How to learn golf, and anything!


To learn golf, players need a growth mindset. This slidedeck explains why thinking that ability is a natural gift stops you from learning.

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Sue presenting at Madison South Rotary Club (April, 2017)


A roadmap for developing your game

Let’s say you’ve been playing for a while, but your game has hit a plateau. Where do you go from here? One thing we do know —  more of the same probably isn’t going to change your game around. To point you in the right direction we have put together a road map based on how we see the most improvement in our golf students.

The first step is figuring out a plan to improve your game. Commit to a series of lessons and work with an instructor (Change Golf Instructors) to evaluate weaknesses in your technique (long or short-game). Develop a plan to correct these issues.

As you are working on your technique, it’s important to keep playing and keep track of your improvement. Technology has made this a lot easier with myriad options for keeping statistics on your phone. Share these statistics with your instructor to make sure you are working on the right corrections.

After you have completed your private lessons, take some time to get comfortable with your changes (10-20 rounds). And when you feel ready, sign-up for a beginner golf class. Our 5 x session classes will review your ball flight, swing corrections and short-game. They also provide valuable supervised practice sessions to keep you on track. Check out our schedule here.

Of course, this is just a guide. We’d be happy to work with you individually and develop a plan to help you meet your golf goals. Contact us anytime — we’d love to hear from you!

Sue Shapcott, PGA

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Beginner golfer learning roadmap

New golfers often don’t know what their progression as golfers should look like, or how much it is going to cost them. This blog will explain hat to expect as you navigate your way to becoming a golfer.

The best way to start is with a 5 x session beginner class ($100). You will learn the basics and get an introduction to the short-game techniques (golf class schedule).

After the classes, it’s time to venture onto the golf course and experiment. To help facilitate your playing, consider joining Change Golf Instruction’s community. We have monthly golf outings and clinics that you can join ( join now!). You can supplement this stage of your development with skill-building group classes ($25/session) or private lessons (from %40/30 minutes).

After playing on the course for a while, it’s time to further develop your skills. Our 5 x session intermediate classes are an ideal way to do just that  ($100). We regularly update our schedule, so check out dates that works for you (golf class schedule).

Of course, we can always develop a program that fits your individual needs and schedule. Just contact us!

Sue Shapcott, PGA

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Women golfers

Women Golfers: Wired to Fail?

Have you ever wondered why such a high percentage of women leave the game of golf before they’ve had a chance to become any good at it? If you said money, time and family obligations, you’re probably right. But a graduate study by British PGA Professional Sue Shapcott out of Arizona State University shows that new women golfers are also predisposed to believe they’re going to fail at the game.

Read more HERE in the Golf Digest article.


Lessons are great, but are you doing them wrong?

Lessons are great but…

Quit beating yourself up for mistakes. You’re supposed to be making them (Golf Digest, November, 2016).

“If you’re always trying to prove to other people that you’re good, or that you’re an athlete, you’ve made the game very exhausting for yourself–especially if you haven’t been able to be open to instruction in the past,” says Change Golf Instruction’s Sue Shapcott in Golf Digests’s article about taking golf lessons.