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Golf Beginners - Here's What You Need to Start Down the Road to Success!

Feb 27, 2008
Golf is the only sport that requires a mixture of the physical, the psychological and the practice of patience. The golf beginner has a tremendous amount of things to learn. He/she needs to understand some important basics in order to keep from participating in the high mortality rate of golf beginners.

Many books have been written on how to make the game of golf more understandable - more enjoyable for the beginner who has a high expectation level. So many newbies to the sport of golf make the same mistakes repeatedly. Then, they end up giving up before they reach the point of actually enjoying the sport and making meaningful progress.

While scores of tips could be offered for every new player, there really are just a few basic rules which you should follow in order to enjoy yourself and establish the right foundation. Your goal of becoming a better player each and every time you head for the golf course can be realized..

Most mistakes that beginner golf players make are strictly mental - pschological in nature. They start the game and then they quickly find themselves over their head. And, do you know where that luxuriously, expensive set of golf clubs ends up? Right, in the garage sale.

Practice A Little Perseverance

Like everything in life that is worthwhile, you must determine to hang tight, despite all the daunting obstacles that you will face starting out. Our age of instant gratification does not fit well with golf. The truth is that golf is not like many other sports or hobbies. Gratification will always come later, rather than sooner. You must understand that it takes quite a long time to become a skilled golfer and build up the necessary motor skills which lead to a great shot.

Hitting the ball, as simple as that sounds, is quite difficult when you are actually playing through a course. And most people start playing golf as adults.

This means that our basic youthful skills of learning are long gone. Our bodies and minds are not as amiable as they once were when we were kids. It's a disturbint face that young children learn the game much faster than adults. So, the only way to overcome these initial problems is simply to stick to it, no matter what.

Patience Is A Virtue

If patience has not been one of your greatest attributes, you are soon going to realize just how much of it you must learn to have. And, it is a learned skill.

Golf takes a few years before you will start making some serious headway. There are numerous aspects of the game which will take a long time to grasp. Without patience, frustration will set in and take over.

How Difficult Can It Be?

Golf is made up of many different challenges. For example, there is the long game which will require great timing and strength. Then, you have the short game, which will require very precise motor skills using your hands. You have putting, which demands aiming ability. Then, for every hole you play, you will face specific hazard zones that you need to avoid when hitting the ball.

In other words, while you can read and practice tip after tip, your greatest capacity to become a better golf player will depend on how much patience you have, and upon the will power to stay with the game

Please understand that moving along at at a slower pace will keep you involved and enjoying this wonderful game for years to come.
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