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7 things to look at before choosing a golf school - #2 is the most important!

7 things to look at before choosing a golf school – #2 is the most important!

7 things to look at before choosing a golf school – #2 is the most important!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

1. Start with reputation.

Ask other golfers to recommend an academy, or find schools online rated highly by the golf industry and feature positive customer reviews.  Check out tripadvisor.com for accurate reviews and not the biased reviews on the school’s website.

2. Check out the teachers at each facility.

Are they PGA, LPGA, or graduates of an accredited golf career program? Do they have a minimum of 5 full years of teaching experience with all skill levels? Does the Director of Instruction have “Top Teacher” status with GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest?

7 things to look at before choosing a golf school - #2 is the most important!

Top Teachers are a necessary part of a Top Golf School

3. How’s the Teaching Facility?

Is there a private learning area on the practice range for golf school students only? Do students have a putting green, bunker, and chipping area? Classrooms with video analysis access, restrooms, and a chance to enjoy a little air conditioning, when needed, also indicate a quality facility.

4. Class size is essential.

Each class should contain no more than 4 students to ensure plenty of personal attention. Ideally, one Instructor only should lead the class through all aspects of the game. This promotes continuity and rapport that is disrupted when a golfer meets a new teacher for each part of the game.

5. Teaching Philosophy.

Ask if a specific instruction method is taught that requires the golfer to completely reconstruct his/her swing. Or, do they assess each golfer’s unique capabilities and then build on the strength of the existing swing through sound fundamentals?

6. What technology does the academy use?

Computerized video analysis with split-screen imaging for swing comparisons is a must for the student to see and understand the improvement process. Check if clubfitting is available – many golfers are still playing with clubs that don’t fit them, and good teachers will provide help with that.

 

7 things to look at before choosing a golf school - #2 is the most important!

The latest technology is an important aspect of teaching the game.

7. Affordability.

Check rates for 3-day programs for the Top 25 Golf Schools in America online. The majority charge $1200 and upwards, but a few feature rates of only half that cost. Ask if KIDS LEARN FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Top-notch instruction should be within reach of every golfer, and we will grow the game this way.

Source: Mel Sole

Pictures: Mel Sole

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10 Reasons to use Golf as a Powerful Business Tool!

10 Reasons to use Golf as a Powerful Business Tool!

10 Reasons to use Golf as a Powerful Business Tool!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

In today’s tough economy, every business deal is vital, every customer is important. 

Retaining customers and getting new business is an art, and using golf to achieve those ends is more of a necessity now than it has ever been.

10 Reasons to use Golf as a Powerful Business Tool!

Andrew Wood of Legendary Marketing gives you 10 reasons below to use golf as a powerful business tool.  

 Anyone reading the mainstream media and their constant efforts to trumpet the demise of golf could be forgiven for thinking that golf as a business tool is a little passé. Sure participation is down, but 25 million players in the USA alone, is not exactly a small number. Then when you look at the number of top CEO’s, sports stars, movie stars and entrepreneurs who are avid golfers, those numbers are actually pretty impressive. An estimated 90% of Fortune 500 CEO’s play golf as have almost all of the US presidents since Ike. Better still, executives who play golf make an average of 17% more than those who don’t.

Yes, business golf is not just surviving it’s thriving and for the sake of your business or career here are ten reasons you’d better get in on the action!

Face Time:

Where else can you spend four quality hours with your company CEO or valued customers? With today’s busy schedules most of us are lucky if we can get five minutes! There is simply no other sport with the amount of quiet time between shots that allows for wide-ranging conversations and mutual interests to be discovered.

Serene Surroundings:

You can plan a client meeting in an office surrounded by water, nature and sand instead of four white walls. This instantly creates a more relaxed and friendly environment in which to do business without the normal distractions.

Business Intelligence:

You can learn more about a person in four hours golfing than a lifetime of meetings. Not just be what they say but by how they handle themselves on the course. Do they play by the rules and control their emotions? Or do they fudge and blow a fuse.

Friendships Forged:

An interest in golf alone can be enough to move your friendships several notches up the corporate ladder. Best of all, the friendships built around golf tend to last a lifetime so as people move around new opportunities will open up for you.

10 Reasons to use Golf as a Powerful Business Tool!

Open Doors on the Road:

When you travel, golf is a great way to open doors by letting prospects know you are in the area and up for a game. I have had many amazing           relationships around the world by looking on LinkedIn and suggesting a game to someone in the area I am planning to visit.

Perfect Gifting:

When someone is a golfer it’s easy to give a small gift that makes an impact. A golf book, logoed hat or towel from St Andrews can quickly and cheaply enhance a relationship.

Game for Life:

It’s a sport that suits all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Thanks to the handicap system, people of widely different abilities can play together and still compete. So the 60 something CEO can still beat his 30 something prospect or employee. While the 30 something executive can look forward to decades of on-course meetings and deals. Try doing that on the squash court!

Advantage Women:

If you are a businesswoman, playing golf is an even greater advantage. Adrienne Wax, co-author of Even Par: How Golf helps Women Gain the Upper Hand In Business says “Outside the office, you can communicate differently with your higher-level peers and get to know one another in a way that the office can’t provide. Being able to talk golf in the office gives you a chance to bond with the bigwigs. If you can talk about golf, suddenly you have reasons to talk with the CEO.

Networking:

One of the great things about golf is you can just show up at a club and get a game. Depending on your business, you could be looking at three prospects each and every time you tee it up! Either way, golf is the ultimate networking environment for all kinds of professionals and services.

The 19th Hole:

After your round, the 19th holes provides the perfect setting to take your newly enhanced relationship to the next level or indeed go ahead and ask for the order!

So don’t wait any longer, get out of the office and head to the course, to boost your business today!

Source: Andrew Wood     Legendary Marketing

Pictures: Flickr    Neville Wootton

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