By Guest Author
Have you ever thought about taking a golf lesson? Maybe it was after a rough round or maybe you were looking for set of eyes to help fix a swing flaw. All too often, golfers think taking “a lesson” will give them the insight they need to improve on the course. After teaching more than three million golf lessons, GolfTEC knows real improvement only happens through sequential lessons and a committed effort over time.
“Most golfers want a quick fix from a new club or to find a tip online that will help solve a problem,” said Andy Hilts, PGA Master Professional in Instruction and GolfTEC VP of Instruction. “Lasting improvement only comes when golfers change their mindset. Golfers need to find a coach that will create a plan of sequential lessons to accomplish their goals.”
We just received notice that the average PGA Teaching Professional gives 100 lessons each year. At GolfTEC our Coaches average over 1,300, which means they see more swings, address more swing flaws and help more players improve in a year than the average PGA pro would in 13 years. In the last 12 months, GolfTEC Coaches taught about 555,000 lessons, roughly one in four of all golf lessons given in the United States.
The average GolfTEC client takes approximately 10 lessons, with many clients working with their Coach over months or even years. GolfTEC’s sequential approach to golf lessons is part of why 95% of GolfTEC clients experience improved swing mechanics and better on course performance, including an average of six strokes dropped. It comes down to playing better golf for a lifetime, not just a round or two.
Real improvement takes real commitment and when it comes to lessons, commitment means more than one lesson and more than three lessons. Thousands of clients add their names to the GolfTEC Wall of Fame each year by shooting career rounds and winning tournaments. Next time you think about taking a lesson, plan to contact a Coach, set goals and consider taking a series of lessons.
Editor’s Note: Many THP readers have asked about our plans to open new Centers in their area. Approximately 30 more Improvement Centers in the United States and Canada will be opening in the next 12 months. We hope we can bring a Center to a city near you!
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