Golf is a beautiful sport that gets you up and moving but doesn’t leave you feeling exhausted or overworked. It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and activity, plus you can get a group of friends together and enjoy an afternoon out on the course.

Golf Basics

If you're preparing for your first round of golf and still don't know what to expect, here's a quick rundown of the most important things you need to know about golf. To know more about golf tips, you can also visit this site golffanatics.com/daily-tips/.

A full round of golf has 18 holes. The goal is to get the ball into the hole with as few strokes as possible. This means the lower your score, the better you will do. There are different rackets designed for different strokes.

Posture

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and slightly outward. Bend your knees slightly (enough to know that the knees are not locked). Lean forward toward the ball at your thigh without twisting your spine. Your neck and spine should be perfectly straight. Your eyes should be on the ball.

Coupling

Start by holding the top of the iron with your left hand. Reach out with your right hand to hold the iron under your left hand. Their palms facing each other. If you're left-handed, flip this guide (turn all the guides in this article left and right). The head of the club (the part that hits the ball) must be directly behind the ball.

Rise

Complete the climb with the clubhead. It should be slightly in front of your arm when you first bend your wrist, bend your right elbow, bend your hips and lift the racket up toward the sky. Don't turn it so it's facing behind you. Use slow, controlled movements.

Downtrend

As you lower, your hands should guide the head of the club. That means the head of the racket should always be directly behind your hand as you pull it down and toward the ball.