The above is a joke obviously, but the principal is sound, if a Coach has studied and continues to learn to upgrade their skills, why would you take You Tubes advice over theirs?
The Human body works in a bio-mechanically very efficient way, the Golf Swing, actually can be very efficient too, if we let the body do it’s thing.
But the combination of the little ball, water, Out Of Bounds and the fact people are watching, throws the brain into a confused frenzy and the result is like watching an Octopus escape a Phone booth.
How often are you playing, seemly doing OK, then your playing partner (who you only met on the First tee) takes you aside and tries to rebuild your swing.
Well meaning maybe, but unwarranted, uninvited and most likely hugely uninformed.
The majority of people get Golf Lessons, with the intent obviously to improve and play the game to a certain ability level.
But as soon as you are on the course and one shot goes askew, everyone in your group is there with an opinion as to what went wrong, then at least 3 different, often conflicting ways to cure it.
Learning to Coach Golf properly is a full time endeavor, with the addition of Fitness Training, Doppler Radar, Force plates, 3d analysis to name a few, we are always learning, and we are always dispelling the old myths…
a) Keep your head down.
b) Keep your left arm straight.
c) Release the hands through impact.
d) Tilt your spine at address… there are heaps of them…. The more we study the more we realize how much we have to learn …
I am a relatively good golfer, and I play with all levels of ability, but I will never ever offer advice on a swing unless specifically asked.
1) I don’t know the player, I don’t know the background, I don’t know their Goals aspirations and the level of commitment to achieve these. (There is no quick fix).
2) I don’t know and cannot on the spot assess any physical limitations that may prohibit them from getting into good positions.
3) I don’t know if they have a full time Coach and are working on getting into certain positions to achieve a goal, you only have to look at Alex Norens practice swing to realize sometimes we need to exaggerate positions to achieve a good one.
4) Maybe they don’t care and are only out to have fun with their mates and don’t want it to be too serious.
Whatever the situation, it is not my or any other Flight-mates place to offer unsolicited advice.
And unlike other Flight-Mates I actually could help!