COACHING THE INDIVIDUAL
Traditionally, most teachers usually focus on a particular method or system when teaching Golf. Each system has its own technical approach, its own training regimen and often its own special training aids. Golfers are fitted into the system without regard to their physical attributes and expected to conform to the system.
If we look at the players on Tour, it is evident that there are many different ways to swing the club and play the game. All of the players have their own style and way of doing things. Jim Furyk and Bubba Watson spring to mind, both major champions but they have swings which in appearance break with "accepted convention". Whilst bearing this in mind, it is fair to say that there are some commonalities in most players swings and I refer to these as Pre - Swing and In-Swing Essentials.
What every Golfer needs is a functional technique which is repeatable in terms of strike and ball flight and complies with the laws and physics of impact. No one swing fits all and all a swing can produce is a ball flight. The Laws of impact and ball flight are based on principles (Physics). These principles are based on individual preferences (Pre - Swing and In - Swing Essentials). Individual preferences are influenced by gender, age, body type, strength and flexibility (Style and Functionality).
PRE - SWING AND IN - SWING ESSENTIALS
The Pre -Swing Essentials are:
Aim and Alignment
The In -Swing Essentials are:
In order to aid learning, generate feedback and improve development, various technology, devices, tools and teaching aids are used. These in combination with my knowledge and experience create the best environment for the Golfer to progress and achieve their goals.
The technology used includes:
Trackman and Flightscope
Quintic Sports Software
V1 Golf and Swingsmart Apps
Golf Coach, Golf Stats Coach and Coach Now Apps (For remote coaching)
Various teaching aids including Pro Stance and Tour Strike Ball
Integral to improvement and progression is being able to incorporate an effective practice system into the Golfers regimen. Therefore, a structured system will include the following:
Exercises and drills
Simulated Golf and Gaming
Tests and Statistics
BRONZE: 5 X HOURS
SILVER: 10 X HOURS
GOLD: 20 X HOURS