Frequently Asked Questions

TYPICAL DAY

Each day of golf school consists of a 5 hour day. Your PGA professional will build a plan based on your current status and will cover every aspect of the game.

Example of the Typical Day:

9 AM: Warm up session and on range assessment.

9:30-11:30: Full swing session.

Break for Lunch

12 PM-2 PM: Short game session and/or on-course instruction.

Enjoy additional practice after school if desired.

* This is just a basic outline of what your day will look like. The outline can change depending on the student’s specific needs.

 

What days are your golf schools available?

At VIP, we tailor your golf school around your schedule and needs. You pick the dates and we do the rest.

 

How long in advance should I book my school?

It is wise to plan ahead and book a few months in advance so you can be sure that your location, accommodations, and golf professional is available. However, since we are a personal “one-to-one” golf school, we are happy to accommodate last-minute bookings.

 

What is your payment policy?

A 50 percent deposit per person is required at the time of your booking. The balance of your payment will be due one week prior to your golf school.

 

What if there is a rain out?

We will do everything possible to satisfy our students and provide the contracted teaching hours and playing opportunities. If that is not possible, we will add additional time to your next school.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Your deposit is refundable if you cancel outside of 14 days before your school. Within 14 days of your school, there is a 50% penalty. If you need to move your dates and it is within 14 days there is a $50 administration fee for all changes. There will be a 2.5% charge for credit card fees on all refunds. All gift certificates are non-refundable but have no expiration.

 

Do your Golf Instructors work full-time for your company?

All our PGA & LPGA Teaching Professionals have an average of 20 years of experience teaching golf schools and individual golf instruction. We want you to talk to your Teaching Professional prior to your golf school. The #1 reason to choose VIP Golf Academy over all the other golf schools is for the ability to be paired with a TOP PGA or LPGA Teacher. This is what you’re paying for.

Our suggestion: Look up the Teaching Professional we pair you with on a Google search for their credibility. You will often find that other golf schools have teachers who work for multiple Golf Schools on a part-time basis, along with working as an Assistant Pro at a golf course with other duties besides teaching Golf Schools.  These are the lower-priced golf schools that don’t invest in quality Instructors.

 

Do you teach a pre-determined or ‘one-size fits all’ swing?

Most Golf Schools will not admit it, but they only teach one type of golf swing. Thus each person the Instructor teaches will learn the same golf swing regardless of your ability level, the amount of practice time you have, and/or your physical abilities. The golf swing you learn should be tailored to your specific needs.

Our suggestion: When you’re getting ready to book your golf school with us we will connect you to your teacher. Feel free to talk to your teacher about your golf game so he or she can give you an understanding of what to expect during your golf school.

 

 

Do you include On-course Instruction each day of the program?

This is where we differ for the better from all the other golf schools on the internet. The reason you are coming to a golf school is to improve your fundamentals with a seasoned veteran Teaching Professional. We have proven over the last 23 years we’ve been in business that if you learn the proper fundamentals throughout your golf game, your ability to play better golf and lower your golf scores will be the result of these better fundamentals. All the cookie-cutter golf schools out there take you to the golf course every day because it’s the easy way out of really doing the work necessary to make you the best golfer possible. We can do an on-course playing lesson during your golf school but it will depend on the changes that you will be making. Our instructors will guide you on the correct path to ensure long-term, sustainable success!

Our suggestion: If you talk to a golf school that offers On-course Instruction every day, we suggest that you ask: ” if I’m going to be with a group of golfers how much personal golf instruction time will I be receiving? Also, ask what the Instructor helps me with during the On-course Instruction if he’s having to work with up to 4 golfers at a time. This just doesn’t give you value for your time.  A playing lesson should be when you’re feeling ready and confident with your new fundamentals to go to the golf course. We know how to best help you play better golf and the on-course lesson is to build confidence and not discourage you.

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