5 Most Frequently Asked Golf Lesson Questions Answered

Are you looking for the best golf lessons in Oakville? Do you know how to make the most out of a golf lesson? Many of you have sent us questions related to men’s, ladies, and junior golf lessons, so we have curated this blog specifically to answer some of them.

Question No 1.

What’s The Ideal Age to Start a Golf Lesson?

This depends on the child. Some kids start playing as young as two. If your child shows interest in playing golf, you should encourage them. That’s the best barometer.

Other indications include:

  • 1. Developing an interest by playing video games.
  • 2. Watching it on TV.
  • 3. Their ability to grasp the concepts and manage golf clubs.

Kids who take golf lessons are more likely to play as adults. So if you see that they have an interest in the game, begin with introductory golf lessons. Look for an instructor whose classes are short but fun. This will improve their listening skills and ability to follow oral instructions. Taking part in different activities along with their peers is great for growing friendships as well.

More formal education can begin from school age (5-6). That’s when a longer attention span enables kids to learn the rules and they become aware of the risks associated with golf like Injuries, back pain, tendinitis.

It’s great to start golf from a young age, but it is never too late. Golf is a game that can be played at almost any age, as long as you are fit and flexible.

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Question No 2.

Why Should Children Start Playing Golf? 

There are many reasons why children should play golf.

  • 1. Golf is a fun outdoor activity that provides them with a safe and beautiful environment.
  • 2. It enables them to develop and improve their social skills from a young age by interacting with different people irrespective of age.
  • 3. Golf can improve your child’s physical, mental, and social health.
  • 4. Golf is a game of perseverance; it teaches your child the value of never giving up. The more they practice, the better they will become. That’s how they will learn to control their emotions as they handle the inevitable successes and failures golf provides.
  • 5. Golf can result in fewer injuries and has fewer risks than other sports.

To learn more about how your children can get the most out of their golf lessons, click here.

Question No 3.

What Questions Should I Ask About My Golf Lesson? 

It is normal to ask questions in a new situation. The questions you can ask yourself about your golf lesson are:

  • 1. Did you carefully choose your golf coach?
  • 2. Are you aware of what type of coaching you will be receiving?
  • 3. Do you have a rapport with your instructor?
  • 4. Can you fully communicate and understand what your coach is teaching?
  • 5. Have you had any previous golf lessons? If yes, how do they match or contradict your current lesson?
  • 6. Are you facing any limitations while playing?

The questions you can ask your teachers are:

  • 1. What are some of the basic golf terms that I should know?
  • 2. How do I keep score?
  • 3. How do I use a scorecard?
  • 4. What can I learn about golf from watching TV?
  • 5. How do I control my emotions on the course?

Question No 4.

What Should I Wear to a Golf Lesson?

Different golf courses have different attire rules. Of course, it is preferable to wear athletic clothes. Most importantly, you should be wearing something where you will be comfortable enough to swing a golf club.

For Men: Some courses allow mock neck shirts but a collared one is ideal. You can wear pants or shorts as long as they are a specific length, as per course regulations. You can wear golf shoes without metal spikes or athletic shoes with a good grip. A billed hat without a logo is an excellent style statement and saves your face from sunlight. And the shade from the cap will help you to follow the golf ball.

For Women: Women golfers can wear collared shirts; knee-length skirts, skorts, shorts or pants; along with golf shoes. For layering up, golf jackets, sweaters, vests, and pullovers are recommended. It is advisable to avoid jeans, leggings, cargo shorts, or very short skirts, as well as halter tops, T-shirts, tube tops, tank tops or strapless tops. In regard to accessories, the rules are less limiting.

Question No 5.

How Do I Make the Most Out of My Golf Lesson?

Lastly, if you want to make the most out of your golfing lessons, consider the following points:

  • 1. Before starting your golfing journey, ask yourself why you want golf lessons and what you hope to get out of them. And set your golfing goals.
  • 2. It is essential to find the right teacher who can guide you along the correct path. If you are searching for golf lessons in Oakville or nearby cities, contact us here.
  • 3. Your first lesson may feel like a mini-interview. Answer the questions truthfully, as it will help your instructor understand your potential. During your lesson, keep an open mind and understand what you are asked to do and why. Try what your coach recommends and see what happens. You might be surprised by what you are capable of!
  • 4. Ask your instructor for feedback. Try to summarize what you have learnt and what you need to focus on more. Then, take notes for further revision. Remember, you have come to learn. There is no pressure to perform. Your instructor wants to help you improve. So, try to relax as much as you can and swing like you usually do.
  • 5. Practice as much as possible. And most importantly have fun with it. It is okay to hit a poor shot; that is also a part of the lesson. But if you are ready to try things that feel odd and different, you will start to see more significant improvements.

Thank you for reading. We hope you found the answers to your questions. If you have more questions, email us at teach@learn2golf.ca, or you contact us directly to know about our different programs or book a session. Remember, golf is meant to be enjoyable. You can improve your skills and get even more enjoyment out of the game with some quality instruction.