Golf is the only sport that is taught one lesson at a time. Think about how kids learn other sports: baseball, basketball, football and soccer. One learns these sports by practicing drills and then scrimmaging. Scratch used those successful sports to guide us in the construction of a robust curriculum.
We recognized that approximately 50% of all golf shots in a round are on or around the green. Thus, short game and putting are an equal part of our instruction with the full swing.
Lastly, the driving range, standard lesson is almost exclusively subjective. A student rarely has any tangible, objective data from the session, or from previous sessions. Athletic training in all sports today uses objective, measured data to help both the instructor and student progress more easily and effectively. Scratch developed the proprietary Scratch Skills Handicap System (SSHS – read more) to capture and provide objective data to the student and instructor. No other golf learning system in the world has a system with student data like this! Scratch built a learning curriculum that is more in-line with how we learn other sports, and included the only objective database system that allows the student and instructor to have actual performance data in order to see where one is or is not improving.
We recognized that the body does not always cooperate with the desired swing. Often, body and muscle movements need to be taught and learned as well in order to improve the overall swing. Thus, Scratch has a fitness component to our instruction.