If you are interested in golf but have no idea how to begin, you will quickly learn that it is not rocket science. The first thing to ask yourself is where to play. Almost every community have several places where you can play. A large number of golf aficionados who are inclined to play often join private golf clubs. Beginners may find a private golf club too expensive for them. Many local and state parks have golf courses that can be played for a nominal fee or even free.
Another concern you may have is about golf equipment. In the beginning you won’t need to invest in too much in equipment or clothing. Many private clubs offer equipment rental, in conjunction with golf lessons. Local parks however, do not generally have a pro shop so they won’t have equipment that you can rent. It is a good idea to inquire if you plan to use a state or local park golf course.
Khaki pants, a polo shirt and shoes designed for walking on grass are all that you need to invest in to be properly dressed for a round of golf. Your golf shoes should have some type of textured sole would be best you. Timberland boots, jeans or sweats are out of the question.
If you want to buy your equipment, it is a good idea to consider a half set; a wood, usually a 3 wood, 3, 5,7,and 9 irons and a sand wedge. Often you can pick up a good half set for little investment at a second hand golf shop. Seriously, when you are first starting out it makes sense to be sure you are serious about the sport before you invest in a ton of golf equipment. You may even borrow from or share with a friend while learning the game.
When it comes to sharing with a friend you could take it a step further and make beginner golf something you do with a group or as a couple. Let’s be honest, you will have more fun and feel less silly with another novice, especially a novice you are friends with.
Once you have decided on where to play, gathered the proper clothing and equipment and have a buddy or two consult with a golf pro at the course you choose. The golf pro will best be able to advise you about golf lessons, prices, schedules, rules and all the other questions you have. Happy golfing!