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Top 5 Things You’ll Learn in a Golf Lesson

June 25, 2012

What You can Learn in a Golf Lesson

If you’re just learning to golf or trying to back into the game, consider taking a golf lesson. Lessons are a great way to improve your game without creating bad habits. If you’re just starting to play golf, lessons are also a way to find out what you’re doing right on the golf course!

We know, Bubba Watson just won the 2012 Masters and claimed he’s never had a lesson. But while Bubba learned the game by hitting whiffle balls in loops around his ho

use, he does admit that “everybody needs a little help here and there.” That’s where a lesson from a Minnesota PGA professional can really come in handy.

When you go to a golf lesson, the PGA professional will talk to you about your experience in golf and what you’re hoping to get out of lessons. Your golf instructor will al

Top 5 things to learn in a golf lesson

so watch you swing and hit the ball to get an idea of your skill level and grip. He or she may even videotape your swing so you can see exactly what you’re doing and easily see how to improve or tweak part of your golf game

If you’re not sure where to start when considering golf lessons, here are the to

p 5 things you can learn in a golf lesson:

  • How to use the proper grip and what to practice to improve your swing
  • How to improve your tempo to add distance
  • How to get the ball close to the hole – chipping, pitching and other shots from short distances
  • How to hit the tricky long bunker shot
  • How to align your ball to be a more accurate putter and switch your focus from line to speed before you putt

Golf Digest magazine goes even further with this list of 10 things you can learn in a 10 minute lesson.

If you’re worried about having enough time to take golf lessons, try the PGA Get Golf Ready program. You’ll learn the game of golf in just five lessons! Each session focuses on the various golf skills you will use while playing. Besides learning the basics of golf, you’ll get on the course to try out what you’ve learned!

Click here to find a great golf course in Minnesota and a Minnesota PGA Professional near you and starting playing golf today!

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf.

PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2012 6:49 am

    Reblogged this on elainewoodsrealestate.

  2. Gary Bidne permalink
    July 21, 2012 9:31 pm

    It is a sad day reflective of the Tournament’s management when you require, yes, require the players to decide finish now in BLACK DARKNESS or return in the morning…..Your tournament results are not fair at all…..managment has tainted the results by forcing players to finish in the DARK while all others had only daylight! Be true to your conscience managment, not your wristwatch!!!! It is a sad and tainted event…the scores will not be balanced at all…since some players had to finish a round in the dead of DARKNESS!

    • Erin permalink
      July 23, 2012 10:08 am


      Thank you for your comment. Tournament Management did not require, but encouraged all groups to finish on Saturday evening. Since no groups objected to finishing their rounds, each group was allowed to finish on their own choosing. In golf, it is ultimately up to the player to approach the Tournament Committee if they feel the conditions are not fair. If any player would have approached Tournament Committee indicating that the conditions are “unfair”, play would have been suspended. In situations like Saturday night, most players want to finish their round, as an early morning start to play one hole (or one stroke) is not always preferred.

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