Beginner golf lessons to get you started
Are you thinking about taking up golf?
Keen to get out on the golf course and start whacking that little white ball?
Don’t rush out onto the golf course just yet, you need to consider getting some beginner golf lessons before you get started.
Golf unlike a lot of other sports is difficult to master even for the most talented athlete.
Whilst your enthusiasm and courage will go a long way to becoming a better golfer, it will only take you so far.
The good news if you take the right steps to getting your game right before you rush onto the course you can become a very proficient golfer.
The golf instruction at Rotary Swing is a great place to start to improve your golf swing.
It's simple and easy to understand and will get your game on track and improving a lot faster.
Here are the six most important beginner golf lessons you need to learn before you embarrass yourself on the golf course.
Find Your Local Golf Professional
Even the best players in world golf have a regular visit to their coach professional. If it’s good enough for the best players then it’s definitely good enough for you and me.
Why, you say?
A good coach can see things from a different perspective and they are trained to understand every element of the golf swing.
Most coaches are equipped with the latest video technology so they can record your golf swing and analyse it with sophisticated golf improvement software.
Online golf lessons really work
If you can’t afford to take an in person lesson with your local golf professional then you may want to consider getting some online golf lessons.
Whilst seeing your local golf professional can be beneficial they may not always understand your golf swing and the best ways to improve it.
Getting an online golf lesson from a reputable site is much cheaper and can often yield some great results if you find the right one.
The golf team at Rotary Swing are the best online when it comes to golf instruction.
They’ve put together a simple golf program that anyone can follow, plus you get 2 monthly golf swing reviews for an amazing low cost compared to in person golf lessons.
Watch the video below from Rotary Swing that talks you through the process of developing a great golf swing.
Get set up right
In this game one of the first beginner golf lessons you must master is the set-up.
Without a good set-up you are doomed to an eternity of poor golf and frustration. A good set-up creates a chain reaction to the whole golf swing.
So what does it involve?
Every good set-up has the body in a very natural and relaxed position that looks like the following.
· Feet shoulder width apart – slightly wider for the longer clubs like your driver
· Slight flex in the knees and the upper body bending at the hips
· Arms hanging down comfortably holding onto the club
· Left hip slightly forward with slight upward tilt of left shoulder away from the target
Grip the golf club correctly
Whilst there are a few different variations of ways to grip the golf club I am going to focus on the most popular.
Gripping the golf club correctly is essential to becoming a better golfer as it helps move the clubhead from start finish in a smoother motion.
The interlocking and overlapping golf grips are the most popular ways to grip the golf club. They’re used by the vast majority of touring golf professionals.
For a right hander, hold the club in the left hand and place your right pinky finger either in between or on top of the gap between the index and middle finger of the left hand.
Both grips get the hands to work together and control the golf club and best deliver it to the perfect golf impact position.
Aim at your target
Aim and alignment forms very much a part of the golf set-up above but is so important it deserves a section of its own.
In fact the great Jack Nicklaus once said ‘if you’ve mastered the correct aim and alignment you’ve mastered 80% of the game.
Two of the best ways to achieve perfect aim and alignment are as follows:-
1. When practicing place two alignment sticks in your stance. One should be just above your feet and other one should be just above the golf ball.
From here your arms, hips, feet and eyes should be parallel to the left of your target.
2. When set up to the golf at the golf driving range get a friend to stand directly behind you. Sometimes we think we are aiming in the right direction when we’re actually a long way off our target.
Get your friend to help guide you on where you are aiming and if your body is alignment to where you want it to be.
A second set of eyes is a great help in mastering good alignment.
Swing on the correct golf swing plane
Every great golf swing rotates around the body in what is known as the golf swing plane.
This movement gives the golf club the best chance of returning the golf club to the exact position required to make solid contact with the golf ball.
Watch the video below that explains how to get the correct golf swing plane.
Remember where to start
Make sure you visit your local golf professional first and book in for some beginner golf lessons.
What’s great about your local teaching professional is they will go through all of the above tips and cover them in detail and help you implement.
Make sure you ask the professional as many questions as possible to ensure you have a thorough understanding of what they are teaching you.
If that’s too expensive for you make sure you check out the great online golf instruction at Rotary Swing.
I hope you got something out of these tips and are ready to start becoming a great golfer.
Let me know if you have any questions as I would love to hear your progress and help wherever I can.
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