Grow My Game

When should I take golf lessons?

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Does your boomerang slice or sweeping hook have you feeling down? Then it’s time to turn that frown upside down.
Taking golf lessons from a PGA Professional is the single best way to improve your game. The PGA Professional is uniquely skilled at evaluating your game and can help you:
  • Hit the ball longer and straighter
  • Play better on and around the greens
  • Improve your course management skills
  • Make sure your equipment fits you properly
All of this can lead to lower scores and more fun. There are three primary types of coaching:
  • Private lessons — Here, you’re the only student working with the PGA Professional
  • Group lessons — This setting may provide a more comfortable learning environment
  • Clinics — Not sure if you’re ready for a lesson? Consider attending a golf clinic hosted by a PGA Professional. Golf clinics are typically offered during group golf outings and usually focus on a single topic, such as bunker play, chipping, putting, or the full swing.
A big difference between a clinic and a lesson is that during a clinic, you’re watching the PGA Professional explain how he/she would hit certain shots, rather than actually hitting the shot yourself. This can also be a non-intimidating way to socialize with other golfers.

In short, if you want to play better golf … take a lesson. Playing better golf will make the game more enjoyable and allow you to experience hitting more shots exactly the way you envision it.
Wherever your golf journey is heading, let’s get you there. There are nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals ready to help. Find yours at