New to Golf? Welcome!
Whether you are playing golf for the first time or returning once again, you can make golf your sport for a lifetime. Meet new friends while you develop the confidence to play on the golf course, with an understanding of the rules and etiquette. Below are some frequently asked questions about golf.
What to Wear?
The first question I ask when attending an event or party is, "What should I wear?" So, it's no surprise that most women experience some anxiety when putting together their first golf outfit.
Skirts and shorts are great, but keep in mind the length. Fashion trends continue to make skirts shorter, but the acceptable skirt length for most golf courses is that it passes your fingertips when standing up straight. Capris are also a great choice.
Never wear blue jeans. I can assure you that if you show up to a course in jeans, you will be asked to change or buy a new outfit. To steer clear of this situation, wear colored khakis or capris, if there are no other options in your closet.
Wear comfortable shoes. As a beginner, it doesn't matter just yet if you wear golf shoes or tennis shoes - just make sure you can walk for a few hours in them.
Do I need Golf Clubs/Equipment?
No Equipment is needed to start any beginning programs. If your excited spouse or partner hears you are taking up the game, they are SURE to want to go out and get equipment before your first lesson.
It is recommended that you don't go out and purchase clubs before you have a chance to meet with your Golf Professional. We want to make sure that you get clubs that fit you and will help you enjoy the game more. This will save you time and money if you wait till your first lesson!
When you get to the Golf Club.
Most often, when you pull into a golf club, you'll see a sign that says "Bag Drop." If so, drive up to this area, so a staff member can greet you and take your golf bag out of your car. But what if you didn't bring golf equipment with you? No problem! Simply, drive directly to the parking area, and skip the Bag Drop.
Next, look for the Golf Shop or Pro Shop. Don't hesitate to ask one of the staff members where you can check in. You can also watch other folks who are arriving, and follow them into the Golf Shop. Usually, you will stop at the Golf Shop prior to any round of golf or lesson.
During check in, let the attending staff member know that you're there for a golf lesson or other program. They will direct you to the meeting area of the class.
Everyone has a first time at a golf facility, so don't be shy about asking for help or directions. Most golf courses are similar, so it gets less intimidating! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your game of golf.