Q. How do you select your pros?
A. Our golf professionals are carefully selected through a rigorous on-line test and interview. The pros must be able to identify the fundamentals of the swing and communicate them clearly through the videos. After being pre-selected based on an on-line test and review of resume, the pro must show samples of videos based on swings that have been selected.
Q. How long does it take to learn the golf swing?
A. We are often asked this question. Of course, the answer depends on a lot of variables: natural coordination, physical health, amount of time to practice, how often the student is watching the videos. Our experience shows that a beginner student starts to show solid ball striking and consistency with the irons after about 6 weeks.
Q. Where should I put the camera?
A. There are two main camera angles that we use when looking at the golf swing: face-on and down-the-line. Face-on is where the camera is position perpendicular to your body, like aiming at your chest. It is best have the camera about chest high. The down-the-line angle refers to pointing down the target line. Try to position the camera about in line with the hands, again about chest high.
Q. How can you teach me without being next to me?
A. The videos that you send tell us most of what we need to know to help you improve. We can see what is going on with your game from your swing. You can help us even more by filling out the student questionnaire and letting us know more about your game. Our coaching platform is based on creating a genuine dialogue with you. You will be giving us feedback and based on your feedback, we will guide you through the learning process.
Q. What do you mean by "personalized drills"?
A. At Golf Swing X we create truly personalized videos. We do not prescribe from a list of drills like other websites. Every video drill you receive will be talking directly to you and your swing.
Q. Can I receive instruction on all parts of the game, bunker play, for example?
A. Yes. You can get good instruction from our tips section but you can also get private instruction on any part of the game. Simply send in your videos of what you wish to learn.
Q. What will the initial analysis tell me?
A. The aim of the initial analysis is to give you a good understanding of the cause and effect in your swing. Each part of the swing influences another part of the swing. Our pros have been teaching for years and have seen virtually every possible swing fault and how to correct. The initial analysis will give you a roadmap of how we will be able to help you improve.
Q. Can you help me with my driver without changing my swing completely?
A. This is a question that is often asked in private lessons. The answer is YES. You do not have to worry about having your swing changed completely. We can help you make small changes that will make you better at any part of the game with which you need help.
Q. What is the Skype lesson?
A. The Skype lesson is your opportunity to ask your pro questions in person. As effective as we are at helping you via the video lessons, it can be very helpful to talk directly with your pro. This dialogue will help both him and you in your efforts to improve your game.
Q. How long does it take to improve my swing?
A. There is no definite answer to this as all people progress differently. The best way to ensure progress is to practice with a purpose. Your Golf Swing X professional is here to give a purpose to your practice. If you follow what his guidance, you can expect positive results in just a few weeks.
Q. If I am already taking lessons, will I not just get more confused by working with another pro "on-line" ?
A. It is true that you don’t want to get too many different thoughts going through your mind as you practice. Our Xperts are trained to keep the information simple and based on what is actually happening in your swing. If you are taking lessons with someone, make sure that you are using video and share our videos with your pro.
Q. Why should I use Golf Swing X instead of taking a traditional lesson?
A. We have chosen the very best instructors to help you. We want you too succeed at playing better golf. You have access to us right in your pocket via your phone. You can send us a swing for review at any time and we will make sure that you are practicing to get better.
Q. Can I try a different instructor after I have taken my first couple of lessons?
A. Yes. Simply send an e-mail to support and we will set you up with an instructor of your choice.
Q. Do physical limitations affect my ability to have the club in certain positions during the swing?
A. Yes. If you feel that you have some limitations, take our on-line physical screening to help us understand where you are at with your conditioning.
Q. What do I do if I am just not getting any better?
A. Getting better is sometimes a difficult concept in golf. We are working off what we see in your videos. If your swing is looking good but you feel like you aren’t hitting the ball very well, then it is just a matter of time. Keep practicing and your ball striking will improve.
Q. At what age can I start my child in the program?
A. A child can start playing at any age. The junior academy is designed for kids aged 5-15 years. Our instructors are trained in working with juniors. Not only can we help children, but also we can guide parents as to how to help their children learn at the best pace.
Q. Are lessons offered only in English?
A. Our team of golf professionals is multilingual. Currently we are teaching in English, French, Spanish, and Korean.