Get Into Golf
Step 1: Let’s Get Ready for Golf!
The goal for the Get Ready step in your golf journey is to learn the very basics of the game to give you the confidence to go to a golf course or call the golf/pro shop.
Learning to Speak Golf
Let’s start our journey with some key golf terms – Click here for key terms and photos
Questions to ask the Golf Shop
- Do you have lesson programs or beginner clinics for women?
- Are these individual or group lessons? (Group lessons can be a more affordable option to getting started.)
- Inquire about days, times, and cost of individual or group lessons. Ask if they will provide golf clubs for beginners to borrow or if you’ll need to bring your own. (If you use the term “borrow,” this will let you know whether or not there is a fee to use their clubs.)
- What else should I bring to my lesson?
- Can I bring a guest?
- Do you have a dress code? (If they say appropriate golf attire is required, see below for examples of what to wear.)
Each golf course may have their own set of standards, so it’s best to ask what the appropriate attire is when you call the golf shop. Here are some dos and don’ts.
- Typical attire – collared shirts, slacks, dress shorts, golf shoes, tennis shoes, sleeveless shirts for the women as long as there is a collar, ball caps/visors turned the correct way and skorts
- What not to wear – denim of any kind, gym shorts, skorts that are too short, ball caps backwards, tee shirts and tank tops
Your Next Step on the Golf Journey
Once you have gone over the terminology and have your list of questions ready, it’s time to move on to Step 2 – Get Set. The Get Set section will help you start your “golf swinging” journey with lessons from a golf professional at a course in your area, as well as point out some other beginner clinics. We’ll provide you with everything you need in this next section to Start Swinging!