Golf. Where to start?
Golf is one of the most popular sports. It is quite easy to learn and it will give You the opportunity to have a great time outdoors and meet new people.
Take a lesson… and better five! – You were probably at the training ground with your golfer friends and decided you wanted to play Golf, too.. right? It’s a great start. However, if You want to learn basic strokes, you need to take a lesson from a professional coach. Most decent Golf courses and training grounds have training staff and they usually have good deals for beginners and group classes. But first You will need an individual lesson to a professional briefly explained to You the basics such as grip, position, posture, and Mach technique. Don’t let your friends teach you. They have good intentions, but they will do more harm than good. Golf professionals know how to teach swing, which is why they are professionals.
Buy a set of used Golf clubs. Don’t have to buy a full set, enough to start several clubs (3 wood, 5-7-9 iron, pitching wedge/sand wedge and putter). When buying used equipment, please note: if the grips are not suitable for Your hands, and the handles are too rigid or the wrong length, then You will have an unpleasant experience. There may be calluses on the hands and pain in the shins. As with the purchase of shoes, clubs should suit You.
Etiquette and rules – take time to learn the rules of Golf… and etiquette, because it’s no less important than learning to hit 200 meters. Golf is not just about hitting the ball in the Park, it’s about honesty, honor and respect. You can get a copy of the official rules on the Golf Association website. Keep them in your putter bag and learn to know the rules for any situation that might happen to You on the field. As for etiquette, common sense is the main thing. Don’t walk on another player’s putt line because You can crush the grass and because of that the ball may not hit the hole. Don’t talk when someone is hitting nearby. Do not stand behind or in front of a player swinging a club. Always dress appropriately and follow the rules of the Golf course. These are just the highlights, but the longer You play, the more subtleties of Golf etiquette you will discover… and don’t be afraid to ask experienced golfers about the rules and etiquette issues. They’re usually happy to help a newbie.
Make inquiries about a professional trainer in Your area. Most Golf courses have a teacher or staff who can direct You to him. Order 3-4 lessons or a whole course.
Learn the basics like how to hold a club, how to stand in relation to the ball, how to make swing and putt, etc. a Professional should teach You all this. You can also watch videos and read numerous manuals on the Internet.
Go several times to the training ground before you decide to get on the field. Your goal is to feel more confident when choosing a club and hitting. It is important to know the distance and the average trajectory of the clubs that You play. In addition, training will help you understand how the weather affects the impact. Is it windy outside? Does the increased humidity make the ball heavy and does it affect the distance? Training will allow you to learn these things without losing points.
First, play on the 9-hole field. If You don’t have a lot of free time to play or you can’t hit the ball far enough, you can just pitch and putt the whole field a few times. This is good practice.
The more you develop as a golfer, the more acute the question of working on a short game (putt and pitch). Think about it. It’s ridiculous if You hit the ball 200 yards and don’t know what to do on the green. In a normal round, you will use the driver 12-15 times, depending on the field. On each field You will use a patter about 30 times in a round, depending on Your abilities. A short game is the key to a lower handicap.
Do not forget to warm up before the game/training. A whole day of Golf can be a serious challenge for Your back. In addition, heated muscles usually mean a long range of impact.
It is unacceptable to talk on a mobile phone on a Golf course.
Concentrate on Patti. Usually no one takes money for training on the greens and it’s not as tiring as waving a driver all day. About half of Your attacks will Pattani, so practicing this shot will yield good fruit. No wonder the professionals say: “Driver for the show, putt for the bill.”
Respect the players around you. Don’t talk when they make a hit, and don’t comment on their style of play or swing.
Before hitting, look around and make sure there is nothing nearby that You could hit or hook, especially Golf bags, trees and people!
If you are going to the Golf course for the first time, take a golfer friend with you to show You how to pass the course.
Do not walk on the “line” of another player’s putt.
Turn off or set the phone to silent mode while you are on the field.
Do not be upset if You feel out of place – at first it happens to everyone. It takes time, patience and training to become a good golfer.
When you are on the training ground, always define a goal for yourself, for example, a red flag.
During the competition, remove the flag from the hole when all players have reached the green – for hitting the ball in the flag at putt You will receive a penalty of two points. And all of a sudden Your possible birdie will turn into a bogie…
Remember, Golf is a game of rules. Learn General and local rules before participating in competitions. The rules of Golf are supported by the players themselves. How do You know your opponent broke the rules if You don’t know them?
Do not delay the blow. Preparation, aiming and the blow itself should take you no more than a minute. If you play slowly and see that you are holding the group behind You, let them go ahead. But make sure You do not stand in their way, and then you can get the ball.
If you want to take a few lessons, ask if the coach has rental clubs that You can take for the first lessons. It makes sense to find out if you like Golf and get a couple of tips from a professional before investing in inventory.
In the beginning, you can safely use recycled Golf balls. They are usually produced under well-known brands such as Pinnacle and Titelist, and are quite cheap. The best option if you are going to lose a lot of balls.
Always salute the first tee shot to the best player on the previous hole.
Keep practicing, because only with practice will come skill!
If you wear Golf shoes – lift your legs when walking. If You shuffle, you will make thorns holes in the ground, which are very interfere with the putts.
Do not come closer than two steps to the hole.
Golf can become very technical if You let it. Not allow. It’s all about pleasure. It’s a sport You can do for years.
Never put your tee in front of other players ‘ tee, only between or behind.
Concentrate and use the training devices at home when no one interferes.
Lightning is a very serious threat, as soon as you see it, immediately hide!
Always yell, “Come!”if Your ball flies to another group on the field. Don’t be ashamed to scream your head off. It’s better than hitting someone over the head with a ball.
Do not buy expensive new clubs at once. You won’t be able to use them properly at first anyway. You’ll do better with second-hand clubs.
Wear a cap if you’re going to play long in the sun. Sunstroke can make Golf less fun.
Try to play FAST! Because everyone hates slow play. If tee is free and You don’t hit anyone, don’t back off, hit the ball.