I didn't want immediate improvement, but 6 months of tourture? Seriously when you start having played to of 29 every round after its nearly enough to make you quit.
I just couldn't get my body into the positions and places that he wanted with how rubbish my body is. He's obviously a very good coach. He has some very talented players under him and the friend that gives me lessons that sees him has gone from 32 to 1 in 3 years and only works with him.
I know 6 people that have been to him. Half liked his teaching half didn't. Different strokes for different blokes.
You know what I find interesting about this? I've talked to heaps of players and they all seem to be have drastically differently expectations of their pro. Some expect to remain crap forever while others want to have genuine shot of turning pro. In finance there's something we call risk profile analysis test. Basically, it says that some people are willing to bet the house and their swing falling apart for long term gain while others only want to bet a little bit but at the risk of lower threshold for potential improvement.
I think this is basically the real question you're asking here and the you're best bet would be to do something similar and show it to your pro to make sure you both know where you're headed and whether your plan for it is realistic:
- willing to expect 5% blowout in scores over every few months to see potential 10% average improvement in scores over the next year
- willing to expect 10% blowout in scores over every few weeks to see potential 20% average improvement in scores over the next year
- willing to expect 15% blowout in scores over every few days to see potential 30% average improvement in scores over the next year
Obviously, the higher up you go the more difficult it's going to be to improve but if both of you are honest with one another this type of analysis/plan could help you.
Edited by pimuhewrut, 22 April 2016 - 10:51 PM.