Golf Coaching: Find a Gatekeeper to Improve Your Golf Game

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A Legacy Post by Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Dr. T. J. Tomasi (1940-2023)

Imagine the number of people tugging on your cape if you were the #1 golfer in the world. To safeguard yourself, you would need a gatekeeper (such as a trusted coach, an agent, or a parent) to protect you from bad and good advice that doesn’t apply to you. In my opinion, every golfer needs a gatekeeper, not only as a filter for protection against bad information but also as a guide to bounce ideas off.

How can you use the gatekeeper concept to improve your golf game? Find a coach you can trust and together lay out a plan; then make sure to ‘listen only to that voice!” Talk to friends and fellow competitors who have coaches, and search for a coach with values and ideas similar to yours. Interview coaches to determine the best fit for you. Be sure the coach can adapt to your ability and commitment levels and is not strictly a “swing method” teacher. While the best golfers in the world tend to change coaches (gatekeepers) from time to time, you won’t see them changing every week or month. Give the plan time and your best effort, but if it’s not working within the equivalent of two years of development time – find another gatekeeper.

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