A Beginner’s Guide to Golf

The belief that you can do anything you set your mind to is empowering and exciting. Even if it seems like you are the least experienced and the clumsiest person to take up an activity, practice will do miracles to your skills. But, first, you need to know the ins and outs of the object of your interest.

We have heard you want to play golf and we have good news for you – we know how to introduce you to this sport. Follow us and learn more about the game. Soon you will be able not only to enjoy it on TV but also outdoors while holding a club in hand.

I Thought It Was Called a Stick

Yes, the confusion is understandable. Let us begin by eliminating any vocabulary errors that may occur during your communication with others as a beginner. The stick with which you hit the ball is called a club. Over time, you will learn all the different types of clubs that professionals hold in their equipment, but for now, you will only need a minimal quantity of them.

A set of three clubs should serve you during your initiation in golf: a driver, a putter, and a sand wedge. They will require some supplements: a 6-iron, an 8-iron, a pitching wedge, and a fairway wood or hybrid with 18-21 degrees of loft. Note that the bigger the loft, the better. When you go to the store, ask to try the clubs out before purchasing. The swing should come to you smooth and light so that you can get used to the techniques. Before you know if you love the game or not, keep the cost low by checking the internet for second-hand clubs and the big stores for discounts.

The Right Ball

You will quickly learn that quantity is more important than quality for the beginner golfer when it comes to balls. The price for a set of high-class balls will not be reasonable because a novice usually loses a significant amount of balls while learning. Quality and cost can increase in direct proportion to your developing skills.

Take It Easy

Patience is key is not an overestimation. It will be difficult for you to achieve anything if you do not give yourself time to be bad enough at what you are doing. Everybody wants to see their ball flying meters away and falling into a hole, but that should not be the aim you put into the game when you start. If you want to be a social player for your friends, then they might be able to teach you the basics. However, a professional instructor will give you the knowledge that will push you further.

Always remember what you learned in the beginning because the basics are the foundation for a reason. At some point, you will apply the techniques automatically, but golf is a game of strategies and foresight, which means that you will use your brain a lot. Knowing how you started will help you along the way.