As you get started in the game of golf, spend some time on the basics for a strong foundation you can build on. Investing in the right clubs and practicing your grip on them will make it much easier to perfect your swing. Use the guide below to position yourself for success on the golf course.
How to Select the Clubs
Start by borrowing, renting, or buying used clubs to get a feel for which brands and styles you like. To begin with, a full set of clubs should include a driver, putter, 3- and 5-wood, pitching wedge, and a full set of irons—3 through 9. Clubs with steel shafts tend to be best for beginners due to their durability, but you should wait to upgrade to graphite until you’ve improved your game, as they tend to cost more. As you continue to get better with practice, add specialty clubs to your collection, such as a sand wedge, a 60-degree lob wedge, or a hybrid between an iron and wood.
How to Perfect Your Grip
Before you even start swinging the new clubs, focus on your grip. Look closely at how you grip the club; your dominant hand should fit snugly over the thumb of the other hand with no space in between. Your top pinkie finger should always be applying pressure on your other hand—rather than just resting on top of it. You can then hit the driving range to get a feel for how the new clubs swing and work with the ball. Pay attention to the ball’s flight. Move your hands further down the grip if it flies too high, and move them further up if the flight is too low.
When you’re ready to put your skills to the test, Coulee Golf Bowl has the recreational facility for a memorable day in Onalaska. WI. Break in your new golf clubs on their premier nine-hole course. You can make a day out of the trip by taking the family bowling and enjoying a mouthwatering meal at their restaurant. Schedule a tee time online, or call (608) 781-1111 to speak with a friendly team member.