Teaching beginner golfers is my passion. It’s an honor to teach a new player the basics of golf. You’ll soon be able launch the ball and ignite a passion for the game.
You’ll need to improve your understanding, skills, and abilities as a beginner. These are the basic steps to get you started.
1. The basic principles of nailing
Before they hit the ball, you can tell if they are a good player. They are good at posture, grip, and stance.
First, get your hands on the golf club and follow these guidelines.
Next, place one foot on the golf ball and then bow from your hips
Finally, adjust your feet so you have a balanced weight and your feet measure approximately shoulder width apart.
Simply put: Grab the club, bow and step, then adjust your feet.
2. Learn how the ball is lifted into the air
Beginners face one of the most difficult challenges: getting the ball in the air every time.
You must hit the ground to lift the ball into the air. This is the basic idea. As you can see, I am demonstrating how to get into a good posture and bending at the hips.
To get this feeling, don’t be afraid of hitting the ground with your practice swings. Soon you’ll be taking beautiful shots.
3. Find out how far your clubs can go
You need to be able to tell how far your clubs can go, even if you’re just starting out. This is something you may not be able to do consistently, even though you might think so.
You can write down all your clubs on a piece paper. If you hit a shot well, you can use an app like GolfLogix, a range finder such as a Bushnell, to track the yardage. While these numbers may change over time, knowing the distances you have will be a great help in your consistency on the course.
4. A reliable club is essential for the fairway
After you have teed off and your ball is in the fairway, you might feel more comfortable with a hybrid than a fairway wooden.
Finding a club that you feel comfortable in is key. Also, make sure you go a fair distance to build your confidence and have fun.
Your most lofted fairway wooden, such as a 7-wood, is a great choice for reliable fairway clubs. A 7-wood will still travel a fair distance and is more consistent than a less lofted option.
Find your “go-to” club to build confidence and consistency.
5. You should be able to hit basic golf chips
You must be able hit a basic chip as a beginner.
You don’t have to hit this shot perfectly. I wouldn’t expect you to be able to control your distance with perfect accuracy as a beginner golfer. You want to be able to hit a consistent shot every time you get close to the green.
Basic golf chip: With the club in a lower grip, take a narrower stance and lean forward. Make a simple putting motion and the ball will touch the grass. For this shot, I would use a pitching club. Practice making it comfortable.
6. Priority order for short game
One of the most important golf skills you can learn is how to manage risk and choose the right shot.
Less is more So remember my game priority order:
Putt whenever possible.
Putt when you can’t chip.
Only pitch (a longer, more expensive chip) when you must.
This pecking order will help you keep the ball in play, even if you miss.
7. Learn how to hit a basic shot from a bunker.
For beginners, sand shots can be the most difficult. As we mentioned earlier, to hit the ball up you must hit the ground. This means that you must stop trying to lift the ball up and instead focus on hitting the sand.
This will help you to get the ball closer to your feet.
8. Be aware of the equipment you require
Golfers who are just starting out need to have the right tools for the course.
It is a good idea to have six to twelve golf balls, a glove (if you are a player), tees, and a ball marker ready for when you need them.
Golf is all about being ready for when you hit the ball. All these things will make it easier.
9. Distance control in putting
It is one of the most challenging and fun aspects of golf.
The best putting position is to bend at your hips and have your eyes above the ball. Your arms should be below your shoulders.
Remember that distance is controlled by the length of your backstroke. In other words, shorter strokes will make the putter swing slower while longer strokes will allow it to swing naturally more quickly. This may seem very basic but it helps to understand the idea that stroke size affects distance.
If your feet are approximately hip width, you can use your feet as a tool to regulate stroke size.
Consider a small putt.
Medium putts can be made by using little toe to little foot.
If you are looking for large putts, make sure to aim for 2-3 inches beyond each foot
Are you facing an extra large putt to make it easier? Place a putt six to seven inches beyond each foot.
10. Rules and etiquette that are lean
You must know how to fill in your divots, and what to do if you make a mistake. You should also be familiar with basic golf rules. This includes how to drop a ball, take care of an unplayable lie, and what to do when your ball hits a hazard.