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How to learn to play golf
How I did it: Settled on one instructor and trusted and stayed with him
Watched videos of myself and professionals
Practiced a lot but practiced with a small specific goal to accomplish - little steps are easier to learn than entire movements
Remained committed to the changes I was making
Lessons & tips: Develop a sense for what a golf swing feels like
Learn the fundamentals and how they relate to the feel of a good swing:
- grip placement and pressure
- weight shift
- swing path and plane
Learn the checkpoints of your swing - like ballroom dancing, a golf swing is very precise, you have to be in certain positions at every point and eventually you will visualize every moment of the swing - this should be your goal. The more you focus on visualizing your swing the faster your progress will be.
Remember, even small changes in parts of your swing will always feel very dramatic, but when you look at it on video, you will see the difference is slight, even though the result is dramatic.
Any time you decide on a change you need to make, you will go backwards at first. Understand why you are making the change and trust it - this is where a teacher really helps you to avoid bad decisions and wasting your time.
It takes a lot of practice and commitment, and there is no substitute or shortcut to "digging it out of the dirt".
Resources: Find someone who understands the golf swing and has a good eye for seeing your swing. If they can't communicate changes to you quickly, it probably isn't the right teacher. The right teacher for you will take minimal time to move you in the right direction, they will make things obvious.
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