This Article is About
golf tips
beginner golfers
learning how to play golf
wii
crushing blow
golf game
video game
hips
habit
several times
patience
stroke
Golf Tips For New Golfers
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Golf Tips for New Golfers

Learning how to play golf as a beginner can be very hard at times. It takes hours of practice and a lot of patience. It is definitely something you cannot learn by playing a video game. If you are one of those persons that have spent hours and hours playing Nintendo’s Wii Sports, this may come as a crushing blow. But the reality is that you are never going to improve you golf game by playing these type of games.

You really need to pay close attention to the exact rules and form if you want to improve your game. It is sometimes very complicated trying to learn how to play golf in real life.

New golfers have a habit of making a lot of mistakes when they first try to learn how to play. That is why it is a good idea to learn from a golf instructor. When you learn from a golf instructor, you will be able to overcome some of the mistakes that beginner golfers make. This will help improve your chances of playing a good round of golf and make it very satisfying when you walk away from the last green.

Looking up is one of the biggest mistakes that new golfers make when they are trying to hit the ball. When you look up you could very well miss the ball entirely and then you have to count a stroke against your score even though you did not make contact with the ball. If you do this several times a round you can imagine how bad your score will be. So you can see how important it is that you keep your head down until you make contact with the ball.

One way to help you stay down is by properly rotating your hips through impact. If you are not sure how to do this, talk with you instructor and they can give you some tips on how to do it. Another technique that has been known to help new golfers stay down is fully extending your arms throughout your swing. A good drill to help you stay down is counting to five after you make contact before you lift you head. This will create a good pace to your swing and keep you from looking up too quickly.

Another problem new golfers have is hitting the ball straight. It seems like every time they hit a shot, it goes either left or right, but never straight. Now you make thing that this is a problem that could be very hard to correct. It is actually pretty simple to correct, but you do need to be patience to overcome it. The biggest reason for not hitting the ball straight has to do with your stance. If you are not standing correctly when lining up you shot, there is no way you hit a good shot, even if you make the greatest swing of your life.

So before every shot take some time to make sure that you are lined up to your target and that face of the club is square at impact. If the club is not square at impact you will be more likely to hit the ball on the side of the club face instead of the middle of the club face. When you hit the ball on the side of the club face the flight of the ball will more likely go either left or right the majority of the time. So if you practice keeping your club face square at impact you will see the ball come off straighter and you will start hitting more greens.

Hooking the ball is another problem that beginner golfer struggle with. Hooking the ball can be very difficult to correct, because there several different things that can cause you to hook. Once again your stance can play a big part in hooking the ball. If you not line up correctly you can it hit the ball straight. Also, if you are gripping you club the wrong way or too tight you will hook the ball. If you practice taking the proper stance and work on you grip, you see less hooking of the ball.

The last problem new golfers have is making putts. One reason this happens is that beginner golfers do not stand directly over the ball. When you go into your putting stance be sure that you are looking down at the top of the ball. If you are not looking down at the top of the ball you will be more likely to miss hit putts, causing them to go offline. When you are standing directly over the top of the ball you will see you line better and you will have a greater chance of making the putt.

These are just a few tips that can help new golfers improve their game. If you practice these tips over and over you should see improvement in your game. You can also look into taking lessons form a golf instructor. The problem with this is that it can get expensive and take up a lot of you time. If you don’t have the time or money to work a golf instructor another alternative would be a golf learning package. These are usually less expensive and allow you to work on your game on your time frame.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Top 5 Golf Tips For A Beginner
So you have started to learn how to play golf and no matter your age it is a great game for socializing, health and exercise. You will quickly find that it is a game of many levels and that it will challenge you every time you pick up a club…
By: lee coppin in  Business   Aug 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Putting Tips For Beginner Golfers
Congratulations on your choice to start playing golf. As you will soon find out golf is a great game that offers a lot of good times. But it will also be a heart breaker. One of the best tips is to practice on your putting. This is where you will…
By: Caleb R. in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Mar 13, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Play Golf - Dont Sweat the Small Stuff
Wouldn't it be great if you could learn how to play golf from a single article like this? If that is what you were hoping for I am afraid you will be disappointed! If you could learn how to play golf from a simple article like this there wouldn't be…
By: Lawrence Bredenkamp in  Business   Jun 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get Started With Fantasy Golf - PGA Fantasy Simplified
Fantasy golf is one of the more interesting types of fantasy sports out there, though you may be surprised to know that fantasy sports may have started with PGA fantasy, way back in the 1950s. In the latter part of that decade, Oakland businessman Bill Winkenbach came up with his…
By: Cheryl Muncher in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Great Golf Advice That Can Work For Anyone!
Playing a good game of golf is essential in many business environments. Golf is social, interactive, and can be a fun way to mingle with your superiors. For the beginner, golf is also challenging and sometimes confusing. Trying to get both the body movements and swing down, can pose some…
By: Kim Valerio in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Hire the Most Experienced In Golf Tuition Oldham And Manchester Has
Seriously considering the possibility to start playing golf but not sure what equipment to buy or how to hold the golf clubs? Well, in this case, it is highly recommended to contact experts in golf tuition Oldham and Manchester located and follow their advice. Very well trained and experienced, these…
By: Johny Danes in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 03, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best International Golf Courses
There's something naturally Scottish about golf. St. Andrews aside, there is a just as acclaimed choice of courses from which to pick all through Scotland. Among the best, the memorable Muirfield in East Lothian, is truly a private club, however they'll make an exemption and open their entryways for you…
By: Zeeshan Ahmad in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Feb 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Improve Your Golf Swing - Starting With the Set-up
Does your golf swing need some tweaking? Are you playing as well as you would like to? In this article I will explain how the correct set-up will help to improve your golf swing. By set-up I mean the stuff you do before you even start your swing. Ever heard…
By: Lawrence Bredenkamp in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Dec 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Rise And Fall Of Tiger Woods
As we all know Tiger Woods is one the most Famous Golf Champions of all time And One of the Best Golfers of the Modern Era This is Partof the Tiger Woods Story Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer who is among the…
By: Bob Raisbeck in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Mar 14, 2015  
0
  Likes: 1

Eurasia Cup is on It's Way This Week In Europe And Jimenez Will Be A Great Capitano - My First Look at the Tournament
It is easy to oversee what is going on in golf in Europe and Asia with all the hype, news and great play here in the USA. While it is true, that the PGA Tour and events in the US in general are a big deal, we should not forget,…
By: Achim Siegfried Triebel in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Mar 24, 2014  
0
  Likes: 2

Never Miss A Putt Under 10 Ft
There is a saying that goes something like this "drive for show - put for dough". It's true many people concentrate on their driving and even chipping to get on the green and then they three putt. You'll never be able to break 80 if you're constantly two or three…
By: Ken9 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Dec 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

A Guide to Buying the Perfect Sun Mountain Golf Bags
Buying a new golf bag can end up being a daunting task. Whether to go for the one that looks striking or the one that offers great utility but is average looking, is the biggest choice that golf enthusiasts need to make. However, the confusion between looks and functionality seems…
By: Merlin Jonson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jan 24, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Hall Of Famer – Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb plays in her first tournament at the age of eight years old and receives her first trophy the Encouragement Award. Karrie was so excited she had won a trophy thinking she won the game, just to be let down and told she was in last place. Webb begins…
By: Tim Bashista in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Feb 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Fix My Golf Swing
I can't tell you how many times after a wicked golf shot I have uttered to myself the following pleading words: how can I fix my golf swing? And I'm not alone. Tiger Woods is probably muttering these same words these days. Matter of fact, at one time or another…
By: John Janson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Aug 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Stowamatic Prolite 3 Wheel Trolley Review
About Stowamatic Founded in 2007, Stowamatic have quickly become an industry leader in the golf trolley world. Stowamatic proudly offers the highest quality golf trolleys, both electric and pull trolleys, on the market today. Golf bags today, with all of the tools and gadgets golfers carry, are not getting any…
By: Dan Cole1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Feb 24, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1750    Report this Article