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How to Get Start Playing Golf

Golf is not a sport you learn overnight, but with the right steps you can be regular at your local golf course.

By Patrick ReedPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Learning how to play golf can be very complex for the casual observer. There are so many rules and clubs involved that it can be hard to keep up with the changes. New players should develop their abilities and skills to become successful beginners, and here are the basics to help you do just that.


Before a person even hits a golf ball, they should have a good idea of what they’re doing. They should also follow a set of routines to improve their posture, grip, and stance. These routines can help them repeat their shots each time they hit a ball.


Before a person can start playing golf, they should also be prepared with the necessary equipment that they’ll use on the course. This should include a set of golf balls, a golf glove, and a ball marker. Having all of these items in your bag will help make sure that you’re ready to go when you hit your first shot.


One of the new players’ most significant challenges when getting the ball in the air is hitting the ground consistently. This is because, according to the concept of getting the ball in the air, they need to hit the ground to feel like they’re throwing a ball. Doing so will help them launch beautiful shots.


One of the most essential skills new players should learn is how far their clubs go. Even though some people think they’re incapable of keeping track of their clubs’ distances, it’s still important to keep track of this. Write all your clubs down on paper and hit a couple of shots consistently. Knowing this will help improve your consistency on the course.


Aside from their skills, new players should also be aware of the importance of keeping their ball marks clean. Having a good idea of the rules and etiquette will help them avoid making costly mistakes. Some of the most common rules that new players should learn include how to drop the ball, how to take relief from an out-of-bounds lie, and what to do if a ball lands in a hazard.

About Patrick Reed

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Patrick Reed is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. In his time as a PGA golfer, Reed has experienced significant success, becoming known as a force on the Tour. In August 2019, following a strong weekend of golf, Reed secured his 7th PGA Tour title by winning the 2019 Northern Trust at Liberty National Harbor Golf Club in New Jersey.

The success at Liberty National Harbor Golf Club came after Patrick Reed’s breakthrough year in 2018. While competing in the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Reed displayed an exceptional performance throughout the course of the tournament. His high level of play would help Patrick Reed win his first Masters Tournament on April 8, 2018, helping him jump to number 11 in the world. Reed’s historic win would mark a notable shift in his professional career.

Before winning the Masters Tournament in 2018, Patrick Reed was already becoming known as a force to be reckoned with. In 2014, Reed won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, replacing Woods as the youngest-ever winner of a World Golf Championship. The victory at Trump National Doral marked Reed’s third PGA TOUR win in a seven-month span, including the 2013 Wyndham Championship and the 2014 Humana Challenge.

At Humana, Reed set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes after three consecutive rounds of 63 to start the tournament. In September of 2014, Reed made his impassioned debut on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, amassing a 3-0-1 record.

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Patrick Reed

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Patrick Reed is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

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