So, you want to be a golfer?
So, you’ve decided to take up gold? Great! Taking up gold can be entertaining, fulfilling and a fantastic hobby. Getting used to it can be a bit hard though and like any sport it takes practice. We would suggest starting off by understanding the basics of golf first, get yourself a hand book, or perhaps watch online videos. Get yourself accustomed to the sport and when you feel confident go out to the golf course on a quiet day and get yourself some practice.
Golf is great for men, women, children, and families alike. If you feel nervous or don’t want to go at it alone, perhaps a family member will be willing to learn with you, or maybe a friend? Golf is for everyone, and it takes learning and dedication.
So, let’s look at some top tips to help you get going.
Practice makes perfect, remember?
The most important thing to remember about learning golf if you will not become a pro in
a day. Like with anything, you can self-teach but getting a coach will certainly help you improve, and you will likely see improvement faster. If you want to do competitive golf in the future, it is useful to get a coach even if you feel comfortable having self-taught, just as a precaution and to solidify your game.
Head out to the practice range, a par-3 course, or even just an open field with a sack of plastic wiffle balls, and focus on just getting a feel for making the club move around before you start diving into the deep swing.
Focus on trying to stay connected to the feeling of swinging the club with some speed, not hitting at a ball. You do not need to do it anymore yet. Practice and patience are a real hole in one as you’re trying to learn.
Start off by just trying to hit the ball right.
You could pay attention to the plethora of gold tips out there, however, there are so many, knowing which one is right for you is another thing.
What is best? Simply think about getting a good swinging motion as a composite of what
good players do. Try not to copy any player’s swing, and remember that the more you think about getting a good swing motion, the more solid you will hit the ball.
Two things that may affect you and prevent you from getting a solid shot is how you
turn your shoulders back and how you turn your hips through. Be mindful of the motion in your body. For newbies to golf you will likely find yourself turning your shoulders to back level as if you are looking at something behind you, but instead turn to tilt them instead.
With your hips you may stall the rotation of your hips (the amount your hips turn toward
the target) on your downswing, and you may try to control the swing with your hands and arms. Try instead to have your hips turned toward the target at the impact, about twice as much as you are now. You may find that it helps your overall motion.
There are so many clubs, which do I use?
Your clubs will tell you when you need to use them, as they are all designed for a
particular job, often to send the ball a certain distance at a particular trajectory. The longer clubs such as the driver, fairway woods, and hybrids will have longer shafts and less on the face, so the ball will go more distance. With irons, the shafts get shorter and the loft on the face increases, so the ball travels shorter and comes down more steeply.
Pick your clubs carefully when you play and get practice with each of them, so you get to
know them, understand how they feel when you swing.
What do you need?
Starting up playing golf, you may have no idea what you need, and that is okay. If you
are passionate about it, why not get a monthly golf box? This can offer you all you will need, sent to you each month, you will get goodies and gifts for your golfing and even if you
have a low moment where perhaps you are not progressing as fast as you’d like, your monthly golf subscription box will remind you that it is fun, and to keep on going because you have got this.
All you really need is six clubs maximum at first, and a can do attitude.