Tiger or Birdie: The Gift of Golf Lessons
If you think golf is the sport of aristocrats, rich businessmen and senior citizens, you’re sorely mistaken. Gone are the days of crusty old fuddy-duddies wandering from hole to hole in exclusive men’s golf clubs – Tiger Woods put an end to that image! Modern golf is a healthy, relaxing sport for all ages and both sexes that still maintains a certain classiness, without the snobbery.
Whether you’re a veteran or a complete beginner, golf lessons are a real treat. With an experienced instructor by your side, you’ll be able to learn the basics of the game, or hone your skills to impress your golfing friends with a lower handicap.
Nurture Tomorrow’s Champions
Do your kids love those adventure golf or “pitch ‘n’ putt” games when you visit tourist attractions? If so, maybe they’d enjoy a real game of golf!
It’s true that golf doesn’t get the coverage or the following of football or baseball, but that doesn’t make it any less important if your child has a passion for the sport. Pro golf is very commercial, with a huge international following, and golf lessons for kids are a great way to nurture your child’s burgeoning desire to be the next Jack Nicklaus or Annika Sorenstam.
If they show real talent when they hold a club, a few golf lessons could be the difference between them sitting at home in front of a video game and getting out in the fresh air, working on their driving and putting. It could even be the difference between an office job and a career on the pro circuit!
Skills Sessions for Veterans
Many so-called “amateur” golfers are veterans of the course. But even with years of play under your belt, professional golf lessons (for women or men) can help you spot those places where your skills are lacking. You might even pick up a few tips worthy of the PGA! Golf lessons are a great way to learn new skills that will reduce your handicap.
They say “the couple that plays together, stays together”, so if your partner’s a golfer as well, why not book group golf lessons? You can even bring along some friends or the kids. Golf lessons make for a great day out on the course, with a well-earned drink or meal at the “19th hole” to round off the event.
Huge Health Benefits
Golf is a sport ideally suited to stress relief and general good health. Golf courses are huge, expansive areas of well-tended beauty, so a golf lesson will have you stretching muscles you probably weren’t aware you had! Quite apart from the walking – there’s a lot of yardage, even in golfing lessons – you’ll cover rises and descents, sand traps (if you’re unlucky) and even wooded areas.
While you’re concentrating on your stance and swing, and on getting the ball into that tiny, distant hole, your golf lesson will be working on your well-being. You’ll get glorious fresh air in your lungs, work your leg muscles, and tone your upper body with all the club-work.
Get away from the daily grind and head out to the peaceful, polite environment of the course. Treat yourself or someone special to golf lessons (for beginners, if they’re completely new to the game) and make it a day to remember!