Perfecting a golf swing requires a lot of practice, focus and energy. Luckily, there are professionals who dedicate their lives to helping their fellow golfers perfect their game. Whether you’re looking to become a PGA champ, or just want to champion fellow golfers at your local tournament, a golfing coach can help you perfect aspects of your game that might be slightly subpar (or in this case, way over par).
Finding the correct fit is quite difficult however, as all students learn differently and might not always be compatible with a coach’s teaching style. Use these tips to try and test till you find your perfect golf coach.
Golfing Philosophy should be at the top of the list when choosing a new instructor. Every coach has a different idea of how the game should be played. From choosing a specific stance, to executing a certain swing, it’s important to find a coach who’s philosophy lines up with yours. A compatible instructor should be able to focus and improve your fundamental techniques and eliminate those hindering your game.
Experience and Accreditation
Experience is a crucial element when deciding on a new golf coach. Experience doesn’t necessarily compromise playing capabilities, but transcends into the sphere related to their coaching experience. Furthermore, accreditation is also a factor to consider when looking for a new golf coach. The Golf Villages employ PGA professionals who know the sport and have perfected their own game. Each Golf Village branch houses their own Golfing Schools, offering a great pool to choose from.
Price vs Distance
This factor comes down to your own judgement-what price you are prepared to pay compared to the effort you need to make. Whether you’re willing to pay a premium for a coach at your local Golf Club, or rather pay a discounted amount for a coach who has a big rep but situated very far from you-should be audited in way where you focus not only on their coaching fee but also the search, travel, and overall membership fees. At The Golf Villages, all members can make use of the various Master Classes offered, at no extra fee. This is available at Wynberg, Tyger valley, as well as Somerset West Golf Village, giving you three options- at no extra cost.
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