Golf lessons will help you whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced. However, each golfer is his or her own key to success. Lots of lessons are online but simply getting knowledge through video and not acting on what you have learned is a danger. You also need immediate responses from your coach, which a real in-person golf lesson will provide.
Lessons For Beginners
If you are a beginner golfer, golf lessons are always worth the money. Golf lessons for beginners are so important. Everyone has to learn how to swing a golf club. No one has ever simply picked up a club and knew what to do with it on their first swing. You need to start at the beginning. Being bad at first may be boring, difficult, and just plain frustrating but stay the course and learn the fundamentals of golf first. It is the first step to eventually being very good at it. Learn good habits and avoid making simple mistakes in golf etiquette. It takes time to master golf, so be patient.
Lessons For Intermediate Golfers
An intermediate golfer has worked hard to go beyond beginner status. They break 100 easily and may even break 90 on a regular basis. An intermediate golfer understands that hitting down on the ball makes it go up with the irons so you’re are starting to make consistent contact with the ball. Usually, intermediate golfers are the most averse to taking lessons. Every golfer hits a ceiling, where what they are already doing is not helping them get better. Golf lessons can benefit the intermediate golfers with breaking bad habits, increasing endurance, learning the mental game, and improving overall consistency. Usually, you can shave a few points off your handicap with just a few lessons.
When Golf Lessons Won’t Work…
If you do not have a positive mindset or are not willing to change your attitude about your game… lessons will not work. Golf lessons are not for you if you are already playing at the level you want. Lessons won’t work if you do not have the time to practice on your own. Lessons won’t work if you do not like being told what to do or if you are only taking lessons for someone else.
How Golf Lessons Work Best…
Don’t be too proud to take lessons. The short answer is that it is probably always a good idea to take a lesson once in a while. Even if you took 3-4 lessons with a good teacher, they can give you some ideas on a more efficient way to spend your practice time on the range so that you can actually put productive work in on your swing. Find a golf instructor that mirrors your style of learning. Find the instructor that works for your level of learning.
- Lessons for Beginners are Essential – Simply put, golf is not intuitive. Everyone has to learn how to swing a golf club. No one, not even the best pros have simply picked up a club and knew what to do with it.
- Lessons are the Best Way to Improve Your Game – Lessons can help knock the rust off your skills or pinpoint why your game got worse. They are also a direct way to improve your game once it plateaus and your professional’s opinion about your gear, can save you money!
About Heidi Mitchell
I’m an LPGA Class A golf professional with over 26 years of experience in teaching golf. I can bring your game to a new level by teaching the fundamentals, psychology and functional body movement of golf based on each student’s individual learning style. I use techniques learned from highly acclaimed golf instructors and organizations such as Jimmy Ballard, David Leadbetter, Dr. Gary Wiren, Jim McLean, Dr. Debbie Crews, The LPGA, and The Titleist Performance Institute. I’m on the NIKE golf staff and I’m a TPI level II instructor, US Kids certified instructor as well as a PGA Hope Veteran program instructor and a GSGA adaptive golf instructor.
Stop Talking About It and DO IT!
See it, here it or do it! I will find the quickest way to communicate the fundamentals of the game. I use video analysis and send you images and notes for a better understanding. This means you get out on the course playing to your potential sooner!
What You Get…
Golf instruction that lets you understand the how, what and why about ball flight. Learn about the body swing connection and how YOU create the most efficient and effective swing for you. When we are done you will have practice drills and stretching tips to get you better quicker.