If you are new to the game of golf, you may be feeling overwhelmed with how much there is to know. You will spend a decent amount of time checking out golf equipment and accessories, as well as learning the ins and outs of how to play and what courses are right for you. Here are a few tips we would like to share for those who are just starting out.

  1. When you are shopping for golf equipment and accessories, know that you do not need the latest and greatest when you’re first beginning to play. Find equipment and accessories that feel good to you and are easy to work with. As you grow your game, you can begin to invest in more expensive, high-end equipment that you will know exactly how to use.
  2. There are many different types of golf balls and packages that you can choose from when purchasing. Keep in mind that you will likely lose a decent amount of balls as you are starting out, so be sure that you purchase enough to have on the course. When you are testing out balls, choose the one that feels the best off your putter.
  3. Once you have your equipment, head straight to golf lessons! Investing in lessons will be key to growing your game and knowing exactly how to play and what form you should be using. The more you practice, especially under a professional’s supervision, the better you will become.
  4. When heading to your first game, start off on a smaller course before hitting an 18-hole course. If you start small, you can perfect everything that you learned throughout your lessons and be sure that you are ready to take on a longer course.
  5. While you are playing, be sure to keep up the pace. Limit a certain number of minutes and strokes for each hole so that you keep the flow of the game going, and do not spend more than five minutes looking for a lost ball. It is important that you do not slow the game down for those playing with you!


*Article by Brittany Rayburn