What you need to know – as a beginner
Your first experience with new activities can be daunting – walking on a bike track, dancing salsa or playing a round of golf.
For those of us who have done this sport all our lives, we can take for granted all the little nuances that happen during the day. Lately I’ve been playing with rookies and it’s made me look at the experience from their point of view. I was good at golf courses, parking on the 19th.
I hope this guide will help you stray and focus on the most important thing: the game of golf!
But first: Are you ready to play golf?
My grandparents taught me this sport because they were enthusiastic players retired and they were fully aware when I was ready to switch from a training ground to a t-shirt. You may not have such control hands at the beginning of the journey. In North America, very few golf courses have limitations on their abilities or abilities. They don’t care how good you are as long as you have a credit card. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready. In fact, taking a course before you’re ready is a great way to ruin the game forever, and none of us in the golf industry want it.
It’s a good idea to learn from a PGA pro at a golf club or training ground. There are also indoor training programs that use video analytics, such as GolfTec, and even Topgolf offers lessons. A professional will tell you if you are ready. The game clock is excellent but generally more expensive because it takes longer from the instructor. But the time on the field with the expert’s undivided attention is invaluable. Group classes like Get Golf Ready by the Federation of Professional Golfers are very accessible (even free) and easily accessible. Many municipal and community courses have similar programs, so look for them.
If you’re studying for yourself, that’s fine. Today, the Internet has invaluable educational resources. But are you ready to move from the training ground to the first football?
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before taking the course:
Can I turn around and turn around without spending more than 20-30 seconds determining the identity?
Should I keep in constant contact and not hit him regularly or smell it?
Can I pick up the ball with the clubs I can choose from?
Is it nice enough that I serve and hit shots on the field?
I’ve been working on several short games and stacks of throws (including various lies and trends).
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you can spend a little more time in the gym or take classes.
How to choose the right golf course from playing a rookie
Today, all golf courses have multiple T-sets, but you should still think about finding courses with a shorter side (4000-5500 meters of t-shirts should suffice). You will notice that on Golf Advisor you can filter reviews by handicap or golfer type. Mark fields 20-24 and 25 to see how much players liked the course.
If you’re a beginner, chances are you’re a little nervous the first time on the field and skeptical about playing with new people.
For these reasons, I don’t recommend going out on a busy weekend morning and playing at dusk instead. Or, if your work schedule allows, let go somewhere in the middle of the day. Many institutions have their own entries online, so you can feel how busy they are before booking by checking availability (many golf advisor courses offer online game time for the top spot). If you’re not picky when choosing a field, wait until the morning of the round and see if there are any good windows where the field appears to be open.