Junior Golf Lessons Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 8/2/22

 

What is available for youngsters during the last half of the 2022 season?

Junior golf as well as adult golf has exploded since the pandemic. Junior offerings are for youngsters ages 7-17 with the exception of the “discount membership” which is available for 10-17 year olds.

Sorry but am no longer scheduling lessons for brand new juniors wanting to give golf a try. If the junior and the parents are willing o commit to a starter program, that will work.  I no longer have the availability for brand new junior golfers trying golf out with single lessons at this time.

  • 1/2 Private lessons for up to 3 juniors
  • 1-hour Make Your Own Group for up to 3 juniors
  • Junior Intro Learning Program
  • Adult-Junior Learning Program

Note: Only juniors who practice may continue to schedule private lessons. A consistent failure to practice does not indicate interest in learning to play golf. Sorry, I have a limited schedule and many motivated adults who do practice.

What happened to the junior group clinics?

For the past 15 years I have offered regular, weekly junior group instruction at Renditions. The pandemic caused many changes with parents working from home and more children being home-schooled. I simply do not have enough juniors interested in regular, weekly groups nor do I have the availability to continue to offer them.

There are still plenty of junior opportunities. All private range lessons include an amazing economical option to include multiple juniors at very reasonable fees. So you can form your own groups and schedule them in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

As we are 1/2 way through the season, I am no longer able to schedule single lessons for brand new juniors to give golf a try. They may do a learning program, but not a single lesson or two.

Why is 7 years old the minimum age to participate in private junior lessons?

My focus is on developing junior golfers who are very interested and self-motivated to learn to play golf. If golf lessons are simply activities to fill your youngsters schedule and there will be no practice happening at home or if you are begging them to give golf a try, then I am not a good golf instructor choice for your junior. Please look for a “play-type” camp. 

What is the cancellation policy for junior lessons?

For all private junior lessons — 24 hours is requested and 12 hours notice is required for refunds. For lessons canceled with less than 12 hours notice, you may be charged 50% of the lesson fee. Life happens sometimes! So in case of an unforeseen emergency, we can discuss. The scheduler sends a confirmation email and two reminder emails. Please check your inbox. Better yet put the lessons on your calendar! There is NO penalty for canceling with more than 12 hours. If you have a crazy busy life, consider scheduling same day lessons.

My child does not have golf clubs. What should I do?

There are some clubs available. Proper size cannot be guaranteed. You MUST REQUEST in advance your desire to borrow clubs in the “Notes to Marian” box when scheduling. Please include whether your child is right or left-handed, age and height. When you are ready to buy clubs, I recommend Dukes Golf in Annapolis for junior clubs. Owners Tom and Kevin are awesomely helpful..

My child is new to golf. What is the best first step?

Typically I recommend a .5-hour private lesson with a friend or two since it is the most economical options. However, as we are 1/2 way through the season, I no longer can offer single lessons to brand new junior golfers. You are welcome to purchase a junior learning program if your junior is motivated and committed.

My child is not very athletic. Is prior sport experience necessary to play golf?

I’ve  heard this from many parents over the years. Prior sport experience is helpful at any age when learning golf but is not required. Many “non-athletic” type youngsters do very well at golf.

May I notify you by email that my child cannot make his lesson?

Email Marian@yourgolfsolutions.com or text me (833.465-3911) only if you are canceling with less than 12 hours. Otherwise please use the online scheduler to schedule, reschedule, or cancel sessions. Sorry I cannot handle manual changes. The scheduler is mobile friendly and available 24/7 so please bookmark the scheduler web address. You may also use the BOOK NOW menu item on this web site to access the online scheduler. Please see the cancellation policy above.

Are you willing to make exceptions to other rules and policies?

I am always open to new ideas. If it is something I can alter and make available to all juniors and their parents, then yes I will make exceptions. Sorry, I cannot make exceptions for only one or a few — even if you are my very favorite parents or juniors. If I can make it for everyone, then I will.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered on this web site?

You may enter it on my “Contact” form or schedule a 15-minute complimentary phone call on my online scheduler.

Services Provided By

Marian Geist
LPGA Professional
National Academy of Sports Medicine-CPT
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Questions?
text 833-465-3911
email marian@yourgolfsolutions.com