You have finally gotten a taste of the beautiful game of golf. For better or for worse golf is an incredible game with many highs but also for the inexperienced, many lows. We are here to help you on your way to reach the heights.
We are going to give you 5 tips which will really help you on your way to becoming a great golfer. These are all very simple, that you can just implement as soon as you want and start to enjoy your time on the golf course.
So, let us get started.
Getting lessons as soon as possible will speed up your ability in golf. If your budget allows you too and you are serious about getting started in golf, lessons will be extremely helpful. The reason for this is because you can sort out any bad habits straight away before they become embedded in your swing. An experienced instructor will be able to bring you on leaps and bounds rather than trying to do everything yourself. You can get lost in many youtube videos or articles online telling you what to, but its always better having someone show you.
Choosing the right golf equipment is paramount. You can get lost in trying to look for the best golf equipment with all the sales tactics of these big brand companies. Even selecting the correct Golf Balls For A Beginner can make a difference. To start all you need is a Driver, a Wood or Hybrid, a set of Irons and a putter. If your looking at buying more clubs than this you will struggle to get to grips with the golf swing. These are all the clubs you need as a beginner, get used to playing with these and don’t look at buying extra clubs until you feel you need to. If you are struggling to find the best set for you check out our article The Best Beginner Golf Club Sets.
Don’t spend too much time on the driving range. By this we do not mean don’t ever use the driving range but if you go without a clear plan of how you are going to practice then it can almost be a bit of a waste. Nothing is better than getting out on the golf course and playing an actual round for practice. On the driving range you can not practice for the bad lies or difficult angles of the golf course, even the weather cannot be simulated. Use the driving range to work on your tempo and timing of your golf swing but use the course to practice your real time golf shots.
Work on your short game. Believe it or not the big drive or the insane iron shot you play won’t be the things that will lower your scores. Your short game with your pitching and your putting will be what lowers you score. So remember to not only practice with your longer clubs but ensure you practice with wedges and your putter just as much, if not more than your other clubs.
Lastly we recommend working on your tempo and timing of your swing rather than trying to increase your club speed. Yes increasing your swing speed can help you hit the ball a lot further but if your tempo and timing are off it could all be for nothing if your ball is sailing to the left or right. By sticking with the correct tempo and timing of your golf shot you can actually increase the distance the golf ball travels just as much as putting in extra power. Golf is a lot about technique and the technique of a golf swing is very complicated. Keep it slow and steady and bring in the extra swing speed when you have mastered your current tempo.
So there you have it our very short quick tip beginner golf guide that will help you excel in the game of golf and give you a great head start to improve your game.
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