The following are solid principles to follow that will help to develop your teaching skills:Only perfect practice makes perfectGolf is a skill; therefore, practice golf in pressure conditions.  This is the major difference between learning a skill and learning a technique.  Keep practices sessions short and frequent when working on a new skill.  Use practice time efficiently.  Students should experience a reasonable amount of success at each practice session.  Make practice fun as well as challenging.Positive Attitude towards LearningNo matter what the standard of the player, a good instructor will make him or her better. It is important that any learning situation should focus toward success. The attitude of the teaching professional and student should be characterized by two qualities:
  • An open mind to receive new ideas.
  • An enquiring mind to question new ideas.
OrganizationLearning is based upon memory and students will recall more information when the material is organized.  Think of our memory system like a file cabinet.  The more organized the material is filed, the easier it is retrieved. Thus, instructors need to devise their lesson plans.   This allows the student to easily organize the material.Teaching is about creating environments that enable players to develop at their optimal rate. 
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