Best Practices By Debbie O’Connell
LPGA NE Section Teacher of the Year
The manner in which LPGA Professionals positively impact our students varies greatly. One student may be very competitive and striving to win the club championship, while another has a goal to not feel embarrassed on the golf course. Some students just crave the motivation, inspiration and confidence they gain from time with an LPGA instructor.
One day I asked a new student her goals and she replied, “To hit my 7-iron. I cannot hit my 7-iron!”
I replied with, “You mean you want to learn how to hit your 7-iron even better?”
She asked, “Is that Golf Positive stuff?”
I smiled and said, “Yes!”
I listen carefully to the words of my students as they explain their game and their goals. Negative words, thoughts, and beliefs get in the way of a student’s path to reaching his or her full potential. Continue reading