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Golf Theory and Application
from 10 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Elba D.
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My name is Elba and I've been playing golf for about 25 years. I have taken many golf lessons in that time but it was't untilI met Mike that my game actually started improving. Mike is a true professional and very passionate about what and how he teaches his students.

  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
William L.
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You can only have three abilities: knowledgeability, affability, and availability. Bob has been a PGA playing and teaching pro for thirty years, can convey his knowledge to fit your game, and works around your schedule. I took multiple golf lessons from Bob with excellent success. It was a pleasure to do so. He works with players of all skill levels to improve them. He has discussed golf with and taken lessons from virtually all the best known teachers and has distilled this down into a repeatable method to play golf. He relies heavily upon Stack and Tilt principles, along with his own extensive experience as a player, teacher and author. He can tell you what you are doing wrong, how to fix it and how to gain a repeatable swing using your own athletic skill. He is the last golf instructor you will ever need!! William C. Loos M.D. Much improved golfer thanks to Bob Grissett

Robert D.
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Jeff is an outstanding golf instructor. Even more amaxing is that he offers great tips on health and conditioning pertinent to golf goals. His position and advice as a Life Coach is extremely consistent and accurate. He is a great find!

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlie Z.
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Like most people, I've messed around with Golf since I was a kid but it was never something I really competed in. My go to sport was baseball. I played competitively through college, pitching for the Nationally renowned Cal State Fullerton Titans. After my baseball career wound down I spent the next decade plus focusing on family and career still playing golf every-once and a while. Normally a scramble at a work related function. It was always nice to get back onto a course, take in the scenery and pray to God that I didn't slice every shot off the course. Inevitably the slice would show it's ugly face and I'd feel like an idiot in front of colleagues, frustrated at the game of golf wondering how it's possible that I could be so bad hitting a stationary ball. Finally fed up with the game making a fool of me I decided to seek out professional help. After searching online I found Bill at the Temecula Valley Golf School. After reaching out and talking to Bill I was initially impressed with his people skills, his ability to speak "my language" and his confidence that "WE" could improve my golf game. My first day with Bill was embarrassing. I looked like I'd never played a sport in my life. Bill didn't flinch. Somehow his confidence carried over to me and I decided to sign up for the Membership Program; which is an incredible value. A couple months in my golf hack has quickly morphed to look much more like a golf swing. My swing has gotten easier, my distances are amazing, and my trajectory is getting consistently straighter. I now have confidence that becoming a scratch legitimate golfer, is well within reach. I'm grateful to have Bill in my corner.

Calvin Maranville Golf
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business

-PGA Professional -I bring a fresh young outlook on how the game of golf is taught and learned. -I have years of experience with playing competative golf and what it takes to be great. -I am very passionate about helping people and love seeing them achieve their goals. -I have been teaching for about 4 years now and have worked at two different golf clubs, one of which I am currently at.

Play better golf
from 1 review
    Lorelai C.
    Verified review

    Absolutely Top Notch Service. Couldn't ask for anyone better. Very professional easy understand... Thank you so Much Mr. LoVetere!!!

    Mike Shea PGA
    from 1 review
      Zoe W.
      Verified review

      Excellent putting advice and mental tips. Mike Shea never fails to look at the positive outcomes of golf!

      • 21 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      My son PGA Professional and I are accredited, educated, experienced members of the PGA with a history of creating positive results for our clients. With a combined 50 years we possess extensive educations including PGA Master Professional, as well as Degrees in Education, Golf management and Business Marketing. We have competitive playing backgrounds in local, regional and national tournaments. We are PGA members, TPI Certified golf fitness instructors, Certified Health & wellness coaches and Certified as club fitters.


      I give lessons to golfers of all levels. I teach the game in a manner that is easy to understand. I have over 40 years' experience in instructing students in numerous different parts of the world. As each golfer has different abilities and aspirations I will develop a customized program to suit each individual's needs. Lessons will include both the technical and mental side of the game as well as useful physical fitness tips to improve flexibility. I have been a golf professional since 1971, have played on the European Tour and am a member of the PGA.

      • 34 years in business

      I'm unique and communicate well. Have patients and don't stress the small stuff.

      • 26 years in business

      Services available through Jon Manack Golf Instruction include the following: - Individual instruction - Clinics - Golf schools - Corporate events - Seminars Jon Manack Bio: - Jon Manack Golf Instruction Since 1992 - Jon Manack Golf Instruction - Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, CA Since 2005 - Affiliated with and consultant to LEAP Sports Medicine and rehabilitation centers nationwide - Co-owner/co-founder of LEAP Golf The LEAP Golf program is being implemented in over 30 centers nationwide as their golf specific performance enhancement and rehabilitation program. - Co-author to the manual, "The Anatomy of an Efficient Golf Swing" - Golf instructor to more than 20 professional golfers, PGA professionals, LPGA professionals, instructors, and nationally ranked amateur golfers - Playing competitive golf since 1981 - Professional golf instructor and has been playing competitive professional golf since 1992 For more information, please visit Jon Manack testimonials online and on Facebook.


      I provide golf lessons on practice range, short game area, as well as playing lessons. I was awarded 2003 Desert PGA Teacher of the Year. I graduated Bachelor of Science in Education at Salem State University in 1969. I have 37 years teaching and coaching experience.


      I've been teaching golf FULL TIME for over 17 years! This is ALL I do....I'm very golfy....I focus just on GOLF, golf swings, golf mechanics, golf basics, I study golf swings & golf players on "how" to be the best. I grew up in the Junior golf elite ranks in High School (WIAA & Washington Junior Golf Association, AJGA, PNGA events), played on the Washington State University Golf Team (#1 player for 3 years out of 4), I've won & played professionally for over 10 years...I know what it takes & what it will take for you!


      I am an avid golfer who wants to help beginners into the game. I am dedicated to get you out on the course as soon as possible.

      • 32 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I provide individual golf lessons for beginners to advanced. I specializing in short game, fundamentals and course management. My students not only learn the mechanics of the golf swing, they understand their swing.



      I will ask you many questions regarding your overall golf game and what your goals are. I make sure that the equipment you have now is correct for you as well. Video taping is necessary.


      I have been teaching golf in the Coachella Valley for 10 years. I am a personal trainer, as well as a motivational speaker.


      I have been teaching golf both for the beginner and the intermediate player since 1992. Having taught many different types of individuals over the years has given me a unique understanding and ability on how to effectively communicate the fundamentals of this great game of golf. I enjoy working with players of all ages and all levels.


      My goal is to teach the beginner golfer the basics and show them that anybody can play the game of golf.

      • 5 years in business

      I make learning enjoyable. Give wide selections of teaching styles. Also providing a detailed practice routine on request.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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