When you first start playing golf, of course you want to put on a good showing for your efforts. If you follow the advice of those with years of experience, you will have a much better chance. If you are unable to hit a Golf ball on the driving range, you should stay off the course until you can.
So you know for a fact that you want to learn how to play golf. And maybe you’re ready to buy clubs for the very first time – great, then do this. You need to be close to a range, so you can hit a few shots with the clubs. What you need to figure out, and it’s easy, is how much flexibility or stiffness that feels right for you. You want to hit a few balls with a club with a normal flex, and then some with a stiff shaft to get a comparison. One of the clubs you are trying out will hit better shots than the others, and that one should show you your new clubs. Avoid falling into the mindset that you can only work on your game at the course, and do this at home for your short game. Hopefully you don’t need convincing as to why you need to practice with your putter. You can do this either at the course, off the main course, or at home or in a park. Take something, even a trash container, and then practice hitting the ball into with using your wedge. The number one thing with putting is if you can hit something with the ball.
Deconstruct your swing with the driving clubs and practice each part and then put them together. What you need to do is learn how to use technique to generate the power that is inherent in the swinging motion. You’ll need to know what makes for a proper swinging motion, and that’s all you want to practice at times. Be careful going into the wind-up so you don’t twist your back so suddenly. Every part of your swing needs to flow smoothly without exerting too much force into it.
One of the benefits to playing golf is how you can distance yourself from your everyday life for just a little while. Going to the clubhouse, and hitting the course every now and then, if something you will do even when you first start playing. If you do this enough, you will start to have a small obsession with the sport that will distract you from everything else.
Your golf game is going to improve significantly should you get a set of golf footwear. Make sure you go through a few product reviews for golf shoes before you actually buy. The least expensive golfing footwear ought to be avoided, because they usually have negative reviews.