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!!
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!
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!
Knowledgeable, friendly, excellent teacher.
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.
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.
$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.
Part of the job as a golf pro at a club.
The full gambit, beginner to pro athlete.
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!
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.
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