Golf Driving Tips
and Etiquette for Beginners
Going to a driving range takes the pressure off of you to hit the perfect shot with your golf buddies. A golf driving range allows you to practice your golf swing before actually playing a game. If you feel you need to practice your golf swing check out these golf driving tips and etiquette for beginners.
Tip 1: Hitting the Golf Ball
You don’t have to impress anyone with the speed of your golf swing, how far you hit it, or even who can go through their bucket of golf balls the quickest. Take it easy, and take your time. Instead of hitting the ball with 100% effort, lower it to 75% and focus on hitting down on the golf ball, and not hitting the ground.
Practice using a pitching wedge or a 7 iron since these are the most common clubs you’ll use once you start playing on the golf course. As you progress on the driving range start adding in the other golf clubs from your bag. If there’s one thing you take away from this tip, DO NOT RUSH. You can take your time in between shots to regroup and let go of any possible frustrations that arise.
Try out this awesome golf driving tip!
Tip 2: Pre-Shot Routine
Creating a pre-shot routine is essential to get you into the mindset of hitting a superb shot.
A pre-shot routine is what you do before you hit the golf ball. You should repeat your unique pre-shot routine before every shot you take. Don’t worry about getting it “right”, just pick a pre-shot routine that is unique to you. As long as it makes you feel comfortable, centered, and isn’t too long (15-20 seconds) then you’ve done it right. Here is a step-by-step example of a pre-shot ritual:
-Swing two times to get a feel of the club and how hard you want to hit
-Picture the golf ball going exactly where you want it
-Approach the ball, stretch your neck, then hit the ball
This is just one example of what you can do for a pre-shot ritual. Make it unique to you.
Tip 3: Driving Range Etiquette
Just as you should have proper golfing etiquette on a golf course, the same is for the driving range.
Here’s what not to do:
-Aim your golf ball at workers. It is not funny to hit the workers while they are out on the driving range picking up golf balls… just don’t do it.
-Rush through your golf ball bucket. It’s not a race. Take your time so that you get the most out of your practice shots on the driving range.
-Keep your station clean. It isn’t proper etiquette to take up multiple stations, so keep your materials within your station boundaries.
-Instead of placing your golf bag in an empty bay and then purchasing your golf balls, purchase the golf balls first, then go to an available bay.
-Be considerate of golfers who are waiting for their turn. Try not to be leisurely in the bay by taking long phone calls, being loud, or having an inconsistent pace. The driving range is shared, so be considerate.
We hope these golf driving tips and etiquette for beginners will help you on your golf journey! Check out our other blog posts on golfing!