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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What makes a good golf instructor?

A good golf instructor is someone who has the playing skill you’d like to achieve, is qualified to teach golf, and is someone you can get along with. Some experts recommend you only take golf lessons from coaches with active accreditation from reputable associations such as the PGA, LPGA, or similar organizations that focus on continuing education. You’ll be spending hours out on the green with the pro during lessons, so a good rapport, strong communication and the right personality fit are key. A proven track record is also important. Read reviews from their current and former students to make sure they have helped people achieve their golfing goals, and always ask about the instructor’s experience before signing on for lessons. Years of providing lessons can contribute to a deeper understanding of how to teach the sport. Just because your friend or partner is great at golf doesn’t mean they’ll give good golf lessons. Invest in a professional golf instructor who knows how to teach the sport from short game to full swing.

What age should you start golf lessons?

Golf lessons for kids can start as early as age four or five. They’re too young for formal training, but you can keep them interested and engaged and give them a feel for the game. U.S. Kids Golf recommends starting formal training for junior golfers at six years old. It’s important for young golfers to swing clubs that are the right length and weight for their body; U.S. Kids Golf provides a fitting guide.

Golf lessons for kids, especially young kids, should be about encouraging success rather than correcting mistakes, according to U.S. Kids Golf. If you want your child to love golf for life, you want their early experiences to be positive. Golf lessons for kids are less expensive than golf lessons for adults. A monthly rate (including four lessons) for group golf lessons for kids may average $100. Semi-private golf lessons for kids may range from $150 to $200 per month. Location and instructor reputation can also affect cost. Often, discounts are provided when multiple months are purchased at one time.

How much are golf lessons?

Golf lessons are a great way to break into the sport or take your golf game to a new level. The national average cost for golf lessons is $50-$60, but prices will vary based on what type of lessons you want. The most expensive golf lessons will be private instruction with top-tier coaches. These are golf instructors who have held high professional ranking and have a good reputation. Regardless of who is teaching, private instruction is always more costly than couples’ lessons or small group lessons (usually up to four people). Teachers often offer a lower price per lesson when you buy a package of several lessons at one time. Here are some examples of average golf lesson costs:

  • Individual lessons:
    • Standard pricing for 60-minute private lesson: $60.
    • 60-minute lesson with renowned golf coach: $100.
  • Couples’ lessons:
    • Standard pricing for 90-minute duo lesson: $100.
    • 60-minute lesson with renowned golf coach: $125.
  • Golf lesson package pricing:
    • Purchase six individual lessons at one time and save $10.
    • Purchase 10 individual lessons at one time and save $40.
    • Purchase six couples’ lessons at one time and save $40.
    • Purchase 10 couples’ lessons at one time and save $200.
Reviews for Apache Junction golf instructors
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Gregg was willing to take on my specific needs as well as my low handicap. His rate was more than fair as it compared to other rates of professionals in the area. Having taken a few lessons in my time, Gregg was exactly what I was looking for. He didn't show up with a preconceived notion of what he was going to do and allowed the lesson to develop based on my specific game and needs, which requires more of both skill and patience. He not only listens to what you "think" is going on with your game but is able to translate that into what is actually happening and is ready with more than just one or two ways to address those areas. He was also a very quick study. The lessons I have had in the past, the pro would come watch you swing a few times and then give you a few tips to work on. Gregg is different, he asks to see how you normally warm up, he watches the swing but very quickly begins to teach on both how you could improve your warm up as well as your swing techniques. His insight into not only what my swing is actually doing and how it got there but he also has a large body of experience to pull from to get the changes needed in the easiest to understand and quickest way to manifest those changes in his students. Another thing I appreciated about Gregg was that he took the time to ask specific health and mobility questions of me. Being a combat veteran who was injured in Iraq, my neck/spine and therefore my flexibility and turn radius had been damaged. Gregg was able to conform his teaching methods to my physical abilities and yet, in a very short amount of time, get me to perform a better swing, with better results and with little to no pain involved at all. This of course is a huge benefit of his teaching style. While many professionals have a predetermined picture of what a proper swing should look like and therefore; they go about tring to get that out of their students regardless of physical limitations. Gregg knew exactly where to take my swing to maximize the results, minimize the pain and fatigue, and make it discernable to me, the student. I could go on but the key thing for a new prospective student to realize when considering Gregg for lessons is this: He can see quickly where to take you, explain it not just in the simplest of terms as to why he is showing you this or that, but also he does it in such a way that you "get it" so that not just your head but your body can remember it when you go to practice it. Gregg was always professional, came looking the part (because some do not) and was very courteous (also some are not) and when Gregg shows up, he is ready to go, he does not waste your time or money. The bang you get for the bucks you spend with Gregg will be a better return than you can imagine. Well worth the time and money. I am currently still taking lessons from Gregg and because of who he is, Gregg is a lifetime coach if you need him. Highly recommend Gregg with Cause & Effect Golf.
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