4 Things You need to play golf

Golf is a strategic game where you do not need power alone.  You will need strategy and lots of practice to execute a good golf swing.  For beginners, you will need to understand the concept of the game and practice until you improve your handicap, lower your score and execute a good swing.

One fun thing about golf is that it’s a different kind of game where it is possible for you to play it while doing business at the same time. Many businesses hold “meetings” on the course and/or participate in golf outings. Therefore, learning golf could be helpful to being successful in your business as well as being fun.

If you’re new to golf (and Brown’s Run), this article is to give you a brief guide to begin your journey into the sport of golf.

What do you need to play golf?

  • Understanding of the game
  • Proper equipment
  • Patience
  • Practice

Understanding the game

You will need to know that your goal is to send the ball to the hole. You may ask “Why then do players take so much time on the tee?”  This is because you will need to learn the swing necessary to send the ball to the hole. Teeing up properly is the best set up for getting your ball to where it needs to go.

The golf course at Brown’s Run has 18 holes you need to cover and the distance between each hole could be somewhere from 100 to 600 yards.  You will need to learn how to swing the ball, possibly reach the level of hitting the ball to travel at 100 KPH. To do this you will need to practice. This is where our practice green can become your new best friend.

The green at Brown's RunProper equipment

The main equipment you need to be comfortable with is your golf club.  Do you wonder why a golf bag contains numerous golf clubs? This is not only to give the caddy a job; it is because in one single game, you will need all the different kinds of golf clubs.  Types of clubs necessary to play a golf game are the putter, iron, wood, wedge and the driver. All of them play a particular part in the game and you will need to understand how each of them work.

Let me tell you at this point that many beginners mistakenly purchase costly golf clubs and this is not necessary.  You only need a golf club that you will be comfortable with, thus if you must buy, buy your golf clubs intelligently. That’s a blog for another day though.

Patience

You will need to give fluidity to your swing and if you are angry, frustrated or too excited, you will not be able to deliver the swing that will lead to the hole.  Patience is, therefore, necessary; you may be mad at your poor swing but take time to relax and try again. I promise you will get better as time passes.

Practice

There is no overnight success in golf.  Thus, to execute that perfect swing, you will need to practice.  Practice without the ball and practice with the ball. You may be able to execute the swing perfectly without the ball, but executing it with the ball can make the difference.  Thus, you will need a lot of practice to perform the type of swing you see on tournaments.

Hopefully, the above will help you begin playing golf.  If you have questions, feel free to stop by the Golf Shop at Brown’s Run for a chat. And remember, the number one reason to play is to have fun. See you on the green.