Here are 16 top golf tips and advice for beginner golfers covering putting, general golf swing advice, general approach to play and more.
- If you place of single digits, don’t aim for the flag on approach shots. The holes are usually placed in a challenging area of the green and even if you hit a great shot you may end up in trouble. Aim for the centre of the green. It’s amazing how effective it can be at getting your scores down.
- Don’t rely on swing fix tips in magazines and online, go for lessons. Everyone’s swing is unique and a golf professional can see where the issue lies and how to resolve it. There are hundreds of different factors that can cause you to slice a ball. Trying out different swings tips is as likely to make it better as it is to make them worse. It’s a golf teacher’s job to be able to diagnose what’s wrong with your swing and how to fix it.
- No phone on the golf course and no distractions, focus on your game. (Maybe take a few beers). This may be easier said than done if you use a golf app. You’ll just have to rely on some self discipline
- Spend some time on the practice green before your round. Set yourself a routine to hole a certain number of putts from different differences. Don’t look at the ball rolling towards the hole, focus on the spot where the ball was. Listen to the ball roll across the green and into the hole. Get used to the idea of that sound after you’ve hit a putt. It will help build your conscience.