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A guide to Golf Equipment from Falcon Golf.




Golf is a great game: sometimes rewarding, often frustrating but highly addictive. Getting
started in it is actually not so difficult with the right golf equipment, and hopefully this article
can help you avoid some of the pitfalls and point you in the direction of a lifetime of fun (and

The very first steps.

The biggest mistake by people wanting to start in golf is to rush out and buy a brand new set of
shiny and expensive golf equipment While they are nice to look at you should keep in mind that
today's golf equipment comes in great varieties to cater for different golfing types and abilities.
Since you're just starting out you do not know which set of golf equipment fits you best.

Just imagine the envious looks you get at the driving range when you come with your £2000 worth
of golf equipment, and the subsequent laughter when you try and just 'hack away' - not worth
the embarrassment! Once you spend a few hundred or even thousand £ on your golf equipment
that doesn't suit your style you're stuck with it or you have to sell it to somebody else at a loss.

If you feel you want your own golf equipment get a half golf set. This generally comprises five
golf irons and perhaps two golf woods and a golf putter. Usually the golf irons are the odd
numbers 3,5,7,9 and wedge. These golf clubs are more than enough to get you started
alternatively: most Golf Driving Ranges will have golf equipment for hire, so you can try out a
few different sets of golf equipment. You can also borrow one or two golf clubs from a friend.
The shortest golf iron (nine iron) or a wedge are the best golf equipment to start, practicing
with it will give you the feeling of hitting the golf ball in the air and should be fairly straight

Most Golf Equipment Pro shops and golf driving ranges sell second golf equipment. They will
also be able to offer you advice and let you try some golf equipment out. Alternatively, nearly
all golf driving ranges will have golf equipment for hire if you want to have a go without
committing to a golf set until you get the hang of it. Or ask other people at the golf driving
range, you will soon find out that many have another set of golf equipment at home because
they made the exact same mistakes I mentioned above. Make sure you try before you buy, if
they fit (and only if they fit!) you can often get them for a steal. Or try advertising in some
classified sites for second hand golf equipment.  

As hard as it will be to contain yourself, don't even contemplate going anywhere near a golf
course. Golf is technically quite demanding, and without at least some basic training you'll end
up with a lot of frustration. You've seen the top players on TV loosing their cool in frustration,
imagine how you will feel if not even a single golf shot goes where you want it to.
As a beginner at the great game of golf, start off at a golf driving range with a trial set of golf
equipment, take at least four or five lessons, learn the fundamentals, progress to a 9 hole golf
course and eventually venture out into the great unknown of an 18 hole golf course. Believe me,
it will be a lot more fun for you and those around you if you follow this path.

You will meet plenty of people at the golf driving range who will teach you the 'innermost
secrets' of golf. Fact is that most of them have started playing golf not long before you. So the
answer to the above question is: go to a Golf Professional. As you have seen on TV, even the
world's top golf players have a coach. Tiger Woods, probably the best golfer the world, still
takes lessons. Certified Golf Professionals are the only people qualified to teach you how to play
the game of golf. Lessons from a Golf Pro will cost you money but will be the best investment
you'll ever make.

Taking the advise from the 'know-it-all' people at the range will likely screw-
up your golf game at the very early stage, and it will take a long time to correct the faults later.
The two places to get golf lessons are at golf driving ranges and golf clubs. You don't have to be
a member of a golf club to get a lesson from the Golf Pro. You bring in money, so they will be
glad to help.

The usual cost is about £25-40 per 45 min, but you will get reductions for a block
booking. If you are a bit on the budget see if they do group bookings, those are also cheaper
than individual lessons. Support your lessons by watching some instructional golf video or CD.


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