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Beginner tips to hit under par on the golf courses

The Author: NMBG Staff
Published: January 20th, 2009
Last Updated: October 5th, 2022

Golf is a wonderful game that develops concentration, dedication and determination in its players.  However, many people are not immediately attracted to the game because it can be frustrating as a beginner to play on challenging courses.  There is nothing better then going to a Myrtle Beach golf course and shooting at least par for the experienced golfer.  However, this situation may be quite intimidating for someone who has just settled into the game.  Therefore, what is recommended to the novice player as the ideal golf course to play on before being able to move onto more challenging golf courses?

The most ideal conditions for beginner golf players would be to play on a mock golf course.  Such a course would consist of fewer holes such as between six to nine holes and be shorter in distance.  Fewer holes would be a starting step to spending hours out on the course.  A full eighteen hole round of golf can be quite overwhelming especially as a beginner.  Therefore, a shorter course could be a solution.  You may go out onto a nine hole golf course to become acquainted with the layout of the course and the time that playing nine holes takes.  However, these nine holes may be extremely difficult.  That is why beginner holes are necessary which are shorter in distance.  This will make it possible for the beginner player to reach the green in the same amount of strokes that it would take an experienced golfer to reach the green on an average course.  There are a number of Myrtle Beach golf courses that would fit this bill. Spend some time acquainting yourself with tips and techniques aimed to make the beginning golfer at home on the links. Once you develop this comfortability, we know you will love the game as much as we do.

Considering the complexity of golf and the mental preparation that one needs to play, being rushed on a normal course by advanced players is often unfair.  Therefore, with a course purely dedicated to beginners, one is able to focus on his or her game without the pressure of the players on the previous hole trying to speed along the player’s game.  This may also be a wonderful opportunity for players to learn golf etiquette.  There are numerous traditions and customs that are expected of players while playing on a golf course which beginners may be unaware of.  At a basic player’s golf course, these rules can be read and reviewed.

Although finding such an ideal novice golf course is hard to come by, it does not mean that you cannot prepare yourself before making your way onto any golf course.  Try to play with friends who are experienced golfers who can help you every step of the way until you can find a course which suits your needs better.  Do not think because you are a novice player that you do not deserve to play a full eighteen round of golf with your friends.  Remember, golf is a mental game.  Do not defeat yourself by placing yourself in a purely beginner’s category.  There are plenty of experienced players who are novices. 

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