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post #37 of 80
Just learn the basics and practice the basic moves of golf. Don't overwhelm yourself with too much input. It will only confuse you.
Try not to read to much golf tips from golf magazines. They to tend to confuse you.
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Relax relax and relax. Try to eliminate tension from your body during your swing....starting with your mind.
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"Release" means to RELAX and let everything go at impact. Your shoulders. Your arms. Your right leg (for righties).
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When you feel you've got the basics. Than take some lessons to start fine tuning your swing.
post #38 of 80

Understand that the shot before has no bearing on the shot that follows. Each shot is its own independent event, and whether it's good or bad is up to you. 

 

That, or get your weight forward.

post #39 of 80
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Originally Posted by BallMarker View Post


Try not to read to much golf tips from golf magazines. They to tend to confuse you.

 

Yeah don't start working on stuff that may have nothing to do with your game or isn't even factually correct to do.  We tend to call those magazines the "comics".

post #40 of 80
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I still have the luxury to play a game that a lot of people in the world can't. It kind of puts things into perspective, for me.

 

Love this.

post #41 of 80

Golf doesn't love anyone and the scorecard is the last place that improvement shows up.

post #42 of 80

Don't spend too much on equipment until you are 100% sure that you want to continue with this game..

post #43 of 80

Never pay over 25 bucks for a dozen golf balls !

post #44 of 80
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Never pay over 25 bucks for a dozen golf balls !

For a new golfer, I'd drop that to $15.....

post #45 of 80
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Originally Posted by Righty to Lefty View Post

Never pay over 25 bucks for a dozen golf balls !
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

For a new golfer, I'd drop that to $15.....

I'd like to add maybe it's better to get the 100 golf ball for 10$ through eBay or Craigslist... You might need them.. You'll probably even get a pro v as a bonus and you can keep it for last..
post #46 of 80

my first year, I was buying the red mesh bag of 24 Wilson new balls at Walmart for $10.      I must have gone through a half dozen bags of those balls - they're great for beginners !

post #47 of 80
Years ago, I asked my wife's grandfather (a plus-handicapper through his early 80s) this question. He told me he had asked the same question decades ago, and gave me the same response: "Hit the back of the ball with the front of the club." Truly a golf zen master. In that spirit, my tip is that, to break 100, you only need three clubs: one wood, one iron and one putter. Stay zen.
post #48 of 80

I am going to say practice hitting balls with the feet together drill.  Maintaining balance and proper transfer of weight can be introduced with this drill and get you started.  Lot's of online videos showing how to do it. 

post #49 of 80
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Originally Posted by Keep It Simple View Post

I am going to say practice hitting balls with the feet together drill.  Maintaining balance and proper transfer of weight can be introduced with this drill and get you started.  Lot's of online videos showing how to do it. 

Maybe this isn't the thread, but I wanted to practice using this drill and then it hit me that maybe this isn't really a good drill.. I mean ya it helps with balance, but then again the correct swing has 90% on the left foot at impact, so this drill really just ingrains in your swing the thing you are not trying to do.. It's funny because the first three swings i almost fell forward because of how much emphasis I try and put on having my weight on my left foot. Thoughts anyone on this drill?
post #50 of 80

My tips revolves around 'expectations.'  You're not going to be good when you start playing.  Accept it.  None of us are tour pros, adjust your expectations accordingly.  Learn the game.  Play a lot.  Enjoy the experience.

 

dave

post #51 of 80
Train as close to the sport as possible. Exercise in a way specific to golf as possible. Don't do normal squats, bench press or planks!
post #52 of 80

Instinct is often incorrect when it comes to the golf swing. As someone previously posted, the equipment was designed to be used a certain way. If you can learn that way early on before too many bad habits are ingrained, all the other stuff might be easier to learn.

post #53 of 80

Ok only started this past year but have learned a thing a or two.

-Always try to play in a group

-Just get the ball in the air

-Slow down (Don't waste time, but actually take the time to line up your putts)

And most important enjoy it, getting frustrated and rushing it will only make your shots worse

post #54 of 80

Forget all the latest and greatest new equipment. Nothing new is going to make you a better player, only hard work, and a desire to improve.

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