Golf with Gil
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Nate McChesney: I had 3 great lessons so far with Gil. He has really ingrained in me the importance of a rock solid pre-shot and post-shot routine. When I first saw him I was hovering around a 9 handicap (going the wrong direction), and have quickly worked down to a 7 (with much better consistency in my rounds). Gi...
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Merdad Meraban: My name is Merdad Meraban and I am a professional realtor in the valley and I started playing golf about 3 years ago. I learned to play on my own and I got by but soon I  Found out that I can no longer improve my score since I was struggling with my putting pretty bad. Therefore I seeked the assista...
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Andrew Osburn:
My name is Andrew Osburn. I am the Assistant Golf Professional at Ken McDonald Golf Course.
In my time here I have work with, played golf with, and enjoyed my time with Gil Benavidez. Over the last ten months I have witnessed Mr. Benavidez give quality golf lessons, sell merchandise...
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Kent Nelson: Gil is better than "as good as it gets."  Over the past 20 years I have taken a variety a golf lessons - some specific, some general, some singles, some as a series.  Gil is the best ... by far.  We did a series of lessons at Ken McDonald Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona, covered all the basics, homed ...
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­Jason Johnson: I started getting instruction from Gil a couple of years ago after a hiatus from the game of approximately 15 years. Previous of that I took many lessons/classes from numerous club professionals and must say that with Gil’s teaching he has helped me build a base that has allowed my game to grow into...
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Marie Harder: I have been taking golf lessons with Gil for years. Everytime I return to him its because an old "bad habit" has crept back into my game and I need his astute observation, diagnosis and correction. He is always friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in making sure that I return to hitting great ...
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Lenor: Gil has been a fantastic golf instructor. I was fairly nervous to begin learning a new sport and originally began the sport for the ability to play at the conferences that I have to go to for work. I have met with Gil for 4 sessions already and have fallen in love with the sport. He has helped me ga...
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Katrina: I met Gil on the golf course when he was working with one of his students. They joined me and my husband and played a few holes with us. We liked Gil as soon as we met him, and after seeing his coaching style thought he could help me with my golf game. I have only had two sessions with Gil, and my g...
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Jim C.: Gil is a wonderful golf instructor. He's positive, knowledgable, and personable. I will definitely be working with him for the long term. He's very welcoming to all skill levels and makes it easy for his students to fall in love with the game of golf. Jim C. Dec 9, 2014 Canadian snowbirds
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Parag A.: Gil has been my instructor for several years. He has been absolutely fantastic and has brought me along at a gradual pace. He has me playing golf for the fun of it,and now, thanks to him, I am really enjoying playing golf. Gil is a real student, he astounds me with his knowledge of every facet of th...
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Kathy Rose:
It has been a delight to work with Gil. I have been impressed by his dedication and professionalism. Gil has helped me in learning golf and after each session with him, I have seen marked improvement in my game.
Kathy Rose 20years Arizona resident
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John Amabisca: I have been looking for a long time for a coach to put the fun back in golf and Gil is Da Man!  He really loves what he does and it shows everywhere.  He is very encouraging, observant and professional.  The time in our lessons fly's by because I'm having so much fun while straightening out my game....
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Bill Comer: been golfing for 45 years with my goal to be better and more consistent. Current 18 hole scores can range from low 80’s to 100+ Had my initial lesson with Gil today at The Foothills Golf course in South Phoenix. I’ve been golfing for many years and to date, never had a lesson; my bad because I fe...
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John Rominger: Gil, Finally went out and played 9 holes. Shot a 42 with 14 puts and 1 bird. I bladed a pitch and was hesitant on a chip or I would have gone lower. This score is close to where I was when I quit when I was around 45 but I was longer and my putting wasnt that good. I think I should start pla...
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Nic parks: "My first lesson with Gil was awesome! He is light-hearted, great guy, with a heart to coach. You can tell he isn't about the money; he just loves the game and wants to help others! As an experienced (but fundamentally inexperienced) golfer, Gil took me through the fundamentals with patience and eve...
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Ginny Roszak: When I started lessons with Gil I really was thinking about giving up the game of golf. Not for me, I thought. Had lessons over the years, saw little improvement, was intimidated by difficult courses and being paired up with good golfers. But as it was something my husband enjoyed and we could do to...
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Matt Tomory: I found Gil through Groupon and signed up because of the great deal and excellent reviews online. Once I completed my first lesson, I decided to continue with him and even have him working with my 9 year-old son. He is extremely knowledgeable, adept at working with all skill levels, patient and has ...
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John R Rominger: I am well over 65 and have been playing off and on all my life. I was practicing putting one day and began listening to Gil working with someone who was just starting. I liked his attitude and decided to try a lesson. Best move I have made in a long time. We worked on how to think about putting an...
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Hao Liu: For playing golf I am a total beginner. My motivation was to branch out to other sports than what I currently know. I found Gil from online sources. Although unable to make a reservation for a good time, Gil was able to eventually help me secure a 2-hour time slot. In terms of teaching basics for go...
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Dan Trail: If you have reached a plateau in terms of skill, I highly recommend golf training lessons with Gil. His approach to the game from the ground up allowed me to make great advancements even from the very first lesson. By viewing your swing, his knowledge of drills and techniques helps you to lock in on...
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Bernard Narcy: Gil Benavidez has been my golf instructor for several years. Being new to the game I had no idea of all the subtle nuance. Gil has walked me through every aspect of this sport. Because of his unique teaching style I am not intimidated by the golf course and I am equally confident to play with anyone...
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Jeff Marshall: As a 12-plus handicap, I was going out one morning last August at Ahwatukee CC when a guy drove up and asked if he could play with me. Friendly guy with a big bucket of balls, and over the course of the round I realized two things: he could hit the ball beautifully, work it whatever way he wanted, a...
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Dean Williams: I started playing golf more often in the last few years, but I was not seeing any improvement in my game. I found Gil on the internet and I started meeting with him once a week, for two months. I liked his approach in improving my game by offering simple, understandable steps in correcting my ...
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Katryna & Leonor: Golf was a brand new sport for both my fiancé and I in January. In as little as 6 months we have both benefitted from having Gil as our golf instructor leading us to winning many different awards at different golf tournaments. Together we’ve received longest drive, longest putt, closest to the...
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Jake Evins: I found Gil back in April and reached out to him. I told him that I invest so much time and money in this hobby that I want to improve so I enjoy it. Gil is a wealth of knowledge whether it be ball striking, mental game, reading greens, etc. Gil has improved my swaying day one and explained wh...
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Steve Osborne: I approached Gil Benavidez in January of 2015 via the internet, as I greatly needed improvement to my golf game. With Gil's guidance and extreme patience, he has helped correct my slice, as well as improve my short game, putting and course awareness/management. Plenty of actual on the golf course in...
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Silvana Bradley: When I started with golf lessons,I didn't know anything at all about golf. I just wanted to learn enough to play along with my husband. I took some classes with another instructor about a year ago and was thinking of quitting because the only thing I learned was to grab the club. I decided to give ...
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Tom Ghezzi: Hello, I have know Gil for 4 years. I live on the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course. There is not much I can't say about Gil and his ambition and desire to teach every one his passion for teaching people to play golf and or better golf. I have had the pleasure and rewarding experience from his in...
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Carl Hemphill: Gil Benavidez is a very likable guy who has a high level of professionalism.I have been working with Gil for six weeks now and his level of commitment to the all aspects of the game are what really impress me. Golf is not an easy game to conquer, but with Gil teachings, my game has begun to come aro...
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Kathy Rose:

I met Gil on the golf course when he was working with one of his students.  They joined me and my husband and played a few holes with us.  We liked Gil as soon as we met him, and after seeing his coaching style thought he could help me with my golf game...

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Canadian snowbird: I came down to Arizona for a month with the goal of getting my handicap down and understanding more about how the game is played properly and when to hit what shots. Within about a week I met Gil during a round and we set up a time for a lesson later in the week. i ...
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Ron Culler: Both Brent and I had a great time golfing with you. Sincerely appreciate your instruction and style (relaxed, yet thorough). We will definitely contact you for individual instruction. Best golf instruction experience I've had!! Ron Culler
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John Betts: Hi. My name is John. I am not really sure how to start and finish this testimonial to Gil. So here I go. I started golfing in Arizona in Jan, 2014. ( I golfed 30 years earlier for a season, if you want to call it golfing.) My first time out in AZ, I shot 65 on a 9 hole par 3 golf course. With hel...
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Brian Brackeen:
I have worked with Gil for half a year now, have learned a great deal and have honestly enjoyed the long sessions, hot or cold outside, when working with Gil.
His techniques, his approach and most importantly,  his demeanor of "wanting the best" for each student, is wit...
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Don Abreu, Phoenix, AZ:

I was fortunate enough to meet Gil while working on my game at Ahwatukee CC in July 2013.  I found Gil to be a breath of fresh air and a welcome change to the same old, run of the mill teaching philosophies of the vast majority of teaching professionals.  In the past few years I’ve work...

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Craig R. Annis:

I have known Gil for over two years, as we both play at Ahwatukee Golf Club.  Gil has worked with me mostly thru on course play and course management.  His system is simple, straight forward and allows me to keep my basic swing and make some minimal changes with hand position, foot posi...

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Giff: I’m a left handed golfer who has taken many golf lessons to improve my game.  I met Gil on the course when he approached me one day saying he could improve my game with simple changes. Little did I know, the changes made a big difference in improving my golf scores....
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John Shurson: My wife and I met Gil when we randomly got paired with him at the Duke. I was struggling with my game, so I decided to give him a try. Golf With Gil was like finding a new golf buddy: He's always positive, patient, and upbeat, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Gil works with every aspect of your gam...
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Jake Saady:
My name is Jake and I would like to tell you a little about me, my passion and Gil Benavidez. First about my passion, and me, I have played golf most of my adult life, never had a hole in one but I keep trying. My best handicap was an eight, many years ago. Over the years that I have played go...
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Jim Caldwell: I commenced playing golf as a teenager.I then became very critical of my game, losing interest as it was not fun anymore to play so I quit. I live in Canada, and spend the winters in Arizona. Now in retirement, I decided I may try playing again and met Gil. I told him my story and he told me on th...
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Rick Gulley:
I started taking playing lessons from Gil 4 months ago. I was stuck at an 8 handicap for over a year and couldn’t seem to take it any lower.  I was very FRUSTRATED, no matter how hard I practiced and played, just couldn’t bring my handicap down…..Gil started me on some intensive training on the...
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Barry Fuson: I have played golf for years and taken lessons from many instructors trying to fix my game!  Taking lessons from Gil brought new things to consider that has made the game more enjoyable.  I am more relaxed on the course and now look at each situation differently.  Golf is an easy game when you consi...
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Mike McLeod: I've had four lessons with Gil now. My golf shots have improved greatly especially my chipping. Before I started lessons I sliced my driver, which usually led me into trouble. My direction with my other clubs was sporadic (left/right). The last game I played after completing the lessons I did not sl...
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Arvinder Randhawa (Randy): I started playing golf about 2 years ago once in a while. I started playing continuously since January 2012. I had some indoor lessons before. But my short game was not very good, even my Tee short was not consistent. One day I met Gil when I was playing at Club West. Gil asked me if I would like im...
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Buck Krueger: I started playing golf about 14 yrs ago. I never had a lesson and was just a hacker. I am 73 yrs old and met Gil through my brother-in law. Gil ask me would I be interested in improving my game and we agreed on some lessons and I really needed help. In 3 lessons my game has improved 40% I am able to...
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Robert & Colleen Kok: My wife and I have had an excellent experience in learning how to Golf with Gil. He is a fantastic coach that will spend extra time with you to ensure a good grasp of the game is achieved. He is patient and has a terrific personality, he makes learning fun, and his positive attitude makes it a pleas...
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Bill Bonnett: After retiring to the beautiful Arizona area a year ago, I found that I continued to struggle with my golf game after 45 years of golfing. I had attended several golf schools in Wisconsin, Texas and Florida to find I still had a glitch with the game. I then had the opportunity to meet Gil through fr...
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