Manners, etiquette. Make sure you are using these simple instructions on the golf course. You need to be courteous and aware of the other players around you. Don't Fall Behind -The easiest way to endear yourself to playing partner has nothing to do with how well you play, but rather how fast. This doesn't mean rush through your shots or anything. Just be prepared when it's your turn to hit. Warm up before it's your turn so you are ready to go.
Don't Hurt Anyone -Please Yell "Fore"-Chances are that when you are starting out, you will need to yell this quite often. Fore is just telling people to watch out. This means that your ball has not gone where you planned on it to go and don't want to hurt anyone. This is common courtesy.
Know Where To Stand- You don't want to be in anyone way while they are hitting and vice versus. A good rule of thumb is to stand to the side and slightly behing the ball several yards away. On The green, try to stay out of the line of sight of the person putting.
Take Care of The Course - It takes a lot of work to make the courses look the way that they do. If you make a big divot, replace the chunk of grass, or carry some grass seed to put in the hole you made.
Hopefully these tips will help you out now that you are on the golf course! Remember to always be courteous. If you are playing really slow, you can let people play ahead of you. Enjoy your game!
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Now that you know what you need to begin playing golf, now you need to learn how to play. #1 Learn the short shot. Most of your strokes will come within 50 yards of the green. You will spend most of your time hitting with wedges and putters, but you can practice your swing in your back yard or even in your house. Start with hitting some balls into a buckets.
#2 Take lessons. I know you might not want to, but trust me, you will want to take lessons. Don't stop taking them either. This is something you might want to continue even when you think you are at the top of your game. It's always nice to have someone there to tell you what you are doing wrong.
#3 Don't over think. Golfing is supposed to be a way of relaxing and calming yourself down. When starting out, you can't help but think about everything you are doing and what other people around you are doing. Calm down, take a breath, and relax. Just have fun.
So you have decided you want to get into golfing. Part 1 is listing everything you will need to get started. #1-Clubs. When you are first learning how to play, you aren't going to need very many, just the basics. You will need a driver, putter, sand wedge, 6 iron, 8 iron, pitching wedge and a fairway wood.
#2 Balls. Start off with buying balls that are around $20 a dozen. Buy a couple brands to see which you like best. As you start loosing less and less balls, you can move up to the more expensive balls.
#3 Tees. There are 3 types of tees, Here is a short explanation on what each tee is most commonly used for. The championship tees (back tees) are for low-handicap men. The middle tees are for middle to high handicap men, low-handicap or long-hitting women, and low-handicap or long-hitting senior men. The forward tees are for middle or high handicap women and seniors, and beginners of all stripes.
I hope this helps your get your gear ready for your new golfing adventure! Keep your eyes peeled for other blogs on Beginners Guide To Golfing.
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Do you know the facts about what makes a great golf grip tape? Here are the need to knows on a great tape. Quality. Your tape thickness needs to be at 6 mil., if not the tape will not build up correctly to your next grip size. Example: 1 1/16 will be too large not mid-size. Thinner tape will not build up correct either, you would have to use a lot more tape to make it build up correctly.
Liner. You want a tape that will tear easily to make your installation quick and easy.
Here are some examples of why you want a 6 mil tape.
- If you are using a dual core grip: tape that is took thin the dual core will tear through the tape and roll the tape up the shaft, or leave a bump inside your grip, which is illegal. 2 inch tape is ideal because it coats the whole shaft with tape and your grip will slide on easily with no issues or damage to your grip.
- If you are using velvet or rubber grips, almost any tape will work, but where they seam to the shaft so tight, our 3/4" Golf Tape is better because it will leave slightly open spaces on the shaft so your grip will slide on smoother.
What is the most important fundamental in golf? Your grasp. how you hold the club affect almost everything that happens when you swing. This makes it more important than your posture or stance. There are countless ways to do it right, and countless ways to do it wrong. The way you grip will vary from person to person, and some ways will work for some and not for others. Here is a list of some pro's and con's for each popular golf grip style.
Overlapping Grip (Vardon)
This is the choice of most pro golfers. The right pinky finger is placed on top of the small gap between the left index and middle finger.
Pro's-If you have large or strong hands they tend to overlap. This grip provides the necessary unity between your hands without limiting movement, freeing the golfer to fully release the club with thorough impact. Some golfers feel this is more comfortable than interlocking grip.
Con's-People with small or weak hands may find it harder to control the club.
This grip is done by placing the right pinky finger between the index and middle fingers on the left hand, locking the hands together.
Pro's-Recommended for players with small hands, this method makes your hands unify and cuts down excessive wrist movements. Interlocking gives you a firm hold on the handle without having to use a firm grip, reducing swing tension.
Con's-Some people find it uncomfortable to hold this grip.
Usually considered an ideal grip position because it aligns the hands directly with the club face. Your grip is neutral if you can see two knuckles on your left hand when addressing the ball.
Pro's-If your other fundamentals are down (posture, stance, alignment) a neutral grip will require no manipulations to keep the club square to the target line throughout your swing. A neutral grip won't cause slices or hooks and makes it easier to work the ball in either direction.
Con's-Theoretically, this grip has no downside, but some golfers find it uncomfortable.
People will spend a lifetime trying to perfect their swing. We wanted to give you 5 ways to help you perfect your swing.
Neutral Hands-Pay attention to the way your hold your club. Stand up, let your arms hang loosely at your sides. Your hands should be angled naturally, You can easily see the knuckle on your index finger and part of the knuckle on your middle finger. By duplicating this neutral hand position when you grip your club, you will naturally square the grip when you swing. Increasing your chances of hitting the ball where you should, at the center of the club head.
Get a Grip-Now that you know how to hold with a neutral hands, it's time to strengthen your grip. You can do this 1 of 3 ways.
- Ten Finger (baseball) grip. This is more handy for beginners, people with arthritis and small hands.
- Vardon Grip-This is the most common golf grip. This is a grip where you overlap your pinkie finger between your index and middle finger on your leading hand.
- Interlocking Grip-This grip is best used among people with less powerful forearms, weak wrists or small hands. This grip your hands are literally locked together by curling your pinkie finger around your index finger of your dominant hand.
- You can view more on these grips here.
Taking a Stance -As a beginner you can find yourself missing the ball a lot. To avoid this, follow these simple stance rules:
- Posture-Flex your knees slightly, bend at the hips and keep your spine straight.
- Align your body-
- Spread your feet-Your feet should be shoulder width apart, with your weight balanced on the balls of your feet. This will give a strong stance.
- Relax-You don't need to choke your club. Hold it securely without your knuckles turning white. Keep your whole body relaxed, not rigid.
Swing Basics- Now that you have had time and tips to work on your grip and perfecting your stance, you are ready to take a swing! Things to keep in mind, pointed thumbs, interlocking hands, feet distance, your weight distribution and more. Here are the 2 parts of a golf swing:
- Backswing-pivot your shoulders toward your spine, shift your weight to the front of your back foot and bring your front arm up to a 90 degree L shape.
- Downswing-Release your arms from the L shape toward the ball, shift your weight to your front foot in one swift, balanced motion.
Relax- It's possible to focus all your attention on your technique that you ruin your entire game. You need to just breathe in, breathe out, and relax. Enjoy your game! No one going to be a pro golfer right off the bat. You need practice and you need to find out which grip method will work for you.
There are different ways to grip your club. You will not know which is right for you, until you try it. your hands must work together as a single unit when striking the ball. This is a list of the top 3 fundamentally sound ways of gripping your club.
#1- Overlapping Grip (Vardon Grip)
This grip is used by Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar
This grip is used by Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Bubba Watson
#3-Ten-Finger (or Baseball) Grip
This grip is used by beginners as it simplifies early instruction. Not common among professional golfers.