Are you able to fix your swing alone?
When looking to improve your golf swing, you must start with a straightforward question: Do you know what you’re supposed to be doing? There are far too many swing flaws to list, nor would it be beneficial to your improvement. Be very honest about this question because it could save you a tremendous amount of time and money.
The question is two parts: Do you know what you are doing wrong? Do you know how to fix it? If you cannot answer both these questions with a substantial and knowledgeable yes, then you need to enlist the help of the golf coach. You will far better spend money here than playing 20 bad rounds of golf and not having fun.
What can you do to identify swing flaws?
The first thing you can do is to begin recording your golf swing. If you have a practice net at home or a local range that you can go to. Get a few videos with your cell phone to review later. Small tripods are available online for very cheap and will do the job just fine. If you don’t have a net or do not have the time to visit the range, don’t worry, a mirror will do just fine. The goal is to see what your swing looks like, as it may feel like you are doing something, and in real life, it is not occurring.
If you have partnered with a coach that has given you specific things to look for, the videos and mirrors will be massive for your development.