Golf Lessons

Donnington Valley Golf Club

Why golf lessons are important

Every golfer regardless of their level of ability can benefit from regular lessons with a PGA qualified golfing professional for the following reasons:

Bad habits:

All golfers pick up bad habits or forget over time what they learnt during their last lesson and often slip back into the way they used to play.

Regular lessons make sure that you keep doing things correctly and you continue to improve rather than take two steps forward and then one step back.

Different playing conditions:

Playing golf in the summer is very different to playing golf in winter.

There are a number of factors which make it different but in particular it is the ground conditions that change significantly.

In the winter the ball does not fly through the air as well or as far due to the drop in  temperature. The ball also sits down into the damper ground in winter, so playing an iron shot is far more difficult and may need a loftier club.

When the ball lands in the winter it does not run as far along the ground and in the damper areas it often plugs straight away or it only rolls forward a little distance.

In very cold and frozen conditions, hitting a wedge into a green may not be the best idea, as it may take a very big bounce and then end up over the back of the green.

As you improve as a golfer, you will probably find that as you strike the ball better, the ball now goes further and therefore your club selection may need to be changed so that you are then hitting a loftier club to reach the same distance, but with far more control.

Do as the professionals do:

The professional golfers you all watch on television like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the like all have lessons and golf coaching, even though the are the best golfers in the world, so as a amateur club golfer, it is important that you do the same.

Here at Donnington Valley we have a team of PGA professionals at the MB Golfshop that can help you with lessons to ensure your game continues to get better and your handicap becomes lower.

Lessons vary from chipping and putting to having a 9 or 18 hole ‘on-course’ lesson. The latter of which are very useful and makes you really think about what you are trying to do with your next shot and why.

Give us a call on 01635 568140 to find our more about our membership options and cal lthe pro shop directly to enquire about lessons on 01635 568142.

Peter Smith
Director fo Golf