National Golf Schools
The name says it all. National Golf Schools are available in 19 states, most of the time in multiple locations in each state. Founded by Patrick Livingston, a former PGA professional, National Golf Schools focuses on hitting instruction and on-course management. Basically that means you spend about four hours on the range working out the kinks and honing your swing. Then you hit the course and learn how to be a better, more confident golfer. All the instructors are hand-selected by Livingston. Among the instructors are former PGA and LPGA professionals, top club pros and certified teachers of the game.
America's Favorite Golf Schools
America's Favorite Golf Schools (AFGS) has more than 50 locations in 20 states. There's a bit of a different spin on your lesson in that they market their service as a learning golf vacation. They offer two-, three- and five-day lesson plans at top resort courses nationwide. Instructors are chosen based on their skill in playing the game and their ability to translate those skills to improve your game. They teach in a manner that makes the game simple and uncomplicated while showing you and allowing you to get the feel of what they call the Dream Swing.
Golf Made Simple
Golf Made Simple has four places to take lessons during the summer and five for the winter months. A three-day program, Golf Made Simple uses range instruction in the morning to help you either develop your swing or fine-tune an already consistent swing. Afternoons consist of a nine-hole practice round where you put your new swing to use and learn about course management. When you finish with the school you remain tied to the learning environment thanks to their Instructor for Life program. It gives you free access to telephone lessons whenever and wherever you might need them.