Learning Golf Online – Can it be Done?


The Internet has become one of the most popular resources for just about anything; including golf. It provides a wealth of information about the game, its rules, etiquette, equipment, courses and a plethora of highly useful tips and advice on how to properly grip the club, how to swing, put, chip and more. But can the internet help you learn to play the game or/and improve your golf skills? Yes, it can but don’t expect to learn to play like a pro using the internet alone.

The internet offers a number of advantages over the traditional live golf lessons, with the top 5 ones including:


This is probably one main reason why a growing number of both beginner and advanced golfers are looking for online golf lessons, tutorials and other resources providing guidance on how to become a better player. With just a few clicks on the mouse, they can access a myriad of sources that provide step-by-step and easy-to-follow instructions on virtually every aspect of the game.

Save time

Another great advantage of learning golf online is the fact that it doesn’t involve travelling to the golf course. Needless to say, this can save you a great deal of time if you don’t live near a golf club that offers golf instructions suitable for your skill level or/and goals. But even if you are only a 15-minute drive from the golf course, learning the game online can thus save you at least 30 minutes, which is a lot considering most people’s busy schedules.

Easy access to different methods and techniques

When you learn golf at your local golf club, you are more or less limited to the methods and techniques preferred by their golf instructor(s). And these don’t necessarily work for everyone. Not to the same degree, anyway. Learning golf online, on the other hand, offers easy access to a wide range of methods and techniques from around the world. In addition to enabling you to compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of particular approaches, this also enables you to choose the swing technique, posture, grip, etc. which are most appropriate for your skill level and playing style.

Advance at your own pace

Don’t have time for golf session/lesson this week? Or want to proceed at a faster pace? Learning golf using online resources enables you to do just that – advance at a pace that suits you best. It’s completely up to you when to take a new lesson, practice what you have learnt, try out new techniques, etc.

Save money

Golf instructors don’t come cheap, especially the good ones. If you choose to learn from the best using online resources, you can thus save a considerable sum of money. This is because online golf lessons are a lot cheaper than their live counterparts, while many are even free.

If you want to take your golf skills to a higher level, you will sooner or later have to take live golf lessons. But in the meanwhile, you can progress dramatically with the aid of online resources.

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