How to Avoid Looking Like The Golfing Noob the First Time You Play

Ask any beginner golfer what their biggest fear is about playing and many will likely tell you exactly the same answer; making a fool of yourself out on the course.

 

Whether it is by breaking a simple rule of etiquette, being unable to hit the ball properly, losing too many balls and taking too long to find them to simply slowing down all the golfers playing behind you, it is little wonder that many beginners have a sense of real trepidation when they head out onto a genuine 18-hole, full length golf course for the very first time.

So how do you avoid looking like the nervous newbie out on the course for the first time? We’ll show you precisely how below…

 

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Rory-McIlroy-the-best-golfer-in-2014

At the moment, Rory McIlroy seems capable of beating every human golfer on the planet. Not content with smashing a 436 Yard Drive at the recent Scottish Open and following that up with victory in three top ranking golf events, including the British Open and US PGA Championship , in 2013 Rory had his eyes set on a very different challenge.

 

 

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Tom Watson’s US Ryder Cup Selection Dilemma

With just under a month until the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, American team captain Tom Watson has seen his American team already decimated by a combination of personal issues and injury. This has led to speculation as to who Watson is likely to pick as his three wildcard selections for the tournament.

 

Of course, Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup this year due to his recurrent back injury and it seems likely that another major winner, Jason Dufner, could also be set to miss out with a similar ailment, although Dufner has not yet confirmed he won’t be able to compete. These two injuries are a big blow for the American team, as is the self-imposed exile of big-hitter Dustin Johnson (below) for personal reasons.

 

Dustin Johnson

 

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Does Tiger Woods Need a New Coach?

Perhaps the least surprising golfing news this year came earlier this week when Tiger Woods announced that he had parted ways with his coach, Sean Foley after working with him for the past four years.

 

Since leaving Hank Haney in 2010, Woods has failed to add to his major tally, but did record eight wins in partnership with Foley, although five of those came in his most successful season of late, 2013.

 

Tiger Woods-in-Dubai Emirates Golf Club

 

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Are You A Nutter For The Drutter?

I’ve seen some odd things on a golf course in my time. Of course, there are some golf fashions, particularly those worn by John Daly, that plummet off the edge of ‘stylish’ and deep into the pit of mental cruelty, such is the clash of vivid colours that assaults the eyes.

 

Then there’s Adam Scott, the former World Number 1 and Masters champion who is a genuinely nice, disarming and charming chap, but who just happens to putt the ball with a club that resembles a television aerial. When he puts that club back in the bag I am sure he can tune in to any radio or TV station across the globe.

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Rory-McIlroy-the-best-golfer-in-2014

If you were in any doubt as to who the best golfer is in the world at present, the last two majors and one World Golf Championship event have made it abundantly clear.

Rory McIlroy is back and looking better than ever as the picture below clearly illustrates.

 

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We have all been there - four putt from 7 feet

T.J. Oshie did not have any luck when he turned a promising birdie to a double bogey at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The only thing to say is that we have all been there and know exactly how it feels.

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