Re: Golf Tech Golf InstructionI'm a Golftec member and have taken about half of my thirty alloted lessons.
As for the instructors, there are usually four or more from which to choose. I'd recommend that you try each and every one, and then settle on the one with which you feel the most comfortable.
As for the instruction, they prefer teaching the student from the ground up, starting with the address position, then back swing, then top position, and so on all the way to the pose position. The lessons are short as they only review a couple of details at a time. They then have you work on obtaining the newly taught positions using certain drills that you can work on in their indoor practice facilities, if you wish. From my experience, they love discussing positions and don't talk much about feel, unless asked. Matter of fact, during the lesson they have you wear a harness with electronic sensors. The digital feedback from this harness, which is displayed on a monitor in front of the student as well as the instructor's PC, allows them to compare results to a pro average chart that is displayed on the wall.
What follows the lesson is helpful. They create a post lesson summary with which you have access to using a web browser. Included are before and after swing videos, video drills, instructor summary, and voice over with some additional video from the lesson.
As mentioned above, the student can practice within the Golftec facilities as much as they want as long as they have member practice privileges. Practice and lessons are separate memberships, by the way. The practice booths are high tech with multiple high speed video cameras hooked up to a PC and a separate monitor that is placed in front of the golfer. There are five large green buttons below this monitor that allows the golfer to manipulate the video playback, including a button that displays a calculated carry distance from the last swing as well as the club face position at impact. The student can use their club handle to press a button that slowly steps through their swing in slow motion, for example. The student can also go over to the PC and draw lines, circles, and such that become overlays to the live video on the larger monitor.
All in all, I would say that the Golftec experience is all right. It's nice for me to view video during practice to ensure that I'm achieving certain positions. I can easily determine if my hands are forward of the ball at impact or that my upper torso is catching up to my hips, for example. But I'd say that where Golftec lacks is the value and quality of each particular lesson. At Golftec, they're rushing a lot of members through, and I feel a little rushed at times. So, I have to couple my lessons with a lot of additional research to understand swing feels or to clear up any misunderstandings.
Once my membership is over, I'll most likely try a good teaching professional with a more personal approach.