Andrew Good’s Instruction Philosophy
An old Chinese proverb has this to say on learning:
“I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand”
I personally find that this proverb is so true in golf instruction as well. In fact, learning is a process that goes through a number of stages. It begins with perception through the senses – by hearing, by seeing and, most important, by doing. Learning ends, if indeed it does end, when the knowledge and skills assimilated by the pupil are applied into performance.
Although there are many theories on how people learn and of the best ways to teach, learning golf is very individual since everyone is different. Look at all the top players in the game, their styles all look different, but all have produced championship-winning performances time after time. Because of this reason that golfers do develop individual styles, golf tuition requires an individual approach. One person’s swing medicine can be another’s poison. However, there still is one thing in common with the top players: they all understand the importance of sound fundamentals. Whether you are a beginner or a low handicapper, my teaching methods will reveal the fundamentals used by the top pros.
I have been teaching thousands of students ranging from beginners to professionals and pride myself in being able to analyze the most important changes that need to be made to one’s game. It is equally important that everybody fully understands what he or she is doing.
Looking back at almost 15 years of experience, I believe the true art of teaching golf is:
KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT THE STUDENTS NEED WITH NO GUESSWORK AT ALL AND MOTIVATING THEM TO EXCEL TO THEIR BEST POTENTIALS AT THE RIGHT PACE
This only comes with experience when swing changes have been tried and tested and results achieved.”