Unlike most sports, golf offers professional coaching seven days a week and from early in the morning until late at night. Golf pros don’t keep bankers’ hours and most genuinely enjoy leaving the shop to help you with your game.
Almost every golf course and driving range has a professional eager to help improve your game. Believe me, there is nothing better to help you enjoy the game more than finding a good PGA professional to help you maximize your talents. Irrespective of what level you are at, even a few lessons can add considerably to your enjoyment of the game.
Most golfers would do far better to spend less money on new drivers and instead invest in a series of lessons each season. Astonishingly, only 13 per cent of golfers ever take a lesson.
Meanwhile the world’s best players never really stop taking lessons. Bobby Jones employed Stuart Madin, Palmer had his father Deacon, Nicklaus used Jack Gout, Faldo mostly went with David Leadbetter, while Tiger engaged the services of a series of high-profile coaches including Harmon and Haney.
Of course, you will always find people on the range willing to help you for free, no matter how good or bad they are. If you do take their counsel, just remember the value of their ‘free’ advice.
Andrew Wood is an author and CEO of Legendary Marketing, a Tampa/Orlando-based ad agency. He is the world’s leading expert on golf, resort, destination and real estate marketing although his successes go far beyond these core industries. Author of over 40 books including; Confessions of a Golf Pro, Desperately Seeking Members, The Golf Marketing Bible, The Hotel and Resort Marketing Bible and Legendary Advice. Andrew has spoken to thousands of audiences worldwide and was the top ranked speaker at 97.7% of the events where he spoke on sales, marketing, entrepreneurship or leadership. A pioneer in Internet marketing his creative talent, out of the box ideas and copywriting skills are at the core of his expertise. Regarded as one of the top marketing minds in the world for his ability to craft a winning strategy, generate leads and increase income!