Like most golf neophytes, I am addicted to the game of golf. So much so, I have sought information from many sources of written material that I hoped would help me improve quickly. Much of the information that really helped me improve came from the internet. Also, I have been very fortunate to cross paths with really good golfers who have been generous enough to explain in plain language the processes that “really” worked for them.

As for the internet, I have also purchased information that was worse than useless. Some of it even encouraged cheating!! I would caution the beginner to be exercise a high level of due diligence before purchasing information from the internet. Having been duped by less than honest sellers of Golf Self-Improvement Information, I thought it was high time someone posted information that might help streamline or simplify the process for us beginning golfers.

First, do not look for reviews of the instructional courses that are out here. There is no regulated way to enforce ethical or professional standards, Golf Instruction & Product Reviews so reviews that show up on your web search tend to be thinly disguised marketing tools for the actual product you are trying to do your due diligence on.

The proper way to exercise due diligence is to communicate with the purveyor of Golf Self-Improvement material and do so more than once. Typically, if a product can really help you, the seller will be more than generous with their personal time, whether by email or phone. A good merchant knows that building trust promotes not just the first sale, but the second and third as well.

If you can’t get a response or else you get a response from an email auto-responder, your antennae should immediately go up. It may be best to walk away from this product, quickly. Once you communicate with the actual seller or agent and feel that the seller is trustworthy, you should then “Trust, But Verify” to use an old auditing axiom. Obtain two to five email addresses of customers who are willing to personally verify the most important question: “Did this product help you improve, and if so exactly how and by how much?”

Following this rule in will help ensure that you are dealing with real people who want to achieve a win-win solution for themselves and the customer. Hopefully, your due diligence will also translate into better play, through the use of the products you purchase. After all, that is the point, isn’t it?

Alan Sanders is a fellow beginner golfer who wants to share his personal improvement successes with other newbies. Unfortunately, most of the golf advice and products out there in the marketplace simply haven’t worked for him so writes for the website YourBestGolfTonight.com to archive what has truly helped him improve quickly. For golf swing tips detailing items that flat-out worked for Alan and other high handicappers, please feel free to visit the website and learn how to swing a golf club