Best Review - Top 10 Tips for Beginner Golfers


ntil you've held a golf club in your hand, you don't realize how exciting the game of golf is. You haven't a clue what is meant by a driver or a pitching wedge or a 7 iron. It seems the most complicated sport but once you begin to learn a little about this game, you will be hooked. Here are 10 tips for the beginner.

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Borrow Golf Clubs

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There is no point buying a full set of golf clubs until you are absolutely certain golf is the game for you. So, borrow a 7 iron from a friendly golfer or a golf instructor.

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Book Lessons with a Professional Golf Instructor

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This is extremely important. Book a course of lessons and keep the same instructor. You can do this at a golf driving range or visit the local golf club where the Pro will usually teach beginners.This will give you a solid base on which to develop your technique.

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Practise, Practise, Practise

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Practise what the golf instructor taught you. it is natural to think that what you learnt in Week 1 will come back to you when you return for your next lesson. It won't. keep practising the swing. You You don't need a ball and you can practise indoors but you must practise regularly. Alternatively, go to the driving range and get a basket of balls. But don't rush through the basket. Do several practice swings before you actually address the ball and hit it.

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Watch Golf DVD's about the Basic Skills

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Ask your golf instructor which DVD's he recommends as it is likely he follows a particular coaching technique. David Leadbetter's series of DVD's include the basic set-up, the swing, correct grip and posture, ball position as well as chipping and putting.

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Appreciate What You Can Do and Don't Worry About What You Can't Do

It's natural to want to make fast progress so that you can play on a golf course but learning golf can be a slow process. Be appreciative of what you have learnt so far and don't compare yourself with your golfing friends. Getting the basics right is vital.

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Read and Learn the Rules

it's advisable to learn a few basic rules early on. Get a Rules Book,' Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status 2012-2015', as approved by the R&A and The United States Golf Association.
An excellent book is, 'The Golf Rules Dictionary,' by Hadyn Rutter. It contains lots of explanatory photographs and explanations of the rules.

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Talk to Golfers

You will learn a lot from other golfers but don't try to confuse yourself. Every golfer has an opinion, although they can certainly clarify rules for you.

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Watch Golfers in Action

Other golfers may swing differently from you, may have a different routine when putting, but you may find watching them helps your game. You may find that they take more time preparing for a shot which helps their mental attitude to controlling the shot. Rushing a stroke in golf is fatal for your game. So watch and learn.

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Join a Golf Club if you're becoming a Real Enthusiast.

if you decide that golf is the best sport in the World, then you may be ready to join a Golf Club. Take your time deciding. How far do you have to travel? Do they have a practice area? Is there a good social programme? Bear in mind how expensive joining will be so make sure about your decision before you commit.

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Be Ready For Highs and Lows

Golf can be both a highly frustrating game and a highly rewarding one, too. You must learn to take each game as it comes. Enjoy the successes when you can and remember that a frustrating game may only be around the corner! But you will never want to stop playing this brilliant game!

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If you take the advice of these 10 tips then you will never regret holding that 7 iron in your hand on your first golf lesson. The rewards will be huge.

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