Here we focus on the 20 Best Golf Tips for Beginners. Before you started golfing, you probably thought that it was just a peaceful and easy short game. In fact, you may have thought something like, “Why do people even play this game?”. But, once you started, you figured out the obvious- it’s not as easy as it looks.
Sure it is slow, but why is it slow? Because it needs precision and strategies. When you think about it you can understand that anyone can put that ball in the hole. But, the question is how soon and with how many strokes?
In order to make your game better, you have to pay attention to a lot of things. Golf is about the accuracy, alertness, and co-ordinating your body with your mind. You have to take a swing that represents the fact that you have taken everything into consideration.
Let’s look at the 20 Best Golf Tips for Beginners by expert golfers.
Practice with an aim.
When you play golf, you need to practice a lot. You have to utilize both the putting tips, green and the driving range. When you do, always have a particular aim in mind.
The thing is that your shots will not get better just by hitting 100 balls every day. You have to figure out where you make mistakes, what’s not right, and work on fixing it.
In driving ranges, you will find that the distances are marked. There are 25 yards, 50, 100, 300, etc. What you can do is start by targeting the 25-yard board. Then, you can keep increasing your distance. In this way, you will be more accurate with your distance in the course as well.
3. Learn the right grip.
If you hold your golf club wrong then no matter how good your swing is, it won’t provide you with the desired results. That is why one of the first things you have to do is learn the right grip- it will make you feel comfortable when playing as well. There are various choices about gripping the club like Vardon overlap grip (Named for Harry Vardon), Interlocking grip, and Ten fingers or baseball grip.
4. Maintain the right distance from the ball.
The longer the club, the farther you have to be away from the ball. Sometimes when you stand too far or too close to the ball, the swing gets ruined because you automatically try to hit the ball- forgetting to hit it right.
5. Learn the right stance.
Golf is about balance as well. When you are taking a swing, you have to keep your feet apart. Now, the question is how apart- the answer is something you will find by practically practicing. With time, it gets ingrained in your brain.
6. Move your weight.
In golf, your strength does not really matter. Therefore, you do have to be the strongest to increase your distance. All you have to do is just take a balanced swing.
A lot depends on you how you place your weight. You have to move the weight from one foot to another with the motion of the clubhead.
7. Never forget the follow-through.
This is one of the largest mistakes golfers make. They tend to give the swing right when the club hits the ball. But, that just ruins the direction the ball was going in. You have to finish the swing right to make the ball fly straight.
8. Do not lift your head up.
Whenever you are taking a swing, you lift your head up to see where the ball is going. This is a complete trap- just get your swing right and without you even needing to confirm the ball will go where you want it to go.
9. Do not keep your eye on the ball.
Yes, it is tempting to see where the ball is really going but that is the demise of your game. Let the ball go wherever it wants but complete your swing keeping your eye downwards.
10. Relax your body.
Your body tends to get too stiff when you are nervous. But, golf needs your body to be relaxed.
11. Take practice swings.
Stand away from your ball, making sure the swing won’t hit the ball. Then, take the swing that you mean to take. This will calm you down and will also improve accuracy.
12. Do not swing too hard.
As mentioned earlier, golf is not about strength. In fact, using too much of it can backfire. You need balance when you are hitting the ball. So, do not use so much strength that it ruins your balance.
13. Follow the arc.
The most important thing about a golf swing is the line it follows. You have to take the same back and front swing. When you ruin this arc- you hit a slice or some other mistake.
14. Keep a check on the clubhead.
Open-faced club heads make your ball fly higher and reduce distance. While the closed faced ones make it go low. So, adjust the clubface based on what you need.
15. Go short in short holes.
The shorter holes usually require you to be more precise. So, use woods instead of drivers but keep the ball in the fairway.
16. Have your own bunker strategies.
Quite often people hit too low in bunkers, in the sand. Use your sand clubs and keep the clubface open to make the ball fly- and hit is hard.
17. Practice putting with targets.
It can be the hole, a coin, a certain point- when you practice putting make sure you have a target.
18. Do not look at the ball when putting.
If the direction is important in golf, it is the most crucial inputting. So we should use a better putter. You have to make sure you swing straight with good follow-through. But, looking at the ball can really mess things up by ruining the swing.
19. Do not lose your cool- it’s just a game.
Getting too serious will always backfire. So, when you miss a shot, hit wrong, relax, and make it better the next time without taking any pressure. Because pressure makes you do worse. Know your score but do not be too worked up about it. Swing like there was no past and there is no future.
a) Collared Polo Shirt/Top required to wear for men, women (except for special rules of the club) depending on the weather it can be cotton or synthetic. Remember that most of the clubs don’t allow you to wear jeans and t-shirts.
b) There are the options to chose bottoms, between shorts and slacks. You can choose pants and shorts depending on how hot the weather is. Women also choose capri pants, skirts with shorts. For your golfing, the proper colors are cream, beige, khaki, gray and tan for pants and shorts
c) For a golfer very important part of the outfit is shoes for performing in the golf course. It is wise for beginners to wear sneaker shoes instead of actual golf shoes as they can be a little expensive. There are two options for shoes: with spikes or not. Avoid steel spikes to save green. You can also choose spikeless soft shoes like tennis shoes that have no heel.
d) It is important to choose the right socks to walk a long time comfortably. Therefore, you should pick soft cotton socks. Cotton socks keep your feet dry and stable. Always wear a belt with your pants. It is is an important part of the dress code. The popular choice among the golf player is brown leather belts. But you can choose the belt matching your dress.
e) Gloves are not mandatory to wear but it helps to add an extra element of comfort also helps in getting a better grip.
Golf is more about your mental state and coordination then it is about strength. So, just practicing blindly will never help- you have to work strategically. These 20 Golf Tips for Beginners should help you improve as a beginner.
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00:00 hey every body Danny Maude here thanks for joining us this week I want to give you 00:03 something that you can learn to experience how to strike a golf ball 00:07 effectively well consistently so there’s one thing understanding what to do and 00:12 I’m sure you’re the same you probably you know probably watch quite a few 00:15 videos this is not like to be your first and you understand a lot about the golf 00:18 swing but you sometimes often are unable to transfer that understanding into 00:23 better ball striking well I’ve got an exercise for you this week that will 00:28 help you experience consistent ball striking with your irons and your woods 00:33 but we’re gonna focus predominately on irons it works for both so that you can 00:37 actually take that experience and transfer it onto the golf course now 00:42 Anthony a recent client of mine flies in from Australia not specifically to see 00:46 me I may add he kind of just kind of visits and family and thought I’d take a 00:50 little detour and come and see me now he was really struggling with his ball 00:53 strike he was catching the ground a long way behind the ball he’s hooking the 00:57 bomb miles left but ultimately his ball striking was pause he wasn’t getting any 01:02 real power now what I want to do is I’m going to show you what we did with 01:06 Antony to help him really massively improve his consistency of ball striking 01:11 with one simple drill and a little system that we added to that drill to 01:16 help him take it to the golf course so I’m gonna share with you in this video 01:20 exactly where that is and so cuz I know you could benefit you too before I do 01:23 that if you’re new to the channel this was one of your first videos please 01:27 consider subscribing press that little Bell bot and next to the subscribe 01:30 button and you get to receive videos just like this one every single week in 01:33 to your inbox so what was Anthony doing well let’s talk about strike what are we 01:38 trying to do first of all with the strike you know what is a good a good 01:42 strike very simple you catch the ball first the club shaft is slightly ahead 01:49 and everything pretty much is in line here that’s how you strike a ball most 01:54 people who are not striking a golf ball they tend to be in a flick position here 01:58 their body’s back over here somewhere and they start striking the ground 02:02 behind the ball so if your body’s over the top of the golf ball your hands are 02:07 slightly ahead the likelihood is you’re going to strike the ball more 02:10 effectively I’m not sure if you knew this but most 02:14 people do and these yet they still do cannot transfer that to a proper golf 02:18 swing so let me show you how we did this with Antony so until he comes to see me 02:21 and sure enough he’s back here and he’s flipping it no problem it’s hands are 02:27 doing exactly what they should be doing is recovering a poor position he needs 02:32 to get his body more in line so we want to imagine in a sense I put a video in 02:36 the top right hand corner I covered something similar last week where I 02:39 talked about balance points we won’t imagine a yellow dot at the bottom the 02:44 yellow dot where on navel is and a yellow dot where I sternum is and we 02:47 want those dots lined up and we want to maintain them all the way back in the in 02:52 the backswing all the way through into impact most of us they move around too 02:57 much and that affects the whole shape of the swing but also massively what we do 03:01 impact and that’s exactly what Antony was doing he was coming into impact here 03:05 his hips were driving forward that would send this back here he was in this 03:09 position here and the only thing you had left now was a flick of the wrists 03:13 causing fat shots hook shots but huge loss of distance we needed to get him 03:18 lined up and this is what we did nice and simple take your lead foot and take 03:25 your trail foot put it behind your left foot here for me right foot behind and 03:28 we want it complete to get this so that they’re completely in line don’t move 03:32 the foot out here try and get them in line what this does it disrupts your 03:36 balance it kind of gets everything almost in a linear fashion now if I was 03:40 to move back now I’m gonna fall for this way yeah I’ve taken my balance away from 03:46 here so if I change this line I’m gonna fall here and vice versa right so we get 03:52 ourselves set we get the field we’ve put ourself up here trying to get now just 03:57 feel like you’re in a nice powerful position to hit this shot and all we did 04:00 was simply get Anthony hitting golf balls from here what do you think he did 04:04 straightaway he fall back now for the very first time he could actually 04:10 experience these lines now not lining up because one’s over here and the other 04:15 ones down here so what he could do notice it right he now needed to feel 04:20 everything here was balanced and completely in line and this 04:25 really really help that so we got herself set up here I made a few swings 04:29 and there started to hit a few shots from there suddenly he was now starting 04:37 to strike the ball then the ground did he do it consistently of course he 04:40 didn’t you know what was happening is in between some of these good ones were 04:44 falling back but the great thing now he could start to experience this right so 04:49 he started hitting shots like this backwards and forwards backwards and 04:54 forwards but he wasn’t doing its consistency as I’d like and he missed 04:57 one vital ingredient his belief when he was starting to swing he thought this 05:03 club needs to go straight through he didn’t realize that the club from here 05:07 needs to go out to the ball and the handle needs to move to the body so club 05:11 head moves to ball handle moves to body he thought it just went straight down 05:15 the line here well watch this if you go straight down the line what happens to 05:18 the body it starts to slide it doesn’t rotate so look at this if we go straight 05:24 down the line our body start to go like this and they immediately come out of 05:28 alignment we need to throw the club out towards on an arc towards the ball so 05:35 the handle now comes in when you do that you immediately now start to get its 05:40 natural pivot without thinking and it’s so much easier to stay in line if we 05:45 start to go towards the target like this we immediately start to create almost 05:50 like a rocking effect and they immediately go out of line so again 05:53 affecting your ball striking so once we’ve done that set up this I got hit a 05:57 few shots here I then imagine got him to start throwing the club through the ball 06:03 like this is throwing it like this throwing the club not guiding it this is 06:12 somebody who’s quite knowledgeable about golfing and he was making it way too 06:15 complicated what was happening was he was trying to steer the club into all 06:19 these different positions that’s not what Goff’s about you cannot kind of 06:22 guide this club you must at some stage let go so we’ve got him in this drill 06:25 here is nice and balanced and where then we said look start sir 06:34 throw the club now suddenly we’re getting throwing the club here he’s 06:38 staying in line what happened well he clearly started to generate more club 06:43 head speed and at the same time what he was doing he generated more club head 06:48 speed but of course every so often he falls back but that’s fine now he’s got 06:54 feedback now after a while he was hitting the ball Warner see other after 06:59 the other would this drill perfectly but he said Danny how do I transfer that to 07:06 this now well because every telling went back to this he had to go back to his 07:11 old way what you’ve got to do first of all this is where you got to take your 07:15 time with we then said right go to a narrow stance not full width stance to 07:19 start off with what I wanted to do is is as you’re making this swing here I said 07:24 see if you can experience what’s going on here and what he noticed right away 07:29 was he imagined this point here there’s the top dot for you might be the bottom 07:35 dot although down it went down here but he thought about the top dot here and he 07:38 could see it could start to visualize that dot going backwards so he then he 07:43 said ok he started to picture where that dot wasn’t oh yes over here oh that’s 07:49 gone over that okay now I get it so then he starts to his feet together 07:53 you imagine this top dot and all I did is it asked us to write hit her shoe 07:56 shots now we don’t care where the ball goes and see if you can tell me where 08:00 the dot is so it’s 08:11 been hit a few shots and now he could start to experience where the dot was 08:17 now we didn’t get into worrying about where the ball was that was a big key 08:20 with I allowed him time to simply experience this line and that was it bit 08:27 by bit I think together we start to alternate between this and this and 08:33 gradually we start to move that those feet apart and the experience that he 08:37 got which I know you could benefit from too he imagined this you could feel his 08:41 core activating he could feel his body now starting to do this he was very much 08:46 dear he was throwing it now the body was working naturally on an ark it wasn’t 08:50 moving side to side he could feel his core a bit stronger all this was 08:55 naturally helping him to get this wonderful pivot and therefore get all of 08:59 this completely lined up to strike this shot he wasn’t doing this he didn’t need 09:08 to flick he wasn’t striking the ground behind the golf ball and it was as 09:11 simple as that so let’s summarize how do you how can 09:16 you benefit from this how do you start striking that golf ball it’s very 09:19 straightforward you need things more in line that if you get things in line the 09:23 hands do have to do weird stuff you get those balance points in line how do you 09:27 do it learn the feel of it using this simple 09:30 drill here lead foot forward get into a feel at a powerful position onto your 09:34 right toe do not move the flower here provide you too with too much debility 09:38 to get it here then start hitting some shots as symbols that see here a few 09:41 shots trying to hold that balance that’s all you do now if you finding that 09:47 you’re doing that and you’re not the balance is a little bit tricky you might 09:50 be like Anthony down till he found it tricky to start with because what was 09:54 happening was is he was still trying to go forward as opposed to no throw the 09:59 club throw the club on an AK here allow the body to naturally rotate club goes 10:07 out bum goes back or hips go back they go like this yeah that either more AK 10:13 you get the more your body works like this ease it they bounce this is going 10:17 to move all over the place yeah so he started to throw the club backwards 10:22 and forwards after that he simply gradually took their similar feelings 10:29 felt the dot here imagined played it played around with that dot notice where 10:35 it was moving noticed that alignment and hey presto simple as that ball striking 10:44 site to improve it really really just work so I hope you enjoyed this video 10:47 and I really hope it helps you improve your ball strike it’s certain did for 10:51 Anton it’s a very simple one be patient with it go through the system don’t rush 10:56 through this process take the drill throw the club build it in gradually and 11:01 you’ll really really help your pretty game so I hope you enjoy this new video 11:04 if you did give it a thumbs up maybe share it with some of your friends who 11:07 could benefit from some better ball striking of course use a new to channel 11:11 and this is one of your first videos please consider subscribing 11:14 now remember I’ve got a free driver course if you want 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