This is what I did and I want to share it with you because it’s so simple.
You can find a friend to start with or you can be brave and go it alone like ME !!
I live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with many public and private Golf Clubs in reasonable driving distance. I did some research of local Public golf courses in my area looking for beginners clinics.
Before you decide on the clinic you need ask them if they have hire clubs, I was able to use these hire clubs so I didn’t have to buy my first set of clubs until I knew what I was looking for. (most pro shops have hire clubs)
After a few months went by we had learned putting, chipping, irons & woods. I knew where to stand on the !st tee, I knew what type of tee to use with different clubs. I knew where the ball should be in my stance for each club. We learned the etiquette of golf about when to hit , when to wait, where to walk, when to be quiet ,and where to place your golf buggy. We learned the rules of golf. Little things like these seem so trivial but they make you feel confident that you know what you are doing.
Hence, Lesson 1 = Do a Golf Clinic.
WE WERE NOW READY TO HIT THE COURSE …
3 holes 1st couple of weeks
6 holes as the weeks went by
Then we had our first round of 9 holes and when I mean we, all the same girls that I had started with. I had made some lovely friends that I would see every Wednesday enjoying something we had in common ,“GOLF”.
PURCHASING YOUR FIRST SET OF CLUBS…
The local golf Pro that has been running your clinic will have a fair idea of what clubs you need and she/he will be able to give you direction on where to order them from. It is always a good idea to have new clubs fitted to you, just so the weight and height of the club shaft is correct. Don’t use someone else’s ( like your husband’s ) old clubs as they too heavy , have worn grips , and the wrong angles for your height.
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR FIRST GOLF CLINIC…
This is all depending on the weather, but your basics would be :-
Shirt with Collar
Comfortable jumper (windcheaters can be very heavy and tight in the wrong places to swing a club)
Vest to keep out the wind chill
Obviously you wouldn’t have a pair of golf shoes lying around the cupboard, I started in runners but we were encouraged to wear soft soled shoes to protect the greens.
FIND A CLUB
I found a club with a low pressure women’s competition that embraced new women golfers.
There was no pretension ,no authoritarian expectation of performance. I just had to bring a plate of food for the lovely luncheon afterwards. The ladies in each group were happy to teach the essentials of golf.
Hence Lesson 2 = Follow through with playing weekly after you learn how to hit the ball consistently. Don’t be shy.
I hope this can help you and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via the Facebook page at Fairway birdies. Would love to hear any feedback, comments or suggestions in the comment box down below 🙂