Tips for Beginners

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Whether you’re trying out for a team, hoping to find a new hobby, or simply playing for the love of the game, we all would love to be as great of a golfer as the pros. If you’re interested in playing golf but are unsure of where to start, here are some tips you may find helpful during your first time stepping onto the green.

  1. Know the basic rules. Research the rules of the game and how scoring works. It helps to have an idea of what’s going on.
  2. Respect and practice golf etiquette. Be considerate while on the course, especially if there is a player or group of players behind you. You wouldn’t want to keep them waiting too long. If your shot strays off course, shout “Fore!” to alert anyone nearby that a ball may land in their proximity to prevent possible injury. Once you’ve chosen your club, look up their rules and etiquette guide.
  3. Purchase the right equipment. In addition to wearing the proper attire, you’ll want the right equipment. Don’t go overboard, however, and spend too much money on a full set of clubs. Buy what you want to play with and don’t be afraid to purchase some cheap golf balls until your swing becomes perfected.
  4. Consider taking golf lessons. Lessons are great for the golfer who is eager to learn anything and everything possible about the sport. They help you appreciate the history and tradition of the game, all while helping you become a better player. You will learn the basics, how to develop a great swing, and what your personal playing style is.
  5. Find the right club for you. The type of club you need depends on how far you are hoping to hit the ball. As a beginner, you may want to test different clubs until you find the right one for you.
  6. Know the shots. There are different types of shots and you should know when to use them and what the technique is for each of them.
  7. We can’t stress the importance of practicing! The more you practice, the better your skills will become.
  8. Never stop learning. Read golf magazines or articles, anything available to help you become a great player.
  9. Take a deep breath. That’s right, relax! Don’t go into the game tense; you won’t get the results you were wishing to have. Golf is a great leisure sport; don’t give up if it gets frustrating from time to time.
  10. Enjoy yourself. No one is expecting you to play like Phil Mickelson your first few times on the course. It’s possible to become as great as the pros, however, if you dedicate the time and the passion to the game.