The Basics Of Learning Golf


Golf is one of Americas most popular sports. People of allages want to play golf. Without learning golf, one cannotplay golf properly. You need to learn the basics of thegame and then practice them to become proficient.

For learning it, you have to join a Golf Academy, which hasall the required facilities. Apart from the commonfacilities, the academy should have good instructors, wherethe learner can have personal attention.

This is very important for a beginner because he may havelot of questions and unless one gets one to one interactionwith the instructor, he may not feel comfortable. Gettingpersonalized attention such as one to one, though ideal butmay be difficult. Therefore, you should be happy if you getan acceptable ratio of three or four to one.

Instructor Is the Key

Learning Golf from an instructor having following traitswould be ideal, because he is the one who will not onlyteach you ABCs of the game but will take you to the nextlevels one by one.

1. The Instructor should be able to chalk out a personalplan and then he should ensure that the plan works asplanned and desired.

2. Swing, which is natural and is difficult to change. Dueemphasis must be given to swing. It is for the instructorto improve your swing. The instructor should beknowledgeable enough to explain the fundamentals leading toswing.

3. The instructor must ensure that your game improveseveryday. There is a saying that "You'll get worse beforeyou get better!" but you and your instructor should try toprove it wrong.

4. The instructor must behave like a friend; he shouldencourage you for a good shot and should correct it ifthere is something wrong or not-so-good shot.

5. The instructor must have the habit of less talking andmore teaching. He should always focus on the training, similarly as a learner one should also follow it but aim atlearning only.

6. The instructor is like a life partner as far as the Golfis concerned, he is always there to help, guide and supportyou.

That is why Learning Golf is not as easy as any othersport. One has to put all necessary efforts to learn andbecome a good player.

Bud Bradley is a freelance writer, working long hours at acomputer. His main relaxation is golf, and over many yearshe's visited many golf schools in an attempt to improve hisgame. This series of articles relates his experience.


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