Advice On Taking Beginner LessonsI remember back to when I first started playing golf. To be honest I was staggered at the cost of taking lessons and at that time I did not have the money. On reflection, that turned out to be a really good idea. When I started a single lesson was £25. That does not sound like a great deal, but that was about 30 years ago, and back then that was a lot!
It was certainly too much for me. The other big decision I had was "did I really want to play golf?" Now again that may sound a little bit silly but I have to tell you, that I have seen many people start to play golf with great enthusiasm, only too quickly discover that it is simply not for them. Could you imagine if they had paid for 10 lessons and then discovered that?
It is similar to buying a good set of clubs and all the golfing attire when starting out. It is something no beginner should do as the cost can be heavy, and at that stage you simply do not know if golf is really something you want to play in the longer term.
If you take up fishing, hunting, football or any sport or hobby, then at the beginning you are usually very enthusiastic. The question you need to ask yourself is can you maintain that enthusiasm? There is no point buying a load of expensive gear only to discover that the hobby or sport you have picked is really the one for you.
The best way to find that out is to play it for a few weeks and see if you still have that original enthusiasm. I would recommend playing a few rounds with friends, going to the driving range and knocking out a few balls and watching a few videos on how to play golf.
If after three months you are still excited about playing golf, then please invest in a few lessons with a professional. That will be an investment you will never regret.
My Lessons With The ProI took 6 lessons in total and I have to tell you I don't regret spending a single penny of that money. I had a lot of well meaning friends who were only to willing to share their "expert" tips on how to strike a golf ball. The reality is that well meaning friends are actually the worst people you can listen to.
The correct stance, the proper swing, the club choice, course management etc are all very important when it comes to playing good golf off a decent handicap. You need to get the best advice on all of these elements and especially when starting out.
Never start learning to play golf with bad habits
If you are learning to drive a vehicle then you take lessons so as you can pass your test. To do that you normally go to a professional driving school. There you learn to do it properly and without developing careless or bad habits. It is exactly the same principle with golf. Learn to do all the right things properly at the start and you will never look back.
Here is one example in a video which is just about the grip,
From there you can move on to stance, getting the perfect swing and also buying the right clubs to suit your body type.
Ball Position For Beginners