Best Golf Drill For Beginners

David Welch
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Golf is a game that’s more mental than it is physical.

Sure, you have to practice hard to get your swing just right, but getting mentally prepared is as important as physical practice.

Below I review a little know drill that has kept my score way down for years.

In fact, I haven’t broken 80 in 2 years despite not playing all that often. But that’s another story for another day.

This golf drill can be applied to any skill, but in my case, I used it when I struggled to keep my emotions and frustration with my game in check when I used to play more frequently.

Click here to learn how to do the best golf drill.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do beginners learn the golf swing?

The first thing that it's useful for a beginner golfer to learn is the golf grip. (We just show a tripod grip here, but you can get extra information about other grips here.)

Hands placed too far away or too close to the ball create problems. Be careful to learn the right golf grip, it's one of the most important things in achieving a good swing, and once you get it, you don't have to think about it anymore.

What is the best golf club to practice with?

Many golfers and beginners would prefer not to invest in a full set (at least at first) but want to get things going with something that’s beginner-friendly. So finding the best golf club to practice with might be an important consideration for you.

Golf clubs you might want to consider are:

It’s a great idea to get some quality soft golf balls for practicing.

How far should a beginner hit a golf ball?

This is really a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer to hit the golf ball very far. If you are a beginner, there is no reason to strive for hitting it very far. It is more important to master the skills that will help you learn how to properly putt a golf ball first. You should wait until you are a more advanced player before you can shoot the ball really far. To be a beginner, the range of approximately 20 yards is enough.

What golf club should a beginner start with?

People who play golf regularly have their favorite golf clubs which they love and use almost exclusively. Some golfers are loyal to a specific brand or style. Since beginners should have a balanced set of clubs, it makes sense to look at a set with a set of woods, irons, wedges, and putters.

In almost every case, beginners should start out with a full set of woods and irons (but no wedges). In other words, a full set with the driver, three to four fairway woods, an iron set with one or two backups, a putter, and a sand iron. “Fairway woods” are the woods used to hit off the fairway. Beginners will typically use fairway woods more often than drivers and for more variety of shots.


Golf is one of those games that can be incredibly frustrating to learn how to play. People either love it or they never want to touch a club again. Golf is both an art and a sport. Even if you feel like you can’t keep the ball in the air you can still look like a champion if you manage to score low on every hole. That can mean anything from putting it around in funny ways, hitting it into the bushes, hitting it into the water, falling down the fairway, and everything else in between.

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