By Thomas T Wartelle A simple diagnosis of a swing fault leads to a simple remedy.  This leads to positive results and success. Remember that most students are happy to hit the ball straight and 150 yards.  If a student wants to continue his progress, make a plan and work on only one or two swing faults a lesson.  With advanced golfers, find out what their goals are and develop a strategy to make improvements to their game. In teaching the game of golf, it is important not to overload the student with too many swing thoughts.   When many swing faults are diagnosed, too much effort is made in correction.  The student often becomes frustrated and loses confidence in his game.  At this point golf, becomes less enjoyable and the teaching professional has failed. A happy student will take another lesson!  Therefore, to be successful as a teacher, our goal is to guide the student and provide a positive learning environment. The Teaching Professional Chart: Teacher 1:  No technical skills; no empathy (failed results). Teacher 2:  Technical Skills; No Empathy (poor results). Teacher 3:  Low technical skills; Empathy (moderate results). Teacher 4:  High Technical Skills; High Empathy (maximum results). Which teacher will be the most successful?  As a teaching professional, how do you rate on the technical skill scale and the empathy scale?  By making an honest examination of yourself, you can take your teaching to the next level.
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