10 Reasons Why Golf School Is Better Than 1-Hour Lessons.

10 Reasons Why Golf School Is Better Than 1-Hour Lessons.

10 Reasons Why Golf School Is Better Than 1-Hour Lessons.

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Let’s face it: 1-hour golf lessons aren’t enough.

Golfers can only experience real and lasting improvement by getting away from the daily grind and immersing themselves in the game’s fundamentals at a reputable golf school. Here’s why golf schools are a better choice than one-hour golf lessons:

10 Reasons Why Golf School Is Better Than 1-Hour Lessons.

Choose a golf school with no more than 4 students per instructor.

1. Complete Focus.

Saturday will be busy: get the kids to soccer, run some errands, take the car in… and make it to your golf lesson on time! When you squeeze a one-hour golf lesson into your busy day, you’re not able to fully relax and clear your mind to focus on golf. You have the luxury of complete focus on your game in a total golf environment at golf school. The golf school is about YOU and GOLF, period.

2. Time for Improvement.

A one-hour golf lesson is only long enough to address one area of your game and doesn’t have the “staying power” of extended golf school programs. Three days at golf school provide you with all the time you need to do lots of repetitive drills and improve your game aspects.

3. Getting away from it all.

Leaving town and leaving all the distractions of home and office allows you to relax and focus on exactly why you took the golf school in the first place – to improve your golf!

4. Teaching Professionals.

With private golf lessons, you might wind up with a kid who has minimal teaching experience. The teachers at golf school are teaching professionals, PGA certified golf instructors. Career teachers use proven and structured teaching methods, not band-aid fixes.

5. You’re Committed.

It’s hard to stay committed to improving your game with one-hour golf lessons. The effort is sporadic, producing slower results, and they’re easier to give up on. With golf school, your commitment of time and money means that you’ll take it seriously. You’ll work hard under the daily supervision of your Teaching Pro, who will keep you on track and focused for success.

6. Video Analysis.

In a one-hour golf lesson, there simply isn’t time to have the opportunity to record and view your swing in various stages of development and view swing comparisons with Tour Players. There’s a dedicated video room at golf school, and in-depth video swing analysis is included with 3-day programs.  After the lessons, all your instructions should be emailed to you for your review long after school is over!

7. Mental Game.

In addition to swing mechanics, golf school also focuses on the development of mental golf skills. Sports psychology programs help golfers perform anxiety-free and help you understand how your personality affects course management and other important areas of your game. You can’t get this kind of help with one-hour golf lessons.

8. Proper Facilities.

A golf lesson at your local course or driving range could mean mats, which don’t have the same feel as grass and produce false results. Golf schools have grass ranges, private short game areas, and video analysis rooms. Golf schools also use golf training aids, which provide important feedback for the student, crucial to golf’s motor learning skills.

9. Learn to Practice.

There’s a huge difference between pounding balls mindlessly at the range and productive practice. A good golf school will teach you the correct way to practice, and the results will amaze you.

10. Follow-up.

The top schools will have follow-up programs where you can email your swing to the instructor, get your progress critiqued, and sent it back to you with further suggestions.

A one-hour golf lesson is a way to go if you just want to kill an hour at the range, but if you want real and lasting golf improvement, attending a quality golf school is the best way to achieve your goal.

Source: Mel Sole

Pictures: Mel Sole.

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