Golf can seem terribly complicated to the uninitiated. So many rules, so many different kinds of clubs. And then there’s the lingo: birdies, bogeys, bump-and-runs. All this can be intimidating to first-time golfers. Our advice is if you want to get on the course, but have no clue how to start… try taking golf lessons. If you are a beginner golfer, Yes, golf lessons are worth the money. If you are a beginner golfer or maybe thinking of starting, you should 100% get golf lessons. Golf lessons for beginners are so important. The following are a few tips about why taking a golf lesson as a beginner is beneficial…
Learning Proper Techniques
Golf is difficult to master, even for the game’s best players. The elite golfers in the world have coaches because everyone needs another set of eyes to watch and evaluate their performance. Speaking with an instructor is ideal for every beginning golfer, because you get a different perspective of your own skills. You will learn how to grip a club, how to swing correctly, and what a good stance entails. Golf lessons allow you to learn the right way from the start.
Learning The Rules
Ask questions and learn about the various aspects of the game. Your instructor will be familiar with all the rules of golf. Just remember no question is a stupid question. If you’re just taking up the sport, it’s more important to learn how to play golf properly. From learning how to approach the game to keeping score, to understanding the importance of club selection and the details of your grip, there are many minute details about the game. Not learning from the start how to do any one of them properly can mean you will never be able to play your best golf.
Know Your Equipment
A mechanic that has the proper tools can be more efficient with time and the quality of their work. The same is true for the best golfers in the world. It is very important to have the correct equipment. Taking lessons will allow you to learn about the equipment and how to better use it. The instructor will show you which clubs are used for different yardages and situations.
Understanding Course Etiquette
Before you head out to the course it is important to learn golf etiquette .. your instructor will teach you about dress code, the meaning of a tee time, how to be proactive and line up your putt as others are putting, and that your cell phone needs to be put away during your round. Be sure and pay attention to these topics in your golf lesson.
Your Instructor Can Become Your Golf Mentor
Never stop learning. Hopefully you will remain in contact with your instructor and they could become your golf mentor. They can give you great contacts and resources. They are usually familiar with all the local golf courses and can give you good tips on on the best times of day to play and which courses are the most fun to play. They can also help you in the future if you need a few instructions about your game.
When you understand how to play you will enjoy it so much more. Keep your head up and a smile on your face. Gloat a little when you hit a good shot, and laugh off the bad ones. You paid the green fee to have fun so enjoy your day of golf.
Parting Thoughts about Golf Lessons
- 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.