GOFDOC

GOFDOC

4.9 (14)
24 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
16 years in business

About this pro

I am NOT one of those Instructors that look at  my watch and when an hour is up, we stop the lesson.  I also don't end a lesson when the range balls are gone.  IF we don't quite have what I think the student should at that time, I'll keep going at N/C.

I am extremely passionate about this great game!! I have been actively involved in golf since I was 7. I love to see my students improve!! I love the people, the challenges, and the success of a student. 

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Credentials

Chesterfield, VA 23832
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14 Reviews

4.9

  • Donn Cobaugh

    Very good; she gave me good advice and wasn’t just there to prolong number of lessons

  • Donn Cobaugh

    Easy to connect with golf pro. Margo was great and really interested in helping me get started in learning golf.

  • Valerie Fanelli

    Margo is an amazing instructor! I’m a beginner and she helped teach me the basics and how to work on my form. I scheduled two more sessions with her!

  • Alicia McPeters

    Ms. Margo has the most positive and uplifting attitude towards her students and their families. She never says “you’re not doing it right” she just simply says “how about we try this and see if that helps”. It keeps the mind in a positive frame. She is a great communicator and teacher. I don’t know much about golf but it’s obvious she knows her stuff!!


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FAQs


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

It all depends on the level of experience a new golfer has. If they are a beginner, I'll review/teach all of the basic fundamentals-the grip, stance, distance from ball, take-away and follow-through. We'd do this for irons, woods, driver, and even chipping and putting. 

If a student has experience, I do not want to change everything. I prefer to use the strengths and abilities one has.  Then I just "tweek" the swing. 


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

I became a United States Golf Teaching Federation Associate Professional in 2004. I have over 50 years experience playing this game for fun and competitvely. I took the majority of my lessons from one of the greats in Richmond, the late Leo Steinbrecher. 


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

My lessons are $45, and the only additional expense one would incur is for range balls.  I have package deals,too.  I will take a student out on the course for a playing lesson, and all the student pays there is for a green fee and cart.


How did you get started teaching?

I have had a myriad of jobs in my life, ranging from sales, to marketing, to customer service, to being a plant manager and even a telemarketer. I finally decided that since I wasn't get any younger, I would pursue my real love in life-the game of golf. Instructing students isn't a job to me-it's a sincere passion for the game and the enjoyment I receive when my students succeed.


What types of students have you worked with?

My students are enthusiastic people who want to improve their game. I work with young children, juniors, men and women of all ages, couples, groups and in a clinic setting. They are a myriad of all levels of abilitiy.


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

A student looking for a Pro should ask and expect the following before investing time and money in improving their game. Are you compatible and is it a good fit on all levels?  This pertains to personality type, mutual goals, beliefs about the game and how it should be played, as well as my ability to relate to a student's needs. Are you comfortable that I have the education and experience to take your game to any level you desire? Lastly, and possibly the most important are the reviews given. 


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

What is the price, and what does it include. The length of a lesson.Whether or not I use video and training aids. What are my credentials. Does my schedule work with yours. 


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