If you are interested in playing golf and are looking for beginner golf tips in Sarasota, Bradenton or Venice, Florida, you have found the right article to help you do that! As everyone knows the game of golf is not always cheap to play. However, before you fully commit yourself to the game, there are ways to get a little taste before you “buy the cow.”
Reading these beginner golf tips before you dive in can save you time and money…
Get A Putter That Fits You – The first thing that I would suggest that you do is to get a putter that fits you. It does not need to be fancy or the top of the line but it does need to fit you. A local Professional or club-maker can help you with this. Drop balls just a few feet from the hole and start your new adventure! Do not make the mistake of trying to make a bunch of 50 foot putts.
Buy One Club At A Time – You do not need a full set of golf clubs to get started. You can start to take lessons or learn the game around the greens (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) by using just a pitching wedge. As you get better, you can add clubs to your set. Most players, as they start, tend to hit many of their clubs the same distance just because they do not know how to use the club properly yet.
Get Golf Lessons – To play the game so that you can enjoy it, you will need some professional instruction. Lessons can be found in many different forms. There are individual lessons as well as clinics. Obviously with the individual lessons, you are the star and all the attention will be placed on you. These lessons are more expensive but again, you are one on one with the instructor. Clinics, such as Get Golf Ready, are a great way to first get involved in golf. You will be meeting other people with your skill level and will have the potential to meet some playing partners from your class.
Finding A Golf Instructor – We suggest to go about this as you would look for a doctor or any other professional. Ask your friends that play who they have had success with in the past. Also, do not be afraid to interview a new professional. They would be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss where you are, where you want to go and how are you going to get there. If you are comfortable, great! If not move on to the next instructor.
Rules and the Regulations – You will need to learn some of the simple rules when you are ready to out onto the golf course. DO NOT get bogged down in them. The Rules of Golf can be very complicated. You will need to learn proper etiquette and a couple of the major rules. Again, your PGA Professional should be happy to help you with that. The USGA.org has the rule book posted online as well as quizzes for you to test your knowledge if you are so inclined. Keep in mind that there are many reasons to play the game other than score, such as spending time with family/friends or just being able to be outside.
Use these beginner golf tips and start to enjoy the great game of golf. If you have any golf related questions or are looking for golf lessons in Sarasota feel free to contact us at the Conaway Golf Academy.