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Tips and Information on Selecting a Golf Professional for Kids Lessons

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Helpful Internet Sites:

There are some internet sites that offer information on golf teachers:

For a list of "America's Top 50 Kids Teachers" from U.S. Kids Golf check out this website: America's Top 50

Another good site to investigate is the PGA of America website. Select the link for family course. You can search for courses or driving ranges by zip and call them to see about their offerings for children. Check out this website: PGA of America

Always remember that your gut feelings are usually your best judge of character so If a teacher doesn't seem enthusiastic about working with your children or if your children are unhappy with the teacher then try someone else.  This must be a fun experience for your children for it to be successful.


Selecting a Golf Professional for Your Child's Lessons…

Just because someone is a teaching pro does not mean that they are good with kids.  You must find a golf professional who enjoys working with children.  It is your job as a parent to ask questions and make a decision based on your child’s personality and preferences.  Important things to consider and questions to ask when selecting an instructor for golf:

  • They must be a qualified PGA Instructor.

  • What is their personal golf experience and accomplishments?

  • Be sure they have experience with junior golfers.

  • How long have they been teaching?

  • Are they associated with local golf clubs and academies?

  • Do they have a relationship with a particular brand of golf apparel or equipment?

  • They must know how to communicate with children and teenagers.

  • They should have a true passion for golf and teaching it to children.

  • They must show enthusiasm about the game.

  • Ask if they have children of their own.

  • Check to see what their coaching philosophy is.

  • Ask if they have references that you can contact.

  • Check to see if they use video technology to record the golfer's swing and provide tips for improving techniques.

  • Does their availability work with your schedule?

  • What is their cost structure?