Originally Posted by Spyder
Look half of this is completely subjective and is in no way factual or "the way it is". Everything that I highlighted in bold is silly and the part that I read, which I highlighted in red, about the fairway woods is unbelievable.
PS: Where the hell have I been and how did I miss this? Also, what is a "medium distance course"? Am I being trolled?
You just haven't put yourself in the state of zen required to accept the teachings of this self-proclaimed golfing guru. While he may be inexperienced, his understanding of the inner workings of the game of golf, and the swing itself, transcend the concepts we typically associate with good teachers. You must first free yourself of these assumptions. Let me help you:
Do you need to have extensive, acquired knowledge about the subject to be able to teach it? NO
Do you need to have experience in testing the theories that you are preaching? NO
Do you need to be able to analyze and interpret a student's flaws/strengths, and effectively communicate with them? NO
Do you need to have a f**kin clue about putting statistics? NO
So, what do you need?
1) You need to have the passion and confidence to say what you want with conviction, and remain unwavering in your message, even in the face of unanimous rejection.
2) You need the internet. Where else will you find people willing to listen to somebody with no credentials?
3) Most importantly, you need to have a firm grip and long enough reach to be able to reach back and pull arbitrary percentages and statistics out of your a**hole with almost no rhyme nor reason to them.
Lastly--and this is the absolute biggest secret that nobody has EVER understood before--to be a great teacher, you should focus on being good at teaching.
Edited by bplewis24 - 6/11/13 at 6:24pm