One thing to remember is the golf is a challenging sport physically as well as mentally. But if it weren’t as challenging as it is, it wouldn’t attract millions of enthusiasts from all over the world! Beginners know this better than anyone.

Tips for beginners: Choosing the right club.

If your average score is over 100, your probably a beginner. You’ll want to use clubs that are more forgiving, so when you when the ball is struck off center you won’t lose as much distance or accuracy. And you will hit the ball off center.

You’ll want to chose a perimeter-weighted club if your just starting. These clubs place most of the weight around the edges of the club so as to prevent the club head from turning with a poorly hit shot.

If you are at the point in your golf game (beginners) where you just want to get the ball in the air, choose irons that have more sole weighting. This lowers the center of gravity putting the weight under the ball and helping it get into the air quicker.

Larger club heads will give you a larger sweet spot. Beginners don’t always hit the ball in the center of the club face. Seeing as off center shots make you lose the most distance, the most forgiving club is going to have a large club face.

Accuracy is another common issue for beginners. Yes, with more practice you will improve your accuracy, but club design is also important here. Some heads are offset, designed to prevent your shots from spinning to the left and right and giving straighter flight. The offset design gives you an extra split second in your swing to get the face back in square position.

Steel shafts are heavier but more accurate than graphite. When your hitting it into the greens your primary concern is going to be accuracy more so than distance. Go with steel for your irons. It will help your game tremendously.

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