For those who have never played golf but are thinking of taking it up, the best advice I can give is to understand that golf is a game and it should be fun. Those who comprehend this and enjoy the learning process are the ones who most benefit from the sport. Any competent teaching professional is aware of this, and the best teachers are the ones who are patient, who dont put too much pressure on you, who can laugh with you, who can explain the mechanics of the golf swing in a simplified manner and then demonstrate the shot, and of course, encourage you when they feel you may need it.
Of course, not every teaching professional has these qualities. And, I would have to say that one of the reasons Americas Favorite Golf Schools has been in business for 30 years is the fact that all of our teaching professionals possess these attributes. There is no question that taking a golf school vacation for a few days is the best way to learn the game. As opposed to taking occasional lessons and hitting occasional buckets of balls, a school of this kind allows you the time to practice and play, and of course, hone your skills with someone who truly cares that you improve.
By Geoff Bryant, USGTF President