I say this to help all of you find the right pro and also get some insight on how to ‘receive” a lesson.
I like to attack one problem at a time and attack the one that occurs first, as it will affect what happens later. Setup obviously takes first place in this category.
Then, when I start working with the first swing issue, I like to communicate a few different perspectives and some different ways to fix it until the student finds a “light bulb.”
Let’s take getting the club back too far inside immediately as an example. Common fault, often results in OTT and other bad issues.
Student A might understand the concept of a 90* shoulder turn controlling the backswing instead of the arms. Student B may think of getting the right shoulder higher on the takeaway, while student C might find the visual of a shaft outside the ball as a reference point the most pleasing…and so on.
I do not look for immediate results in shot making. I look for a change in body motion and how comfortable the student’s facial expression is…I move on quickly and sometimes I find a completely unrelated thought gets the job done.
It is not helpful to make a comment after every shot with a different thing that is going wrong. I feel either a positive comment about how things are moving in the right direction or the attempted change isn’t quite right yet.
You as a student need to ask questions and make sure you have an understanding of what you are being told. Ask for clarification or a different way of looking at it.
If the teacher won’t help you understand things a different way, you need to move on.