Golf Tuition

For many people golf is a hobby or an interest which they’d love to know more about. If you’d like to become a better player, you might consider spending a little money on golf tuition. It can be daunting for some people to start learning about golf and improving their skills so finding a teacher you admire can be the key to improving your talents quickly!

To some extent what you pay and where you are taught will also influence how quickly you learn so it’s worth spending a little time finding a tutor who is right for you. If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll find basic golf tuition deals offered at most UK courses and this could give you a better feel for the game. However, there are other ways to build up basic knowledge too.

Learning about Golf

By using the internet (like you probably are right now!) you’ll be able to find tons of resources on golf, including videos on websites such as YouTube and guides on websites like About.com. That might seem ridiculously basic but there are lots of things which you can’t pick up from just watching the game on the TV. The practical aspects of playing the game include simple golf etiquette.

For example, you might know all the rules and enjoy watching golf on TV. In fact, you might even have had a few games with people you know well, but there are some things you shouldn’t do when you’re playing golf, such as speaking to other players when they’re trying to swing, or celebrating a good shot of your own with a shout or call.

Obviously, you should never swing in the direction of another player either and you should keep golf carts off the grass as much as possible. A lot of the etiquette involved in golf might seem common sense once you’re told about it, but if you haven’t learned the basics of ‘golf etiquette’ you could think that golf was similar to other games (such as football or basketball) and make plenty of embarrassing faux pas.

Equally: “Fore!” should be called out as a warning if your ball goes towards any other players or groups and it’s an internationally recognised convention of the game. There are other similar conventions, such as keeping a good pace, in order to keep games from being slow and awkward. Then there are situations like lost balls. The rules might say that you’re allowed to spend 5 minutes looking for lost balls but golf etiquette would suggest that you should spend as little time as possible holding up the other players and groups behind you, thus allowing them to play through.

Taking Golf Lessons

Typically golf lessons range between 30 minutes to an hour in length and how much you pay will depend on the type of teacher you’re learning with, their level or experience and whether they are self-employed or working through a specific golf course or store. Really, if you’re new to golf its worth spending a little extra money on lessons because you’ll be spending money on your new hobby anyway and they can make a big difference to how well you play and how much you enjoy the game.

If you’re really committed to your new hobby you should look in to getting special offers by buying a whole package of lessons. You’ll often find that by buying golf lessons in sets of 5 or 10 you’ll save more money than if you bought them individually. If you want to save even more money and still be taught by experienced golfers you could look in to joining a golf society and try to find a local group which welcomes people who are new to the game and require some coaching.

Golf Tuition Holidays

Alternatively, why not go on a golf holiday and take tuition there? You can book golfing holidays online and they’ll often give you the choice of inclusive rounds of golf, or inclusive lessons instead. Opt for the lessons and pay for additional rounds (if you want them) and you’ll not only have a great time, but will also come home with some new golf skills!