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So im 21 and last summer was my first real season that i actually played for "real" and tried to get better. I've played a little before but really was just farting around. I'm still in the learning process but am struggling with some things like a pretty bad slice off the tee, inconsistent hit direction with my irons (which stems from probably an over the top swing motion-same with driver) and an overall inconsistency with my shots.

 

I have no prior help or instruction and want to do some lessons just to get someone else eyes on me to help me out. now there is a few different ways i can go and want your opinions as what to do.

 

first is golf tec. very expensive to do multiple lessons but they do offer an hour long swing evaluation for $99, the question is, will they give me a whole lot of info in that initial session or hold back because they want me to pay for more lessons? they probably wont tell me very much.

 

another is a local pro who does lessons with the k-vest. fairly expensive but not as much as golf tec. i think for $299 you get 5 hours of instruction with the vest. ive heard mixed reviews on the k-vest. one said that it might be a good thing for an already decent player who is just trying to fine tune a couple thing in there swing. maybe, thoughts?

 

the last and most likely thing i will do is just go to a local course where they offer instruction from there club pro. one i already thought about i think was $125 for four 45 minute sessions which is in my wheel house as far as money goes. i can afford more but why pay for something i dont need, right? One concern with this route-will he be able to recognize my issues with the naked eye? i know the appealing thing with the other ways are the technology and cameras being able to see your problems and am just worried about wasting my money with some Joe schmo, which i mostly feel wont happen.

 

Anyway, just want your opinions. thanks! 

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@drave199 ,

 

Welcome to the site.  I would recommend first to take a video of your swing and post it in the Member Swings section of this site.  There are a lot of knowledgeable folks here including instructors that will give you help on what to work on.

 

Check out that section and these tips on filming.

 

 "My Swing" Video Threads RULES - Please Read 

 

After that, Evolvr is a web based swing analysis site that lets you send in video for instructors to review.  They provide details analysis and instruction on what you should work on.

 

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

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first is golf tec. very expensive to do multiple lessons but they do offer an hour long swing evaluation for $99, the question is, will they give me a whole lot of info in that initial session or hold back because they want me to pay for more lessons? they probably wont tell me very much.

 

 

If they are any good as instructors they will hold back because they want you to have a chance at improving. One of the worst things an instructor can do is overload a student with a laundry list of issues to fix all at once. A good instructor will prioritize what you need to work on to get better right now. You should never be concerned with more 1-2 items at a time. Once that priority piece has been improved he/she will move onto whatever is your new priority. Rinse and repeat for the rest of your golfing life.

 

I second the recommendation for EVOLVR, they help me a ton and are very good at prioritizing your work but whichever way you decide to go make sure the instructor 1) understands the proper Ball Flight Laws 2) knows how to prioritize your pieces and can communicate well 3) works with a camera so both of you can see what is going on and can see what feels create the desired motions. Working with a camera also has the added benefit of letting you review lessons and swings.

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