FAQ – Matt Campbell Golf Instruction
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The best way to schedule a golf lesson?
Length of golf lessons?
Do you need golf clubs?
Should you buy golf clubs?
Do you need golf shoes?
What is your cancellation policy?
Taking lessons in the rain or inclement weather?
How long are golf lessons valid?
Are golf lessons transferrable to another person?
Additional cost for more golf lessons?
Multiple lessons times scheduled need to be changed or cancelled?
How will I know if I am ready for next golf lesson?
MJC Inc 100% satisfaction guarantee?
How often do I need to practice in between lessons?
Should I play on the golf course while taking lessons?
Tip’s from others while taking golf lessons?
Should I keep a “Golf Journal?”
Is it a good idea to take group golf lessons?
What is the best way for me to book a golf lesson?
By using my online appointment schedule located at www.mattcampbellgolf.com. I have listed all of my available days and times into this system. Select a day and time that works for you and submit the request. I will double check my schedule and reconfirm this request within (24) hours to confirm the reservation. The other way is to call my cell phone at (425) 247-5770
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How long do golf lessons last?
Typically when working with one student the golf lessons last approximately (45) minutes. This depends entirely on the comprehension of the content being discussed and worked on.
Typically when working with a group of two people or more the golf lessons last approximately one hour.
Do you need golf clubs if you don’t have any?
No you do not. I can provide you with a set of clubs that can be used during our golf lessons as well as when you want to practice on the driving range and (or) chipping and putting greens.
(Please let me know in advance of our lesson if you are going to need golf clubs or not so I can have them ready for you when you show up.)
Should you buy golf clubs if you don’t have any prior to our golf lessons?
I would strongly encourage you not to buy a set of golf clubs until I have had time to properly identify your golf swing and your capabilities. After I have properly identified your golf swing, I will provide you with the specifications needed to purchase a set of golf clubs that is correct for you.
Do you need golf shoes?
No you do not need golf shoes. Tennis shoes or a shoe that has a flat surface on the soul will suffice. Please do not walk on the putting greens with shoes that have knobs or will leave indentions on the green.
What is the cancellation policy?
I do not charge you for a golf lesson if you need to cancel for any reason unless it becomes habitual at which point I will inform you. I would appreciate as much notice as possible if you are not able to make your golf lesson by calling my cell phone at (425) 247-5770 or pro shop at (425) 222-7575
What do I think about taking golf lessons in the rain?
This is entirely your decision. The only reason that I would cancel a golf lesson because of weather is if it unsafe to be out there.
I believe that the best way to learn anything is the ability to concentrate solely on the task at hand and eliminate as many distractions as possible.
Depending upon the severity with the weather conditions could potentially be a distraction. If the weather is severe or would create a distraction for you I would encourage you to cancel the lesson and reschedule.
How long are the golf lessons valid from the date of purchase?
I would like for the golf lessons to be taken in a one year period if possible, but the lessons are valid as long as I am able to give them and do not expire.
The only variable might be that the golf lessons were purchased a long extended period of time ago the possibility may exists for a slight upcharge due to the rates for my golf lessons in effect at the time.
Are golf lessons transferrable to another person?
Yes. They can be transferred and taken by anybody you would like to give them too. The only variable would be that if individual lessons were purchased and you wanted to transfer them to a group of people. This would require an upcharge.
If you purchased a golf lesson or series and wanted to continue taking more lessons what would the cost be?
I would prorate the cost of the lessons that you purchased into the extra lessons that you wanted to take. The more lessons that you take from me, the cost per lesson is reduced to the threshold of the (13) golf lesson program.
If you purchased a series of (3) golf lessons from me and wanted to take (2) more, I would give you the series of (5) lesson rate and charge the additional difference between the two lesson packages.
If you set up a series of times for scheduled lessons and needed to change or cancel one of them what is the policy?
You can cancel a golf lesson for any reason at all. In fact, if you had a lesson scheduled for a certain time and have not had enough time to practice on the content covered in the prior lesson I would rather that you cancelled the lesson with me until you were ready. I would ask that you give me as much notice as possible would be appreciated.
How will you know if you are ready for another golf lesson?
If you are able to produce the motion repeatedly with a desired result discussed without struggling to do so would be appropriate.
The other option would be to work on an unrelated area in your next lesson. (If we worked on full swing with short irons, the next lesson could be chipping, pitching or putting as they are unrelated.)
All golf instruction and MJC Inc. services offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If I am not satisfied with the instruction that I am receiving how do I get my money back?
Let me know. If you are not happy or satisfied with the information or services that I am providing you charging you anything for it would be inappropriate and unethical. I might ask you why or what was it that you did not like but will not give you grief or a hard time in any way, shape or form. I would want to know so that I can avoid making the same mistake again with another student.
The exception to this would be that if you signed up for a series of (5) golf lessons with me and took them all. At the end of all (5) golf lessons you told me that you were not happy, I would not refund all (5) golf lessons. I would refund you the lesson (s) you were unhappy or not satisfied with. (An example similar to this would be eating an entire large pizza and after you were done you asked management for a refund because you did not like it?)
How often should you practice between lessons to be prepared for the next lesson and progression?
As much as possible. The only factor that I am concerned about is determined by if you are able to produce the motion repeatedly with a desired result discussed without struggling to do so would be appropriate (as mentioned above)
There are many variables that can determine if you are ready or not?
The severity of the swing change with the new motion compared to the old.
Your ability level.
The quality or effectiveness of your practice time spent.
Time spent practicing on the driving range verses the golf course.
If you were actually practicing on the content discussed or on an unrelated topic or area (Example: previous lesson was on the full swing and you spent all of your time on the putting green.)
Once again, I would rather have you cancel or reschedule the next lesson rather than going over the same content again.
Should you play on the golf course while taking golf lessons?
Yes. Playing the golf course is what it is all about for 99% of the people that want to play golf. (The other 1% would rather practice than play.) The golf course is the “Ultimate Test” to see how your motion of golf swing will hold up.
To be fair in determining if your new motion or golf swing can pass the “Ultimate Test” on the golf course it is imperative that you have spent enough quality practice time working on the new motion.
What should you do if you have other people that want to help you improve by offering “Tips” and “Suggestions” while taking lessons with me?
Unfortunately, this often times is unavoidable as it is human nature for people to want to help. In a perfect world for me relating to your progression would be to be as polite as you can but would strongly encourage you to concentrate solely on the content that we have discussed together. Regardless if the advice you are receiving is correct or not from others, the information that we have gone over is what I believe to be correct having the most significant and immediate impact on your improvement.
Most likely, the advice that you will be given will not align exactly with the information that we have discussed and will hinder the direction that I have for you. There are a series of elements that produces a repeating golf swing and a sequence relative to significance or importance that I use for every student. Even if the advice that you are given is correct by somebody other than myself, it is probable that it could be out of the proper “sequential order” relative to my plans for you.
This would also apply to the multitude of other golf training resources in the marketplace (Golf Digest, The Golf Channel, ext.)
Do I think it is a good idea for you to keep a “Golf Journal” and why or why not?
It is a great idea to keep a “Golf Journal”. I am a firm believer in journaling golf experiences related to all areas of my game and have been doing this diligently for (30) years. I not only record game specific information but often times journal funny things that might have happened, great shots hit by other people, beautiful things that I saw, the group I was playing with, ext.
There are many reasons and motives behind my “Journaling” but to list a few major reasons would be:
Referencing information that you wrote allows the ability to fully recall those things that you may have forgot because you were the person that wrote them. It is not only helpful in times that you are struggling to remember something you did with your swing but can fun and entertaining at the same time.
When you write, it gives you a better understanding or comprehension of what it is that you are doing or have done. It forces you to provide clarity to the content because you are putting something in writing that will be read either by you or somebody else and has to make sense?
As it relates to the lessons and our time together there might be something that I say, something you saw me do or whatever the case may be in an effort to help you improve? Your interoperation or how you process this information might be entirely different than the way that I am presenting the information to you but understand it in such a way that works for you?
I will provide you with a “lesson review” after each and every golf lesson that you take with me outlining the topics and things discussed. You can elaborate on the “lesson review” that I will give you or you can create one that is yours alone.
Is it a good idea to take group golf lessons?
It can be a great thing or could potentially not be as effective as a one on one lesson considering the variables:
Group lessons are ideal for a group that has similar golfing abilities and enjoys spending time together. If there are a group of people in a lesson that are on different skill levels it often times proves to be inefficient. The higher skill level player is hearing material that might be very basic to him or her and the lower skill level player might be hearing information that is beyond their current comprehension level.
If a group of individuals are assembled that are at different ability levels and understand the above mentioned, it can be a very positive experience. In particular if these individuals play and practice together on a regular basis. It provides the eyes and ears for each other that are present when I am not there.