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please be so kind and answer a few questions.
is it more productive to try to chip several balls (a small bucket) to one hole or to chip three or four at a time?
what is the most important question you want to ask at the beginning of the first lesson as the teacher?

Hi Lionel:

For me personally, I chipped several balls to one hole with one club so I could get a feel of how far that club would roll out once it landed on the green.  Then I would switch clubs and chip several balls to another hole doing the same thing.  Your clubs roll different distances, so I wanted to make sure I was doing the same thing every time, then just choose the club that would roll the distance I needed.  

First lesson as a teacher, I want to know what the student's goals are?  Everyone has a different goal or idea of what they would like to achieve in golf.  Understanding what the student wants and getting an idea of how much time they would like to devote to it helps me develop a plan for them.  As a beginner though, everyone must learn the basic fundamentals of the game and the basic rules and etiquette of playing the game.  

Eddie Kilthau
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Eddie Kilthau


I am a PGA golf professional specializing in teaching the game.


I played collegiately at Arizona State University, then turned professional in 1981. I became the shortest player to ever play in the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh & missed my PGA Tour card by 2 shots in 1986 at PGA West, La Quinta, California. I have been teaching for 26 years in Phoenix, Arizona & I am currently the Director of Instruction at the Vistal Club in Phoenix and owner of Victory Golfworks.

Business Administration, Arizona State University. PGA Business School I - 1986, PGA Business School II - 1992, PGA Advanced Business School III - 1995. Certified PING Clubfitter - 1999. PGA Teaching & Clubfitting Seminar - 1992. Numerous Southwest Section PGA educational seminars.

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