Monday, 29 April 2013

How We Learn Golf

By Darren

How We Learn Golf

One of the most important things to know is that learning golf is it is very different from learning other things, say, for example, learning new computer skills.

For too long, golf instruction has been all intellectual. Only recently have coaches have recognized that and started teaching golf through the game-based approach.

Although instruction is still necessary (mostly dependent on the player's coordination, talent, ball judgment, and so forth) most of golf is learned through feel.

If a golf coach on the range instructs you to hit a ball with a certain technique it's almost 99% certain that you WON'T be able to do it, striaght away.


Because now the body has to adapt and coordinate various parts to move in a certain way. It cannot learn as fast as your mind. Another thing to have in mind is that no one can teach you golf. By that I mean no one can teach you golf directly. Coach only talks, demonstrates and creates situations in which you can learn and teach your body how to move.

Yes, sometimes a golf instructor guides the hand of the player, but eventually they step away and just speak. The player needs to focus on feelings and certain guidelines and teach him- or her-self.