athletic movement increasing the pivot. Amazing to see many angles in the golf swing change in such a positive manner. All that matters is the student compresses the ball and improves the strike. Delivering the golf club differently to the ball is important to make this happen.
In the video below, you will find the drill we used to create a better pivot, turn, path, face and release.
This drill increased my students club head speed which increased ball speed and launch angle. We found about 20 yards of distance going from an arm lift to an improved pivot, path and release. Sometimes thinking out of the box leads to different types of body movements. The new body movements improve the golf swing.
Ultimately, we accomplished our lesson goals. Higher shots, more distance with all of my students woods. It’s a lot of fun to see quick improvements. My student was happy and that’s all that matters.
My name is Jess Frank. I have been giving golf lessons as a PGA Teaching Professional since 2001. I am a passionate and dedicated golf instructor who loves the game of golf. My students are my main focus and it’s all about you!
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