Do you want to learn how to play golf and enjoy the life-long game?
It’s said that golf is the greatest game ever played…
Maybe because it’s the ultimate test of the body and mind.
It’s calming, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating all at the same time.
It can beat you up, have you cussing the game, just to fall back in love with it an few minutes later.
But at the end of it all, it’s a beautiful game.
There’s something about the game. When played well it seems simple. So simple, you let your guard down…
and then it strikes back.
For many people it’s an obsession, others an occasional hobby.
No matter what it is to you, it’s an amazing game that you can learn at any point in your life.
It transcends generations, and teaches you more about yourself and life than any other game.
So, you’ve made the decision. You want to play golf. What now?
Read this Ultimate Guide on and learn how to play golf the right way.
Making the decision to learn how to play golf is easy, but needs to happen with an understanding and respect for the game. While golf is fun and meant to be enjoyed, it can often be frustrating, especially when first learning.
That being said there is one simple thing to remember.
GOLF IS HARD.
Professionals who have played their entire lives still hit bad shots.
So when you’re working on your game, don’t expect perfection. Learn from your mistakes, accept them, and most importantly manage your expectations.
As a golf pro once told me when I was frustrated beginner having a mid-round breakdown:
“You’re not that good, to get that mad.”
Golf is a game that can teach you a lot about someone. One of the major things is how they handle themselves on the course. It’s easy to be happy when you’re playing well, but shows character when you keep your cool when things don’t go your way.
You may have heard that golf is an expensive game. While this can be true, it doesn’t have to be.
It’s kind of like when you were told as a kid that there’s a difference between “wants” and “needs”.
You need clubs to play golf. You don’t need expensive brand name irons and the newest driver on the market. While “Chad” at your local golf store may try to tell you that so he can make more commissions, its not true.
A great golfer can play well with any set of clubs.
While at the highest level these things can make an impact, they’re so minimal it would never be noticed by weekend golfer or someone just learning.
So, find a good deal on a set of used clubs that are going to last you for the next 3-5 years and start swinging them!
Below is some information that will help you when buy your first set of golf clubs:
1. Buy used clubs
2. Find Deals
3. Get cavity back irons – They have larger heads on the clubs and are easier to hit
4. Invest in lessons over expensive clubs
5. Ask around – A golfer in your life probably has some extra clubs laying around they’ll sell you for cheap
That should get you started.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be resourceful.