Do they really help? Should I
take golf lessons? Canít I just improve watching golf instruction
videos? Donít I just need a new set of clubs? These are some of the
most asked questions.
Are you satisfied with your game?
can be beneficial for most people but not everyone. To help decide
if you should take lessons, first decide if you are happy with your
game? You could be shooting scores in the mid 90ís but be perfectly
happy or be shooting in the 70ís and feel you could be improving.
The point is regardless of what you shoot on the golf course; if you
are happy with your golf game, skip the lessons.
you have time and are you willing to practice and be open minded?
Do you have the
time and inclination to practice and are you open-minded to try new
things and trust the teacherís instruction? If not, save your money
and skip lessons. If you feel you can and will improve, then read
Do golf lessons really help?
How useful the
lessons are depends largely on you. The lessons themselves are no
more magical than a new set of clubs. Itís not the clubs; itís how
well you use them. Likewise, itís not the lessons; itís how long and
well you practice what you are taught.
Advice for new golfers.
swing is easiest to learn when you have no bad habits to correct. If
you are a beginner interested in learning to play golf, taking
lessons at the start will allow you to learn the fundamentals and
allow you game to develop quicker. Skipping lessons at this crucial
stage could set you back in your development.
To make lessons work.
to successful lessons is finding a skilled instructor (such as
myself) and most importantly, you must have the desire and
dedication to follow through with the swing change by practicing
Your golf teacher provides the key
to your improvement, you must make the change.
teacher can give you the key points to improve your swing. They will
show you the proper technique to help you feel and visualise the
correct positions and motion and give you routines to practice. You
must be prepared that you will probably hit the ball poorly and
become frustrated whilst learning the swing change. Your swing will
want to go back to it Ďold habitsí every step of the way.
Have fun while learning, set
yourself reasonable expectations.
The key is to
work with your instructor, vary your drills and make them fun. This
shouldnít feel like boot camp. Donít set your expectations too high
for your first swing change. Allow yourself time to improve. Once
you see the first change start to take hold and your game improve
you will get an enormous boost both mentally and emotionally.
become a believer for life, that golf lessons, given by a properly
trained and skilled teacher (like myself) work.