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Well over 20 million people golf, and many people who enjoy the sport would like to improve their game. A golf instruction business offers golfers individual and group lessons. Business owners may offer lessons at public or private courses, driving ranges or students’ homes.
Who is this business right for?
Anyone who enjoys golf and likes interacting with people may be well-suited for owning a golf instruction business. In order to teach the game, it’s necessary to be highly accomplished at it. It’s also helpful to be a people person, as business owners are frequently interacting directly with students.
What happens during a typical day at a golf instruction business?
Golf instruction business owners spend much of their time instructing students, which may involve:
- modeling swings for students
- analyzing and adjusting students’ swings
- videoing students
- reviewing videos with students
- recommending drills for students to practice
When not instructing students, business owners may spend time refining their own golf skills and marketing their business.
What is the target market?
A golf instruction business’ ideal customer is either an aspiring golfer who hopes to play professionally or a wealthy retired individual who enjoys the sport. An aspiring golfer will need regular lessons to continue advancing their skills, while a retired individual has the time and money needed for multiple lessons.
How does a golf instruction business make money?
A golf instruction business makes money by charging students for golf lessons. Students may be charged on a per-lesson basis, or they may pay for a set number of lessons in advance.
What is the growth potential for a golf instruction business?
Most golf instruction businesses operate from one or two areas, but they may have regional or national influence. For example, IGC BD square agency has two locations, one in Australia and one in India.
What are the costs involved in opening a golf instruction business?
The startup costs of a golf instruction business are relatively minimal. Although the application and testing fee for certification are fairly standardized, the cost of certification can vary. Some business owners may need to attend specialized clinics in order to perfect certain skills, take an exam several times if they don’t pass or travel to testing sites.
What are some insider tips for jump starting a golf instruction business?
Business owners may have a hard time finding a location to instruct students where there isn’t already an instructor, for most golf clubs already have certified golf teaching pros. Owners who aren’t able to find a course to teach at can initially break into the industry by focusing on either driving or the short game (pitching and putting). Driving can be taught at driving ranges, while the short game can be taught right in students’ front or back yards.
How to promote & market a golf instruction business
There are many ways to promote a golf instruction business. All of the following can be effective means of advertising a business:
- posting pamphlets on public bulletin boards
- running advertisements in local publications
- purchasing short commercials on the local sports radio station
- creating advertisements for social media
How to keep customers coming back
There are three ways a golf instruction business may set itself apart from similar businesses. Business owners can:
- specialize in a particular aspect of the sport (e.g. putting)
- Use technology that other instructors don’t utilize (e.g. Aimpoint or TrackMan)
How and when to build a team
Local golf instruction businesses are usually one-person operations and don’t have employees. Businesses that grow into regional schools may need one or two additional instructors, and those that become national programs often need three or more instructors.
State & Local Business Licensing Requirements
Certain state permits, and licenses may be needed to operate a golf instruction business.In addition, certain local licensing or regulatory requirements may apply. For more information about local licenses and permits:
- Check with your town, city or county clerk’s office
Most businesses are required to collect sales tax on the goods or services they provide.
In business where services are provided on an extended basis, a services contract is often put in place outlining terms and conditions of service. Golf instruction business should require clients to sign a services agreement before starting a new project. This agreement should clarify client expectations and minimize risk of legal disputes by setting out payment terms and conditions, and service level expectations.