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Andrew's Making it Easy
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
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Andrew was awesome. We really enjoyed our golf lesson and his patience with us as we learned the sport. He was very knowledgeable and professional. We’d definitely hire him again!

Masa Golf School
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Suguru W.
Verified review

His lesson was indivisual oriented teaching so I could learn golf from the begining with my style. If I have a chance, I really want to take his lesson again.

from 7 reviews
    Frank F.
    Verified review

    An excellent golf coach who has the patience to learn your weaknesses and effectively teach you the fundamentals of the swing for you to improve (self sufficiently). He doesn't give you the quick fix, but rather the "why" behind what he's guiding you to do.

    KMR Golf Academy
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am a committed and dedicated golf professional with a deep and genuine love and passion for the game of golf that is infectious. I work together with each student to create a unique "improvement blueprint" based on their individual needs and goals. This highly individualized method facilitates rapid skill acquisition and the development of inner confidence ensuring a more enjoyable golfing experience. My playing career as a mini-tour professional combined with my international life experiences allows me to work with players from all abilities and walks of life. All students receive a personalized online locker to upload their lessons, video and audio notes, and any swing videos from outside of class they would like evaluated by me. Mini-Tour Professional USGTF Associate Teaching Professional TPI Golf Fitness Instructor & Junior 2 Coach Level 2 First Tee Coach Certified US Kids Instructor Top 100 Club Fitter- Mizuno USA Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach. I love all of the interesting people I meet from all walks of life.

    • 34 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack

    I am an NRPGI certified golf instructor and will provide golf instruction from beginners to advance, male and female and of any age. I also hold a BSA (Boy Scouts of America) Youth Protection certificate. I charge $65 per lesson: discounts apply.

    AP Golf
    from 1 review

      I am an avid golfer who loves to teach the fundamental techniques of golf. No matter what level you are, you are welcome to give me a try! First lesson is for free! Follow up hour lesson is only $40/hr. I can do playing lesson at the local courses as well I will review your Grip, Arm, torque, body flex, stance, swing sequence, iron vs Driver; also short game techniques in Chipping/putting/sand blasting!


      We offer golf lessons for all ages and levels! Group or private instruction is available! Our specialty: we make learning to play golf fun and non-intimidating! We have female and male instructors. During the summer, we offer week-long junior summer camps for ages 7-15. We offer corporate discounts for our Tee It Up programs. For corporations with space, we teach on-campus. Call for details. We're the best golf academy in the East Bay.


      I offer golf instruction. I am Aimpoint certified. I use a V1 software to video your swing. We hit from inside a tent out onto the range. I have a grass area, too. Playing lessons are available. A complimentary swing analysis is available.


      My passion is getting golfers better. I love to see players of all abilities improving and making progress. I am a PGA Professional and TPI Level 3 Certified. This means I have invested a lot in becoming a great golf professional. I also have been teaching golf for 15 years which has given me valuable experience necessary to help improve my players.


      Play as good as you can get! With countless golf lessons from the professional athletes to golfers just old enough to swing a golf club, we can get immediate results with clarity and simplicity defined while having fun. It is golf as simple as it should be. If I don't make you better or you are not satisfied, no payment is necessary, and I will buy you dinner. I haven't had to buy a dinner yet!


      Well, I have experience in doing golf lessons and pool, as well as running several businesses (billiard room, golf course and card room). So, I am a people person and know how to take care of customers. I've bartended as well.


      We offer full-service golf instruction. We provide video lessons along with live ball flight. Playing lessons and Mark is an Aimpoint certified instructor for putting.


      I am a good teacher well trained in baseball through playing in college and coaching for years, as well as years of playing golf and basketball. I am easygoing, 31 years old and here to help.


      I provide golf lessons mainly to teenagers and young adults. I have 10 years of experience. I was three years on the high school golf team and we made it to state championships.


      I offer tennis lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. I am an avid tennis player for 21 years. I played competitive (won quite a few competitions back in India and in the U.S.), hitting partner to pros and a part-time coach.


      PGA Professional, Shaun McCarty, provides quality golf instruction tailored to each player based on ability and needs. Shaun has more than 15+ years of experience in the golf business working with juniors, ladies, men, seniors in private and group settings.


      I teach players of all skill levels, adults and children. I believe that learning is natural to us all and that we each have a way of learning that is inherently ours -- a way that works best for us. I help you get what you want for your golf game by using your innate learning style. What my clients have to say are the following: "Gerry created an environment for me that was conducive to learning. His approach really worked for me." - L. Hayden, San Francisco "Gerry has a wonderful teaching skill that is adapted to how I learn best." - Tammy, San Jose "After taking a few lessons with Gerry, I am now creating good shots more consistently, scoring better and enjoying the game on a different level." - Ross, San Jose

      • 8 years in business

      I have been playing golf for 30 years now. I have played and won amateur golf tournaments in the US as well as abroad. I have been a rules official and tournament organizer for many events. I recently won an Open tournament. I have taught golf to over 60 students, in the San Francisco Bay area ranging from beginners to highly advanced golfers. I have taught kids from age 5 to adults and seniors as well. Many of my students play well enough to take part in tournaments and play with e regularly as well. For very new students I help them buy the right equipment and show them the basic rules. For intermediate students I help the correct there swing, short game, putting etc to increase distance, accuracy and consistency. I also help students with course management, reading greens, fitness, etc. We use very simple uncomplicated methodology. We do not completely change your swing, as this will take a long time and too much effort for our students, unless they really want to do so. We also teach you proper golf etiquette and terminology to make it fun to play golf with others.


      I began playing golf when I was young, and I've proven to be very competent at the game. I've played on several school teams, and in turn, I've decided to work toward receiving my PGA credential. Over the last few years, I've taught golf at GolfTec in San Carlos, as well as Deep Cliff Golf Course. I'm very committed toward ensuring my students improve their skills with the game. I'm very comfortable in teaching all ages, and I am good with private, semi-private or group lessons. I provide a relaxed teaching atmosphere that is conducive to learning without any pressure. I'm well versed in the golf equipment industry, having been a tech representative for Callaway Golf.


      My name is Grace Park, and I recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I played division 1 college golf there for the last four years. Competitively, I played golf for thirteen years and have experience in numerous USGA events, junior tournaments including JGANC, JTNC, and AJGA, and college tournaments. Currently, I am in the PGA PGM program working on a PGA Class A status at the Golf Club at Moffett Field. I have experience in teaching people of all ages, and taught in different junior golf clinics/camps. I teach players of all levels every part of the game. I try to make it simple and fun through different practice techniques, and individualized lessons just for you.


      I'm teaching tennis to adults in the Bay Area. I can also be a hitting partner for performance players and groups.

      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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