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Step 3: It’s Time to Play Some Golf!

Once you’ve had some lessons and learned the basics of the golf swing, it’s time to head out and go play an actual golf course. Golf is all about having fun, so you want to make sure your early experiences on the golf course are positive ones.

Below are some tips and suggestions when you’re ready to head out to the golf course for the first time:

  • Start off by playing Par-3 courses. On a par-3 course, all the holes are par 3s — that is, usually less than 200 yards. It’s a great way to give yourself some time to get acclimated to playing a round of golf before taking on a bigger challenge.
  • Play 3-, 6- or 9-holes from the forward tees on a regulation course. All golf courses will have several sets of tees, so choose the set that will make the course shorter (somewhere around 4,000-5,500 yards would be ideal).
  • To find a course to play near where you live or work, use the TGA Member Club Directory.

Beginner Golf Rules: It’s OK

1. To not keep score

2. To tee the ball up wherever you like

3. To forget about a lost ball and just hit a new one

4. To pick up in the middle of a hole and just enjoy the walk

5. To only count swings when a connection is made

6. To share a set of clubs amongst friends

7. To use the same club for the whole round and a putter on the green

Fun and Casual Events

Golf is about creating enjoyable and social experiences for women of all ages to inspire a love of the game. When you feel comfortable enough being on the golf course, the events listed below are a great way to take the next step in your golf journey. These are events where you can play a different course with your friends and meet new people who like to have fun playing golf.

TGA Women’s Events

The events on the annual TGA Women’s Calendar are purposefully designed to accommodate everyone who loves to play. There are a wide variety of tournament formats that appeal to a broad spectrum of players. The TGA takes great pride in organizing these events for all our members and creating an atmosphere of inclusivity. Click on the links below to learn more about each event.

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