Internet Lessons 2012 and Beyond

15 Nov

Leonard Nimoy once said, “The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.”

Two years ago I started get a bunch of requests for doing lessons over the internet.

I was left now searching for ways to entertain the idea for one, and second finding a viable way to circumvent a way to even do it.

Never the less much smarter people than I developed ways to do it, and in pretty slick fashion I might add.

Years ago “without dating myself” we used to send videotapes along the vast landscape of the earth and doing so in hopes the stamps did not fall off or that Tom Hanks was showing his new found golf knowledge to Wilson. It was tiresome to a degree because the amount of time it took to take the film, review it then send it back took way too much time and in the end it was not efficient.

For me unless, you were a college player or better, I pretty much steered clear as much as I could.

Might I add this was hard for a golf teacher that says yes way to often!

But as with anything in the realm of technology the time came to be that internet lessons became the norm.

No longer did you have to drive to the out of state PGA Tour event and bring out your camera to find the perfect swing of the player you needed for your swing library. Now you just go to YouTube.
I remember the day in fact in 2006, I had LPGA Tour player Anna Rawson with me on the range here in Long Beach. She said,” Dana, you just have to go home tonight and check out this website called YouTube”!

Funny how times have changed in just a few years, you have all the swing film you need and an ability to send worldwide.

The rest is history….

Personally I think there is huge value in doing internet lessons for several reasons.

1. New fresh ideas at lower costs
2. Long term overview on your students development

The big issues with doing long range golf schools in my experience is there is typically not a way to follow up on the information that was presented and or no viable way remember exactly what you were taught.

Now this is not in all cases of course, this is why I said in most cases. There are some that feel otherwise.
I feel that golf schools for one should be the doorway to information not necessary the area for long term fixing. The long term fixing and or training should be done after the school once the student has the template on what he or she must work on.

The other issue can be cost. Golf schools sometimes without travel can range from $2000 to $3000 for two days. That’s a lot of money for most people.
For most schools the only reason they can price it that high is because of the brand and its marketing prowess.

I think now is a great time for all areas for the teacher. As the student you can do a Golf School, private lesson and even an internet lesson and get similar results.
It all depends what your market can provide, yet one is not better than the other it all depends on the student.

Are internet lessons the right choice for you?

You have to do your homework!

There are several I can name off hand whom do a wonderful job doing internet lessons.

To me I’d say they are all qualified only because their students are in the end happy with the progress and or results.

There is a level of passion to these professional teachers that is great to see in this day and age. Most of them do their homework enough and make golf teaching more as a medical practice than just producing random ideas.

So in the end take it for what it’s worth, golf teachers shared experience and ideas once again move everyone forward to getting more beginner golfer out to playing the game.
Results in this area and only in this area are what we are striving for.

Ill close with this tonight.


2 Responses to “Internet Lessons 2012 and Beyond”

  1. Lainey Gunning November 15, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Nicely written Dana!


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