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Choosing the Right Golf School Requires Homework

Aug 17, 2007
So you've made the big decision and you're ready to spend a lot more time swinging your clubs. You're signing up for golf school. But how do you know which school to go with and where do you start in narrowing down your options?

With so much information out there to sift through, the process can get pretty overwhelming. To help you get a head start, here are some of the key factors to keep in mind when deciding which golf school is best for you.

Since you're probably planning to make a career in golf once you finish schooling, it's important to find a school that will give you the biggest return on your investment, both in time and dollars.

That's why one of the first things to consider is the credibility and reputation of the golf programs in contention. Do plenty of research and check out the accreditation of each school, followed by an in depth comparison of the courses offered. It's also a good idea to study up on the background of the school. Ask important questions like "how long has the program been around?" and "how has the school evolved since its beginning?" In addition to all that, see if the golf schools you're interested in have received any special awards or achievements that might help bump them up in the standings.

Another thing you'll want to look into is the team of instructors each golf school has put together. You should be able to locate a list of instructor bios for each program and get a better idea of their experience levels, depth of knowledge and specific areas of expertise.

Plus, you definitely don't want to overlook the school's alumni programs and efforts in assisting with job placement once students graduate. You'll want to see if the schools offer any special programs or resources that will help you get off your feet and started in your golf career.

You can also look for more detailed statistics on things like the number of students successful in their career search and what kinds of employment opportunities they've found. Alumni programs may also be a helpful tool in finding contacts that can provide first hand information on attending the golf school.

Something you've probably already given a lot of thought to is location. Are you willing to make a big move across the country to follow your dream or would you rather stick closer to your roots? Once you have an idea of where you're willing to travel and narrowed your list of top picks, touring a few golf schools is a great idea in terms of finding the best fit.

Another two things to consider in the location equation are the quality of courses you'll be playing on and the overall weather. You want to be sure you're getting your training on the best greens possible and that you can tolerate whatever Mother Nature brings to that area.

Of course money is also a huge consideration in your quest to find the right golf school and a thorough look at your budget is a must. Do some planning beforehand to make sure you have the means to live and play comfortably.

Hopefully you now have a better idea of some of the main things to look for when choosing a golf school. As long as you do your homework and consider things like the program's reputation, instruction and location, you'll be well on your way to selecting the school that is meant for you.
About the Author
Andy West is a freelance writer and communications specialist for SDGA. San Diego Golf Academy is a premier golf school with five locations across the United States. For information please visit www.sdgagolf.com.
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