Beginners & High Handicappers Guide – Golf Sidekick

Welcome to the Beginners Lair

Whether you're a newbie or have been playing a few months, you'll find the help you need here.

The guides below will give you most of what you need to get started playing golf from the rules to equipment to how to think like a golfer.

Enjoy and remember, I am just an email away! 

The Basics of Golf
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All the slang and technical lingo used on the golf course

As a new player, there are just a few essential rules to know

How to behave on the course to be invited back again!

Simple, easy to follow dress code for men


Golf Gear & Equipment

The very basics of what you need to enjoy your new hobby. You can start small and you can start big. In this guide I run through what you need and what is easier to hit so you can enjoy the game from day one. 

You can start off with a prepackaged set of varying quality or start off with your own DIY bag. I explain what to avoid and what to look for, in this guide. 

These are the easiest to hit drivers for you as a newer golfer, looking for distance and want to hit that fun stick.

Easy to hit clubs to get you off the tee, and off the fairway a little bit longer

No more 3 putts! no more 4 putts! These putters are the best for you to start enjoying the greens more than ever. 

Honestly,, if you're a beginner, you want to avoid these. if you start to hit the ball well, and struggle with woods, these can help.

You can go with an older model, a cheaper model or a 2nd hand model. All are very valid paths and you can get a steal these days with the amount of equipment being released non stop.

If you're a beginner, you want to use second hand balls and even as you get better, you'll still use them. If you're a high handicapper, you want to check out this guide. As a beginner, use the cheapest golf balls that you don't mind losing. Cos you'll lose a ton!

These are great clubs to start using from the tee to be able to get in play. These are the easiest ones to get into.

These clubs will help you out of the sand first time. You don't need special techniques to use them, but I also included some guidelines on how to use normal wedges to get out of the bunkers too.

Play recycled balls but be sure to know the difference so you don't get scammed. 


Improving at Golf

Lots of golfers just bash balls without thinking. Don't be like that - here's a guide to maximize your time on the range.

My foolproof way of getting out of bunkers in one shot. It takes some practice, but you'll get it soon enough.

I am 100% certain you'll be making more putts and making less 3 putts after reading this.