A big mistake beginners make is sacrificing strategy for power. Forget about being greedy in getting distance as a beginner. You are not Tiger Woods or Ernie Els so just play the game with normal golf swings keeping to the middle of the fairway and you will greatly improve your golf scores very quickly. Don’t gamble! Just play the game.
Let’s take an example – Try looking at using golf strategy to your advantage rather than trying to lash the dimples off the ball on the tee. By that I mean that a beginner will thrash a golf ball off the tee hoping to get a 250m driver so that the next shot may be a chip or medium iron into the green.
The reality is that the ball is sliced violently or even missed on some occasions. So the second shot may end up being played from a bad lie in the rough. This makes it a more difficult shot to play with chances of duffing here being extremely high. The ball may even go out of bounds so you could be playing shot number three off the tee. That second tee shot could be very nerve wracking especially if your aim is to bogey the hole. Forget about maximum power and look at what you achieve when you hit the ball normally at the golf range.
If you are hitting a 4 Iron on average 150m and a par 4 is 400m. Playing with a 4 iron you would be at 300m after two shots with a 100m shot into the green. That would leave you with two putts for you to finish the hole and be one over par. This is scoring a bogey on a par 4 without the use of your woods.
Relax and take it easy during your round of golf. It is not the person who hits the ball the furtherest but the one who gets the ball in the hole in the least amount of shots.