Frequently Asked Questions
- I am already a member of a golf course, why do I need to use another facility and why is Big Sticks the best option in this area?
- How many lessons will I need?
- Do you provide PGA golf lessons?
- How are the lessons taught, and who teaches them?
- Why do some people seem to get worse right after taking a lesson?
- Do you have a driving range?
- Can I practice on my own?Do I have to take a lesson?
- Are all Simulators and Launch Monitors basically the same?
- How do I know the feedback is accurate?
- Can I have a group function?
- Is food allowed?
- Do you offer gift cards?
- Do you ever offer discounts through the variety of online "group"discount offers?
- Can my child come in and practice on the simulators?
- Do you provide private lessons for juniors?
- Do you have golf clubs to rent or use?
- Do you sell golf equipment?
- Do you offer golf instruction for adults who are total beginners?
- How can I get more information regarding rates, lessons, and memberships
I am already a member of a golf course, why do I need to use
another facility and why is Big Sticks the best option in this area?
Quite simply the golf swing is about repetition. In order to shoot what
you're capable of, you must swing more than once a week. As indoor golf facilities are becoming more popular and computer technology are more available for golfers to utilize, BSG is a great place to see what this new environment is all about. Come in before a tournament
and take a lesson for that competitive advantage or in between rounds to stay in shape!
And we are open all
year round so weather is never a factor. But if you prefer not to join,
we are open to the public to practice or take lessons.
How many lessons will I need?
That really depends on the person, what level they are and how much they want to devote to practice. It is like piano lessons, but 1/2 of the game takes place behind your head. We work with students (especially at the beginner level- weekly, while other students come in once in while for lessons and often to practice.
Do you provide PGA golf lessons?
Yes- our lessons are only from PGA professional teachers. We generally teach everyday, outside too (weather permitting) Please
call for an appointment (see store hours
on our contact page).
How are the lessons taught, and who teaches them?
All lessons are taught by a PGA professional, and lessons can be private
or semi private, inside or outdoors. The PGA professional may use all technology available such as ASTAR video technology, SwingModel Golf technology, the AG studio, or Vector launch monitor .
Why do some people seem to get worse right after taking a lesson? ?
Look no further than Tiger Woods. Everytime he changed his swing, it took some time to exceed where he started. We get caught between the "old swing" and the "new swing". We also practice at the driving range, sometimes not knowing if we're practicing the "new stuff" or repeating the "old stuff" Different isn't always better but better is always different.
Do you have a driving range?
Yes and No. We have hitting bays, most with a computer feedback
such as ball flight and slow motion replays of your swing. The PGA endorsed Aboutgolf simulator and Ag studio have driving range mode that are backed by the PGA because they are extremely accurate.
Can I practice on my own?Do I have to take a lesson?
Yes- you can use our facility and ALL of the bays on your own, they are very user friendly and No you do not have to take a lesson.Customers are more than welcome to just practice.
Are all Simulators and Launch Monitors basically the same?
NO-not at all. Many systems only track the club (you don't even need a ball). If you are not using a marked ball, it can't track the ball, or at least the ball spin. Big Sticks Golf has the most accurate technology available on the market today. It is important when practicing you get the most out it. There are alot of simulators and swing technology popping up on the market-but if it gives you inaccurate feedback, using it would not make sense.
How do I know the equipment at Big Sticks is accurate?
We constantly update, calibrate and improve the equipment and technology used at our facility. Our business is based on golf improvement -whether it is through our lessons or practice- we are not solely an entertainment facility. This makes a difference because as the owner and a PGA professional, it matters to me what we have in our facility. If it isn't accurate we don't use it! We have one of the only PGA backed/endorsed simulators in the area- if it is good enough for PGA, it is good enough for Big Sticks.
Can I have a group function?
Yes, our facility is available for small corporate or private functions, please call to discuss what type of event you want.
Is food allowed?
Yes, we also sell drinks at the facility or order delivery.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes, in any amount- good for all our services.
Do you ever offer discounts through the variety of online "group"discount offers?
We have in the past and we never say never BUT (and it is a huge but). BSG offers great customer service and we strive to develop relationships with our customers, especially if we work with them during lessons. We dont like to "mass produce" our lessons or give generic lessons. Sometimes with these "deals" they are so good for the customer, they dont use them because they didn't pay much for them. We much rather people use our facility rave about us, spread the word and send in more customers. We also have found people often want a quick fix lesson which does work with some people (that's all they need) but it's still not going to be a generic lesson, it's customized for that person. We are into teaching quality lessons not quantity lessons.
Can my child come in and practice on the simulators?
Yes, but adult supervision may be required depending on the age and skill
level of the child.
Do you provide private lessons for juniors?
Yes, typically from ages 7 and up, but we do offer group classes to introduce
golf which is geared for 6 year olds or older.
Do you have golf clubs to rent or use?
Yes, we have clubs to use for men, women, juniors and lefties, and no rental fees!
Do you sell golf equipment?
No- we only offer regripping services.
Do you offer golf instruction for adults who are total beginners?
Yes, we do teach beginners and they make up a large portion of our student
base. We offer both private and semiprivate
How can I get more information regarding rates, lessons, and memberships
Call us at 781-229-2269 or use email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we will gladly
send you a rate card.