High Failure Rate on PGA Tours Traced Back to Perfect Golf Swing Culture Claims Leading Australian Golf Instructors
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(Free-Press-Release.com) February 22, 2011 --
“It’s a sad fact that too many aspiring tour golfers will fail in their attempts to make it onto one of the professional golf tours through a tour qualifying school, and of the individuals who do make it onto a golf tour, very few will play consistently well enough to climb up the PGA money list, and we firmly believe that it doesn’t have to be that way.”
David Milne and Lawrie Montague are highly regarded and successful golf instructors who have spent many years training elite amateur and professional golfers in Australia with many of their students going on to play and win on one of the men's and women's professional golf tours.
“Unfortunately golf as a game is still a long way behind other sports in the way it develops talent. We still struggle to break free from a perfect golf swing culture that continues to pressure golfers to spend too much of their time perfecting their golf swing technique instead of developing the skills that lead to a low scoring capability in golf tournaments.”
According to Mr Montague, many young golf instructors are using video and computer graphics programs to analyse and compare their student’s golf swing with those of leading tour golfers. Unknowingly the student focuses too much of their energy trying to swing the golf club perfectly at the expense of developing their short-game skills, particularly in their formative years.
“It doesn't help that on virtually every golf broadcast the attention of commentators is focused on a tour player’s golf swing mechanics. Even sports scientists have fallen victim to the perfect golf swing culture and are developing hi-tech golf swing software programs to break the golf swing down to minute levels.”
“We really want to change this perfect golf swing culture to a low golf score culture. Golf is not like gymnastics or ballet where your result is directly attributed to how perfectly you perform a particular routine. Golf has always been a game of score, and the lowest score still wins golf tournaments. The best golfers in the game are not the best tee to green golfers, but they are the most capable at producing lower competitive golf scores. Tiger Woods and Phil Michelson, in-fact every top level golfer playing on one of the PGA tours is much better at their short game than they are at their long game.”
Milne and Montague believe that this preoccupation with teaching perfect golf swings is leading to a massive rate of failure amongst exceptional male and female golfers attempting to play on one of the PGA tours. The problem this fixation for perfecting golf swings has created is that struggling tour golfers who hit any form of roadblock in their performances on the golf course usually look straight to their golf swing as being the source of the problem.
“The golf swing in most cases is not usually the problem. What they need is an experienced coach that can lead them to different options for improving their performances on the golf course, which was our primary motivation in establishing Pro Tour Golf College. We wanted to help aspiring tour golfers to smash through their limiting self-beliefs and help them onto the path to success on one of the PGA tours. After all, their success is our success."
"We developed Pro Tour Golf College around a simple and realistic performance formula; success on tour equals your competitive score average. A lower score average in professional tournaments will equal more and more success on tour."
Milne and Montague's 'Tour Player Program' is a unique score focused golf training program designed specifically to train aspiring male and female golfers to become more competitive in golf tournaments by improving their high pay-off golf skills so they can lower their competitive score average and compete successfully on a professional golf tour.
The Pro Tour Golf College is a full-time golf college for tour golfers and those who want to be based at the Joondalup Resort in Perth Western Australia. Interested golfers can gain access to more information on their programs at http://www.protourgolfcollege.com