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Hi Everyone!

 

I first picked up my first golf club when i was 7 and only played for a week in a jr camp... now i want to get back into it and dont know where to start... is there a place where i can learn terminology as well. Should i hit the driving range first? or maybe some putting? thanks!

post #2 of 13

Two Words... Short Game.

 

Welcome, ~Tom B.

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If you want to play golf, give yourself a break and find a pro to get lessons from NOW, not after you have practiced bad habits for months! Depending on where you live you may or may not have a lot of options when it comes to teaching pros, but I would suggest being completely honest about where your game is and looking for someone that you like. I know lessons can be expensive, but it is a good investment since it can get you playing better faster, and thus having more fun.
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I agree my wife wants to learn to play. She said we can get out on the weekends together. My game is atrocious but I like to play. Going back for more lessons. BAD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK....LOL

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I just started this Spring.  My wife and I did the "Get Golf Ready" at a local course.  PGA pro went through all aspects of the game and it is cheap and great way to get started.

 

 

Joe

post #6 of 13
If I had it to do over again - I'd spend a lot more time on the range / chipping green and at Par 3 / Executive courses. This costs a lot less and might take away some of the early frustrations of how many strokes it takes to get to the green on a 400 yd par 4. I remember how brutally often it took me 6 stroke to get on. And balls in the woods, etc. I believe a nice open par 3 course is where beginners should camp out for a while. I still like them.
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Originally Posted by Michael65 View Post

I agree my wife wants to learn to play. She said we can get out on the weekends together. My game is atrocious but I like to play. Going back for more lessons. BAD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK....LOL

Yep. It's just like driving, haha. Take your test (or get a coach) before you've developed too many bad habits.

 

Good luck! Get a coach or team up with someone who has been playing for a long time. Most courses have decent pros to show you the ropes.

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Hi Everyone!

I first picked up my first golf club when i was 7 and only played for a week in a jr camp... now i want to get back into it and dont know where to start... is there a place where i can learn terminology as well. Should i hit the driving range first? or maybe some putting? thanks!
The best way is to just start playing. Preferably at a nice course on a Saturday morning from the tips. Good luck!
post #9 of 13

Work on developing your shank game. Once you have that in place develop a shank draw.

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We have some people here who definitely don't need to quit their day jobs a3_biggrin.gif.

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I took lessons but I still couldn't break a couple of bad habits.,,,,EX  Grip and stance

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Hey i am new to golf to only started 2months ago. I got my handicap yesterday and it 25. What I did was hit the rang see how your hitting the ball. I was slicing everything so I got a lesson. When u no you can hit them ok start doing a couple of holes. I was doing 4 holes at 6/7pm as there was no one around and I wasn't getting rushed. Hit the golf ball at the rang and on the course are to different things.
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No kidding about the difference between the course and the range. I started golf this year at 56, and have started to see steady improvement on the range, but it has yet to show up on the course. On the range my distance and accuracy of drives has been steadily improving. Drives on the range that this spring would have made me happy now feel like mishits and I now carry this little hill out there that I used to be happy just to roll one onto, but last weekend on the course it was topped ball after topped ball. I got one good drive in in nine holes , obviously I was trying too hard even though I was telling myself less is more and easy does it before every swing. I need to tame my inner gorilla. I think I will stick to the range and par three until I get my fairway woods hitting consistently well at the range then I will work on the mental aspect, which can only be fixed at the course, I think.

 

Don't worry about the comedians in this thread. They think they are feeling funny, but it is possible to shank a joke too.

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