There are strict regulations regarding the status of amateur golfers. Anybody who has ever received money for giving instructions is not an amateur golf player.
Golf equipment consists of clubs, which are used to hit the golf game. Long clubs are meant to propel the ball a great distance while short clubs are for a shorter distance. Woods are slightly shorter clubs, used for long distance fairway shots. Irons are even shorter and utilized for a wide variety of shots. Lastly, putters are used to roll the ball across the green into the cup.
Before and during the golf game, some habits can help improve the player’s game and position him for a win. First of all, as it is with all games, warming up is compulsory. There are pre-round stretches that the player can do before playing. In an optimum golf warm up routine, stretching follows a quick aerobic ‘sweat breaker’ and precedes progressive swinging (making practice or driving range swings with shorter clubs first, working your way up to woods.) A head to toe approach to stretching provides a way for the player to remember to include all the major muscles in sequence. Hold each stretch for fifteen to twenty seconds. Stretching beyond the point of pain and bouncing should be avoided. One side of the body should be stretched and then the other. These stretches should be repeated three to four times for each side.
The grip is the foundation of a good game and developing the right grip is critical to success in hitting the ball further and straighter. The most common types of grips are the interlocking grip where the index finger of the left hand and the little finger of the right hand combine and interlock. Commonly used by people with thick or shorter hands, the interlocking grip is the best option for most people, and it can help to create proper leverage for maximum power. There is also the overlapping grip which involves having the little finger of the right hand sit on top of the index finger of the left hand. This grip is often used by male golfers because it requires strong wrists and forearms. In the baseball grip, which is usually the default grip for most beginners or golfers with weaker arm and wrist strength, the index finger of the left hand and the little finger of the right hand do not overlap but do make contact with each other. This grip should not be used as often as it does not work as well as the interlocking and overlapping grips.
The above are among the most valuable lessons for golf to keep in consideration in the world of golf.