So you’re now a member of the country club or golf club of your dreams and you want to pursue golf as a sport? Or maybe just for leisure? Either way, how do you start? Here now we tackle tips on golf for beginners. This includes the kind of clubs you will be needing, how to practice, and preparations for the actual playing. I’m no golf expert but if you do have more tips, feel free to post them here as comments!
In choosing the right clubs for you, don’t go for the latest and most expensive ones. Some say that your golf clubs as a beginner won’t matter that much actually. So focus on finding a set that will help you develop your skills as a beginner, progressing step by step accordingly. Remember to make learning your primary goal. As a beginner though, we suggest going for clubs that have more loft, also known as the angle of the face of the club relative to its shaft. Clubs with more loft will make it easier to send the ball up in the air.
Now that you’re ready, do take some lessons. Start out with a positive attitude and have patience always with you. Be a proactive learner, know what you’re doing right as well as what you’re doing wrong and try to adjust accordingly. We suggest having a PGA professional teach you as these professionals are known to be excellent in teaching beginners too.
Practicing alone? Golf enthusiasts recommend that you spend most of your time working on your short shots first. Focus on determining when to pitch and when to tip. A chip shot makes the ball run along the ground while a pitch makes the ball fly higher. You can also try using your driver once in a while just to get the feel of it.
Start small by initially playing on the Par-3’s which are 200 yards or less. We suggest you do this late in the afternoon when the course is less crowded so that you can really focus more. Golf course of choice? A flat one with no obstacles, of course.
Finally, don’t overthink. Just relax and focus on the basics. A lot of people agree that you will really suck at golf at the start. Overthinking also causes tension which can then lead to stress. You are only practicing so don’t kill yourself in the process.