$1,500 to $5,000+ for a 3-day golf school
You may not be the next Tiger Woods, but you can still take your golf game to new highs (or lows!) when it comes to improving your score with the help of a trained golf professional. When you invest in golf lessons, whether one-on-one or in a group or class setting, you can work to sharpen your technique and your skills, and hopefully you will find yourself playing even better on the course than you ever have before.
Improving Your Game
The popularity of golf has grown in leaps and bounds since Tiger Woods joined the professional circuit, and today, more people than ever want to learn how to play this challenging, and also very rewarding, sport. Whether you are a new golfer who wants an overview on the in’s and out’s of how to play, or whether you are an experienced golfer looking for tips on how to shave points off of your competitive game, the odds are you will benefit from taking some private golf lessons, or at least from participating in a larger golf class or golf school setting.
While you may watch the top golfers on television competing in major tournaments held around the world, they represent only a small, and very elite, portion of the field. Many other professional golfers compete in local tournaments and spend the rest of their time teaching others the nuances of the game. You can find these teaching professionals through golf courses, golf schools and even offering lessons through some local driving ranges. Many golf instructors have been trained by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) or have completed a similar golf certification course.
An article in Golf Digest several years ago estimated that as many as 32,000 golf courses exist in the world, and half of them are located right here in the U.S. With so many venues out there, that means that likely there is at least a golf course or two (or maybe even more) in close proximity to where you live. That’s a good place to start if you want to get some extra help with your game. You can also look in the phone book for local golf schools and driving ranges that offer golf lessons. While taking these lessons doesn’t come cheap and often also requires a real time commitment, the investments can be well worth it if it helps you to play more competitively.