Golf Beginners; The Long Game

Golf photoThe long game refers to your drives (shots off the

tee) and fairway shots; everything short of the shots

you make to get onto the green.


Each hole has a different difficulty level, different

par and distinctive hazards, so instructing you to use

your Driver on every tee would be blatantly wrong.


This is something you will learn over time as you

learn the various shots you make according to the

club, the placement of the ball and your personal



Generally speaking, the lower the club number, the

longer and lower your ball will go. A 4-iron shot will

travel long and low and will most likely roll, whereas

a 9-iron shot will have much more loft and go less

distance both in the air and on the ground.


The professionals on television make it look so easy;

they consistently hit the ball long and straight and

never miss-hit the ball making it dribble ten feet, or

completely miss the ball.


Driving is very important to the game, and many hours

spent at the driving range will help improve your

distance. Experiment with the same club to see what

works for you if you move the ball forward or backward

in your stance. Take a lesson, if possible, and learn

the proper swing from the beginning.


Mastering the long game helps you get to the green in

fewer strokes, keeping your score and frustration

level down. Remember that it takes a long time to

learn consistency and remember to have fun!

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