Golf Tips For Beginners

Every other person seems to think they know something about how to play golf and offer their golf tips for beginners at every opportunity.  However, when you are starting out it is important to talk to and follow the advice of the golf professionals.  People who play golf well or teach it are the people that golf beginners should be listening to, as bad habits can be hard to undo.  So, here are my golf tips for beginners!

It is advisable for golf beginners not to buy a full set of golf clubs immediately.  You need to find out which clubs are best for you and the best way to do this is to try several.  I would therefore suggest that you borrow a set, or a half set.  Golf Clubs will often have a spare set for golf beginners to use.  The same goes for Driving Ranges.  You will then have the opportunity to try out different clubs to get a feel of what is right for you.  Choose golf clubs that feel comfortable in your hand.   At the same time you need to seek advice from the experts who will help with your selection.  You will then be well informed and in a position to buy your first set of golf clubs.  Starting with a half set of golf clubs is a good idea for golf beginners.  A half set is usually made up of 5 irons, a couple of woods and a putter.  If you're not ready to buy, hire a golf set until you are.

Next in my list of golf tips for beginners is to think about golf tuition.  If your friends are experts, you're lucky.  If not, go to a golf professional.  Even if you can only afford a couple of golf lessons to start with, it will set you off in the right direction and get a few good habits established.  Golf Clubs often charge less for group or off-season bookings.  Driving Ranges are also a good place for golf beginners to practise and to get good golf advice. 

So, you've borrowed/hired/stolen a half set of golf clubs and you've had a few lessons, what now?  My golf tips for beginners would suggest that you don't go straight onto a full-sized golf course.  Work your way up.  Use a Driving Range to make sure you're not going to embarrass yourself and hold everyone up.  Buy some used golf balls and practise your putting shots in the garden, the park or even in the office!  Make sure you can get around the 'Pitch and Putt' with confidence!  When you feel ready, book a game at a 9-hole golf course. You'll get more out of the experience if you don't rush it.

As for studying the game of golf itself, it can be as simple or as complex as you like.  Golfers talk about the basics being important: Grip, Stance and Posture.  At this point, that's probably enough to be thinking about.  Don't fill your head with too many concerns, especially in the early stages, although you do need to make sure that you know the basic rules and etiquette of golf. 

To improve your golf game you must practise and put some time into improving your golf fitness.  Take golf lessons, even if it is just occasionally, to make sure that your technique is developing as it should.  Also, watch the professionals play golf.  Record them and study their technique.  I hope you have found these golf tips for beginners useful.  The main thing to remember is that it's a game.  Enjoy it.