I was asked how often should you take a golf lesson?

I realize what I wrote yesterday was a little cheesy, but I am having a great time. I can’t wait to logon every morning and see how many videos I have to look at. Anyway, on to a topic that I got three comments and several emails about.

How often should you take a golf lesson?

It doesn’t matter whether it is a lesson from me, from a pro at your local club, or a PGA pro from a guru. The answer is the same.

There is no set answer.

For the sake of this discussion, I am going to assume regular trips to the golf course.

Some PGA Tour players need constant feedback from their guru or caddy. On the other extreme, some golfers only need periodic lessons when they get themselves into a bad habit or rut.

As far as my opinion for my students, the majority should be between 7-21 days, depending on how much they have practiced and whether they need some more feedback to progress. Less than 7 days, unless you hit balls every day for multiple hours, is too soon. More than 21 days you are either going to revert to a bad habit or create a new one if you aren’t doing things correctly. It’s all relative to how much you play.

People who are at the course several times a week are going to benefit from a lesson once a week. People who only have time to visit the course once a week…once or twice a month is plenty.

Like most things I say, it’s not a hard and fast rule…just a general guide as all golfers are different.

Once major flaws that were getting in your way are rectified, then it’s only once or twice a month for periodic maintenance…and learning to hit new shots that will make your game better.

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