Like in love, “age doesn’t matter” in golf. You can learn how to play golf, no matter how old you are. And no matter what your skill level is, you and everyone else are welcome to play golf. As long as you have a passion for the sport, that will be a good start.
Whether you want to learn to play golf as a possible side career, or as a way to learn something new, or as pleasure, you are in luck. Several adult golf camps across the country will equip you with the things that you need to become successful in your favorite sport.
If you have been playing golf for some time as an amateur, you can enhance your skills by availing yourselves of the top-caliber lessons and training, as well as first-rate facilities (many of which are even available only to pro golfers!).
You can play golf during downtime of your company downtime on a business trip, develop your skills with your group of friends or significant other. It also allows you to meet golfers from around the world.
However, not all golf camps are created equally. You are faced with a sea of options available, and you cannot decide which one of them is the best for you.
The best golf training camps for adults employ the best full-time coaches, many of whom are certified trainers from the PGA or LPGA. Their designation gives you the confidence that you will receive lessons from none other than the best, the most experienced, and the most reputable in the field (no pun intended) of golf. Students will have the privilege of having one-on-one lessons and training from their team of expert coaches.
Apart from the best training and the latest of playing techniques, apprentices can also enjoy other benefits from golf camps. They get to stay at the best golf resorts with amenities such as luxury spa and massage, three-course dinners with complimentary drinks, complimentary valet, and so much more. Not to mention that you’ll be met with scenic golf courses and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere every day during your training. It doesn’t look much like you’re under training, does it?
How to look for the best golf training camps or golf schools:
1. Know whether golf camps employ full-time instructors. This is the first thing you should ask because over 50% of golf camps do not hire their own instructors. Many of these golf camps subcontract on a part-time basis. It means that the quality of training you will receive is inconsistent at best, although these golf camps will tell you upfront that they have full-time instructors.
If any golf camp offers you the lowest prices, that should be a red flag. It means that they do not bother employing quality instructors.
2. While most golf instructors won’t admit it, they only teach a “one-size-fits-all” swing. Therefore, each student that the instructor teaches will learn practically the same golf swing, notwithstanding their physical abilities, the amount of training they have, or their skill level. So, it’s better to avoid golf camps with such kind of training. It is essential to know that the golf swing that you learn must not be limited to the golf swing that your coach teaches.
While it is easy for golf camps or golf schools to advertise the expertise of their instructors, supporting their claims is another thing. That is why it is good to ask them how exactly the instructors will help you in finding your golf swing.
3. You may also want to know who will be your instructor, and what are his or her credentials. Yes, being a certified PGA or LPGA member is important, but there are over 260,000 PGA and LPGA professionals out there. So you cannot really tell whether this PGA/LPGA professional is just as good as other PGA/LPGA professionals.
One sure way to verify the quality of instructors is to look at referrals of other golfers who have significantly improved in their game. They will enthusiastically recommend you to the best quality instructors from whom they have received training.
4. It is better to have the same instructor the entire time of your training. If you switch from one instructor to another instructor, chances are you will find yourself repeating the same kind of lessons rather than advancing to the next lessons. This practice will hamper your progress.
5. It is also good to know the student-to-instructor ratio of each golf camp that you’re interested in. A lot of golf camps or golf schools have a 4-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio. However, if you’re an experienced golfer who is lumped in with a group of beginner golfers, issues will likely arise. So make sure that you’ll want to be in a group of other students who have the same skill level as yours.
For additional guidance, refer to this helpful article, “Tips for Picking a Golf Camp.”