How often should you take lessons

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By brian f

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  1. brian f

    brian f
    Middle Village, NY

    Thinking about getting some lessons again to work on some things and get rid of some bad habits that have come back. Just wondering how frequent I should go. Once twice a month or what are peoples feelings?

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Definitely differs for all individuals based on what all you want to change, how you and your pro like to work, how serious you are about your game (casual golfer or competitive event player), how disciplined you are about implementing changes. Couldn't begin to give you a "standard" answer. Do what feels right for you and good luck with the results.
  3. Hi Brian,

    As a full time coach and instructor, I'll share the advice that I give my players:

    1. If working on developing your game over a period of time - 10 "touches" minimum between sessions. "Touches could be rounds played or practice sessions of at least an hour. The idea is to refine the skill you have decided to make your focus at the end of the initial lesson before moving on to new topics. I also recommend keeping a journal of your practice in order to avoid distractions to the best of your ability. There's a lot of information out there on the golf swing, it can be difficult to stay on task.

    2. If the initial lesson is just a "one-off", quick fix type of thing, then I think it makes sense to do your own thing until you have trouble again. But honestly, if you're looking for help with your golf game, a single, one-off lesson isn't going to do much good. So often, the problem that catches your attention most of the time is rooted more deeply and can take some work to resolve in a more lasting way.

    Good luck and play well,

  4. Bill L

    Bill L
    Spring, TX

    Great advice Ben.

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