Are golf lessons absolutely necessary to play golf? The short answer is no. There are lots of people who play the game every day who have not taken a lesson. They play because they heard it was fun, they think it would be beneficial to their career or they were persuaded by a friend and got hooked. If you watch these people closely, the majority offer more in the way of comic relief than they do skill. Every so often, these players plateau and come to the realization that they cannot improve without proper instruction.
At Beaver Golf, our goal as teaching professionals is to help our students develop a complete understanding of their swing. It is our hope that they will be able to replicate what we are teaching them during their practice time. Each lesson builds upon the other until the student has the confidence to identify and fix issues in their swing quickly when playing.
One strategy that works well is to take notes after the lesson. We especially encourage this for junior golfers. A small notebook can be stored in the golf bag so it easy to retrieve when practicing and playing just like the yardage or green notebook that most professional golfers use during a round.
We receive countless texts from students asking questions that were answered during the lesson. It makes sense, new information needs time to connect but note taking whether in words or pictures definitely speeds up the process. Try it!!
Check out this article which highlights several of the points that we discuss with our students at Beaver Golf.