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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Gregg Kinney
Gregg Kinney
I recently had the privilege of receiving golf instruction from Brad after years of inconsistent golf play. His ability to break down complex concepts into simple, digestible instructions is a testament to his skills as a golf instructor. Brad creates a relaxed and positive learning environment, making it easy to ask questions and seek clarification. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, Brad has the ability to identify and correct the subtle flaws in your technique, leading to improvements in your overall game. He is professional, courteous and a true asset to anyone seeking to enhance their golfing skills. Thanks to Brad, my golf game is much more enjoyable!
Kevin Tokarczyk
Kevin Tokarczyk
I am a new golfer and just started playing 2 years ago with my roommates in college. Now that I have graduated, I’ve wanted to play the game more seriously and started taking lessons 3 months ago. I have had multiple instructors with little improvement. Brad was the first instructor that was able to break down my swing in the simplest way and gave me a better understanding of how my body is supposed to move through my swing. Brad is articulate and concise which is great for me as a beginner golfer because he is able to efficiently communicate without confusion or over-explanation. I have seen more improvement from my one session with him than I have with any other instructor. 1 week on from my lesson with him I am making much better contact with the ball and my swing is smoother and straighter. Thank you Brad, I look forward to taking another lesson from you!
Jeff Haag
Jeff Haag
Brad is one of the best golf instructors I’ve had. He’s very patient, and worked with my swing. It was horrible in the beginning. He broke it down and explained, in small steps, how to improve it. I was never overwhelmed. He gave me drills to do, and I followed his instructions. After 8 lessons, my game has improved immensely. Brad met me at a club fitter, which was helpful. I plan to take more lessons as soon as my rotator cuff is healed! (Not from golf)
john jones
john jones
WOW, what a great training experience. Brad is patient, knowledgeable and a great instructor. He is able to feed information in small increments and it makes it so much easier to learn. I am looking forward to more lessons on the future.
Benjamin Grais
Benjamin Grais
I am new to the area so I was looking for a golf coach who could help me improve my game. I have played golf for 35 years but as I have aged, I needed to adjust my swing with golf lessons and expert instruction. I found Brad's website with a plethora of options including private and group lessons. In the last 3 weeks with Brad's coaching, I have enrolled in both private and group instruction with substantial Improvement. Besides being an amazing coach, Brad has exceptional interpersonal skills. He is authentic and truly wants to learn about you and your golf game. He has the latest technology and is able to explain the results which translates to a better golf game. Thank you Brad! I appreciate all of your help, patience, and guidance.
Bob Hansbrough
Bob Hansbrough
I started taking lessons in July 2022 and my goal was to regain my swing that I had lost due to lack of play for 10 years. I was shooting 100-105. My goal was to regain my tempo and break 90 by 1/1/23. That goal was shattered in just 90 days. I’m now scoring in the mid 80’s consistently and I’ve shot 79 once. Brad has been there every step of the way. He breaks the swing down in bite size pieces. I improve after each lesson and he’s there for his students daily. He even helped me get fit with a custom driver just a few weeks ago at Club Champion. He’s the real deal if you want to improve your game. Thanks Brad
James Suren
James Suren
Brad is a great Golf Instructor. He is good at asking questions to help you learn rather than just giving you the answer right away. Helped me fix my swing and find consistency. Responds to texts when I have questions during practice to keep me moving in the right direction. Highly recommend.
Jr Yang
Jr Yang
After so much frustration hacking away at balls on the range - it was a relief to finally have fun. I improved more in my one hour with Brad than I have in the past two months getting back into the game. His style is personable and relaxed, and he is a very effective communicator explaining concepts and correct feels. I finally feel confident standing over a golf ball again, and look forward to my next lesson with Brad. Roll Tide!
Sam Stebbins
Sam Stebbins
Really personable, easy to get a long with, and great applicable knowledge. I was a little anxious because I have a non traditional swing, but I was at ease with Brad immediately. He didn’t try and change my swing, rather he showed me where I could improve using my normal swing. I highly recommend Brad to anyone looking to improve their game.
Michael S
Michael S
Brad is an extremely knowledgeable and patient instructor. He explains things in an easy to follow manner. I highly recommend.

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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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