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Welcome to my site. My name is Bennett McCavanaugh. I would like to talk to you about the exciting sport of lacrosse. When I first picked up my lacrosse gear, I was confused about how the game would work. In particular, I was unsure about what my role on the field would be exactly. Luckily, I was able to watch a few games and see how the players interacted. My coach also helped us learn about our roles on the field. I would like to use this site to talk about the different ways lacrosse players use the field and their gear. Please visit often to learn all you can about this fun sport.



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Three Factors To Consider When Choosing A Golf Instructor

by Julia Hart

Learning how to play golf correctly can be the difference between giving up the sport in frustration after a couple rounds or making it a cherished hobby that you can enjoy for decades. And often, the best way to get favorable results on the course is to hire a instructor to help you with the ins and outs of the game. When you're picking the right golf instructor, look for one who has the necessary credentials, a temperament that works with your personality style and who uses the latest teaching aides to help students.

Look for a Certified Teacher

The PGA (The Professional Golfers' Association of America) itself warns against pairing up with a golf enthusiast who claims to be a teacher. Many people can share insights about the sport, but you're far better off finding a licensed PGA or LPGA teaching professional. The select group of people who hold this title must pass vigorous tests themselves and have experience working at golf clubs and even playing the sport professionally. They also must re-certify regularly, which ensures they're up to date on the game's latest teaching trends. Consult the PGA or LPGA websites for a list of certified instructors or ask any potential instructor who advertises locally to provide proof of his or her expertise.

Personal Connection

You don't need to be best friends with your instructor-- in fact, it's often ideal if you keep the relationship completely professional. However, you should work with an instructor who teaches in a way that's conducive to your personality. Some golfers need someone to light a fire under them and be quick to correct upon making a mistake. Others, however, prefer a gentler approach from an instructor who offers a kind, friendly word when the golfer makes a miscue. Aligning yourself with an instructor, like those at Monticello Country Club, who will push you-- but not make you feel discouraged for the growing pains you experience-- can help you stay engaged with the sport.

Benefit From Technology

When searching for a golf instructor, always opt for one who uses video swing analysis. This teaching aide is prevalent among instructors, and makes a world of difference when you're tying to understand your swing. If a prospective teacher doesn't use video swing analysis, it's a hint that the person isn't up on the latest teaching trends. When you and your instructor watch your swing on video, you'll be able to notice the subtle elements that a skilled instructor notices but might have difficulty correcting without video proof. Video swing analysis isn't a replacement for a good instructor, though, and your teacher shouldn't rely solely on this technology.