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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.

Reviews for Arlington golf instructors
Adam K.
Mike is a great teacher of the game and will customize the lessons for your skill set. He has a great way of starting small and helping players build the core components of a golf swing that pays dividends in the long run.
Golf Professional- Mike VecheryGolf Professional- Mike Vechery
Adam S.
Mike was a great coach for someone who is just starting their golf game. Very patient and great techniques so you start off with good habits. Each swing, he makes sure to fix all parts and lists out the different pointers to go through when you approach. Definitely be taking a lesson with Mike again!
Golf Professional- Mike VecheryGolf Professional- Mike Vechery
Jamie H.
Coach Mike is a terrific golf coach and well worth the investment. What I appreciated with Mike is his dedication & focus to my individual game during each lesson. I initially came to Mike with some major swing flaws that really started to impact my game, score, mood, etc. After just five lessons I improved my overall game, elevated my golf IQ and now look at the each shot in a completely different lens than before. Above all I really improved the biggest issue that prompted me to book coach Mike in the first place. Whether you're picking up a club for the first time or a seasoned scratch golfer I would recommend Coach Mike V.
Golf Professional- Mike VecheryGolf Professional- Mike Vechery
Stop your search for a golf instructor right here. I’m fairly new to the sport, but I can’t imagine there are coaches better than Coach Mike. I’ve only taken three lessons, but my game — and my love for it — has improved significantly. Coach Mike assessed my skills in the first lesson and we started building from the ground up. He doesn’t just throw a bunch of information at you and expect you to put it all together. He gives you advice bit by bit and works with you until you get it right. I came into our lessons having only played a full 18 a handful of times (averaged around 115-120 strokes per round), and struggled to make good contact on anything other than tee shots. With continued instruction from Coach Mike, I’m fully confident that I’ll break 100 in no time — and then keep climbing the ladder from there. And I can’t wait! 5-star rating, without a doubt.
Golf Professional- Mike VecheryGolf Professional- Mike Vechery
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