I saw the same thing when I did my little bit of internet research yesterday, it looks like the PGA apprentice training is aimed at those who will end up working at a golf club. I know from my club that the job of the PGA staff includes managing day-to-day golf operations, running the retail pro-shop business, running club tournaments, marketing and running outside golf events, as well as a bit of instruction. @iacas, do you know what percentage of PGA (or other) golf professionals are in this type of situation, as opposed to those who concentrate almost entirely on instruction as you do?
Another update from Florida, Paul's 70 put him in a 5-way tie for second, two behind the leader. Unless he breaks a leg, he seems likely to make the cut at the end of today and move on to the weekend. I wish the PGA had real-time scoring, so I could watch through the day!
In many cases, swinging your arms faster will help close the face. It depends on what's happening in the rest of your swing. Some people need to feel more arms, some need to feel more body. There really is no "one size fits all" in golf. There are commonalities (flat left wrist, weight forward and so forth), but how you achieve them varies from player to player.
I am still playing with the hand me down Ping G2 irons that my dad gave me a few years back, and these are the only clubs that I haven’t replaced. That’s mainly because they’re good irons, they launch well, they go straight, and I can hit them far enough. Also they’re standard spec black dot Pings, and I’m of average build so they seem to fit. That being said, I haven’t really hit any other irons, so I’m wondering if I’m missing out….last time I visited my parents, the soles on my dad’s newer Pings (also G series) seemed to look a bit wider than my G2’s. I did some digging and found a forum post claiming their G2’s looked more like i20’s (full disclosure, this is among the other posts that said the G2’s are still great clubs). So by playing G2’s am I missing out on some improved forgiveness, trajectory, etc of clubs developed in the 13 years that my Pings have been around? I know a proper fitting is the best route, but just looking for some guidance as to whether I should drop the subject or get serious about finding the right clubs for me.