Online Lesson Review

There’s no doubt that hav­ing a golf coach is the fast track to improv­ing your game but very few of us have the time and mon­ey required to make that a real­i­ty. While there is a lot you can do on your own to improve your game, we’re some­times blind to many things with our game and this is no where more notice­able than with our swing.

While ana­lyz­ing your own swing will lead to improve­ment, it doesn’t com­pare with a golf teach­ing pro­fes­sion­al tak­ing a look. This is espe­cial­ly true if you are new to the game. Have a teach­ing pro­fes­sion­al get you start­ed in the right direc­tion. Even if you’ve been play­ing for years, we some­times slip back into poor fun­da­men­tals that we are blind to see. Have a teacher get your swing back on track.

For years instruc­tors have used video to help them improve their stu­dents’ swings. Now smart­phones have made it easy to record video of your own swing. The abil­i­ty to eas­i­ly upload these videos to the Inter­net has also opened the door for a rel­a­tive­ly new form of golf instruc­tion – online golf instruc­tion.

The idea is sim­ple. Shoot video of your own swing, upload it to a web­site, and have a golf pro­fes­sion­al review it and offer ways for you to improve. It’s been some­thing I’ve been con­tem­plat­ing for some time, so when Brant from offered to review my swing, I jumped at the chance.

Get­ting start­ed at is very easy. I took two videos of my swing, one from behind down the tar­get line and fac­ing me per­pen­dic­u­lar to the tar­get line, filled out the online form and uploaded the videos. With­in a few days my online les­son was ready!

Your les­son con­sists of two parts. The first is a writ­ten review with obser­va­tions and sug­ges­tions on areas of your swing to work on. Brant also includ­ed links to YouTube videos fea­tur­ing him­self demon­strat­ing prop­er tech­nique.

The sec­ond part of your les­son is a video analy­sis of your swing. Areas of improve­ment from the writ­ten review are fur­ther ana­lyzed with your swing com­pared along side swings by pro golfers. My swing was com­pared frame by frame with Rory McIlroy’s and Luke Donald’s.

I felt the com­bi­na­tion of the writ­ten review, video analy­sis, and YouTube videos com­ing togeth­er to rein­force the three areas of improve­ment for my swing did a great job of empha­siz­ing what steps I need to take to improve.

Check out today for online instruc­tion for your game!

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