Golf is a game of patience. Golf is also a game of frustration. To be able to master this fine sport it takes time and a lot of practice. Therefore, how does a beginner or in golf terms, “amateur,” learn to become a better golfer? Most of the time, beginners turn to more experienced golfers for help and the number one suggestion is, “you should get a lesson.” Now more questions arise in the amateur’s head, where should they get the lesson, who should they pick to instruct them, and when is it time to upgrade their golf equipment. Yes, golf can get way more complicated that just putting a small ball in a hole, but it first starts with the strategies learned behind the curtain.
So amateur golfers are always searching for answers to improve their golf game. Unfortunately, many do not even know where to find these answers. Luckily, these questions can be solved close to home. Usually there are many local golf clubs surrounding the local area. Most of the time, the head professional of the golf club gives private lessons to amateur golfers numerous times a day. Sometimes it becomes difficult to find a local golf club close to home, so my next suggestion would be to look on the internet for golf professionals that travel to teach. Because the internet is so easy to use, many golf professionals have turned to the internet to find a wide spread customer base. Lastly, if your too intimidated to show your golf swing in person, many golf professionals have proved instruction videos on the internet to help amateur golfers on the go. They also like the amateurs to respond with videos to observe the progress they are making. All of these suggestions should help an amateur golf find their next lesson.
So, now you know where to find the lesson, how do you know if this golf professional is going to help you improve your golf game. There is one thing about the game of golf that amateurs need to understand. Everybody cannot be as good as Tiger Woods. Golf is played the way you play it. I believe that is the first thing you need to look for in a golf teacher. If you find a golf teacher that teaches a repetitive lesson to everyone, then they are not the teacher for you. You need to find a teacher that can improve your game and only your game. The reason I suggest that is because if a golf teacher tries to teach you everyone’s swing, then this person is trying to change your own natural ability and possibly try to make you do things your body is not capable of doing. It doesn’t matter how many golf lessons it takes, you will know it when you find the golf instructor that focuses on improving your own capabilities.
Lastly, when is it time to upgrade your golf equipment? There is that rumor that if you have the most expensive clubs then it will make you a better golfer. This rumor is only half-true. The golfer is only as good as the clubs in his or her bag. This means that it still takes a good golfer to hit the best and most expensive clubs the correct way. I would suggest when you go get your lessons, ask your instructor when it is time make the upgrade. Golf clubs are very expensive equipment and it is not something you want to waste your money on.
Golf has to be one the must frustrating game in the world. Golf is very hard to get started with and hard to keep an interest with if you keep hitting those bad shots. All it takes is some patience to find where you can take a lesson, find the right golf instructor, and know when to pull the plug on upgrading your equipment. After that, golf can be on of the most addicting games ever. Remember it takes a lot of patience and dedication to become better at golf, but its the results that brings us back every weekend to tee it up.
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by Alec Purser