Three simple elements that will make you a better golf instructor: Positive Communication Make sure you introduce the skill in a clear and concise way. Use language that the golfer can understand. Try to be as brief as possible and create a positive learning environment. • Get the golfer’s attention. • Make sure that the golfer can see and hear everything about the skill that they need to. • Give a reason for learning the skill. Demonstrations Every picture is worth a thousand words. Shapes you see affect shapes you make. Show more and talk less. Ask players to mentally rehearse the movement after they have seen the demonstration. For your own credibility, it is important that you use demonstration. If you cannot perform the skill, use the best available model, or even use a video. The Golf Swing is not Static When someone hits a golf ball, the swing is a continuous motion. Too often the motion is broken down into separate parts, resulting in a loss of the continuity. The golf swing is best taught by correcting a flaw with a key thought or feeling. Find a simple solution that allows the student to continue the motion of a full swing. Encourage drills or training aids that promote the complete swinging motion. These thoughts or feelings are less likely to break down when put under pressure.