If you have been golfing for a while, it may sometimes be fun to look back and think about how you were as a beginner golfer. How did you play? What was your attitude on the course? When did you experience your first tournament? For beginners, there are a lot of things that can be researched in preparation for heading to the course, but ultimately, they will best learn through their own personal experience. Everyone has a different personal experience when it comes to the game of golf, but there are a few fundamental mistakes that beginners can often make, which are easily corrected. If you are a beginner, check out the following common mistakes to help improve your game:
- Swinging too hard. This is a very common movement that can negatively impact your game. Be sure to swing at a happy medium – not too soft and not too hard. Of course, this will depend a lot on the specific hole that you are targeting. Over time, it will become easier for you to navigate this.
- Poor grip. A lot of beginners tend to grip too soft or too tightly, which can impact your swing in a lot of different ways. By gripping too soft, you are not in complete control of your swing. By gripping too hard, you are giving off too much power.
- Using the wrong clubs. The more experience that you get and the more time you are able to spend with any mentors in your life, the easier it will be to quickly decide what club works best for each type of shot. Make sure that you are using the correct club for the shot that you are about to take, or you will be doomed from the start!
- Not warming up. Warming up is extremely crucial to having a successful game of golf. Within your warm up, get your heart rate up a bit, practice your swings and incorporate some putting. You will thank yourself later!