Affordable Golf Instruction

Affordable Golf Instruction

5.0 (5)
5 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
47 years in business

About this pro

What makes me different as a golf instructor is knowing that every student is different – no two alike.  It’s why I don’t follow a “one-size-fits-all” teaching approach that is common today.  Whether you’re looking for a one session tune-up lesson or a series that allows you to improve at your own pace, it’s not about how I teach golf, but rather how well I’m able to help you learn and reach your goals in ways that keeps your excitement level high. 

I’m not an instructor that just goes through the motions.  I love everything about the game of golf, from playing it competitively myself to sharing what I’ve learned from many years of high-level instruction.  My understanding of golf swing mechanics is exceptionally strong and more importantly, I’ve developed an “eye” for being able to spot quickly flaws in someone’s swing that’s earned the respect of players ranging from beginners to professionals. 

I love teaching the game. I enjoy watching the people I work with hone their skills and gain confidence in their abilities.  When you hit that dead solid perfect shot, we’ll both smile because it really is a fun, rewarding experience. 

I am an advocate of teaching the fundamentals of the game – grip, posture, ball position, etc.  If you don’t have the rock-solid fundamentals, all you do is set yourself up for preventable swing flaws that are difficult to break.  I’ve watched touring professionals getting lessons from their swing gurus and they too, review their fundamentals during each instructional session. 

I’ve been fortunate to have a few outstanding teachers instruct me over the years and the best ones do something that is very important.  They don’t just tell you what you are doing wrong.  Instead, they explain why it’s happening and moreover, how to fix it in a way that you can easily understand. I’ve adopted the same approach because I’ve seen how well it works. 

Whether you’re a beginner just starting out, an average player wanting to improve or a skilled golfer seeking a quick fix, I have the knowledge and experience to take your game to a level you can’t reach on your own. 

 

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Fairport, NY 14450
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Ben Waara

    Larry has helped improve my game and technique all while being professional, friendly, and fun! The level of help and advice is amazing considering how affordable the price is.

  • Christopher Geglia

    I’m sticking with Larry for as long as he’ll have me. He was able to describe my problem pretty quickly, give me some swing thoughts to correct it, and had me hitting every club in the bag so much better. Can’t wait to get out and play now.

  • Natalie Dabrowny

    Larry was very professional and was a great instructor. Would highly recommend!

  • William Dixon

    Larry has been great! The best golf lessons I have ever taken.


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FAQs


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

Before you swing a club, we'll have a chat about your goals and objectives.  Not everyone wants to be competitive player.  Most golfers I know just want to increase their skill level and lower their scores because it adds so much enjoyment to their golfing experience.  It also helps me customize your learning experience.  

Whether you are a beginner or good player, I make sure that your fundamentals are correct.  That's the foundation upon which we build your swing and once you have the fundamentals down pat, you'll be surprised how easier it is to improve on your skills.  You end up strengthening good habits instead of grooving bad ones when you practice or play. 


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

I started golfing when I was very young, probably about the time I was able to walk erect unassisted.  I come from a golfing family with a father who was an accomplished amateur and an uncle that was a teaching professional for nearly a half century.  I played on my high school and college golf teams and I still play competitively to this very day.  

Over the years, I've literally had thousands of lessons and benefited from one-on-one personal instruction from outstanding professionals.  When the weather allows, I'm practicing or playing 5-6 days a week and I continually study swing mechanics because it's so fascinating.  

When I'm at the practice range and see someone struggling, I'll offer some free advice because it's a great way to make new friends and share the fun of the game with each other.  


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

Golf is expensive enough for equipment and greens fees that getting lessons from a certified PGA instructor is out of the price range of many beginners and novice public course players.  The fees I charge are very affordable and are never an issue with anyone I've worked with in the past.  


How did you get started teaching?

I watched my father and PGA professional uncle give thousands of lessons over the years, as well as benefit from their instruction.  I've also benefited from being instructed by some outstanding teaching professionals who helped me improve my skills over many years.  

I developed an uncanny ability to spot swing flaws and provide fixes that is respected by players ranging from beginners to scratch players.  


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with everyone from brand new beginners to providing instruction for teaching professionals who are struggling with their games.  It doesn't matter if you are young, older, male or female.  Just have a love for the game and the desire to improve your skills.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I met a fellow for a lesson and he was so frustrated with his game, almost to the point of wanting to quit.  I watched him hit some balls at the range and sure enough, he had a serious, major swing flaw that was easily correctable. Almost like magic, he started hitting every club in the bag with authority which gave him and me the biggest thrill.  He told me after the lesson he had spent a lot of money on lessons and I was able to find and fix his flaw in 20 minutes.  That's about the best feedback an instructor can get from a student.  Made my day.


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

Lessons matter.  If you try to teach yourself, you will ingrain bad habits that are hard to break later on.  Even the top touring players understand the value of golf lessons because you need another set of skilled eyes evaluating your movements.  Be committed.  Be patient, and your scores will lower and your love for the game will increase.


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

A good golf instructor will talk to you about your goals before you take your first swing.  Some people want to be as good as possible, single digit handicap capable.  Others just want to play better because it increases their love for the golfing experience.  The most important thing is to make sure any instructor you hire personalizes lessons to your level of understanding and committment. Last but not least, you should have fun learning.  If you are not enjoying getting lessons from an instructor, it's time to move on and find another.  


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