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Art and Science of Putting: Golf's Most Important Skill

In this two-session course, students learn primary and nuanced elements of putting stroke and strategy.
99 total reviews for this teacher
New class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue May 31

May 31 - Jun 3 (2 weeks)
Tu, Fr
9pm - 9:45pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn the basic principles of putting including grip, posture, roll, target, aim, putter sweet spot, etc.
Students will begin to gain an understanding of nuanced elements of putting including how to read greens, break, speed, special grasses effect on the ball, slope, stimp rating, etc. 
Students will begin to understand etiquette on the greens: line, not stepping into another's line, ball marking, and pace of play. 
The teacher has been a college golf coach at the NCAA D-II level (West Virginia Tech) and a high school golf coach (Randolph School in Huntsville, AL).  The teacher has also been an athletic director for the age group and has run many successful programs for adolescents in addition to successful Outschool courses.  The instructor is not a certified PGA professional. 
Students should practice repetitions between sessions.  Ideally, students would practice 20-30 minutes a day. 
The learner must have a putter, ideally appropriate for age/size, a regulation golf ball, and an open space of 12-15 feet.  A carpeted area or smooth surface in the family garage, a driveway, or a sidewalk could be used.  Ultimately the learner needs an area where he/she can roll the ball unimpeded for about 12 feet.  Also, learners will need a cup that can be used to simulate a golf hole.  A disposable solo cup or a simple coffee cup (avoid breakables) can be used. 

Some office putting simulators are available at your local sporting goods store or on amazon.  I use the Naxonbobo putting simulator pictured in the description.  While these are helpful for practice, they are not necessary for the course.

Also, it would be ideal if the learner had some access to a golf course putting green.  Most municipal putting greens are free to use to practice.  Many also offer dramatically reduced prices for juniors to practice during off peak hours (weekday afternoons).  While it will not be necessary for the learner to be on the course during the class, it would be great for the learner to experience the golf course before, in between, or after our course. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No grades are assigned.  Students are given regular verbal feedback during sessions. Some students are given written feedback via email.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some parental supervision is required in setting up the course in one's house or driveway to ensure the safety of the student and to ensure all valuables are secured.  Due to the nature of the age, it is wise to ensure students have ample space free of clutter and valuable breakables.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure the space is safe and free of breakables. 


Michael J Zavada20 years experience as a History/Economics/Basketball/Golf Teacher-Coach at College/High School/Middle School levels
99 total reviews
84 completed classes

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Through Outschool, I focus on courses that would not normally be offered in school where students get to experience real-world fun occupations like the role of the General Manager of a Professional Sports team.  My courses are fun, but also... 
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