Friday, June 09, 2006

5 Steps For Hiring A Golf Teacher

Here are 5 basic questions and/or tasks you should do when looking for a golf teacher. These will help you find a golf teacher that's right for you.

1. First you need to determine what your budget is. While doing your research for possible golf teacher candidates this should be the first thing you ask or find out so you don't waste your time with the golf instructors over your budget.

2. Next you need to determine if you want a complete revamping of your golf swing or if you're just looking for a quick fix or tune-up. Some golf teachers may be better at one or the other.

3. Ask your golf buddies if they've used a golf teacher and if they'd recommend them. They may also know of a good golf teacher through the grapevine.

4. Once you've narrowed down the list to 4 or 5 golf teachers then look at their credentials. See where they've taught in the past and call their past employer to see what they have to say about them and their style of teaching golf.

5. Finally set up a phone or face-to-face interview with the golf teacher to see if their style and personality will work for you.

If I hadn't mentioned golf teacher throughout this post you'd probalby think these were steps to perform for hiring someone for a job. Well actually that's exactly what your doing. A golf teacher is an independent consultant and you're hiring him to do a job... work on your golf swing. So you should perform the due diligence to make sure you get the golf teacher that's right for you.


Another option to a golf teacher is to go to a golf school. Check out my other post on Golf Schools.

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1 comment:

Golf School Nut said...

That's a very good golf tip post on determining which golf instructor is right for you. I took me several golf instructors to find one the fit my golf swing and style. Check out U.S. Golf Schools for reviews of the best golf schools in the country.