You don't have to be Tiger Woods to enjoy a swing on the course, but golf is a more sophisticated sport than most. Rules, etiquette, and a whole new language of catchphrases can be intimidating. Read on for tips on how to dominate the green.
Learn the lingo
Par, eagle, albatross – the vocabulary of golf can be very confusing. Take the time to research all the major terms in golf or you will have no idea what you are doing, how many points you are getting and if you will win! This golf glossary provides a complete overview, from the basics for beginners to terms for professionals. Once you have the essentials under control, you can put physical labor into practice.
Get Club Confident
When you know someone who is interested in golf, you know clubs are a very big deal. Your simplest bag should contain a putter, driver, wedge, and iron – but don't break the bank before you start. Get an idea of what works for you by testing some at a local sports store. The clubs are personal and you should play around before making a big purchase. The same applies to golf balls; Stay away from the high-end brands until you are a little more experienced. You don't want to spend $ 50 on balls that you'll lose instantly!
Study your recordings
Find out what type of recording to take and when. A chip shot goes in the air and rolls low on the ground (think of it like you would hit a ball on a mini golf course) while a playing field is in the air and should land near the hole without rolling much. Although each hit is only for short distances, you want to know which hit will give you the best result. Check out YouTube to see the difference between a drive and a putt, and you can move on to the next step.
Get some beginner golf lessons
The best way to become a professional is to learn from a professional. There are a ton of golf clubs that offer beginner golf courses that are worth investing in. Beginner courses will help you master the basics like your swing, punching power and perfect posture. Even professional golfers use the lessons to improve their game.
Golf can be a minefield and it is impossible to know everything at once. Ignore the club chatter and the triumphs of your friends who have played the game for years. Move at a pace that is comfortable for you and try not to get caught up in other people's opinions. Use your instincts and trust your trainer so as not to get overwhelmed.
Practice creates masters
The most important thing is to keep swinging! As with any sport, the more you work on it, the better you get. Get a membership at a local club, hit a driving range, or hit a few balls around your yard (just watch out for windows!) Before you know it, you are subpar and ready to hit the court surpass.
Go ahead, put on your golf shoes and get out there! If golfing really isn't your thing, check out these fun sporting activities or hear some suggestions in the comments below!
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