Tips for Golf Beginners

If you’re interested in getting into golf, there are some things you may want to know before your first outing onto the green. There are a few things that can really help your golf game along, like lessons and hitting the driving range. We’re here to give you a run down.

Equipment

The right equipment can make a huge difference to a golfer. If you’re not quite to the point of investing in your own gear, borrow if you can. Talk to friends who play golf, or hit up your local golf course and talk to them about trying some gear out. You want to learn about the equipment rather than buy it, at first. Understanding what will work best for you sets you up for success, like trying a remote control golf cart. There are some clubs that are made for beginners, so try a few of those out and see how they work for you.

Golf Balls

While you’re still a beginner you’re more likely to lose more golf balls. You’re likely to lose golf balls to bad shots taken while you’re practicing longer distances. While you’re in this learning stage, it’s best not to waste your money on higher end balls. Find golf balls that cost less per dozen, and as you improve go up in price. By the time you’re rarely losing golf balls on the course, it’ll be time for you to invest in better quality golf balls.

Lessons

Invest in a few lessons. You can learn a lot from an instructor. If you don’t know much about golf and how the game works, it could be in your best interests to play with an instructor. They can help you with tips on how to improve your swing, how the game is scored and answer any other odd questions you have about the sport. If you invest in a one-on-one lesson, they’ll be able to directly observe your swing and give you instruction on how to improve it, with what not to do and what you should do instead.

Driving Range

It’s important to hit up the driving range and practice what you’ve learned in your lesson. You’ll need to spend time practicing your swing before it’s perfect. For most, golf isn’t a game that’s quickly picked up, as it can take time and lots of effort to perfect your game. The driving range can also be useful for working on your short game, and practicing your putting shots.

Take Away

It’s best to get some help when first starting out in the golf world. Get some advice from an instructor, and get some help finding the right gear for you. Take your time and practice your swing. You’ll be a pro on the green before you know it.

How to Work on your Golf Game for Summer

It’s been a few months since we’ve been able to get out on the golf course, and now that the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing, it’s time to go play golf. If you’ve been like us, you may be a little rusty, so here are some ideas to help you get your play back where it needs to be.

Stay in Shape

If you’ve managed to let the winter go by without a fitness plan, chances are your game could be rougher than you planned. Try to get back into some sort of routine. Try stretching and finding a small routine that works for you. If you’re only stretching before your first round, it’s not enough, and you’ll find that you’re stiff and out of shape.

Equipment

Now can be the best time to invest in new equipment, so check your clubs and gear to make sure you’re not in need of repair or replacing. Check the battery on your remote control golf cart to make sure it’s charged, or ready for a charge. Plan ahead for your first round.

Hit the Driving Range

It seems like a simple plan, but it can’t be stressed enough as to how important practice is. If it’s been months since you’ve been out playing golf, you’re going to need a little warming up before you can get back out there. The best way to do this is to head to your local driving range, and spend an hour or two getting your swing back. Hitting balls repetitively at the range will help you get back into the groove of golf.

Short Shots

It’s important enough to focus on your long game, but your smaller shots are equally as important. No one wants to get within feet or yards of the perfect hole, all to lose out because of a bad putt. So while you’re out there practicing your swing, try hitting a few smaller shots. Find a putting drill and stick to it, so you improve before your first round.

Practice

While it’s fun to play with a weekly group of friends, sometimes your best work can be done when you’re on the course alone. Get out there and really focus on your strategy and your game. Take time to set up the best shots, and really work on improving your game for golf season.

How to work on your big chips

Practice makes perfect, right? But what if there was an amendment to that rule: Perfect practice makes perfect. When it comes to practicing your big chips, there are a few ways to do it. We’re here to help  your practice and your game with some tips and tricks.

Assessment

When you’re practicing your chips, the best way to do it is to try it three different ways. It’s helpful to be able to assess how the ball is situated in the grass, what the slopes are and any other variables, like wind speed or what the landing area is like. Once you’ve assessed this, you’re ready to practice your shot.

Three ways

If you spend your practice making the same chip shot over and over again, you may be going about your practice all wrong. Try taking shots in three different ways, either a high shot, or lower, and then try hitting it in the middle, or taking a medium shot.

If you are constantly changing the way you take the shot, you’re training yourself to use other options, like the slopes, landing area, etc. By relying on other factors, rather than just your shot, you’re likely to make a better chip. If you practice your chip in different ways, you’re more likely to find a way that works best for you, and find one that you get quite comfortable using.

Short Game vs. Long Game

Most people admire pros for having a great short game, but it requires more practice in your long game to get to where you need to be for a good short game. Don’t forget to practice your longer shots. Really try to test yourself and analyze them in different ways. Try taking the shots in different ways to see what works best with you and your swing.

Take Away

The best plan for success in golf is to have the perfect combination of analysis and swing. Spend time approaching your shots differently. Spending hours practicing the same shot, isn’t going to open you up to trying it differently. And if you don’t try to take your swings a bit differently now and then, you may never find the swing or chip shot that works best for you and your game. So take your remote control walking golf cart and get out there for some chip practice.