My First Golf Lesson [PHOTOS + VIDEO]
For a few months I have been wanting to learn to play golf. My boyfriend and my dad both play, so I've been around it, but never played or taken a lesson.
So, Sunday afternoon I joined a couple of friends for our first golf lesson. Only one of us had really played before, and I was definitely a novice having only attempted Top Golf once, and chipped at the PGA Superstore last month.
Our instructor drove us out to the backside of the driving range, and dropped several bags of practice balls on the ground. The first thing he showed us was how to grip the club.
As Boyfriend is an experience golfer, he had already insisted that I learn how to use the 'interlock' grip and showed me how to hold the club. As uncomfortable as it was, due to my many years of playing softball and gripping a bat, I made an effort to it his way.
He explained to me that if I can keep my grip consistent I will hit straighter. After we learned how to grip the club, our instructor showed us how to line up on the ball.
Luckily each of us had softball experience, so we knew to line up with our feet parallel instinctively. None of us were afraid to swing at the ball with some force, either. He set all three of us up along a line and had us hit with irons first.
Straight shots were rare, but at least were getting the idea of the motion down. I had no idea there were so many things that could wrong with a single swing. I think he might have told me to use my shoulders twenty-five times. I have a tendency to use my arms too much. We had a lot of fun, despite the heat, and two hours later we were asking when we could come back.
Hopefully next time I'll get video of my terrible golf swing, so we can check for improvements. In the meantime, here is what it should look like.