Rich Waite

Rich Waite

5.0 (12)
18 hires on
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

I am a PGA Class A Professional with 40 + years of golf experience and a huge passion for this great game of golf! I attended the first PGA Academy of Golf led by Dr. Gary Wiren, (he wrote the PGA Instruction manual), played in a PGA Tour Qualifier, and was a Head Professional at a private country club in Alabama. But let's get to what you are here for, to get better, right? I keep it simple, using simple to understand terms, and relating to other sports you may have played. I will not try to turn you into someone you are not! I believe if you have fun, your learning curve will increase, and your golf goal will be attained. If you have passion as much as I do for this great game, let's get together.

Just seeing the look on a student's face when they hit a great shot or improve their score!  It's like a kid opening a christmas present!!

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Fishers, IN 46037
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12 Reviews


  • Thomas Jasin

    Great lesson

  • Jim Hendrix

    He tweaked a few small things, starting with my stance, using a lighter grip, & finishing with my follow through, which gave me better control & helped me gain more yards! Looking forward to my next lesson with Rich!

  • Jim Hendrix

    Very nice guy, who is easy to communicate with & explained what I was doing wrong & with a couple adjustments had me hitting the ball straight towards the target! No more playing my slice! Thanks Rich, looking forward to my next lesson!

  • Ronald Williams

    Knowledgeable, friendly, excellent teacher.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I feel it is important to understand why they are taking a lesson(s).  Is it for work, fun, to play with family, etc.  I also ask if they have any physical limitations that would prohibit, limit their swing.  Also want to know if they have played any other sports so I can relate similarities to them.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I started getting golf instruction at the age of 8, yes, long ago, so not only through experience, but then through becoming a PGA Professional.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$75, ($50 for juniors 17 & under), per session.  Many ask how long a session is.  Well, I book them on an hourly basis, but as we work together, they may get it & it lasts 45 mins, or it could take an hour and 10 mins, there is no standard.

How did you get started teaching?

Part of the job as a golf pro at a club.

What types of students have you worked with?

The full gambit, beginner to pro athlete.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have coached middle school golf for six seasons now, both boys & girls.  Seeing 3 girls I coached then win the high school state championship was pretty cool!!

Now 2 of them are on Butler's team!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Like anything else, look at the reviews from other students.  It's also like a teacher in school, the more you like them, the better chance you have of learning.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The "why" of taking lessons.  It is not a quick fix!  What are you truly trying to accomplish by taking lessons;

* To be good enough to play in a work event

* Trying to make a school team

* To play with relatives or friends

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