If you want to get the most out of a golf lesson you need to learn how to choose a golf instructor. These ideas have been formed by watching people who have been successful at improving their golf swing and handicap.
You should find a golf instructor that you feel comfortable with and that you have confidence in. This person is going to be recommending changes in your golf swing that are going to feel different and strange. To make the changes necessary, you will need to believe fully in what the instructor is telling you.
If you are a “feel” player, try to find a golf instructor that can explain the swing changes in those terms. Consequently, if you are position conscious, then find that type of instructor. Most successful golf instructors will be versed teaching both feel and position.
The next aspect is to commit to whatever changes you and the instructor decide upon. During this phase, tell the instructor what you are feeling, both mentally and physically. Ask Questions. If you have reservations about these suggest changes, let the instructor know.
There are many different ways to attack problems in the golf swing. Any exchange between student and teacher can narrow these ways providing an exact path to the changes necessary.
The last and toughest aspect is to give yourself enough time to make these changes. It takes 30 days to create a new habit. This is exactly what you will be trying to do, create new habits. The best place to do this is on the practice tee. Concentrate totally on the new feel or position. Don’t be surprised if at this time your golf score gets worse. After all, you are trying to incorporate something new while actually hitting a golf ball. This will split your concentration at this point.
Do not grade your shots. Only grade how well you are making your change. Again, here is where confidence in the golf instructor is vital. As changes often will increase your handicap at first.