Originally Posted by juce77
Ive been wanting to learn golf for a few years,and i am in a position now that i have more time,im going to get me a set of clubs and try.
the question i have is it best to have 4-5 lessons first then go onto the range?
and how long should i stay on the range for,untill i can go onto a course?
those are tough questions. If your a newbie then you shouldn't have high expectations. Just enjoy the game, try to work at getting +1 good shots. Meaning, every time you play, try to increase the number of good shots versus bad shots. Good shots is subjective, for you, good shot might be just hitting the green in regulation, or hitting a fairway, or making a good chip.
As for practice, don't just beat balls. Take your time, focus on what you want to achieve. By achieve, i mean one specific aspect of the game. Look through the Swing Thoughts thread here on the forum, great stuff on how to practice, and also what to look for in your swing, and drills you can do.
My recemendation, work on keeping your head steady and getting your weight forward at impact first. These will give you a foundation to work from later on.