The dangers of YouTube and Instagram swing tips

A couple of months ago, I was talking with a friend who is a teaching pro. One of his students, who he has been giving lessons to for months, came in the pro shop. The golfer pulled out his phone and showed my buddy a few Instagram accounts he was following. He asked if he should recreate the swing moves the online instructors were suggesting. My friend politely suggested that he should stick with the things they had been working on, which were specific to his swing.

That exchange encapsulates two significant issues I see with the explosion of golf swing content available – relevancy and continuity, which I will explore in this article. David Poulton summarized it nicely in his article,