Instruction

Sam & Me IIMost people play golf for enjoyment; and they get more enjoyment when they develop consistency — the ability to hit the kind of shots they like (and shoot scores they like) more often. Therefore, my goal as an instructor is to help people enjoy golf more by helping them find consistency in their skills.
The way to achieve consistency is to develop skills that are simple enough to be repeated. This means a fundamentally sound setup, fewer moving parts in the swing, fewer planes for the parts that do move, and hopefully fewer things cluttering up the mind. Playing golf well is not just about learning what to do — it is learning what not to do, because “less is more” in golf. Removing extra and unnecessary movements allows each golfer to develop a simpler, more consistent swing.

 

 

Lessons

Lessons are generally 45 minutes long. Larger packages usually include at least one on-course lesson that lasts one and a half hours. For two people taking lessons together: take the individual price below and multiply by 1.5 to determine the total cost. The rate for playing lessons includes the cost of playing golf (no other fees are due).

 

2017 Packages and Rates

45-Minute Lesson $48
Five Lesson Series $225
Seven Lesson Series $294
Ongoing Lesson Rate (more than 7 sessions) $40
Adult Small Group (3 or more golfers) $25/person
45-Minute Lesson (Junior) $43
Ongoing Lesson Rate (Junior) $39
Junior Small-Group (3 or more golfers) $20/person
9-Hole Playing Lesson $75
Half-Hour Session $35

 

Tournament Players Series

This is a program designed to help junior golfers find a passion for the game, develop their skills, and prepare for competition, all while having IMG_20140704_140050fun. Participants meet weekly from November through July, taking a break during the high school golf season (August through October). Sessions usually cost $20, but tournaments and other occasions sometimes cost more. A typical practice lasts one and a half hours: 45 minutes of one-on-one instruction followed by 45 minutes of interactive games and competitions with other participants. The juniors earn points each time they participate, and each time they win a skills challenge. It’s also a TPS tradition to play tournaments throughout the year, especially around holidays, giving the juniors a chance to play for prizes, points, and pizza. At the end of the season there is a group dinner with recognition of the season’s top participants.

There are four groups in the TPS program: the Mini Group is for young golfers from ages 5-9 (sessions for the Mini Group are an hour and cost $15); the Mid Group is for ages 9-12; the High School Group is for ages 13-18; and the Elite Group is by invitation and generally includes junior golfers who shoot scores in the 70’s.

 

Scheduling and Availability

As of August 2017 my teaching schedule has changed significantly due to my full-time obligations leading the golf teams at Bridgewater College. I am usually available for a few hours on weekday evenings and for most of the day on Saturdays (though I usually host our junior programs on Saturdays). During the months of June & July, and at other times when the College is closed, I will have more extensive availability, and I will try hard to meet when it’s convenient for you.

Please contact me by email (john.rogers.golf@gmail.com) or phone (540-421-4270) to schedule an appointment.