Ladies - Start Playing Golf With Your Spouse

By: Max Johnson

Ladies, you have been asked to start playing golf with your spouse. The good news is that this could be his quiet way to tell you that he wants to spend more time with you. In addition, with men being men, they would like to teach you themselves how to play the game so they feel like they are important to you. This is a slippery slope as your spouse is probably not qualified to give you proper golf instruction or information.

I have started many ladies clinics with the statement "forget everything your husbands have ever told you about the golf swing." I then watch as many of the ladies. faces and shoulders relax and we all get a good chuckle out of it.

Before you make the decision to start golf, you may have some questions about the game. It is important that you arm yourself with good information. Below, we will give you the information to get you started.

If you are not sure if you want to start golf: Suggest to your spouse that you would like to go and ride (or walk for the exercise) nine-holes of golf with your spouse. This will give you a taste of what the game is about before you start golf. It is okay if your favorite part is not the golf itself. It might be the wildlife that you find or my spouse.s favorite to look at the big houses! It got her to start golf.

If you decide that you do want to play, GET LESSONS FROM A GOLF PROFESSIONAL: The Golf Professional will give you the fundamentals that will be the foundation of your golf swing. Make sure the lesson series includes time on the putting green and with the short game, chipping and pitching.

You do not need a full set of clubs to start: Golf manufactures are more and more are selling ladies golf clubs by themselves and not in traditional sets, a three iron through pitching wedge. I would suggest a 3-wood, 6, 8, pitching wedge, sand wedge and putter. You do not always need to buy the top of the line. There are many products that are quality that are less expensive with ladies golf equipment.

You do not have to play 18-holes: As you get started, do not feel like you need to play every hole or use the tee markers. What do I mean? If you get tired after a couple holes, do not play a hole or two. Remember this is to be fun. In the same token, as you first start to play use the 100 yard marker and play the hole form there. Again, this is to be fun not frustrating!

Training Aids and Golf Instruction Books Specific to Ladies Golf: Your local golf professional should be able to give you info on which training aids or golf instruction books would help you the most or many online golf shops carry quality products specific to ladies golf help you with your golf game.

Rules of Golf: There are many books that are not as dry as the Rules of Golf. This is also a great conversation piece during your round because a ruling will always come up. This will also get you familiar with the terminology used with the game.

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