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  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty O.
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We were referred by a friend, my two doughter have been with Dave for over six month now, he is patient and work well with kids. He has very good teaching technique my kids always look forward to see him for golf lessons.

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Betty Anderson Golf
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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Wonderful golf instructor. Betty explains and demonstrates each different golf technique in a clear and understandable way. I feel every lesson that I have taken has had satisfactory results and improvement thanks to Betty. Betty believes that golf should be a fun and enjoyable game for all levels, and I am certainly having fun learning with Betty. Would highly recommend Betty for anyone who wants to learn and enjoy the game of golf.

OC Golf & Fitness Coaching
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Bob E.
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I just had my first golf lesson with Ron. I like his approach to analyzing my swing and showing me ways to improve and giving me specific things to work on. I plan to continue with the lessons on a weekly basis. I expect, with Ron’s help, to see my scores go down by several strokes!

Golf Code 360 Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Doug G.
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I have been going to Jay on and off for golf lessons over the last couple of years. When I first started I literally could not hit the ball in the air. I learned enough to where in a couple of lessons I could not only hit solid golf shots, but I could also pick out what went wrong on the ones I didn't hit as well. Jay is a phenomenal instructor and incredibly patient with every level of golfer. His greatest asset, even greater than his personal knowledge and understanding of the swing, is his ability to convey that knowledge to a student. I could not have been more pleased by my results over the last couple of years.

David McNally Golf
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacoby B.
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I've started taking golf lessons from Dave and I'm very happy with the results so far. We've only just started, but Dave's professionalism and knowledge of the sport makes me excited to continue lessons with him. His video analysis makes it really easy to see what needs improving and he's great about targeting specific problem areas.

Robert Van Dusen Golf
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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I just had my one year golf anniversary and decided I need to seek some professional help. I took a 2 hour plus lesson not rushed and we had lunch together and talked. We reviewed putting, chipping, pitching for the first half. He would point out areas where I could improve and or make a change to help me find consistency in each category. Then we moved to the driving range and did wedges, irons, woods and driver. A review of stance, routine, posture, aim and how to hit a more consistent shot not heavy or thin. At the end he wanted to give me a little something to help me understand where I can go by showing me how to hit a fade and draw. Now I have a long way to go but I am here to tell you about Robert. He listens and helped me with what I asked for. I got more than a good value for my dollars. He was punctual, friendly, light sense of humor yet understood we were on the clock so we kept it moving. If I had it to do over again I would have done it earlier. Will I use him in the future? Yes Most likely I will work on what I have learned and then do a 30 minute review and 30 minute problem solving on my next lesson in about a month. I gave him 5 stars because he earned it. Not because I plan to see him again or because I am a nice guy.

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Paul Young PGA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ty I.
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I've been playing golf for about 6 years and i've had a couple teachers along the way. Paul has to be one of my favorites. He really knows his stuff and is really in tune with current golf instruction. He can pretty much eye ball the flaws you have and tweak you the right way in a matter of minutes. He also uses video using the V1 app to give you a good visual of what your flaws may be. I personally like Pauls teaching because we are always on the same page and he's super easy to work with. I was having problems with hooking and over drawing the ball and right off the bat he said lets try this ( one piece take-away, keep club head outside the hands, hinge) and voila! a beautiful high tight fade. This was in the first 10 minutes! To top it all off you can't beat his prices. I ended up getting a 6 lesson package to work on all aspects of my game. 3 lessons in and iv'e seen a big improvement in my game. Thanks Paul

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Henry Brunton Golf Academy
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Bill A.
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We are thankful that our instructor, Gavin, has been very patient with us. We have been looking forward to our lessons.

  • 38 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fred V.
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Steve is great. Great instructor.. very knowledgeable about golf. Also I had fun. Steve made it fun. I have seen improvements, just after 1 lesson. I highly recommend Southern California golf schools. I can’t wait till my next lesson.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat V.
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Have taken golf lessons here at Arroyo Seco from Joe Cano for a couple of years. The place is easy going and feels very personal and private even though it is a public course. Joe is terrific. He is deeply knowledgeable and has an entertaining style in which he uses analogies to make his point about one's swing - this helps a lot in retaining specifics in such a technical sport. Joe incorporates technology by recording your swing using cool mobile apps on his iPad that really let you see the mechanics of what you're doing and the progress you're making. I love this place and there are other instructors who also appear to be doing a great job, but Joe is awesome!

  • 13 years in business
Jesse A.
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Mr. Austin has been a very important milestone in my knowledge of the game. After only 3 lessons, I saw a 60% improvement in my abilities and an 80% improvement in my score. He has proven his years of expertise and the ability to impart that knowledge almost effortlessly. Very highly recommended.

About

We offer golf lessons for all, whether just learning or advanced. We have been providing professional golf instruction since 1987 to private, semiprivate and group learners. We offer lessons on weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays. See our website for details. We have a 30-minute lesson for $50 or $40 before 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also have a 1-hour lesson for $75 or $100 with a video analysis of your swing e-mailed to you. (We will e-mail your swing along with side-by-side photos of you and a top professional for comparison.) Gift certificates are available.

  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Our senior instructors have been providing outstanding golf instruction for over thirty years. We offer PGA, LPGA and PGTCA golf instructors with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience. Watching people improve.

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I love the game of golf and love teaching. What I do differently is that I teach the game backwards, from putting chipping, 1/2 swing, 3/4 swing, and full swing. This way, you will have the right swing path.

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Golf and tennis instruction is offered from an experienced player and coach. I teach both golf and tennis for all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced, including on course (golf) playing lessons.

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I am a Part-time golf coach. I've been playing golf for over 20 years. I have helped quite a few PGA instructors with coaching their students and have overcome lots of game changers myself. I can coach you whatever it takes to help you lower your score or gain distance and accuracy on the range or on the course.

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Question: Do you want to have fun on the golf course without feeling mentally exhausted? I can help you build a repeatable and reliable golf swing that will improve your overall game.

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Instructor: Donald McGhee Course: Mt. Meadows Golf Course Teaching level: Intermediate/advanced only Specialty: Distance, ball striking Rates: $60/hr $200/mo (lesson once a week) - save $40/mo $30/half hr for putting school $200/2hrs or $100/hr "on course" lessons Lesson type: Private Mission statement: "I have experience in long drive competition, local pro events, junior and high school golf. I can give distance to anyone, just don't forget, ball striking begats distance and one can't live without the other."

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I have been an accomplished golfer of over 25 years. I play and practice regularly and have a real passion for teaching golf. I am not a certified teacher but having taken numerous lessons and being around the game have given me great insight.

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In my 20 years of experience within the golf profession, I have discovered that we learn to play good golf when we uncover how our perception of our swing is to what is our actual motion. It becomes a process to improvement that gives the golfer great results.

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With over 25 years of teaching experience I am very efficient and make sure each individual gets the proper attention. I make sure each student has the proper grip, stance, posture, and ball position first allowing for a powerful repeating swing to develop from there. This makes my students stand out.

Q & A

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.
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