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What's the difference between a REMOTE LIVE LESSON and an ONLINE LESSON?
A REMOTE LIVE LESSON is an in-person golf lesson delivered over video conferencing. It’s live, there’s a back and forth, you get immediate feedback during the lesson, and make changes on the spot. ONLINE LESSONS are based around video analysis of your swing. You upload swing videos, Monte breaks them down, tells you where you’re going wrong, and provides some guidance and (sometimes) supplementary video about how to fix it.
Which is BETTER? A REMOTE LIVE LESSON or an ONLINE LESSON?
Neither is “better.” Both are good for different things. An ONLINE LESSON gives you a breakdown of what you need to fix right now in your golf swing. It always includes some suggestions how HOW to fix it, but that process, and whether or not you are doing it right, is up to you. A REMOTE LIVE lesson is ideal for working on faults and making changes during the lesson under Monte’s tutelage.
For most clients, the BEST solution is a COMBINATION of the two. Start with an ONLINE LESSON, and then schedule a REMOTE LIVE lesson to work on the faults outlined in the ONLINE LESSON.
Which video conferencing platform does Monte use for these?
The majority of REMOTE LIVE lessons Monte has given to date have used FaceTime. For iOS people, that is probably the easiest. ZOOM is another popular choice. Monte will use any platform you prefer, and is happy to install apps or create new accounts as needed to accomodate your preference. Just make sure you work this out prior to the start of the lesson.
I'm not technically inclined. Are these difficult to set up?
The only real requirement to making these work is figuring out where to place your phone, tablet, or laptop so that Monte can see your swing during the lesson. Propping your phone up on your golf bag in the backyard can work. Indoors, a shelf or piece of furniture can work fine.
If you have a bluetooth headset or headphones, those can be convenient because you can communicate with Monte away from your device. This is not a requirement.
If you can make a facetime call or join a video conferencing meeting, you can take a REMOTE LIVE lesson.
What if my setup forbids me from HITTING anything with a golf club. Can I still take a REMOTE LIVE lesson?
Hitting SOMETHING, even a crumpled piece of paper, is strongly preferred over just making practice swings. But Monte is happy to give REMOTE LIVE lessons to those looking to talk through the swing without hitting anything. The hitting requirement has nothing to do with ballflight. It’s about seeing movements that are representative of your actual golf swing.
Can I RECORD my REMOTE LIVE lesson?
Yes, but for now it is up to you to do so. Recording is also contingent on the platform you use. For example, iOS disables screen recording during FaceTime calls during privacy reasons. Other video conferencing platforms have recording options. If you have a preferred platform and want to record, have at it.
Does Monte offer DISCOUNTS on REMOTE LIVE LESSONS?
Current members of the IMPROVEMENT PLAN get $25 off REMOTE LIVE LESSONS. For more information about the IMPROVEMENT PLAN, click HERE.