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Sarasota Golf Instructors

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Mike Riso Golf
from 43 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike W.
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Golf made simple. As a self-taught golfer with no lessons, Mike looked at my swing and instantly fixed my grip and focused on my tempo. He put it in terms that gave reasoning behind the tempo and the club head being able to square up in connection with the body. With a week of work- I went from a lost golf swing of hitting the ball dangerously sideways at the range to hitting 5/7 fairways off the tee two days ago (played 9). I have recommended him to everyone I know and once I have mastered my tempo will be getting back with Mike on the next step towards improving my game.

James Kyle Golf Academy
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Scott G.
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My wife and I were new to golfing and we had played for about six weeks on our own. We had also gone to the driving range and listened to other players on how to better our game. However, we could never get our driving game any better. I decided to look online and find a golf instructor. I found James Kyle and I have to say, I was skeptical on how our lesson was going to turn out. We met him at his country club and he made us feel very comfortable and he was able to get our mind off learning and to just to play. We immediately went to the driving range. After the first 30 minutes, my wife and I were driving the ball much further than what we were in the past. With just a few changes in our grip and position, things were better. We practiced for an hour. Once we were done with our lesson, we immediately booked another time later that month. We highly recommend beginner golfers, or even golfers that have played a long time to take the time to learn from James. He is amazing and we look forward to learning so much more about the game, oh ya, and to just have fun!

  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brad F.
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As a new golfer, I took 3 private lessons and about 6 group lessons from Dave Frantz. I am now a confident player making continuous improvement.

Brad Myers, PGA
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
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Being a higher-handicapper, I was concerned about taking a golf lesson that was too "technical" or over my head. My golf lesson with Brad was neither. He kept everything very simple and I hit shots that I did not know that I could hit. While taking the time to get to know me at the beginning of the lesson, Brad realized that I was a visual learner. This allowed him to better communicate what he wanted me to do. Definitely have found the right golf coach for me and I can't wait to play with my husband!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janet B.
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I absolutely loved my lesson with Jessica Negron! She tailored the lesson specifically to my needs. All my questions were answered and I left the lesson with improvements I desired. Highly recommend Jessica.


I guarantee results; if I cannot improve your ball don't have to pay for my services. I love seeing the excitement on a student's face once I get them hitting the ball better.


Golf instruction is provided by a golf professional and former European Tour player. I provide instruction for beginners and those interested in improving their game.


We offer private and small-group golf instruction for any age. We have over 30 years of experience. We are LPGA Class A certified.


In 2014, I left the IMG Golf Academy in Bradenton to become a personal coach and golf instructor. I've been involved in player development on the highest level, with one student currently in the top 50 world ranking, and yet I enjoy working with students on any level to better their skills and to make the game a more enjoyable endeavor. If you're looking to improve any aspect of your game (or to learn it!), I will give you the skills, both technical and mental, to become a better player.


Lessons individually tailored to the student so that we both achieve positive results. Willingness to meet at different locations for instruction that is convenient to student and instructor. Students improve and reach their goals in a short period of time. - LPGA Class A Teaching Professional with over 25 years. - Certified putting instructor. - Specializing in the short game and mental strategies. - Presently Assistant Coach to the Plant High School girl's golf team. - First Tee Volunteer Instructor. Golf is a wonderful sport and exercise that can be enjoyed at any age. It is fun. It can be competitive or social. Golf teaches us manners, good sportsmanship, honor, commitment, respect, responsibility, perseverance, confidence, emotional control, sincerity and humility. Golf develops positive character core values. As we mature these values will help us adjust to the adversities in life.


I discovered I have a natural ability to visually analyse the golf swing that comes from 30 years' involvement in the game. I was an Assistant Pro in North Carolina in the early '90s and I was lucky enough to teach at a timeshare resort. My specialty is high handicappers and beginners. Over the years I have developed my own practice drills and simple explanations for some of the complex factors There is great satisfaction for me to make the wonderful, if sometimes frustrating, game of Golf something my students can enjoy, understand and improve...


Get private/group golf instruction from a PGA professional. Lessons are by appointment. I am available Mondays-Saturdays.


I literally work from ground zero, in other words I assume you know nothing and then go from there. Satisfaction from helping people enjoy themselves and play golf for a lifetime


I am a golf teaching professional for individuals and groups who wants to improve their game and have some fun. I do most of my lessons at Mangrove Bay Golf in Saint Petersburg, FL. I am also available to drive up to a 20-mile radius to meet my clients at their preferred golf facility. I look forward to being a part of Thumbtack. Sincerely, Ron Roberge

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Danny King is the Director of Instruction at the Performance Academy for Magna. A top-50 CPGA golf instructor and 4-time teacher of the year nominee, Danny is one of Canada’s most distinguished teaching professionals and players who most recently won the CPGA 2013 Player of the Year. Danny will have a lesson plan prepared for each golfer based on their Physical Analysis and requested focus areas. Subscribe to his annual support program by downloading your swing and start improving your game with eCoaching specific drills.


I give golf lessons (green to tee) to help golfers improve every aspect of their golf games, and therefore, their golf scores.

  • 1 year in business

​With 10 years of teaching experience. Tyler Beasley looks forward to helping his students to gain more distance off the tee and have fun no matter the age!

  • 4 years in business

The simplicity of what I get across to the client. "Simple enough for a 5 year old to understand" I know how difficult this game can be. The golf lingo can be difficult to comprehend. My goal is to ease the mind of the client. Give them simple instructions that are easy for that client to recognize and be able to truly grasp what they are doing, why and how to correct it, minus the frustrations that typically can come with instructors The journey will be amazing and tough, however, the destination makes it all worth it. The gratification that I get to see on my clients face and see their overall improvement. That's why I do this.


Fairways & Greens Golf Academy was organized in southwest Florida to provide high-quality golf instruction. Fairways & Greens Golf Academy has been established to provide golf instruction for adults, juniors, families, individuals, and groups. Fairways & Greens Golf Academy is dedicated to promote and teach the game of golf to all levels of students, children, young adults, physically challenged, adults, and professional athlete desiring to improve their playing ability to a higher level.


I have been told throughout my life that I would make a great teacher and golf has always been my passion. I am so grateful to be able to make a living doing what I truly love to do. The smile on the person's face when they tell me they just shot their lowest score ever is what makes it all worthwhile. A bonus is that I don't ever have to wear a suit and tie to work.


I am a golf pro. I teach students the fundamentals of the swing, straighten out their swings, and give them a game.

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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