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Colonial Heights Private Golf Instructors

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The GofDoc
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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I looked up golf lessons online and it sent me to thumbtack, with several golf pros in the Richmond area. I was offered 2 choices, and I elected to go with the 1st. I gave Margo Stoneking a shot. I had previously played about 15 rounds of golf before lessons. And realized that I definitely needed lessons if I was going to continue playing this ridiculously frustrating game. Margo taught me the basics of grip, stance, swing, follow through, and it was 100% effective! She is excellent in teaching the basic fundamentals, which was exactly what I was looking for! I've had multiple lessons to learn everything about this game, and how to be successful at it. I have even played a round of golf, WITH 1 ball! Which for those of you who've tried it, and lost dozens every time you play, she has been the difference maker. Bottom line- you would have to be an absolute, total moron to NOT hire her!

  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

Bobby and I recently played 18 together. I had never had a golf lesson in my life, and he was able to explain to me in layman's terms the basics of the swing so that improvement was immediate. He kept it simple and straightforward. Plus he has a great sense of humor!!

Bridges Golf School
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel L.
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Marcus was very patient and took the time to coach me through the basics. I came to him with essentially no golf skills, and he showed me the proper form, rules, and etiquette so that I didn't embarrass myself when I played with others. I've still got a ways to go, but my buddies were impressed with how much better air got in just a few short weeks. Will definitely come back to Marcus for routine tune-ups and skill refinement.

About

Want to hit the ball longer and straighter, and with that thump at the bottom you hear the pros make? Want to pay half what you pay your local pro? Want to enjoy golfing without getting frustrated? Simply Swing is an easy approach to your golf game, and can help any golfer at any level. By focusing on three fundamentals, and taking the fear out of turning back and through, your swing will be transformed, and you'll have more fun on the course than you have had in years. I look forward to working with you.

About

I provide golf lessons such as private, group, playing lesson, junior's and junior camps. I have been a class A PGA professional for over 20 years and teach all levels.

About

I have just relocated to Richmond and bring 25 years of experience teaching all levels of players. Let me increase your enjoyment of the game today.

  • 22 years in business
About

I have been an avid player for 35 years. I attended the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Florida. I then worked for three years as an instructor at Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I came back to Richmond to work for the Ben Hogan Golf Company as the Technical Information Service Coordinator. I worked closely with the Tour Rep there. I worked with several PGA and LPGA tour players (equipment) including Tom Lehman, Mark Brooks, Justin Leonard, and Vicky Goetze. I have been teaching golf for over 20 years now.

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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