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Common Mistakes in Golf… And How to Avoid Them

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Whether you are a beginner golfer or have played for years, it is natural for people to falter from time to time. Here are some of the most common mistakes in golf and how you can avoid them the next time you play!

1. Using the Wrong Golf Clubs

Most people will make the mistake of using random golf clubs when playing on a course or practicing at a driving range. But they’re all the same right? No! Using the wrong golf clubs could seriously impact how you perform. To help with this, it is important that you get fitted for a set that complements your swing and stature. Make sure to visit a golf shop or your local driving range and arrange a fitting as soon as you can. As a beginner, it can also be hard to know which club is best for what circumstance. It is always good to research this to make sure you find the best clubs and understand their uses before you starting playing.

2. Swinging too Hard

Swinging your golf club harder doesn’t always mean that the ball will travel further. It is important to combine a range of techniques in order to perfect your swing throughout the game. By focusing on the angle, tempo, rhythm and various other methods, you will easily be able to succeed in a high-quality shot!

3. Playing from the Incorrect Tees

Whether you choose a forward or championship tee, selecting the correct one to play off will also help to determine how well you perform at the beginning and throughout the course.

4. Poor Practice

Making the most of visiting your local driving range, practicing a variety of shots and aiming at targets is just as important as playing on a course. By dedicating time throughout the week to do this, you will be able to see a great improvement in your form.

At Golf Catcher, we have a range of facilities from driving ranges and golf lessons to indoor simulator bays. Because of this, you can get the most out of your training and really excel in becoming the best golfer possible!

5. Failing to Attend Lessons

In order to truly benefit and improve your performance, we recommend attending lessons with a qualified PGA professional. From beginner to intermediate, these lessons are moulded to your skillset and can help you to further enhance your ability on the course!

6. Lacking Basic Etiquette

Form yelling ‘fore’ when someone is potentially in danger, to following the path along the course, it is extremely important even as a beginner, to understand and follow the set of rules that come with playing golf. To find out more on this, check out our guide introducing the basic rules for good golf etiquette.