Golf Lessons FAQ

What are and Why Should I take Golf Lessons?

Throughout the years golfers asked John Hughes, PGA many questions.  Particularly about why someone should invest their time and money into committing to Golf Lessons. Are you seriously considering taking golf lessons?  Then this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a Golf Lesson FAQ, is for you!

Our Golf Lesson FAQ assists you with understanding almost everything there is to know about Golf Lessons in Orlando.  And why an investment of your time and financial resources to take an Orlando Golf Lessons is worth it.

If you have a suggestion for a question we need to add to the Golf Lesson FAQ page, please contact John and he’ll do his best to post your question as soon as possible.  Or check out this article John wrote for the PGA of America.  It is one of their all time most visited articles and serves as a simplified Golf Lessons FAQ.

What Are Golf Lessons?

Golf Lessons are designated appointments with a well qualified golf instructor, preferable a PGA of America Professional, to make improvement to your golf skills. Appointments can last any duration, normally 15-minutes to 1-hour in length.

Why Take Golf Lessons?

The purpose of taking a golf lesson is to improve your golf swing mechanics for a specific skill of the game. That is a realistic goal when taking a golf lesson of 1-hour or less.

How Much does a Golf Lesson Cost?

Rates for golf lessons vary based upon numerous factors such as where you live, the facility where the golf lesson takes place, the experience level and availability of the Golf Instructor, and how long of a golf lesson you intend to take. Typically, more experienced Golf instructors who’ve made a significant investment in their training and experience charge more. In addition, Golf Lessons conducted at more more expensive golf facilities are normally more expensive than lesser expensive golf courses.

What should I Expect when I take a Golf Lesson?

You and your Golf Instructor will discuss your skills and decide upon an action plan that best fits your needs relative to the amount of time you can commit to practice. This includes considering how often you play and what your short and long-term goals are as a golfer.

You’ll hit golf shots while the Golf Instructor observes you. He or she will then make recommendations of improvement. Within your golf instruction program, you’ll be given suggested drills and exercises that will improve your skills. You’ll perform those drills during any golf lesson with your Golf Instructor observing and assisting you.

What Tools and Equipment should I Expect to Use while Taking a Golf Lesson?

Not all Golf instructors use the same tools, called “swing aids.” Some may use more than others based upon their golf instructional methods and philosophy.

As a general rule, golf swing aids are designed to assist you with feeling the difference between how you swing now, versus how an improved swing should feel.

Will the Golf Instructor use Video during my Golf Lesson?

Most Golf Instructors now use some type of “video analysis” when you take a Golf Lesson. Your golf swing video analysis assists you with seeing and understanding your swing habits. Video can assist you with understand how the drills or exercises you are performing will improve your swing habits. Video Analysis may not be used every Golf Lesson based upon the Golf Professional’s discretion.

How many Golf Lessons will it take to make Improvements?

There is no set amount of golf lessons that guarantee your golf skills will improve.

Golf Lessons assist with creating new habits that replace older, less desirable habits within your swing skills. Habits take time to ingrain. Based upon the amount of time you commit to better practice and your golf instruction program, ingraining the new habit will take some time. Determine the proper amount of time you should commit to for you to realize golf skill improvements. Doing so makes it easier to stick with your golf instruction program and makes for better practice.

How Often should I take a Golf Lesson?

You should consult with your Golf Instructor about how often you should take a Golf Lesson. To experience long-lasting improvement and not repeat the same instruction content of your last lesson, you should commit to practicing the drills and exercises your Golf Professional provides you to ingrain the better habits before your next Golf Lesson.

Remember, birdie golf does not happen overnight. It takes time and effort on your behalf to commit to the improvement plan a golf lesson provides you.

Should I take 1 Golf Lesson or more than 1?

The answer to this question is based upon what your main objective is for taking a Golf Lesson. If you’re an experienced Golfer and you practice a lot, one Golf Lesson may be enough to fix the issue you are experiencing. If you are attempting to make long-term and lasting improvement to your Golf Skills, than a golf instruction program of more than one Golf Lesson is ideal for long-term golf skill improvement.

How do I Choose the Best Golf Instructor for Me?

Choosing the correct Golf Instructor for you is about finding the person you like. Can you create a good working relationship with the golf instructor? You need to choose a Golf Coach who understands you as a person first, golfer second. And the Golf Instructor should have excellent communication skills that mesh with yours.

It’s not a bad idea to check the references and reviews of golf instructors before hiring one. This information should provide you some insight to each instructors’ golf instruction philosophy as well as the golf academy he or she teaches out of.

Also, conducting a search for golf coaching near me can make the process easier for you, if you have to stay close to home to take a golf lesson.

How do I get the Best Benefit from a Golf Lesson?

Be sure you arrive to your Golf Lesson a few minutes early to stretch and warm up.

Keep an open mind when taking a Golf Lesson. You’ll be experiencing new feelings and learning new techniques that may feel uncomfortable at first.

Insure you are communicating with your Golf Coach. Ask as many questions as you need to fully understand the improvements you’re making.

Provide feedback to your Golf Coach. Let your Golf Instructor know what is it you’re feeling. Or if you can’t perform something your Golf Instructor is asking you to do.

Before leaving your Golf Lesson, be sure you fully understand what was covered in the Golf Lesson. And how your drills and exercises your Golf Instructor gave you will help you practice better.

Lastly, be sure to dedicate practice time after the Golf Lesson to ingrain the new habits that will improve your skills. Practice better than you ever have before.

How should I Prepare for My Golf Lesson?

Be sure you arrive early enough, prior to the start of your golf lesson, to stretch, warm up, and be mentally ready to learn. Keep an open mind as the golf instruction content begins. And have your golf clubs ready.

What I should I do After My Golf Lesson?

If you are committed to making improvements to your golf skills, it’s important that you dedicate time and effort to practice better. The drills and exercises you learned during your Golf Lesson are an important part of your skill improvement process. Without better practice, the time you spent participating in a Golf Lesson may go wasted.

Is Golf Hard to Learn?

As with any sport or athletic movement, Golf is not any harder or easier to learn. It all depends upon your coordination and athletic ability.

Golf is one of the more difficult sports to learn. This is because the ball stays still versus moving as you swing the golf club. This can sometimes cause a mental phenomenon called “Ball Bound.”

With good golf instruction and a good Golf Instrcutor, Golf can be simpler to understand, easier to learn, and more enjoyable during the learning process.

Can I Improve My Golf Game without taking Golf Lessons?

Yes, you can improve your golf skills without taking Golf Lessons. However, it will take time, effort, and multiple rounds of golf to do so.

During that time, expect to make the same mistakes over and over again. Golf Lessons provide you the knowledge and improvement drills to reduce the amount of time it takes to realize sustainable improvement of your golf skills

Do I Need Golf Clubs to Participate within a Golf Lesson?

No. But it certainly helps if you learn to play golf with your golf clubs. It also makes it fun playing golf afterwards.

If you don’t own golf clubs, most Golf Instructors have rental clubs available you can use during a Golf Lesson. This also applies if you’re traveling without your golf clubs.

Why Purchase Golf Lessons when I can Purchase New Golf Clubs?

Studies show that the investment of time and money into improving your Golf Skills far outweighs the short-term effects of using new or different Golf Clubs. Golf Lessons identify and treat the causes of your bad golf shots. While new Golf Clubs only mask the underlying issues of the mechanics of the golf swing. Most all the time, it’s not the Golf Clubs making the mistakes, it’s the Golfer. Why not invest in your Golf Skills first?

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