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Golf School

Learn from professionals and improve your game on vacation by enrolling in golf school. For those whose idea of going on vacation means spending most of the time on the golf course, golf school is an excellent choice to unwind and learn to play like a pro.

There are golf schools located in many places around the US and overseas, so if playing golf is not your spouse’s idea of a good time, you can go to your favorite resort and vacation spot and take golf courses while your spouse and kids swim, go shopping and check out the local sites.

There will also be enough time for you to enjoy other activities besides golf, since most sessions end in the early afternoon with ample time to explore, have a dinner in a restaurant and enjoy the city’s nightlife. A vacation golf school combines learning with relaxation, and there is likely a golf school located close to your current vacation spot.

A typical golf school has a faculty of those who have been playing the sport for decades and who currently compete professionally or are retired professional golf players.

Many of these golf professionals are not simply stellar players, but are chosen for their ability to instruct beginners and veteran players on golf technique. Golf teachers usually attend conferences on how to improve their teaching skills several times a year.

They may either be employed at a golf school on a full-time basis, or teach only in off-seasons. It is not uncommon for those attending golf school to end up learning one-on-one with their favorite golf professional (although Tiger Woods might be a long shot).

Every golf school has its particular teaching technique that sets it apart from other schools. At America’s Favorite Golf School, which has locations all over the United States, the preferred method of teaching is to use the “Dream Swing” technique.

This involves a professional teacher actually guiding the student’s body through an ideal swing. If this is practiced often enough, one’s “muscle memory” will bring the player back to this perfect swing, and it will eventually become second natures.

America’s Favorite Golf School claims that this technique will dramatically improve the game of an intermediate or an advanced player, and will cut down the beginner’s learning time by 50%.

The typical day at a golf school will begin fairly early and end by mid-afternoon. This is usually to avoid the hot temperatures of mid-day and to allow the student to enjoy other activities the city has to offer.

The morning may begin at 9 am and end at 3 p.m. and will include lessons in technique, such as learning a full swing, a short game, and how to deal with trouble shots. The student’s game might be videotaped an analyzed by experts to get an idea on where he or she needs to improve.

The advantage of taping the player over simply observing him or her is that the instructor may be too close to the player to observe every movement, and the video tape can be slowed down so the teacher can view every movement in detail.

After lessons are completed, the student can play with other players or one-on-one with the instructor.

Most schools over a fee for the entire course, which includes:

  • A certain number of nights’ accommodation
  • 5 hours of instruction and playing a day
  • green and cart fees
  • unlimited number of golf balls
  • Some golf schools may offer more perks and some will offer less.

Most golf schools are co-educational, but there are some golf schools that are available for women only. Other golf schools are geared toward youth, and are more like camps than actual schools.

These involve a total immersion in the game, giving each young person a chance to learn the basics of technique, to play, and to hear encouraging lectures from successful professionals.

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