Golfing Tips for Beginners

by : John Pawlett

Golf can start an afternoon hobby and turn into a real passion as you get more involved with it. Learning how to play golf is not difficult and going through all the initial steps is actually fun and rewarding. Here are a few golfing tips that will help you start of on the right foot and turn into a real golfer:

Don't go for the shiniest, most expensive set of golf clubs. As a beginner you will miss a lot of the subtleties of professional golf equipment, so it's not worth spending thousands on the latest technology and golf club models. Start with a cheaper set of clubs, maybe even a used one.
A good golf set would have a putter, two woods and five irons. The irons are usually the odd numbers, such as 3, 5, 7 and 9 plus a wedge. If you want to experience different club types without actually purchasing them you can always rent a set from the golf course. As in most cases, beginners play their first golf rounds with a more experienced friend so you could always borrow some clubs from them.

Golf coaches are a better alternative than friends when it comes to teaching you how to properly play golf. However, if you are just starting golf for the fun of the game, a friend might be a good tutor initially. The only problem with friends teaching you how to golf is that they do not have the necessary skills to explain all the complexities of the movements, swings and strategies. A golf coach is experienced in giving you complicated terms in plain English.
You can sign up for golf lessons at most golf courses, and this is a good investment if you have a competitive nature and a few friends that doubt your golfing skills. While costs can vary from one extreme to the other per hour, you can also get a group booking that will save you some money.

Learning Golf from an instructor would be ideal because he is the one who will not only teach you ABCs of the game but will take you to the next levels one by one.

1.The Instructor should be able to chalk out a personal plan and then he should ensure that the plan works as planned and desired.

2.Swing, which is natural and is difficult to change. Due emphasis must be given to swing. It is for the instructor to improve your swing. The instructor should be knowledgeable enough to explain the fundamentals leading to swing.

3.The instructor must ensure that your game improves everyday. There is a saying that You'll get worse before you get better! but you and your instructor should try to prove it wrong.

4.The instructor must behave like a friend; he should encourage you for a good shot and should correct it if there is something wrong or not-so-good shot.

5.The instructor must have the habit of less talking and more teaching. He should always focus on the training, similarly as a learner one should also follow it but aim at learning only.

6.The instructor is like a life partner as far as the Golf is concerned, he is always there to help, guide and support you.

That is why Learning Golf is not as easy as any other sport. One has to put all necessary efforts to learn and become a good player. Once you have the basic notions about golf it is time to make the most out of this game. Ambition and determination are great when developing your golf skills, but do not let these reduce the enjoyment levels of the game.