Five Golf Instruction Tips for Better...

Five Golf Instruction Tips for Better Practice

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Since: May 12

Portland, OR

#1 Aug 2, 2012
One of the most significant golf tips for beginners is to become skilled at the fundamentals. With superior fundamentals you will play superior golf. To have good fundamentals you must start out with the setup; this includes the grip, stance, ball position and posture.

It's better to find a spot as far away from lessons as you can just to keep the chatter to a minimum. This will help quite a bit and it will keep you from thinking you heard that golden secret to golf that doesn't exist.

You cannot avoid other golfers teaching their friends or each other on the range. This makes for a very dangerous situation because most of them simply cannot teach or even play the game with cheap golf clubs. Even those that can play the game cannot always teach it. Most of the time, you can step away for a moment, watch a few of their shots, and you will see that everything they teach each other can't possibly work.

Most amateur golfers don't know how to communicate good advice for the golf swing. When you get stuck next to someone teaching a friend don't assume they know what they are talking about. It's safer to assume they don't and just write off everything they say as false.

If your range gives you the option of a putting green, short game area, and place to hit full shots with cheap golf clubs, then start with the least crowded. You need to spend half your time on or around the green anyway, so if the range is packed, but nobody is using the putting green, go there first. Then, by the time you finish working on your short game, the range will clear out a bit and you will deal with less chatter.

Unless you use the range just to warm up for a round of golf, you should work on something. It could be as simple as throwing down an alignment stick just to make sure you line up properly, but it needs to be something. They call it a practice range for a reason, and this is your time to iron out anything you need to work on.

Just because they call it a driving range does not mean you should hit 50 drivers every time you go there. Yes, this shot gives the most satisfaction, but you don't even use your driver 20% of the time when you play with cheap golf clubs. If you play 18 holes (on most courses), you will only get 14 opportunities to use your driver and most golfers use it much less than that.

Most golfers use their putter more than they use any other clubs and most shots on the golf course are hit from 40 yards and in. You should spend a significant amount of time on any clubs you hit from 100 yards and in along with putting and chipping. I only hit 5 drivers in my warm-up, and then finish with 12 more out of over 200 balls when I do a regular practice session. Most of those balls get hit with my wedges, and short irons. Most of the time I'm not even hitting full shots either.

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