Your Role and My Role as Your Coach
Ed Sehl 2013
Your role is enjoy. It is fun to play golf. Many of us believe that golf is the most enjoyable sport to play because you get to enjoy all the seasons outdoors, your ageless companions, and the fun of hitting that special shot that keeps you coming back. Come to the session prepared to try some new things; to ask questions; and above all – realize that you have it within you to succeed if you practice and play.
My role is to clarify the variety of information that, at times, can be confusing and frustrating, and unfortunately causes some folks to give-up on a game that can be life changing. Again, my role is to simplify the information so that your mind can focus on enjoying golf.
Is to help you find the solution that works best for you in so far as what gives you:
All swings, even beginner swings, have similarities because of the underlying science, geometry, and physics. The coaching that you receive from me won’t violate or contradict the science. For example, gravity is gravity, for the novice as well as the expert. Beginners and experts get the same correct information but in levels according to the ability to appreciate and digest the information.
The heart of the matter is the question – What Gives You Enjoyment! For me it is seeing you do your best!
Architects and designers use the term Form follows Function; not vice versa. Once you know how the club and ball function, your form (swing) will be what it is; whether you are Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Annika Sorenstam, Fred Couples, or yourself. While you may not be able to perform at the same level as a touring professional; the information you receive should be the same. It is my job to help you assimilate as much as you need.
When you and I have a golf session, I first want to know about you and your expectations. I also want to know about your passion and how much effort you are willing and able to put into being successful.
In the learning process, we will set aside some of the myths that may be confusing you so that you are able to clearly understand what you need to do. You won’t do it unless you first believe in what you are doing. Next comes the part of using the analogies and examples and drills that will enable you to translate the theoretical into the practical.
You will “see” what to do when I use video. You will also “hear” and “feel” what to do as you begin to build a sound repetitive skill. You will hit lots of golf balls and I will monitor your progress, all the while adjusting the sessions to enhance your progress. We will go on the course so you can also experience the game. After all, playing the game is where the fun is.
This is a process and not a one time event. The length of the process depends on your expectations, ability, budget, and dedication.
Welcome to the greatest game there is!