What does “golf coach” actually mean?
Not from the business standpoint but from the definition of how you interact with players. One thing that should be clear is that it’s not the same as a “teacher”
This discussion with Michael Michaelides is all about coaching. Michael has been the Long Island University coach for 11 years and has also taught golf during that time. That being said he has a FANTASTIC perspective on this issue of teaching vs coaching. (as well as being heavily involved in golf science research)
After talking to @cordiewalker about coaching & watching tour players it becomes more and more apparent they need coaches, not just teachers
— Michael Michaelides (@mfmlides) February 12, 2015
Most coaches can teach. But not all teachers can coach.
Don’t approach coaching as a teacher. It can potentially take the athleticism and fun out of the game. We’re not talking about positions or looks we’re talking about better scores and better people. Personal development is just as important as developing as a golfer.
“Talk with other coaches outside of golf to get ideas on how to be a better coach”
I love this concept. It really applies to business as well. Some of the best ideas for your business will probably come out of the golf instruction industry.
Constantly asking the question of Why?
The best coaches help and encourage self-discovery. Michael runs through some great examples that I’m sure any instructor can relate to and start to implement with students on a regular basis.
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