Thursday, 16 October 2014

Why Take A Lesson???

With the 2014 season coming to an end it is now time to reflect on this past summer.  We all know it was a tough one for not only the golf industry but any summer seasonal industry.  I hope that the time that was spent on the golf course was a positive one and that while we clean our clubs one last time and put them in storage for those of us not lucky enough to go south for the winter we take the time to appreciate how fantastic golf is.   

I hope 2014 was filled of many memories whether they were good ones like a golfers first birdie or the laughs shared when you hit not one but two shots directly into the same pond.  I tell my students all the time golf is the most humbling sport there is, I feel like as soon as we lose focus for that mini second our game has turned its back on us and we find ourselves in big trouble.  

The PGA states the following for when to take lessons:

Does your boomerang slice or sweeping hook have you feeling down? Then it’s time to turn that frown upside down.

Taking golf lessons from a PGA Professional is the single best way to improve your game. The PGA Professional is uniquely skilled at evaluating your game and can help you:

·         Hit the ball longer and straighter
·         Play better on and around the greens
·         Improve your course management skills, and 
·         Make sure your equipment properly fits you
All of this can lead to lower scores and a more fun.


There are three primary types of instruction – private lessons, group lessons and clinics. In a private lesson, you’re the only student working with the PGA Professional. Group lessons may provide a more comfortable learning environment.

If you’re not sure if you’re ready for a lesson, consider attending a golf clinic hosted by a PGA Professional. Golf clinics are typically offered during group golf outings and usually focus on a single topic, such as bunker play, chipping, putting, or the full swing. A big difference between a clinic and a lesson is that during a clinic, you’re watching the PGA Professional explain how he/she would hit certain shots, rather than you actually hitting the shot yourself.

This can also be a non-intimidating way to socialize with other golfers.
In short, if you want to play better golf … take a lesson. Playing better golf will make the game more enjoyable and allow you to experience hitting more shots exactly the way you envision it.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I am always looking for way to improve my game.  Please take a moment to go to the Goderich Sunset Website and under news feeds select Christmas Voucher to see what I have made up for 2015 Season as a Christmas gift.  If that’s not exactly what you are looking for look under lesson rates as lessons individual or packages can be purchased between now and Christmas and used in the 2015 season.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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