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Done, finally: The course is over, the basics learned. And now? There are many ways to start your golf career. But for the most part, it also comes with a cost.
Anyone who has paid close attention to the previous texts on golf equipment, has become somewhat familiar with the types of clubs and their peculiarities, or of course plays golf themselves, will quickly realize: not all types of clubs can have been discussed here yet.
The tee shot is successful, the course has been successfully completed, and so far the result is impressive. But now the ball is on the green and must be sunk. The putter has to be used and with the following strokes the good result can turn into the opposite. Nothing is more annoying than when the "2-putt", i.e. the hole finish with a standard two shots on the green, suddenly becomes a 3- or 4-putt. But there are things you can do to prevent it from happening.
My colleagues grinned at me meaningfully when I came on duty one morning. At first I didn't understand, but the hints soon shed light: After work, they would go out on the course again, play a few holes - and I would be there. Yes, I had agreed and now I couldn't go back.
If you want to achieve the greatest distance in golf, you usually go for the driver. For example, on the tee, when a par 4 or par 5 hole needs to be mastered, the longest of the clubs in the bag is the best choice. The driver has the largest head and the longest shaft of all clubs. Unfortunately, this also makes it the most difficult club to play. That's why beginners in particular avoid this type of wood at the beginning of their golfing career. Often at the beginning there is the statement: First you have to master the irons, then you can play the wood. For many, this leads to a fear of the driver. In the back of their minds, they believe: "I won't hit it right with that anyway." And not infrequently, this results in what is called a "selffulfilling prophecy." It doesn't work. Because - and this quickly becomes clear even to the absolute greenhorn on the course: a good game of golf requires a fair amount of self-awareness.