Many golf enthusiasts spend a lot of their hard earned money on golfing equipment and apparel but sadly at the expense of proper instruction. Most of them have been led to believe that proper instruction is not worth any cash, time, and effort. After all, there is golf on TV which you can watch, and your friends can give you a tip or two while chatting or when on the golf course. Sadly, this is a very mistaken and short-sighted perception because when you win one golf round bed, you can be able to cater for all the missed instructions and lessons.
There is an overabundance of golfing accessories such as videos and books, and it is still very possible to learn to golf on the golf channel, and on TV. Most golfers have embraced this bad habit of learning golf from instructional aides. This, however, is a reflection of how golfers yearn for this game, especially during the cold winter season. Also, it is a reflection of just how prevalent this bad habit of learning golf has become and the worst thing is that once this habit is mastered, like any other bad habit like smoking alcoholism, it is very hard to kick the habit.
However, in golf, you can only go as far as teaching yourself the skills from a golfing book or tutorial. It is more like someone trying to master public speaking skills by watching their presentations on a video camera. Evaluating yourself, particularly with golfers, is one of the toughest things to do even more so when you have to combine your ego and frustration of learning golf.
You can learn golf by watching your friends play, or them teaching you, nothing is wrong with this because many people start this way anyway. Certainly, if no one was there to show some golfers the basics, few would ever be able to pick and master the sport. Sadly, unless your friend trainer is a professional golfer, you can end up mastering everything but their poor golf swing habits which needless to mention limits their golfing experience. Additionally, your friend may not be the most patient teacher in the world or may lack the vital teaching skills required to teach this game.
The saddest part about learning golf is that if you don’t learn correctly from the start from a pro golfer or an actual golf instructor, you will forever be struggling with poor golf habits which you will rapidly have been mastered and which you will find very hard to unlearn. If you continue in golfing, there will come a time when you will be forced to pay for real lessons to help get rid of these bad golfing habits. It is therefore only logical to learn properly from the start. This way, you will experience fewer frustrations on your way up the golfing field and more enjoyment on the course.
This is also a financially viable option because as is with anything else today, it is quite expensive to fix a problem than it is to prevent its occurrence in the first instance. Additionally, your golfing game and reputation will be great from the beginning much less putting your ego to test and frustrating you all the more. With prior training you will have a greater experience on the golf course, you will feel more confident when taking a round of golf with your golf buddies, you will be at ease when on the links and more importantly, you will enjoy your time on the course and have better memories to last you a lifetime.