Golf is one of the most popular sports in American with people from a wide range of ages taking part in the sport every year. When you go to a golf course, it is also very easy to find many people with different levels and skills as well.
When you have just started playing golf, there are a lot of things to learn including how to do the right swing and right put. And it is also very easy to make mistakes as well.
Having mistakes is very common in any kind of sport and golf is of no exception, especially when you do not attend many classes in golf. There are many mistakes we may not notice for now but in the long run, it will affect your performance as well as your ability to improve in the game.
Therefore, it is very important that you can know what the mistakes are right before you start to prevent it from happening to you. In addition, you should also know about these mistakes to fix them as soon as possible.
Here are the most common mistakes that you are likely to make when you are a beginner:
You Buy A Lot of Expensive Gear
When you first prepare for all of the equipment and gear that you need to bring to the golf course, you will be surprised and overwhelmed at the wide and huge selection you might have, from clubs, balls to even golf shoes and hats.
There are also many fancy gears such as GPS device and laser rangefinder.
If you don’t plan and make a list of what you are going to buy, you will end up buying more than you would need.
In addition, you may feel the temptation to buy very expensive stuff. However, just because you are in the beginning level, you should buy the most basic gear with reasonable price at first.
When you have more knowledge, you will be clearer about what you might need in your golf equipment. That is the time you should invest in expensive golf equipment.
Worrying About People’s Thoughts On Your Performance
One of the things that I often see in the golf course full of beginners in golf is that they often say they are sorry or explaining why they hit the bad shots.
You might feel uncomfortable and unconfident when you hit the bad shots. Also, you might think that people might laugh at you. In fact, I think that they don’t care about it. They are also busy practicing and playing of their own games.
In addition, just think that because you are new, you are allowed to make silly mistakes and soon you will be able to play better.
Remember to put a lot of trust in yourself. Worrying cannot improve your performance.
You Don’t Warm Up Before the Game
I even see many experienced people making that mistake before. Although golf is quite of a leisure sport, you need to warm up and stretch yourself to prevent from getting injuries in your back and your pains while you make your swing.
Just spend for 10 to 15 minutes before tee time for warming up and stretching yourself.
Here are some of the most common mistakes that beginners in golf make. There are more to come in part 2. Read on to find out more about these mistakes that you should avoid to perform better in your game.