Golf Advice For Beginners

Golf advice for beginners is EVERYWHERE!

Golfers get  "free golf tips" from their friends, family, YouTube, etc.

Golf is a game that takes time to learn and can be quite frustrating, but it doesn't have to be!

Below are some easy ways to be more successful on the course than before, so here is some of our top golf advice for beginners. 

Golf Advice For Beginners - Sarasota - Bradenton - Lakewood Ranch FL

What Is Some Good Golf Advice For Beginners?

Set Your Golfing Goals.

Are your golfing goals just to have fun or are they to be a competitive player?

Even though you may be just looking to have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and/or simply spend some time with friends or family. you still want to play well.

With this being said, it is very important to properly set your expectations properly.

An example that I often use would be... what if you did not play guitar?

If I handed you a guitar, how long would it take you to play Stairway To Heaven?

In trying to learn to play the guitar myself, I would bet a lot of money that you could not do it after a single one-hour lesson or even after a single series of lessons.

It takes time.

If you are looking to become a competitive golfer, you will probably want to get into a private lesson series.

This will allow you to work directly with an instructor, attack your main challenges, and allow you to see the fastest results.

Most professionals will have some technology like a Trackman to get a baseline or a starting point for the two of you to create an improvement plan.

In addition, this technology will help track the changes in your swing that are being made over time.

Everyone has different reasons for wanting to play golf.

But what those reasons are, is what you need to focus on as a beginner golfer.

Either way, you need to set your goals and focus on them for the best result.

Get A Series Of Golf Lessons Or Attend An Intro To Golf Clinic

Many beginning golfers use friends or family to learn how to play the game.

Although most of them are well-intended, they do not have the education or experience to know how to properly teach you how to play golf.

Others will run to YouTube and watch a BUNCH of different videos.

The challenge with this is that they are getting conflicting information from various instructors.

This gets them confused and not sure what they are working to improve.

No matter your golfing goals, the best golf advice to get started is to go to an experienced teaching professional and take a series of private golf lessons or attend an Intro To Golf class.

Which type of lessons you decide to take would be determined by your golfing goals and if you are more comfortable in a one-on-one private setting or in a group setting.

What would be considered an experienced teaching professional?

It would be a golf professional that teaches full time or a majority of the time for their job.

Here is how to find the best golf coach near you.

Just as you would not want your taxes done by someone who only practices accounting a few hours a week, you do not want to learn golf from someone who doesn't teach it full time. Would you?

Practice With A Purpose

If you go to any busy practice range, you will see golfers who think that they are working hard.

In fact, they are only creating motion.

What do I mean by that?

These players are making a lot of swings but... they are not getting any references.

They swing and swing and swing but after an hour, they do not know what they are doing the same thing or something different at the end of their practice.

For example, I will take a student and draw a line on the ground using two tees.

I will then ask them to make contact with the ground behind the invisible line, on the invisible line, and on the target side of the invisible line.

They usually look at me like I am crazy as that seems to be easy... until they try and do it and realize this is a skill that they need to develop. 

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Joseph Jusko
Joseph Jusko
December 10, 2021.
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Before taking lessons from Brad I had a tough time breaking 100 even though I was a 15 handicap two years earlier. I was so frustrated with my game that I almost gave up golf altogether. After just four lessons (and lots of practice) I am striking the ball better than in my entire life!! His calm, measured approach was a perfect match to my personality. There was no magic formula but rather a return to the fundamentals of a solid golf swing which I am building day by day. Golf is fun again! I look forward to continuing my lessons with Brad and becoming the golfer I always dreamed of being.
Michael Gonzales
Michael Gonzales
December 1, 2021.
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I have been playing golf for a long time and decided to take a few lessons with Brad. I had not been hitting the ball that well and after just the first lesson with Brad I saw improvement. I played a few days following the first lesson and hit my drives better than I had been for several years. Brad has a way of fine tuning simple things that bring improvement. He is very good at making the adjustments simple and with practice, repeatable. Looking forward to several mor sessions with Brad. Thanks Brad!!!!
Robert Johnson Jr
Robert Johnson Jr
November 27, 2021.
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I started taking lessons from Brad back in April. My game was so so. Middle 80s most of the time. After 3 lessons and a lot of time practicing my game is now 78-80. He showed me how to improve my golf swing with confidence!! I would highly recommend Brad for future reference!! Thank you Brad!! Bob "bobbyj" Johnson
Juliana Lima
Juliana Lima
November 22, 2021.
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My first experience with Brad was when I signed up for his golf lessons offered through the Suncoast Technical College. I was impressed with his knowledge and excellent teaching skills. After finishing my group lessons I was able to start playing. He helped immensely. I then attended few of his clinics and signed up for private lessons. What a huge difference it made! He helped with some adjustments that improved my overall distance. The biggest difference was the improvement I saw with my drive. I had better distance and accuracy which in turn helped me with my confidence. If you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, I highly recommend Brad.
Barbara Beam
Barbara Beam
November 14, 2021.
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I recently had a lesson with Brad and it was time well spent. It was also obvious that he not only knows a lot about golf, he knows just as much about teaching golf. That to me, is of paramount importance if I'm the student! He gave me different ways to practice the skills we worked on and didn't overwhelm me with too many things to remember. Brad is also a really nice guy. I had never met him and was a bit nervous at first. He was kind, encouraging, and quickly made me feel more comfortable. I highly recommend him and won't be taking lessons from anyone else.
Bluewater Gear
Bluewater Gear
November 9, 2021.
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I have seen Brad only a few times thus far, and already, he has helped me cut a ton of strokes from my golf game. And just last week, I shot my best round to date. I highly recommend seeing Brad if you wish to improve your golf game.
Justin Phillips
Justin Phillips
November 6, 2021.
Verified
If you want to play better golf, go see Brad! Before taking lessons from him, I truly did not understand my swing and specifically what to do when it was off. Last week, I started a round well enough but and at the ninth and tenth hole, I lost my swing. Instead of getting frustrated, I was able to refocus on Brad's had been teaching me and turned my round around and finished strong. Even the guys I was playing with noticed the difference. I have seen great improvement and more enjoyment in my game thanks to Brad. He is a great teacher and coach!
Erik Smith
Erik Smith
November 5, 2021.
Verified
I attended Brad’s putting clinic and thoroughly enjoyed it! He was very detailed and concise with his directions and made it easy to understand the drills we were working on. Each drill tested different aspects of the putting stroke that has helped me shave strokes off my game! Brad was great to be around and extremely helpful!
Dan Woldhuis
Dan Woldhuis
October 25, 2021.
Verified
Brad is an excellent golf instructor, he helped me understand the basic concepts of the golf swing. Brad gave me drills that I can go back to when my old habits start creeping back into my golf swing. Easy to talk to and made practice enjoyable
Alan Funk
Alan Funk
October 15, 2021.
Verified
Brad offered very constructive and useful suggestions in a really concise, simple manner. He was helpful and on point with what I needed to do to hit my driver better.

Brad Myers, PGA


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Summary

Being transparent... Golf is hard.

It takes time to learn and to feel comfortable with what you are doing.

The golf advice for beginners includes setting your goals, finding golf instruction from an experienced teaching professional, and practicing with a purpose.

To enjoy the game, understanding and implementing the above ideas will make golf a lot of fun for you!

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