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Have you ever taken some time to ask yourself what really makes Portugal the ultimate golf destination for a lot of enthusiasts?

Golf Basics Which You Should Know To Start Playing

To those that have not played golf it may seem fairly simple to hit a little white ball. They might be surprising to know how many ‘air shots’ golfers play when they first start to play. They lift their heads without realising it before they have brought their club down to the ball. Gradually air shots are completely eliminated but it does illustrate that the game is not as straightforward as they might think; and that does not even talk about hitting the ball in the right direction.

It’s a great game and certainly worth getting to the point of being able to get around an 18 hole course without losing too many balls in the rough or in water.

When you are just starting it does not make sense to spend a large amount of money. You may decide the game is not for you so why would you buy expensive clubs. Even when you decide to buy you can play the game with only a half set. Indeed why not start at a driving range where you can probably hire clubs and hit a couple of buckets of balls?

As a beginner you should think about a few things if you want to make golf your new hobby:

  • It’s difficult to resist the temptation to go on to a course almost immediately. If you do it should certainly be when the course is very quiet so that you do not hold up play with other golfers; all that will do is build up your frustration and theirs.

  • Getting lessons is very important. Local professionals may not be tournament winners but they will have studied the game, its basics and how they can be passed on to golfers of all abilities, not just beginners. Lessons will always be money well spent and that can apply even when you play regularly; faults can creep into your grip, stance and swing that you may not realise.

  • Listen to comments on your game from friends though few will have the trained eye of a professional teacher. If you think a comment is a good idea, ask the local professional what he thinks during your lesson. As you get more involved in the game you may see videos or hear TV commentators make observations about swing or routine. Every little helps!

  • Learn the rules and the etiquette of the game. Most rules are logical and although do don’t need every last detail you must know the common rules that will apply during most rounds.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.

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