Before you can make the decision to get yourself a golf coach, you need to define your goals and to what extent you are willing to pursue them and your budget for the activity.
One big advantage in hiring a coach is that your specific weaknesses will be addressed and corrected. Take that into consideration.
A Golf Coach will also be able to help you to get rid of any nasty playing habits which may lead to injuries like “golfer elbow”.
Talk to a prospective coach and learn how he might be able to help you before you commit yourself to him/her.
Consider the rate for a one-on-one lesson with a pro golfer. Often the range depends on the pro you will be working with and the golf club/school you will be joining
One option to consider if the golf lesson rates for an exclusive one-on-one type coaching is too expensive for you is to go with a group of other golfer so that you can share the expenses
If you choose to go with the expense sharing route, remember to join a class that is no bigger than 4 students in it with one coach. The reason being, if there are less students in a class, you get as much attention as a one-on-one session without spending too much.
One more thing to consider and always keep in mind when you are working with a professional coach is targeting quality over quantity. What I mean by this is that you need to focus on going for a goal of being excellent at a few good techniques than knowing so many that you are unable to execute them properly.
Any coach worth his salt will teach you things that you can ultimately do on your own even without his/her supervision. This includes both playing a better game on your own as well as proper warm-up and stretching routines.
Last, but not least, always try to improve on your game in your own time by watching other great pro golfers on television or tournaments or by watching tutorial videos of what makes them great at what they do