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Old May 19, 2017, 11:47 AM   #26
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Also, there are a lot of parts to the game so irons, driver, putting, chipping are all things that people need a basic idea about to get started.
All those "parts" have one thing in common :

Drumroll ........

A SWINGING motion !

Is that why they call it a golf SWING ?
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Old May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM   #27
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And why does everyone insist on having people use a driver right away? Despite it being on a tee, hitting a driver is ridiculously difficult for a beginner and bad results will only dissuade someone from picking up a club again. Start with a wedge. Get grip right, do some chipping. Work her way up to a full swing.
For a beginner, I wouldn't even start with a BALL

Learn to SWING the club first and foremost !

Then LET the ball be in the way !

As for a wedge, I would suggest a (teed up (grass-low tee preferably) 7i instead, as I think that's an easier club.
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Old May 19, 2017, 11:55 AM   #28
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One lesson. One lesson with a pro that I'm sure you'll be allowed to share. If you've got a pro hammering a first timer with details you've got the wrong guy. It should be a simple...here's how u hold it, here's how u stand, turn your shoulders and pose at the end.....
I taught something similiar to never-had-swung-a-club sister years ago.

She was average, maybe slightly above average athletic (played a lot of tennis), so my "sample-of-1" lesson might not be conclusive

Anyway, I expanded on your "turn shoulders" to "hold the club in front of you and turn back and turn through". She did that motion a few times WITHOUT A BALL, then put a ball down and after a few mishits, connected with a nice "real golf shot".
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Old May 20, 2017, 03:13 PM   #29
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I taught something similiar to never-had-swung-a-club sister years ago.

She was average, maybe slightly above average athletic (played a lot of tennis), so my "sample-of-1" lesson might not be conclusive

Anyway, I expanded on your "turn shoulders" to "hold the club in front of you and turn back and turn through". She did that motion a few times WITHOUT A BALL, then put a ball down and after a few mishits, connected with a nice "real golf shot".
You can add to it by adding a whoosh drill. After you've got them turning and posing, get them to flip the club upside down and emphasize a whoosh sound through the hitting area with the grip end down.
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