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Golf tips and tricks that will be useful for women

Learning how to play golf can be quite exhausting. There are so many rules and lessons you need to learn. I think that is farther exacerbated when you’re a woman. Most golfers are men, and by default, most tutorials or articles online apply to them, not women. That can make your life as a golfer quite difficult if you’re a lady and like to learn on your own. Of course, there are always teachers that you can turn to, but some people like to gain knowledge by themselves. Not only that, but there are many more problems that women golfers have to deal with when they’re trying to get into golf. If you’re a woman and have tried to get started with this sport, you are probably aware of all the obstacles that stand in our way. I certainly am, and that’s why i decided to write this tutorial. I want to make things simpler for women golfers.

When learning to play golf, first and most important thing you must learn is proper grip technique. Without it, you’ll be unable to properly hold a golf club and even worse, you won’t be able to swing it as you should. Petite size of most women, as compared to males, also means that any errors we make during the swing is largely exacerbated. That’s why i think that all golfers and women especially, should have good knowledge of basic golf moves. By that, i mean : how to stand, how to swing a golf club, and so on. There are lots of ways to learn these things, two of the most obvious and effective being : by practice and by taking golf lessons. I personally improved my golfing skills by combination of these two, and can attest to effectiveness of this approach. Golf lessons are not that expensive, and they can be made even cheaper by looking for discount offers on deal websites like Groupon.

One more thing that you’ll need help to improve is your stance. When it comes to swinging a golf club, having proper posture is extremely important. Design of golf club itself is also important, but it’s importance is secondary. To find good golf clubs for women, read this article  about women’s golf clubs on GolfClubsGuru.  Without having good posture, your shots will be inconsistent and results will leave much to be desired. When it comes to posture, most common advice is to stand straight and not curve your back. That is wrong, because the optimal stance of a golfer depends on said golfer’s physical condition. Once you figure out your stance though, every other part of your golf game might fall into place. Once again, golf lessons can be very helpful to get basic understanding of what you need to do, but practice is actually what perfects this skill. I’ve been playing golf for few years now, and i’m proud to say that my posture is much better than what it was when i had just started.

Buying golf club sets vs individual clubs

A lot of beginners ask me, whether they should get entire set of clubs, like the ones sold by Callaway, Wilson and other brands, or should they just buy different types of clubs separately to make up a set. Answer to that question is always nuanced and never short, so in order to save time, i decided to write this blog post to answer it instead.

Basically, the answer to this question comes down to what your priorities are as a golfer. If you’re a beginner, but the sort of guy who likes to do proper research and isn’t afraid of spending hours on Google reading about golf clubs, then i believe buying golf clubs one by one might be a good choice for you. I usually don’t recommend that route to most people, because they don’t have the nerves necessary to pull off that kind of research. They often get lazy, don’t pay attention and end up getting golf club set that is all over the place. If you think there’s the slightest chance that you’ll go down this road as well, go for the other option instead. If you are a senior looking for good clubs, this guide might be good place to start your research.

Buying entire set of clubs is usually the better option for most people. Especially if you’re average golfer. By that i mean, golfer of average height and one who has average physical characteristics. Entire sets of clubs also tend to be cheaper than set consisting of your favorite golf clubs from different brands. Manufacturers are usually eager to sell as much clubs as they can, so they price club sets very reasonably to encourage people to buy them. One of the best example of this is Callaway Strata Ultimate set. It includes great driver, irons and other types of clubs, and costs just around three hundred dollars. It’s very popular set and for a good reason. I guess it’s popularity makes it worthwhile for Callaway to make them. So, basically, the reason for why club sets are much simpler to buy is this : when buying entire set of clubs, all the choices are made for you and all the risks are eliminated. All of this without you having to do anything.

One thing to do, if you want to customize your golf club set but don’t have the money for it, is to look out for deals on used golf clubs. Sometimes, you’ll find amazing deal on barely used golf club, if you look for them well enough on craigslist. I mostly browse that website, but there are other used golf club sellers too. Local garage sales and retail stores might be worth checking out, but i doubt they’d have any interesting golf clubs to sell. I think internet is the best place to look for used golf club bargains.