Some Do’s and Dont’s

Undoubtedly if you’re new to the game of golf, playing it may seem like a daunting prospect at first. Imagining showing up at a golf course and being surrounded by professional players while having little to no experience yourself, can be quite off-putting. It is, therefore, a good idea to be aware of some do’s and don’ts for an aspiring golf player.

Don’t start out on a golf course, but instead choose a practice range (aka driving range) instead. These are much more practical for getting used to the game. Here you won’t be in anyone’s way, and you can take your time. You also don’t have to worry about anyone except yourself. It is, after all, a practice range, so people are unlikely to judge you! We’ve all been new to the game at one point.

If you wish to become good at the game, you will do better working with a professional. This way, you’ll get a good swing foundation. Letting your significant other or best friend try to teach you is not advised. You’ll need someone who knows what they’re doing, or else you might be driven away from the game. Recruiting friends to learn the game with you is a good idea, but let the professionals be the ones who actually teach you how to swing the club.

You should also consider buying golf gloves. Although these are overlooked by some, most golfers wisely use them. Your palm might just need the protection. Having said that, you shouldn’t worry about buying equipment until you can hit the ball the right way. Headcovers for the irons are a bit redundant at this stage.

Before You Head off to the Golf Course

If you think you’re ready to go from the practice range to an actual golf course, you better make sure of a couple of things first. If you can’t get the ball in the air, you need more practice before you go on the course. When you are at the course, play fast and be ready to hit the ball when it’s your turn. Be sure to mark your ball so that you can find it, and don’t ever pick up someone else’s ball. You don’t want to ruin the game for the other players.

Of all the do’s and don’ts of playing golf, the following might be considered most important. Remember all your good shots, and don’t dwell on the bad ones. Golf is a tough sport, especially in the beginning. Make sure you don’t get discouraged too quickly. By focusing on your progress and your good shots, regardless of how scarce they may be at first, you’re likely to progress more rapidly. As with most anything else, golf becomes more fun when you get good at it!