"Golf 101" Get Golf Ready

The Rick Ellison Golf Academy "Golf 101" Get Golf Ready program is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons at a very affordable rate of $99. A PGA Professional will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.  Members of Guyan and their guests are invited to attend!

Spring 2019 Schedule:
Call Rick Ellison, PGA Professional @
(304) 638-0408 or email [email protected] to sign up!

What You Need to Bring
Just yourself, a desire to have fun and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use if needed.


Lesson #1 - The Hole is the Goal:

  • How to get around the club house and practice areas
  • The many social benefits both on and off the golf course
  • Suggestions on what to wear for golf fashion and comfort
  • All about golf clubs and why there are different clubs in your bag
  • Putting – the excitement of rolling the ball into the hole

Lesson #2 - Getting it Close:

  • Warm up, stretching and wellness tips
  • The best ways to hold the club and get ready before you take a swing
  • Getting the ball close to the hole – chipping, pitching and other shots from short distances
  • Caring for the course

Lesson #3 Swing, Swing, Swing:

  • Getting comfortable with the full swing
  • Using your irons to get the ball in the air and onto the green
  • Learn the ‘lingo’, like fairway & rough, tee box & green, divot & bunker and more
  • Having more fun using ‘It’s Okay’ as the way to play

Lesson #4 Driving School:

  • Swinging your driver and other ‘big’ clubs to hit the long shots
  • Starting your play from the correct tee markers – use TEE IT FORWARD to have more fun
  • Helpful short cuts to save time while you play

Lesson #5 - Ready Set... Go Golf!:

  • Linking all that you’ve learned to play a few holes
  • Tips for playing in groups, on teams and other fun ways to play
  • Getting you more comfortable on the course and where to drive the cart
  • Review of the rules and keeping score
  • More opportunities for you to come back and play golf