Boost Your Game During Free Lesson Month

Spring is here and Minnesota’s courses are open for business! During the month of May, many of those courses will be offering free lessons with participating PGA and LPGA professionals as part of the 13th annual PGA Free Lesson Month.

These 10-minute lessons can boost players’ games and help beginners start their first rounds on the right track. Since golf is a great sport for people of all ages, professionals will offer free family clinics as well. This is the perfect time to get out and see what golf is all about!

Lessons are a great way for players to improve their game before getting into bad habits.

In just 10 minutes players can learn a lot, too. Golf Digest lists 10 things you can learn in a 10-minute lesson:

• How to get your backswing in sync
• How to improve your tempo to add distance
• How to know if your swing is one- or two- plane
• How to use distance control to avoid three-putts
• How to read breaking putts for grain and slope
• How to align your ball to be a more accurate putter
• How to switch your focus from line to speed before you putt
• How to “bounce” your wedge through the sand
• How to hit high, soft sand shots to tight pins
• How to hit the tricky long bunker shot

Studies have shown that more than 27 million people in the United States have expressed an interest in playing golf. Golf can seem intimidating, but PGA Free Lesson Month introduces the fun game in a simple and relaxed atmosphere, without a substantial time commitment and at no cost.

Since PGA Free Lesson Month was introduced in 1998, more than 1.2 million free lessons have been given. In 2010, more than 4,754 PGA/LPGA Professionals nationwide gave 73,750 lessons during PGA Free Lesson Month. More than 19,000 of those lessons were given to new golfers.

To find a participating course near you and schedule your free lesson or family clinic, go to:

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