Your very first lesson will give us time to evaluate your swing and talk freely about your game. We will capture your swing on video using a 7 or 6 iron. If possible, we will capture a couple of swings with your driver.
Generally, golfers think a lesson will always take place on the practice tee or driving range and consist of only working on the full swing using a 7 or 6 iron. After your first lesson, you can choose from a variety of other areas to focus on your game. For example, you may choose the practice bunker, the chipping area, the deep rough, up hill or down hill lies, or the putting green. The final decision will be made by the student, to work on the area of their game they would like to improve the most. Please remember that all areas of the game are extremely important. There may also come a time when an on course playing lesson will be appropriate. Generally, an on course playing lesson will come after a series of lessons.
All private and individual follow up lessons will be approximately 45 minutes. However, a 30 minute lesson is available for junior golfers. Greg feels that most golfers will benefit from a 45 minute lesson as opposed to a 30 minute lesson.
Ideally, your lesson will take place hitting from real grass at the practice facility. However, in some cases and weather permitting, your lesson may take place from a golf mat.
Here are some areas you may wish to improve:
Sand Wedge & Gap Wedge – controlling the yardages into the green
Sand Wedge & Lob Wedge – the flop shot & deep rough
Short irons – PW, 9, 8 and 7 irons – the clubs you will need to know your distances & hit the green
Mid irons – 6, 5 and 4 irons – the clubs you’ll need to have good control
Long irons and hybrids – 4, 3, 2 irons and hybrids – important for the longer approaches
Fairway wood – 7, 5, 4, 3 woods – important for hitting off the tee and into par 5’s and longer par 4’s
The Driver – Accuracy, control, distance and hitting the ball in the fairway
The Putter – no one wants to admit to it, but this club is the determining factor of lowering your scores.
Chipping – these are the shots you will need around the green to get close to the hole
Pitching – hitting a more lofted shot over a bunker, sand trap, or body of water
Bunkers – using your sand wedge or lob wedge to escape from the bunker
Course Management – How to manage your way around the course and make better decisions
Club fitting and equipment – What would be the best 14 clubs for your bag
Proper ways to practice & a good pre-shot routine
Rules and Etiquette
Here are some things to remember before your lesson:
- Inform your instructor of any previous injuries.
- Dress in golf attire.
- Arrive early. Stretch and loosen up. Hit a few balls if you can.
- Have sunscreen, Chap Stick and a hat.
- Bring a towel and water.
- Write down any questions.
- And yes, bring your clubs.
- If you don’t have clubs, please contact Greg so he can provide clubs for you.