So yea, I’m adding this post to teach you about the best golf tips for beginners for every club in your bag. Most golfers carry 14 cubs in their golf bag, they would include, your driver, a 3 fairway wood, a 5 fairway wood. Then you have your irons, they normally include a 4,5,6,7,8 and 9 iron.
Then you have your wedges, usually a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a lob wedge. A lot of golfers will add what’s a hybrid club which is typically used for long shots from the fairway or a long par three holes. Then of course you have your putter which is used on or around the green.
Basic Golf Tip – The Driver
Your driver is the largest club in your golf bag and the club you will hit the golf ball the farthest. Most typically you will use your driver from the tee box on long par four holes and par five holes.
It is probably the one club that you will want to learn how to hit the best. Having long straight drives will give you your best chance to get your second shot from the fairway on to the green, thus giving you a better chance of making a par or possibly a birdie.
Driving is very important to your game so spending a lot of time at the driving range will certainly help you in this area. You can experiment with different ball positions in your stance. It would not hurt to take a short lesson to further improve your driver swing.
Basic Golf Tips – Your Irons
So once you tee off with your driver and hit down the middle of the fairway (hopefully), your next objective on a par four is to hit your second shot on to the green or close to it in order to possibly make your par or hopefully a birdie. In order to achieve this you will need to determine how many yards you have left from where your ball is in comparative to the whole.
You will now need to determine which iron in your bag you will need to hit your ball the amount of yards you need to reach the green. Each iron in your golf bag has what is called loft.
Loft determines how high and how far each iron will make the ball travel. The lower the number iron you use the lower and farther the ball will travel, the higher number iron you use the higher and shorter the ball will travel.
Once again the best way to determine this information is going to the driving range and go all through your golf bag which each club and find out how high and far you can hit each club. Taking the time to learn this will most certainly help to improve your golf game.
Especially on par threes where you want to get your first shot on the green and as close to the whole as possible, The distance on par threes can vary from 125 yards to 175 yards, sometimes over water or some other type of hazard where hitting your shot becomes even more important. So please
learn how far you hit your irons it will make the game of golf much more enjoyable for you.
Basic Golf Tips – The Short Game
OK, so now we get close to the green and this is where your short game really comes into play. The short game brings into play your wedges in your bag, your pitching wedge, your sand wedge and your lob wedge.
Your wedges will come into play when you are say 50 yards from the green and closer. It can be from the fairway, or from a sand trap or from the rough somewhere around the green.
Most local public golf courses have areas where you can go and practice all different kind of shots with your wedges. Most have a sand trap to practice
getting the ball out of the trap and close to the pin.
Most beginner golfers see a sand trap and freak out, for some reason they think it’s a difficult shot.Myself, I would much rather be in a sand trap as opposed to being in some thick narley rough around the green.
Implementing this shot from the sand is really quite simple. Set your ball in the sand trap and draw a line in the sand about two inches behind the ball, now take your sand wedge and when you swing down try to hit the line behind the ball and not the ball itself, make a complete follow through and you will notice the ball just pops out of the trap.
As in all aspects of the game only practice will help you to improve your game.
Basic Golf Tips – Putting
Well I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, You Drive for Show, You Putt for Dough.
Well no truer words have ever been spoken. Think about it, in an average 18 hole round of golf you probably hit your driver maybe 12 times, you hit you iron and wedges maybe 20 times, but yet you probably putt the ball over 30 times, so most of your time on the course you spend putting on the greens so does it not make sense you should spend more time putting than any other shot.
One of the first things you should do is find a putter you feel comfortable with. You can actually go to any golf shop and they will try out all the putters until you feel you have found the right one for you. I have been using my putter for twenty years now.
I just get it re gripped when needed. Another beautiful thing about putting is that you can practice it anywhere.You can practice at the office, at home on your carpet, or free at your local course.
I’m not going to get in to technique here because everyone is different, I will just add that if you don’t hit it hard enough to reach the hole you will never get it in the hole.
Remember golf is just a game and meant to have fun playing, remember about golf etiquette and proper mannerisms on the golf course and you will enjoy it much more.
If you have enjoyed this post or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will
be sure to get back to you.
Good Golf to you
6 thoughts on “Basic Golf Tips for Beginners – Practice,Practice”
I am very bad at golf so will take all the tips I can get. Love this I really do.
thanks, trying to help others love this great game
Thanks for sharing your insight with us, though it seems quite complex to me. I practiced a bit of golf in High School and enjoyed it. I might give it a try again.
thanks, actually a great way to get out and relax, just don’t stress about it, it’s just a game
Your enthusiasm about golf shows, Robert! It’s great that you are willing to share what you’ve learned with others so they can get into golf too. I’ve not done much beyond putting, but it sounds like I could learn some things from your posts. This post was informative for someone like me who would be starting at the very beginning. It’s clear that there’s a lot to learn!
thanks Colleen,yes i am very passionate about golf and i hope i can pass this on to others, thanks so much for your comment