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Help for Golf Beginners - Get Started Fast

Dec 30, 2007
One of the hardest things for golf beginners to realize is the amount of finesse that it takes in order to put the ball into the hole, no matter what kind of shot they are attempting to take. But, on the other hand, don't get blinded by too much science, while you're still a beginner.

Beginners often find it highly useful to learn the basic golf swing mechanics that are in fact responsible for the success or the failure of both long and short shots. Beginners should learn the basics of grip, stance and posture, then build from a small swing to a full swing in easy stages. But, a beginner needs to realize that even on a good day he/she may spend 15 to 20 strokes chipping up to the green. There are a number of golf tips for beginners, but the best way to learn is simply to get out on the course and play.

Taking The Ambiguity Out Of Golf's Fundamentals

If you are just starting out in golf yourself, the best advice is to understand that it's going to take a long time just to get the basics down. You will have your ups and your downs. Learning new techniques while working within your individual style will come in lots of spurts and lots of periods of retreat.

A new technique that you are trying to learn may seem impossible one day, then, through practice and repetition, it will simply come naturally another day in the future.

Stick To The Basics

Stick to the basics is the best approach (a universal strategy that works in every aspect of daily living). As you work your way through golf's plateaus, peaks, and valleys, the most important thing to remember is to stick to the fundamentals.

Strive to improve each and every time you play the game. Learn that tenacity and continuity are just as important as making contact with the ball. The ultimate reward for your positive attitude and consistency in playing on the course will be a strongly improved game, and co-incidentally, the development of a lifelong golf passion.

Become "Friends" With Your Clubs

When you begin learning the fundamentals of golf, another golden nugget of advice that I learned along the way is to stick with the same golf clubs for at least 1 to 2 years. You will be sorely tempted to make much more frequent updates to your equipment. But, when you are experiencing the early stages of golf, the equipment you use should rarely be changed. In this way, you can experience as much stability as possible.

Trusting the same clubs during your initial year or two of golf will also help minimize variables that can affect your game in a negative way. For example, by sticking with the same driver during this time frame, you will learn to identify what factors are making a positive contribution to your tee shots. Changing clubs too often, especially during this learning period, will add confusion in knowing whether your technique has improved.


Golf beginners who are truly committed will eat, drink and sleep golf. Such beginners will have an early on understanding that it will be extremely frustrating in the beginning. That is because the amount that must be learned is truly overwhelm
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