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Quietus

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About Quietus

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  1. Yes definitely. The top pros here charge probably $40/session. Partially because the top pros here are definitely not as good as the top pros in the states. But also partially because it would be extremely difficult to establish a client base in a much smaller country if your rates are the same as that of a developed country like the US.
  2. Nah it's a 1 on 1 session. Like I said, it's a lot cheaper because I'm not from the US.
  3. Thanks for all the replies guys. Decided to start with the 10 session plan this Sunday. Hope to see some improvements in a couple of months. And yes, $24/hr is definitely cheap relative to how much most of you must be paying but this is primarily because I'm not from the US and the coach is one of the top local coaches. He did get his training from the US though. Hopefully he's good enough!
  4. Are lessons really worth the price? I found a local PGA coach who'd charge around $240 for 10 1-hour sessions. Had one trial session with him already and I think he does know what he's talking about. I'm planning to space it out and only have 1 session every week or every other week so I don't burn my cash right away. Should I bite the bullet and go with lessons once a week? My goal really is just to be able to hit straight so I can play on a golf course without going OB every shot. I just don't know if that's something I can expect after 10 lessons (around 2 1/2 months).
  5. I do not know yet if I'll regret my decision but I ended up signing up for a round of golf with coworkers. Would have been fine if it wasn't my first ever round of golf. While the mood is expected to be very light and involve barely any competitiveness, I'd rather not embarrass myself. I've had a couple of coaching sessions and hit the driving range occasionally. I think my swing is decent for someone new to the game but definitely not long or consistent enough to score well. My main concerns are not being able to hit long enough and the difference hitting on a fairway vs hitting in the range. My 7i is around 140-150 on a good straight shot, but can be very random. My driver probably doesn't even break 200. To be honest, I'll be happy even if I score 30 over par but I'm not sure if that's even realistic. Any tips so I don't embarrass myself and not delay the pace of the game "that" bad? Should I just play off the red tees?
  6. Even if you're completely new? I get how it'd be plenty for someone with their fundamentals intact as they could work on it themselves then get adjustments every month. But for someone like me, the worry is losing what I learn one session if I don't have another session quickly after.
  7. Planning to get into golf again. Last time I played was 15 years ago when I was really really young (like <10). I'm planning to get coaching but because the prices are a bit steep, the plan is to have it once a week and just hit the driving range by myself a couple of other days per week. Would that be okay or is it really necessary to have more than 1 session per week? Goal isn't to be pro or anything. Just good enough to play on an actual course without delaying anyone or looking horrible. I can aim for better handicaps once I reach that point.