Why you should get golf lessons

Meg Draffin

Whether you’re new to the game, an intermediate punter or a veteran golfer, getting golf lessons is a great way to take your game to the next level. If you’re looking to improve at golf, and you’ve got the time and passion for getting lessons, the sky is the limit.

Golf is a difficult sport to learn to play properly – getting lessons from a qualified instructor will help you to improve in aspects you didn’t even consider. Only 1 in 6 golfers take lessons, so make the most of it and take your skills up a notch.

It’s never embarrassing to take golf lessons – especially once you finally reap the benefits of the lessons and score your first hole in one. So let’s dive into the ins and outs of getting golf lessons.

Are golf lessons worth it?

Well, it entirely depends on what you’re like as a golfer, as well as your level of commitment. Do you really want to improve? In what areas do you want to improve?

A great thing to note is that it’s important to practice what you’ve learned – so if you don’t have much spare time up your sleeve to practice golfing, it might not be worth it. For those who do, golf lessons are absolutely worth it – and nothing to be embarrassed about.

A great golf instructor will help you find the faults in your golf swing and give you the skills it takes to fix whatever’s going on in your game. They’ll also help you to better understand the golf swing, as well as the ball flight laws. The great thing about a high-quality golf instructor is that they’ll help you become your own teacher. In no time, you’ll be able to assess your swing and make proper adjustments to it.

A golf instructor can also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, which can help you create an effective strategy. Then, you’ll be able to play to your strengths without a hitch!

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How many golf lessons should a beginner take?

There’s no magic number, but as a general rule of thumb, a beginner golfer should look at taking three to five lessons before playing on a course. These will help you to learn the basics of swinging, as well as the rules. If you get a lesson on the course you’re looking to play on, it also gives you an environmental advantage.

How often should you get a golf lesson?

Again, there’s no correct answer for how often you should be engaging in golf lessons – this all depends on how passionate you are, how often you hit the course and how quickly you’re looking to improve. If you’re visiting a course several times a week, you’ll benefit from getting at least one lesson per week. For those who visit the course once a week, getting lessons once or twice per month is more than enough.

In general, you’ll find your own swing of things (pardon our pun) and get to know the rhythm that works for you and your game.

How much do golf lessons cost?

Score a great deal with a golf lesson from the RedBalloon range. Enjoy a one-hour golf lesson outside on the course ranging between $140 and $185. Alternatively, choose to master your craft indoors with a golf simulator experience for $99 per 60-minute lesson.

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Where can I get golf lessons?

RedBalloon is home to a range of different golf lesson experiences. So before your next golf round, log on and make the most of what we have to offer.

For those looking to gain a fun and easy introduction to golf, you can score a 45-minute lesson for only $77. Want to go all out and get a hole in one with a PGA professional? RedBalloon offers a wealth of different golf lessons with PGA-certified instructors for between $140 – $260. You’ll get a different experience based on the price, with the experiences on the cheaper end of the scale boasting 60-90 minutes of coaching, an all-inclusive green fee and equipment hire.

Looking to put your new skills to play? RedBalloon can also help you get on the green with some of the country’s best golf courses. Fancy a golf round at the nature-filled Kooralbyn Valley? Get inspired on the 18-hole championship course, making your way through natural valleys and watercourses. You might even spot the resident kangaroos!

Looking for something a little more indulgent? Round up your mates and enjoy a golf, picnic and wine tasting for 10 at the Boatshed at the Lane Vineyard. Show off your new golf skills to your mates and feast on a gourmet picnic filled to the brim with the best local produce and fine wine.

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