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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 Austin golf instructors
Thumbtack Customer
Garry has consistently helped my daughter achieve her goals of playing college golf. He is very flexible, and easy to work with, and my daughter wants to continue golf lessons with him when she goes to college.
Garry Rippy GolfGarry Rippy Golf
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with my first lesson with Garry. I have seen tons of golf pros, and he is definitely one of if not the best. His years of experience clearly come through on his lessons, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Thumbtack Customer
Extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand Garry's thought process and translate it to your game. One of the best instructors I've seen and far more beneficial than other big box golf lessons.
Garry Rippy GolfGarry Rippy Golf
Thumbtack Customer
Garry did a great job working with me on my swing. He is patient, friendly and a great golf instructor. I am shooting lower scores and excited to go back for another lesson.
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Chris P.
Working with Garry has been amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable and he takes the time to understand your golf goals, so you get the most out of each lesson. Highly recommend working with Garry!
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Greg P.
Garry was a great teacher. With so many years of experience he has a variety of ways to describe the proper feelings and movements in golf. He pointed out some of my consistent misses in my swing and got me on the right track. I highly recommend taking a lesson or lessons with Garry. He definitely will improve your game!
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Kevin C.
Having my first lesson with Richie was the best decision I’ve made about my golf game. I never had the true fundamentals of form and that’s what we focused on during my session. His ability to teach as well as provide immediate feedback is unparalleled and I look forward to continuing to work with him.
RICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf InstructionRICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf Instruction
Kevin C.
Look no further you have found your teacher. Richie is an exceptional find. I am looking to build a quality foundation & am a beginner. During our first lesson he addressed the mechanics of a golf swing & the principles one must apply in order to achieve a solid ball strike. This helped connect quite a bit of the pieces I've struggled with prior to meeting Richie. The results were clear. By the end of the session I finally had a routine for addressing the ball & managed to hit a few 'lifetime best shots'. I'm well on my way to my near term goal & am looking forward to more time with Richie!
RICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf InstructionRICHIE COUGHLAN - Performance Golf Instruction
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