One thing is certain: if you’re a beginning golfer, you should definitely look into taking golf lessons. Private golf lessons with a golf professional from your local golf and country club will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Private lessons generally last anywhere from a half to full hour session. Taking even a few golf lessons as a beginner will not only help you improve your game faster than picking up the sport on your own, but it will also help prevent any swing or ball-striking issues that will hinder your game, or even put you at risk for injury down the road.
Things to Consider Before Signing Up For Lessons
Know Your Budget
If you have a price limit, keep that in mind before searching for a class. Like most things, the old adage “you get what you pay for” rings true for golf lessons as well. Generally, the more expensive a lesson is, the greater the experience of your instructor.
Ask Your Golf Buddies
Word of mouth is going to be very beneficial when searching for a golf instructor near you. Start by asking friends, neighbors, relatives, or other members of your country club if they’ve had good experiences with any area golf instructors.
Decide Between Private and Group Golf Lessons
Private lessons and group golf lessons have their strengths. Private lessons allow for follow-up visits over a period of time – a building block approach to learning golf. Schools offer an intensive amount of learning in a short time but can also offer too much information and without much follow-up. On the other hand, private lessons can take months to complete.
Looking to step-up your game? Our Head Golf Professional, Doug Adams, offers lessons throughout the year to both members and non-members! Book yours today at our Joplin golf and country club. We hope to hear from you soon.