If you’re an avid golfer, or even a beginning golfer, chances are high that you’ve played more than one course. Chances are also high that the two courses were slightly different or maybe quite different. Here are some tips for navigating a new course for the first time.
Check out the course
Sand traps can be treacherous. They do call them traps for a reason. Most see them as a complete loss to their game, a defeat. Here are some tips for shooting from within a sand trap, and coming back for the win.
Most people think of golf as a summer sport. You get out in the sunshine and warm weather, avoiding the colder weather of the fall, or the muddy weather of the spring. Most golf players will tell you that fall is their favorite season to play golf in. Here’s why:
Learn a little more about the game through some numbers, including average age of players, scoring averages and more. Discover who the average golfer in the U.S. is.
There’s a tradition of enjoying lunch with your fellow golfers out-of-doors in the most enjoyable of golfing conditions. Maybe an Arnold Palmer is your beverage of choice before starting a game, or perhaps an ice cold beer is the perfect end to your 18 holes.
Hanging in the outdoors
On a daily basis, we are bombarded with tips about how to make our swings better, what to do to cinch the putt, and what not to do so we don't make the dreaded shank shot. Yet there are plenty of faux pas that golfers do while out on the course even before they take the iron out of their golf bags. Here are some simple things we might do that we later regret as we are leaving the golf course.
You are sitting at a table with your coworkers, talking about all the outdoor adventures people plan to do during their vacations. While there is talk about hiking, bike riding and mountain climbing at unique places, you are quick to share your plans about going a few rounds at the local golf course. Your coworkers may look at you strangely as they ask what is so unique about golf. You laugh and say it is the course you play, leaving them stumped.