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You would think that all golf instructors would know their As and Ps and use them to communicate with their students. Few do.

 

Anyone contemplating taking lessons should probably print this post out and give it to their instructor so that you both on on the same page when you are talking about different segments of the swing.

 

Golf pro, golf instructor, golf coach -- whatever you want to call yourself -- it really comes down to golf teaching and communication. You need a common language to do that succesfully. The instruction you are giving may make perfect sense to you, but if we the students can not put the instruction into the proper perspective then you have not taught and we have not learned anything.

 

This is one of my favorite posts in all of TST.

 

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You would think that all golf instructors would know their As and Ps and use them to communicate with their students. Few do.

 

The golf academy where I work has adopted these As/Ps and we explain them to our students during our lessons. They really help students know where their club needs to be at all times during the swing and identify the exact A/P where things start to go off track. It's a small step, but we feel it is vital to bring our students closer to our terminology so communication is between student and teacher is as free-flowing as possible.

 

I insisted on adopting these As/Ps because I was having a hard time getting students to take the club back to a certain A/P and stop. Now I just say, swing at 10% of your maximum speed from A1 to A3 to A8, for example.

post #22 of 23

that's awesome

post #23 of 23
Very nice post.
From a high-handicaper and new to the technical and analytical side of golf this was very easy to understand and made a few of the puzzle pieces to fall in place. The pictures along side the text made it easy to follow the technichal terms for a non-native english speaker.

Thanks Eric
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