Absolutely!More than half of my students are men and boys. I am a very effective instructor and I have students of all ages and persuasions.
I have never played golf, but would like to learn. What would you suggest?
There are several options for new golfers:private lessons, semi-private lessons and group lessons.Some new golfers find comfort in a group class setting.For those golfers, I would recommend the Discover the Game of Golf program listed on the Adult Group Lessons page.If you have a friend that would like to join you for lessons, you then can enjoy semi-private lessons.If you feel that you would benefit most with one-on-one attention, then I would suggest private lessons.
What about clubs? I don’t have any, should I borrow or buy some?
Don’t do either, just yet!Many of the problems that new golfers encounter are caused by using clubs that are ill suited for them!I have many sets of clubs just for this purpose!I will be more than happy to lend you a set until we can find a set that FITS you.PLEASE don’t use your uncles/grandpas/husbands old set! And if you are considering lessons for kids, don’t make them use a set of “cut downs”.I have kids clubs for loan, too!
I have some physical challenges. Can I learn to play well enough to enjoy it?
First, I will suggest that you get clearance from your physician.Most physical challenges can be circumvented.As a Michigan Adaptive Golf Association certified instructor I have worked with all kinds of physical challenges; from stroke victims and amputees to the visually challenged.
What is the best age to startyoungsters?
My (trademarked) Wee Linkers program starts at age 2 !and I have programs for kids up through high school.The most important factor to consider and respect is their interest level.If they are interested in the game, it is a good time to start.The challenge is to make (and keep) it fun.
I am no “spring chicken." I have played for a long time and have a lot of bad habits. Can you help me to enjoy the game?
Absolutely!The cool thing about golf is that you can start the game at any age.It is important that you find an instructor who approaches the game with enthusiasm and humor and makes it fun to learn.
I have taken lessons before and they didn’t work. What makes you different?
There are a lot of people out there “teaching” golf.Some are accredited and, unfortunately, some are not.Just because someone works at a golf course doesn’t mean they know how to teach golf. If your previous lessons weren’t effective, don’t blame yourself.There has to be a good “match” between instructor and student.Your instructor has to approach this challenging game with humor and compassion. Then they need to identify how you learn then teach to your learning style. Not everyone learns the same way. Some need to “see”, some need to “hear” and some need to “do” in order to understand.You can’t teach golf using a “cookie cutter”; teaching all students in the same manner.
Are you going to change everything about my swing or my game?
No.If you have been playing for awhile chances are you really do know what you are doing!Your fundamentals have become, what I call, “soft”.The first thing I will take a look at is your grip, aim, stance and posture.With many of my more experienced students, we just “firm up” a couple of those fundamentals that have softened over the years and they are good to go!
Ask A Question Below
"Learning to play is a journey. Consider me your Golf Sherpa"