What Should We Teach and Why?
By John Mason, PGA Director of Instruction at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
As golf instructors what should we be teaching our students and why. Should we be teaching:
–A strong, weak or neutral grip
–Open, square or closed alignment
–Inside-out, outside-in or inside-inside swing path
–An open, square or closed clubface
–A flat, steep or neutral swing plane
–Stack & tilt or shift the weight
–Early set or late set
–Divot or no divot
Any method you choose to teach is just that, your method, and every choice has a consequence – cause and effect. There are many different ways to swing a golf club and it is up to you as an instructor to do the research, read the books, know the new findings on the ball flight laws, do your homework, be the leader in our industry. The PGA teaching professional should be the most knowledgeable expert on the golf swing in the world. So start today, if you have not already, and let’s get to work re-energizing our students so they want to play better golf.
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