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Beginners Guide to Golfing | Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr, SC

Getting into the game of golf is not easy, and new players will often struggle for a long time before they can start making progress. Also, the cost of playing can be prohibitive for many people. If you plan on playing golf, you might have already considered new players’ common concerns about the sport. 

One of the essential factors new players should consider when playing golf is investing the time and money necessary to improve their game. It will allow them to have fun and develop memories that will last a lifetime. Nevertheless, with these steps, you will be calling yourself a golfer before you know it.

Take the Leap

Before you start playing golf, make sure that you head to the nearest driving range. This will allow you to start with a simple set of clubs. You won’t need any other equipment until you have mastered the basics of the game.

One of the most critical factors new players should consider when playing golf is the importance of having fun. There is no point in giving up on the sport if you are not going to have fun. After all, there is plenty of time to improve and take the game seriously if you choose.

Get the Right Equipment

After the trial period, it is time to get a complete set of equipment. This will allow you to play your first round. Here is a list of the items you should have to make the most of your first round:

  • A complete set of clubs, including a driver, wedge, and set of irons
  • A golf bag 
  • Golf balls and markers
  • Golf attire

Take Time to Learn the Rules

The rules of golf are long and complex, and even professional players can forget some of the less-known limitations. Although this may seem daunting, new players should not make time to learn the lessons and foundations of golf. 

Your First Round

At some point, you will have to make your first tee time. Although it may seem daunting, it is still essential to take the leap and start playing golf. If you are still nervous, don’t put it off until you feel ready to play.

Before you start playing golf, make sure that you have all of the necessary equipment in your bag. This will allow you to have everything you need to begin after you have made it to the course; head to the pro shop to pay for your round. The pro shop staff will be able to give you the necessary instructions to make the most of your round.


Published by Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.

Gregory is registered in Georgia and specializes in advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support, and CPR and AED. Wayne also holds a certification in Stroke Scale from NIHSS. Gregory Jr. graduated from Piedmont Technical College with a degree in Nursing in December 2019. He is currently completing his BSN with The University of Alabama and will graduate in August 2021. Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Government and Political Science from Furman University and a Masters in Public Administration from Clemson University.

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