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5 of the best Golf Tips for beginners

A golfer practicing at Woodbury Park

If you are thinking about taking up the sport of golf, it can be a little daunting as you are unsure about where to start or unsure as to whether you will be able to learn quickly. Lucky for you, Devon is one of the best places to learn how to play the beautiful game. To help you on your golfing quest we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best golfing tips for beginners.


First things first if you haven’t played golf before you will need to know how to hold a club correctly as most people tend to hold a golf club like a baseball bat. First of all, pick up the club with you lead hand (hand nearest the hole). Then you will need to run your thumb along the top of the grip going down after this you will need to slide your back hand just below your leading hand thus you should have an interlocking feel. You will have to make sure that your back hand thumb will also run down the front of the grip just below the lead hand thumb. If you feel that you need some additional help with this crucial part of your game, we do have 5 PGA professional on hand to help you out with a few golf lessons to ensure that you are heading in the right direction.

Stance and Approach

This is quite an important element of golf as you need to know how to stand correctly. Some of the most basic tips towards your approach involve making sure that you have slightly bent knees, your upper body is leaning over the ball with your feet shoulder width apart. Given that you are a beginner, the best golf tips to give would be to ensure that there is the same amount of distance between both your leading and back foot.

Take Golf Lessons

This goes without saying, however many people feel that they can learn by themselves but it is quite taxing for your body to work in a proper way. This is why it is important to make sure you get a golf lesson or two from James Andrews School of Golf before you head out to the course. If you take up golf in the right way through golf lessons you can avoid some of the most common bad habits!

Practice on driving ranges

After getting a few golf lessons, the next logical step would be to practice by yourself, a driving range is the perfect place to start. You will be able to hit a few balls without having to go fetch them, also driving ranges can be a great place to receive tips & instruction from other golfers/pros. The worst case scenario from going to a golf driving range is the fact that you can relieve some of the stresses that you may have which will make you feel a whole lot better.

Know your golfing etiquette

Last but not least you will need to make sure you know all about golfing etiquette. As and when you head to the golf course for the first time you will need this or you could find yourself getting a talking to from the greenkeeper if you start wheeling your golf clubs across the greens! Make sure that you head out with a golfer that has a little more experience than yourself and make sure that you listen to them in order to avoid making a fool of yourself!

Woodbury Park offers a wide range of golf breaks in Devon suitable for those up and coming golfers with a selection of some of the finest golf courses in Devon (The Oaks and The Acorns). For more information about golf breaks in Devon please visit: http://www.woodburypark.co.uk/golf/