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  1. pc747

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    Want to take up golf and what better way than to get some tips from the pros, amateurs, and hacks (the category I'm in).

    I'm actually surprised we haven't started a thread for golfers.
     
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    Oh ya.
     
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    Anyone follow Norm MacDonald on twitter. He is a golf tweeting fool.

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    So for people who are wanting to get into golf, as far as playing, where should I start?
     
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    DJ will have more info than me but getting a set of clubs fit for your height. Then it's all about learning that very awkward feeling perfect swing.

    Perhaps call the local pro shops and see if they have a club pro that offers lessons and how much.

    I have found the more uncomfortable the swing feels the closer you are to perfecting it. Lol


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    Like Miller said, get lessons, and I'd suggest to rent clubs from where you take lessons, and #1, get clubs fitted to you, it will make you play much better, the worst thing to do is try to learn on ill fitting clubs.

    Don't forget, I'd you hit off the tee and don't cross the red tees(women's) you have to drop trow, it's the rules, sorry...

    From my new S5
     
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    Yeah, if you're new to the game start at the driving range and work on your swing. Most decent driving ranges also have a few practice holes where you can also practice your fairway/iron/chip shots, as well, and then work on your putting skills. The last thing you want to do is get out there without any practice under your belt. Especially if you're on a crowded course and you've got people waiting on you.
    Investing in a few lessons (as mentioned) with a golf pro will be hugely beneficial as they can help you work on the correct form right off the bat. Starting out with improper form will not only make the game of golf frustrating for you, but frustrating for those you intend to play with.
    Good luck & have fun!
     
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    I strongly suggest that you find a local pro and take a few lessons. Golf is not something you take up and put down or play once per month and expect to "be decent". It all starts with the setup. If your grip, stance, alignment and ball position are not correct, it becomes almost impossible to hit the ball well. It's the most frustrating game you'll ever play but very rewarding as you see improvement.

    Check out a website called "The sand trap" (thesandtrap.com). Very informative and they allow you to freely upload your golf swing for analysis.
    Another web base instruction site: Youtube - Shawn Clement.

    Good luck
     
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    Very good info DJ!

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