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How Many Golf Instructors Does It Take To Improve Your Golf Swing?

How may Golf Instructors does it take to screw in a light bulb? If it’s the same amount that it took for me to get my golf swing consistent enough to think about becoming a PGA Professional – it’s a lot more than 1 and a little less than 100.

Here’s a question for you –

If you had to teach the golf swing to someone, what advice would you give them?

You quite possibly might talk about: A. grip; B. stance; C. weight shift; D. left arm straight; E. eye on the golf ball; F. keep your head still; G. ball position; H. turn your shoulders; I. turn your hips.

So this Golfer practices these golf tips and is now ready for a more formal golf lesson. So they sign-up for a professional golf lesson and this is what happens:

The Instructor watches you make a few swings and then makes these adjustments – A. your grip is too weak – turn your hands like this; B. your feet are too far apart; C. no, you can’t sway like that, feel like you’re swinging in a barrel; D. your left arm is too rigid; E. you have to keep your eye on the ball, don’t peek until you finish your swing; F. don’t move your head on the backswing – it needs to stay over the ball or you’ll sway; G. your ball position is too far forward – it needs to be in the middle; H. you’re not turning enough – your shoulders need to go 90 degrees on the backswing; I. your hips aren’t turning enough.

After practicing the above, yet not seeing good results, this Golfer decides to take another golf lesson from a different Instructor … during this next lesson he/she might now hear:

A. your grip is too strong – turn your hands like this; B. your feet are much too close together; C. you’re not moving your weight enough – you have to shift your weight back, you can’t just turn in a barrel; D. you’re bending your left arm too much – you need more extension; E. your eyes are too fixated on the golf ball; G. your ball position is too far back in your stance – you need to move it forward closer to your left foot; H. you’re over-rotating your shoulders on the backswing – use more of your arms to swing the club back; I. your hips are turning too much.

And then your next Instructor will say … well, you know how it’s going to be – that Instructor will tell you that everything your previous Instructors told you were wrong. And the worst part is that you – someone that just wants something simple – gets stuck in what could be classified as a battle between Instructors.

And that stinks – that’s not the way it should be!

If you read the instructions on a light bulb box on how to change a light bulb – you’d know enough to effectively change the bulb. And if you followed those same instructions when you need to change the next light bulb – you’re light bulb changing skills will have improved over your performance with the first bulb. So what took you 3 minutes the first time will take you less than 30 seconds the second time.

Yet, if you got new instructions each time you changed the light bulb – by the third time, it would probably take you 5 minutes because you’d have to think about all the instructions you have received.

And those 5 minutes don’t include the time you had to spend cleaning up all the bits of broken bulb on your kitchen floor because you dropped the bulb as you tried to stop using your wrist so that you could start bending your elbow 90 degrees.

How good are our Instructors?

Well, watch them work with Golfers that have 52 thoughts going on in their mind every shot because they’ve read too many Golf Digest’s or spent too much time around light bulb screwing Instructors. Watch them work and you’ll be amazed at how talented they are.

Come watch our Instructors work with a Golfer that’s frustrated and confused and you’ll see why they’re the best in the world at helping Golfers brighten their light bulbs more efficiently and brighter than they have ever seen them before.

The Monkey never has the light come on because they’re always changing their light bulb Instructions

The Player keeps their light bulb the brightest by staying consistent with what they’re working on with their golf swing

Go ahead, be a Player!

Regards,

Marc Solomon

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