Interested in attending a golf school? Here's a brief list of some nearby offerings, selected from The Guide to Golf Schools & Camps (ShawGuides Inc., $16.95). Unless otherwise stated, tuition includes lodging, some meals, and greens fees.

Swing's the Thing Golf Schools. Ocean City, Md. (800) 221-6661. $645-$1,000. Three-day program; daily instruction on all aspects of game; open to adults of all skill levels; student-teacher ratio 5:1.

Ronnie Scales Golf Camp. College Park, Md. (301) 403-4299. $275. Five-day program held in the summer; for 11- to 18-year-old golfers; five hours of daily instruction and on-course play; lodging is not available.

Bill Mackel's Mini Golf School at Cliff Park Inn. Milford, Pa. (800) 225-6535. $289-$449. Three-day program with five hours of instruction and five hours of supervised on-course play daily; open to all ages and skill levels; meets in groups of four.

America's Favorite Golf School. Gettysburg, Pa. (800) 365-6640. $585-$1,150. Three- or five-day program; five hours of daily instruction, including on-course play; open to all ages and skill levels; emphasis on improving what student already knows; student-teacher ratio 4:1; meals not included.

The Woodlands Golf Academy. Farmington, Pa. (412) 329-6900. $235-$540. One-, two- or three-day programs for golfers of all ages and skill levels; student-teacher ratio 4:1; lodging and meals not included.

John Jacobs' Practical Golf Schools. Absecon, N.J. (800) 472-5007. $945-$1,645. Two- or four-day program; curriculum designed to fit the needs of each individual; emphasis on the basics of the sport; student-teacher ratio 5:1, unlimited time on the golf course after daily classes.

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