Golf is an exciting and wonderful sport. Not only is it easy to play but it allows you to spend quality time outdoors and meet new friends. If you have decided to get into the sport, there are some tips that you use to get the basic mechanics of the game.
It is highly recommended that you should start by getting a golf lesson from a pro. It can make a big difference to have a certified teaching professional guide you in-person. While it can cost you between $50 and $100 per hour, most golfers agree that a basic lesson is worth the money. You can get lessons at one of your local courses.
Acquire a set of golf clubs
You do not need to buy a full set as a few clubs can work. These include 3 wood, 5, 7, 9 iron, sand wedge/pitching wedge and a putter. You can buy a used set but you must ensure that the grip fits in your hands and the shafts are of the right length and aren’t too firm.
Rules and etiquettes
It is important to know the rules and etiquettes of the sport. The game of golf is about honesty, respect and honor. These 3 qualities are as important as knowing how to hit a ball 300 yard. A copy of the rules is available at the USGA website. Golf etiquettes are some common sense issues like not standing directly in front of a player and dressing appropriately.
The basics of golf
You will need to learn how to grip a club, how to stand over a golf ball and how to swing the golf club. You can learn all these basics from the pro. Go into a driving range several times before you can step into the golf course. This will help you gain more confidence in shot and club selection and to understand the distance. When you use a driving range before a round, you will understand how the weather affects your shot. For instance, you can understand whether the ball is being made heavy by humidity. As you learn more, you need to improve your short game (putting and pitching). Keep your stats to know whether you are improving.