If you are a woman only starting to get interested in golf, there are some things you should know. Ladies Irish Open is thrilled to add new fellow female golfers to this community, but we understand you might benefit from a few tricks and advice.
Here’s a small list of things you should know before and during your journey into female golfing.
Balls. They Get Lost
Even the most experienced golfers will lose quite a few balls while playing, because of the characteristics of golf courses everywhere. Although there are many appealing types of balls you will want to buy, make sure you start with the cheap ones to avoid wasting too much money when you lose them.
Test Out Clubs
Now that you have your inexpensive balls, it is time to go get some clubs. Make sure you can try the clubs and get a feel for which ones feel the best, but you will only need to try one club from each set.
This will save you a lot of trouble with getting adjusted to your clubs, as you will be buying something that makes you feel comfortable.
Learn at your Pace
Although there are many different ways to learn golf, you will benefit from choosing the one that fits your pace the most. If you are more of a self-taught person, feel free to try this with golf too.
For those of you that can afford it, private lessons are the best way to learn at your own pace.
You have your equipment and now you are ready to start shooting some holes, but keep in mind golf is a physical activity. If you want to keep injuries at bay and enhance your performance, you need to take a few minutes of your time and stretch before starting.
If you want to avoid being burnt out and getting too tired to improve, you should stick to short pars with just 3 courses. This tip is especially useful if you are trying to use golf to get back in shape, as the distance between holes is small and you can keep yourself from getting too tired, too fast.
How you Score
Understanding the scoring system in golf seems complicated at first, but you only have to track the number of strokes it takes to get your ball into a hole. Landing the ball into a hazard adds one stroke to your count. The golfer with the least strokes wins the game.
Make sure you keep all these things in mind, as they are useful to every woman starting in the game of golf. If you want to sharpen your skills in any sports without wasting time and money, remember cheap balls, clubs to fit your feel, and learning at your own pace. Stay encouraged by doing things right the first time and enjoy the game.