Learn how to with the Learn About Golf Academy
Getting started with golf can appear to be very daunting and intimidating but with Paul's guidance you'll be walking the fairways faster than you would have thought. Learn all the skills to get you onto the first tee and beyond when you join the learn about golf academy. You will get regular instructional videos, chat to other beginners in our facebook group, ask us questions on our monthly webinars and coming in 2018 discounts on our beginners golf breaks.
Learn to play in 90 days Christmas offer. Ideal for a beginner to get them into golf after Christmas. Makes a perfect gift for a friend, colleague, loved one or you may even decide to purchase it for yourself. This course gives you or them membership to Learn About Golf for 90 days plus a few extra and will expire on 31/3/2018. During which time we will give them all the basics to give them the confidence to stand on the 1st tee. They will receive all the instructional videos as well as access to facebook group and webinars. At the end of the 90 days they will have the option to continue the membership with a 20% discount voucher.
What happens if I purchase the membership for a present?
To purchase you first need to set up an account with thinkific and then purchase the course. You can do this in your own name to begin with. We will then contact you for the details of who the course is for and send you a voucher to give them including details of their present. They will then be sent a welcome email on the 26th December to start the course.
Are you one of the many potential golfers around the world that have thought about having a go but just wasn't sure how to go about it. At first it can appear to be very daunting but we will guide you step by step covering everything you need to know, from what equipment do I need, how do I hold the club, rules and etiquette and lots more but you can learn at your own speed.
And just a bit about me, I am a PGA Golf Professional based at Halesowen Golf Club in England and have been coaching for almost 30 years. During that time have helped many people of all ages and abilities take up the game and hopefully many of them are still playing today. Married to my wife Jay, who still doesn't play enough golf due to spending all her time looking after our three children who all play, the two lads who managed to get their handicaps into single figures and our daughter who has played on the Ladies European Tour for the last eleven years including two wins and the LPGA Tour for the last three.
Wherever I am in the world online coaching with Paul has helped me to two LET wins
Paul has kept me going during my time playing this extremely frustrating game!
I am now playing 18 holes and loving it thanks to the club academy membership
Golf is a game for all - whatever your age, background or ability. As well as having fun in the fresh air, golf can help keep you active and healthy.
Here’s 7 reasons why…
Game for the whole family
Golf is one of the few games the whole family can play together regardless of age, fitness, background or experience. The unique handicapping system, which we will explain about, means family members of different abilities can play together either socially or competitively.
Spend time together
With time to talk between shots and the huge amount of fun involved in playing, golf is a perfect way for the family to spend quality time together. You’ll have something in common that will unite absolutely everybody in the family giving you all something to chat about and look forward to.
Outdoors and active
Playing golf takes you out into some beautiful, natural landscapes and encourages the whole family to get moving. It’s a great way to get off the sofa, get active and take a stress-free break from email, phone and facebook.
Learn new skills
Golf helps develop lifelong skills beyond simply hitting a ball into the hole. These include working with and respecting others, leadership, listening and commitment. Learning something new is also great for keeping your brain healthy and your wellbeing on track.
Activity for the weekend or holidays
When you play golf, you’ll never be short of something to do with the family. No more ‘we’re bored’ – the whole family can meet together, catch up with news and have a great time. What’s not to like…
Lots of different ways to play
Golf isn’t just about completing 18-holes, 9-holes is a great way for the family to spend a couple of hours, offers all the game in half the time. There are also many different formats to keep everyone interested.
And it's Easy to get started
Just join the Learn About Golf Academy and start learning, but remember to do it at your own pace. We like to get you out on the course within 3 months, but everyone is different, so you can wait until you feel ready.
Once you have signed up you will receive a personal welcome email & video. You will also be sent a questionaire so we can find out some background information about you which will help us develop your game. For example, if you have any injuries that may restrict your movement, or have you played any previous sports that may have an impact on technique good and bad, but this will all become clear once you have started.
We will then drip feed videos on each aspect of the game starting with putting and moving through to the the driver. Plus all the other basics including some of the rules that you need to know before you go out and play.
We also want you to keep in touch and let us know how its going, if there is anything you are struggling with we will jump in and give you a little extra help as well as guidance on how to practice and where to go.
Once you have started to play on the course we will continue to send you videos as there will still be many things to learn.
And keep us informed of how its going, the good and the bad so we keep sending you the correct videos. It will be very frustrating at times but also amazing when its going well.
Is it for me?
Golf is a game for all, whatever your age, background, ability or disability. As well as having fun in the fresh air, playing golf helps you stay fit and look and feel well. Golf is a great game for all the family and can be played into your twilight years, so it’s never too late to start…
Playing golf can bring some impressive health and wellbeing benefits that can help you look and feel at your best. This increasingly popular sport combines, the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.
How much does it cost and what equipment do I need?
Golf does not need to be expensive and like any other sport you can spend as little or as much as you like. We will run through equipment on one of the first videos but to give you some idea, the minimum would be a driver, no 9 iron and a putter although we would recommend you had a few more.
How long will it take before i can go and play on a course?
Everyone is different, although we do try and get you onto the course as quickly as possible even if it is only to play a few holes to begin with.
Where will the beginners golf breaks be?
These are in the planning stages and we are trying find suitable venues and we will be looking at where are members are from and try and find ones that suit everyone. They will consist of coaching and playing the course, and we will make sure the course is beginner friendly. They will also give you a great opportunity to meet up with fellow beginners and have a great time.
It’s no accident that golf has long been associated with the business world. Indeed, there is compelling evidence that the game can enhance your business and help you develop professionally and personally.
With its unique ability to bring people of all ages and abilities golf is a game that everyone can play so whether you want to play with work colleagues, customers and clients or simply improve your mental agility – you’ll find plenty of career benefits once you take up the game.
Connecting with others
Golf is inherently sociable and a great way for you to meet new people and make deep and lasting connections with colleagues, management and potential business leads – as well as with friends and family. There’s plenty of time to talk between holes and in the clubhouse – as well as a shared subject matter that can provide you with a common goal and conversation opener whenever you meet.
Learn something new
Golf presents you with exciting new challenges – both physically and mentally. This is great for your mind and body and will make you feel more interested in life and seem more interesting to others. Golf is all about tactics, techniques and focus – so it’s great for honing all the key mental skills that help you get ahead in your career. It can help you learn to stay calm under pressure, think strategically and build up your mental stamina and self-reliance.
Reduces stress and helps your work-life balance
Studies show that exercising outdoors with others in the fresh air can help you stay calmer and combat the stresses and strains of your working life. Switch off the phone and head out into the beautiful green surroundings for a relaxing game of golf and you’ll feel re-energised and composed. Give yourself some well-deserved me-time…
Keeps you active
Golf is healthy and fun. Unless you have a physically demanding job, most people will spend many hours a day sitting down. Such a sedentary daily routine can have serious consequences for your health and productivity. Golf can help you get active, stay in shape, lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and research shows it may even help you live longer.
Game for all
Golf is one of the few games that everybody can play together whatever their background, experience, age or fitness.The unique handicap system means everybody can play together, either socially or competitively. Once you learn the basics you’ll be able to take part in corporate golf days, or ask people you want to connect with to join you for a game.