One of my best friends is just getting into the game and has asked me to help him out. I took him to Play it Again and we found a used set of Louisville Slugger TPX irons and wedges with a 3 hybrid and a 3 wood, and an older Cleveland driver. He has a great attitude about it and is decently athletic, but of course has struggled out of the gate. Yesterday I just wanted to be sure his grip was right and he was hitting ball-first. I told him that swing mechanics are important, but all he needs to think about is ball-first impact with a square clubface. He seems to be enjoying it a lot more this time around, and even legitimately parred the most difficult par-3 on the course. I gave him a bunch of my old Golf Digests to leaf through for stuff to work on between rounds and we're going to try to play a round at least once a week, with range time at our alma mater's facility in between.
What tips, if any, do you guys have for keeping frustration to a minimum and effectively giving tips during a round? My main concern is that I don't want to overload him with info. I told him I'm just going to try to give him one thing to think about every time we play, but nothing that seriously changes his swing until we're on the range. He tried to pick it up a year ago, but a mutual friend of ours (great guy, but one of those 40-cappers who thinks he's Hank Haney) threw so much info at him before, during, and after every swing that he got frustrated and went back to disc golf.
Also, what's a good way to help him eliminate his slice? It frustrated the hell out of me when I first started, and he has a pretty bad one.