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  1. #1
    Tour Rookie Wolfman's Avatar
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    Dec 2011

    Basic skills to play golf

    Here is a short summary of some of the skills to play golf

    When you look at the list its amazing anybody new achieves any of it

    1. Play the ball mainly straight

    2. Play the ball to a desired distance

    3. Play the ball from varying lies and conditions

    4. Play pitch shots accurate enough to hit the green

    5. Play chip shots

    6. Play bunker shots

    7. Putt

    8. Play the course with sensible shots well thought out and within your skill set

    9. know most of the basic rules / course etiquette, pitch mark repairs, divot replacement

    10. know how to score

    No wonder golf is the most frustrating game as some many parts to get right to score well

    Makes you think doesnt it !

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    Re: Basic skills to play golf

    if that's all there is I wonder why it's so difficult.......
    some metal woods,
    any old irons,
    Pick up balls....


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    Tour Rookie Wolfman's Avatar
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    Re: Basic skills to play golf

    And with the exception of a few you cannot play the game well if you fail at any of them !

    Its a bit like a chain each link ( skill ) is as important to the next one and any part can let you down

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    Re: Basic skills to play golf

    Actually to just PLAY golf all you need is the ability to generate clubhead speed somehow. The object of the game is to get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible, doesnt matter if you take 4 or 14, its all golf.

    Of those you listed only 9 and 10 are important
    Playing at Cambridge Lakes, practicing my short game with my V-Easy. Handicap: 12)

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    Hall of Famer HomerJSimpson's Avatar
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    Re: Basic skills to play golf

    It is all about building brick by brick. Get the foundations solid, and you can then build from there
    Happy Golfing

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