Let’s briefly go over the definitions of a few words associated to this particular topic. The first word is Lesson.The word lesson is defined as an amount of teaching given at one time; a period of learning or teaching.
That brings us to our second word: Teaching. The word teaching is defined as ideas or principles taught by an authority, i.e. the teacher.
The third word is Teach. The word teach is defined as to show or explain how to do something. Since we’ve gotten those terms out of the way, let’s get a little more into this.
How to get the best out of a golf lesson (and why it’s not all about the coach).
Sometimes lessons can get too detailed, too complex and too hard to absorb. It’s not an easy thing to admit to but it’s true. It’s the danger of learning too much too fast without proper time for practical application during that learning process. But often when you the students learn good things your appetite for learning tends to grow, you have enough but you want more, it’s our nature as human beings.
So, It’s important in my opinion, you have bespoke lessons so you’ll have a much better appreciation for doing what is necessary and nothing more (Keep it simple). Sometimes It’s easy to forget that you can only deal with what is in front of you, what’s happening in the now. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have a plan for your lessons.
Question your coach to make sure YOU understand…..don’t just listen.
Make sure Your lesson/s are not about your coach they’re about you. What is your objective? What are you looking for? What questions are you asking? The lesson/s are not about the coaches method or philosophy… yet. Depending on what you are looking for and why you booked the lesson, the coaches philosophy can wait.
You will have a compelling reason behind the booking and scheduling of that golf lesson, and it’s the coaches job to do their very best to know why you’re there and what you want to accomplish.
Therefore, there are a few key features you should take into consideration for your future lessons, such as but not limited to:
- Make sure your coach has a clear understanding of your key points.
- You need your coach to match your intent
- Be clear what you want and ask specific questions.
- Don’t care how much the coach knows until you know how much he/she cares.
- Ensure the coach Listens to what you want, not just tells you what he/she wants.
- Ensure your coach shows, explains and teaches you what you need to know.