Want to Start Playing Golf? Here’s What You Need to Know 

Golf can be considered one of the most popular sports, as it’s a great source of exercise, and is inclusive for both men and women. If you haven’t played golf before, or have just begun learning, then keep on reading! In this article, we are going to talk about everything that you need to know about golf.  

Find a practice range: 

Instead of going straight to a course, you want to start off learning at a practice range. Driving ranges can help you practice your technique so that you can find out your strengths and weaknesses. They don’t cost as much as attending a course and are a great way to meet like-minded individuals. You can even look into getting yourself the best golf practice net so that you can practice your accuracy. If you want assistance with your putting, keep a lookout for a putt-putt course! 

Find a set of clubs: 

If you’re a beginner, you don’t want to purchase a new set of golf clubs right away. Borrow a few clubs, or find some that have been donated so that you can get a feel for what is right for you. Most individuals have a favorite club, and that’s what you are trying to find out. Once you’ve established what the right fit is, you can look into making a purchase. 

Mar 12, 2020; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Tony Finau hits out of the sand on to the 18th green during the first round of the 2020 edition of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Purchase the necessary equipment: 

Along with the clubs, there are other things that you’ll need to purchase before hitting the range. Firstly, you’ll need some golf balls and tees. These are generally inexpensive, but you’ll want to have enough to get you through a game. You’ll also want to consider purchasing a glove, for better grip, and some comfortable attire. 

Remember to stretch beforehand: 

Golfing is physical exercise, which means that before you start, you’ll want to do a few stretches to improve your golfing ability. Focus on your shoulders, wrists, and hamstrings, as these are the areas that you will most use. Without proper stretching, you might be putting yourself at risk of an injury. You can also consider training your flexibility by adding some exercises to your daily workout. 

May 12, 2020; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Charlie Beau, caddie for PGA golfer Kevin Streelman holds the flag stick with a towel on the 18th green during round one at the Scottsdale AZ Open at Talking Stick Golf Club’s OÕodham course. This is the first semi-significant sports event to take place in the Valley since the sports shutdown in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY NETWORK

Get your friends involved: 

Sometimes it can be challenging to start golfing on your own, as those around you might have been learning for a much more extended period of time. Consider getting your friends involved, so that you can practice and attend courses together. This way, you’re all on the same playing field.  

Consider lessons: 

If you really want to take your golf to the next level, you might want to consider taking some private lessons. These can be hugely beneficial, as your trainer will pick up on any mistakes that you may not have noticed, and provide the necessary corrections.  

By following the above steps, you’ll soon be on your way to that dream championship in no time! Remember that the more you practice and train, the better you will become. Good luck, and most importantly, have fun!

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.