I recently got asked for suggestions on how to start playing golf so here’s a short list on how to get started….
1. Find a friend (or friend of a friend) who knows how to play or get a lesson from a local teaching pro.
If you’re just starting out it’s important to find someone who knows what they’re doing so they can teach you the basics. You also need clubs to start so it will be easier if you find someone who plays and has clubs so you can borrow until you want your own.
2. Start slowly by going to a public driving range
It’s important to first start hitting at the local driving range. There is one in Ann Arbor called Miles of Golf that is perfect for players of all abilities. If you go on the course without ever hit ball before you’ll be overwhelmed and unprepared. Sounds like common sense but you’d be suprised at the amount of people who start on the course.
3. Read a few things online about the basics of golf. Like this one below!! Perfect guide for beginners!
4. Most importantly, don’t get frustrated or discouraged!
Golf is difficult so it’s easy for beginners to get frustrated and give up. It takes practice to improve but ultimately, like I mentioned in my last post, it’s a game and it’s a lot of fun. Enjoy being outside and having some time to relax. Hitting balls at the driving range is the perfect way to blow off some steam.
Good Luck and Have Fun!