Thinking about Attending a Golf School?

By on February 17, 2014

Here are some Considerations                Golf School Clinic

Before making the commitment to attend a golf school you should conduct some quick self-discovery.  Golf Schools are not for everyone, they can be intense, hard on the hands, body, mind, and ego.  Here are some considerations.

1.       Hometown

If your hometown is the “Death Valley” of golf instruction (the place where swings go to die)–then you should consider going away to get some quality instruction.  Not everyone has access to a great teacher. This is especially true in many rural areas.  If this is you, then go away and spend a few days with a great teacher.

 

Weather- Are you still shoveling snow in March?  Golf Schools can be a great kick-off to the new season and offer an early taste of spring.

 

2.       Health

How well will you hold up mentally and physically for 3 consecutive days of golf?

Do you have attention Deficit issues? If so, a golf school may be torturous.

How’s your Endurance?  Have you ever hit golf balls for longer than an hour?  Do you take a nap every afternoon? A golf school makes for some long days.  Be honest with yourself and be prepared.

 

3.       Mindset

Cram for tests? Love learning? Easily overwhelmed? Work on things in smaller bite sized chunks? Huge brunch spread or a quiet sit down meal?  A well executed golf school can be like an exquisite Ritz-Carlton Easter Brunch (everything you ever wanted when it comes to golf).  The downside, if you’re anything like me, you might leave feeling a bit overstuffed.

 

Bottom Line

You should seriously consider whether or not a golf school is right for you, it has the potential to put your golf  on a completely different trajectory, the benefits of which can be enjoyed for years.  Golfers of any skill level can benefit from attending a golf school.  Especially if the instruction is world-class.  In our 3-day Golf Schools, we see everything from relatively  new players to PGA Club Pros.  Many students love golf schools for their completeness.  Other enjoy three days of intense focus, allowing them to fully grasp key concepts.  Some find new friends. Whatever the case may be, the benefits of a golf school far outweigh any of the potential negatives, especially if the alternative is to do nothing.

About 

Rob Bowser, Lead Staff Instructor at the Reynolds Golf Academy, Greensboro, Georgia. Rob works with Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Instructor, Charlie King. Rob has worked with 5 Top 100 Teachers, notably he worked as World #3 Instructor, Jim McLean's Personal Teaching Assistant. A true student of the game. Rob has taught for over 15 years, He was nominated for GOLF Magazine's ”Top 100″ & Golf Digest ”Top in State”. He has worked with Professionals, Developmental, College, and Top Ranked-Juniors. He has competed Professionally on the Gateway Tour, was Captain of the University of Maryland Golf Team, and was ranked as one of the Top 50 Junior Golfers in the United States.

Hometown: Boston, MA
College: University of Maryland, Captain Men's Golf Team
Graduate School: Babson College, MBA
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16 Comments

  1. Joe Gindhart

    July 9, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Please send to me information on each of your golf school programs.
    I gust retired and am considering attending a golf school/clinic in the fall.

    Very impressed with your video presentations.

    Joe Gindhart

    • Alexandria Crawford

      July 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Hi Joe!

      Alex will be in touch with you today to give you more information about our 3-Day Golf Schools.

      Thank you for your kind words about the videos!

  2. Pat Sanders

    September 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Please send me dates and costs of your golf schools? Have you made your 20115 schedule yet? Thanks.

    • Alexandria Crawford

      September 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Hello!

      Thanks for your interest, Pat. I just sent you an email with all the information you requested.

      Thank you!

  3. Jim Street

    September 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I’ve enjoyed these videos and I’ve seen your school facilities on prior visits to Reynolds Plantation. Now I’m interested in the Essentials of Golf session on Nov 7 – 9, 2014. Can you confirm there is still availability in that session, and what the cost would be? Thanks!

    • Charlie King

      October 6, 2014 at 5:38 am

      Jim,
      We look forward to seeing you in November for a 3 Day Golf School.

  4. JIM Carey

    September 27, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Please email golf school info and cost. Thank You

  5. bob reynolds

    September 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    send me info on golf schools in march and april…thank you
    retired 14 handicap

  6. bruce slayton

    October 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    please send details of spring 2015 golf school

  7. Sharon Nouchi

    October 15, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Hello. I’ve already attended the red zone challenge and dearly loved it. Could you tell me what other schools are available. I’m looking for more skilled instruction to better my game I shoot in the 80s now but would like to hone in on the necessary techniques and skills to get back down to a single digit handicap golfer.

  8. Jim Worth

    January 5, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I am interested in 3 day school 2016. I am a cancer survivor . If I can take a break now and then I should be ok. I know Bob Bowser as he Gave me some outstanding lessons in Nantucket!! I need prices and arrange transportation to and from airport.

    • Alexandria Crawford

      January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Mr. Worth,
      Thank you for your interest! Please check your inbox as we have responded to you there.

      We are looking forward to having you this year!
      Alex

  9. John Penick

    April 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Please me info on schools by dates and prices
    Thanks

  10. Don Oswald

    August 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Please send details of 3-day Fall 2015 golf school.

  11. Brian McKinnon

    September 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Could you please email me some information on your dates for the three day school in 2016. My wife and I are driving through Georgia near the end of March 2016. We are on our way to florida (snowbirds) and that time works for us. Thanks

  12. George

    September 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Didn’t you use to have a three hour short game “red zone” program on Saturdays?

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