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Help for a rookie

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I just started playing golf a little less than a month ago and I have been hooked since. I hate being terrible at something so when I am I do everything I can to get better. I've been going to the local range and using some tips I have came across while watching videos. I only have played on a course 3 times, and all were not great. I can't get enough though. Something about golf that I just really like. Biggest problems are limited budget, hurts I can't play every weekend. As for swing, slice is going away but I still hit a nasty one every so often at the range. And power, my best friend crushes shots well beyond mine with ease. I guess what I'm trying to ask is what would be the best starting advice you could give a rookie golfer? Thanks fr the help
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I just started playing golf a little less than a month ago and I have been hooked since. I hate being terrible at something so when I am I do everything I can to get better. I've been going to the local range and using some tips I have came across while watching videos. I only have played on a course 3 times, and all were not great. I can't get enough though. Something about golf that I just really like. Biggest problems are limited budget, hurts I can't play every weekend.

As for swing, slice is going away but I still hit a nasty one every so often at the range. And power, my best friend crushes shots well beyond mine with ease.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is what would be the best starting advice you could give a rookie golfer? Thanks fr the help

Welcome to the site!


First thing I would worry about would be my grip as that is your only connection to the club.  There are three main types of grips..and you can find an explanation here..

http://golf.about.com/od/golftips/ss/griptypes.htm

Then you can look at the below for more details on what do good grips have in common!


I hope that this can get you started!

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Welcome to the site. As @Abu3baid mentioned, grip and posture are fundamentals that you don't even need to be at the golf course to practice. It's good to video tape yourself and possibly even create a My Swing thread to record your progress. There are lots of good threads and people here to help you along the way. Make sure that you are willing to listen and learn. We have a phrase here, "Stupid Monkee" which means it's better to let others figure things out for you instead of self diagnosing.

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Thanks @Abu3baid and @CarlSpackler I noticed when I 1st started swinging I tried holding the club way too tight, a couple videos I watched explained it as holding the club as if you are holding a tube of toothpaste trying not to squeeze any out. Next time I'm at the range I will have some take a video of my swing. Should I do driver and irons?
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