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Lee94
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Hi all!

I'm still a beginner practising at driving ranges.

May I know how long it takes for most of you to be able to play properly on the course?
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Hi all!

I'm still a beginner practising at driving ranges.

May I know how long it takes for most of you to be able to play properly on the course?


I would think, if take 10 balls and hit at the driving range, and you can hit 5 of them straight, regardless the distance, then you can go on the course.

also, make sure you can putt, to seal the hole.

going to the course is more than just hitting a ball. you are learning the golf ettiqutte, golf rules, etc

read this, it will help
http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/how-to-do-everything-in-golf#slide=1
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Thank you for this =)

For me, I think I'm not ready yet =) Alot of improvements still needed.
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I f you are new to golf, please get a good and effective teaching pro to teach you at the driving range. If you do not engage a teaching pro? you will slowly develop a type of swing memory and if it is good, you are lucky but if the bad swing techniques and becomes a swing memory, it is difficult to erase those bad memory. So start with correct basic swing and there is no shortcut to it unless you possess natural talents.

Again depend on which level of golf playing expectation you wa ( nt? Social or serious or competitive golf. This depends on what you want. As for beginner don't rush, spend at least 3 times a week in the driving range and focus on what you want each day when you are there.

I believe by now, you have decide your grip ( how you grip)
Then your posture and stand ( you can see a lot in the web page.
What you need to focus when you are in the driving range are :
1) striking ability
2) accuracy ability
Forget about distance as it will come along as you improve your striking ability, always fill nice when you have a good strike. Ask friends around the driving if they can see something not right in your swing, grip or stance.
Golf are normally played by affordable people and mostly bosses and people who give instructions and make decisions, learn how to accept constructive ideas in improving your swing, you will definite improve quick.

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Thank you for your comment!

I have not engage a pro, cause not in my budget =(

Anyway, Im always on the range, learning from youtube videos.

I am thinking to play serious, but then no alternative besides getting a pro coach =/=
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Magic wrote:
Marcus94 wrote:
Hi all!

I'm still a beginner practising at driving ranges.

May I know how long it takes for most of you to be able to play properly on the course?


I would think, if take 10 balls and hit at the driving range, and you can hit 5 of them straight, regardless the distance, then you can go on the course.

also, make sure you can putt, to seal the hole.

going to the course is more than just hitting a ball. you are learning the golf ettiqutte, golf rules, etc

read this, it will help
http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/how-to-do-everything-in-golf#slide=1

please dont rush, marcus...
no fun playing crappy golf right...
however, if you can hit the ball 150m or more and relatively straight, go on a weekday
also as magic said, learn the etiquette too

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Magic wrote:
Marcus94 wrote:
Hi all!

I'm still a beginner practising at driving ranges.

May I know how long it takes for most of you to be able to play properly on the course?


I would think, if take 10 balls and hit at the driving range, and you can hit 5 of them straight, regardless the distance, then you can go on the course.

also, make sure you can putt, to seal the hole.

going to the course is more than just hitting a ball. you are learning the golf ettiqutte, golf rules, etc

read this, it will help
http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/how-to-do-everything-in-golf#slide=1

please dont rush, marcus...
no fun playing crappy golf right...
however, if you can hit the ball 150m or more and relatively straight, go on a weekday
also as magic said, learn the etiquette too


Yeah, I understand =)

That's why I'm not rushing to it, instead I will go only when Im ready =)

Golf is not easy ah! ahahaČ
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It might also be a good idea if you can to attend one of those golf "seminar" or briefing or talk that they arrange for all new golfers where some "qualified" referees or others will give a briefing and take questions on rules and especially ettiquete - usually arranged by those golf clubs for their members but not sure you can always try and ask - some clubs may welcome non members who are also interested to attend - try Rahman Putra.
This will be very good and informative especially before you actually step onto a real golf course and hack away.
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simivan wrote:
It might also be a good idea if you can to attend one of those golf "seminar" or briefing or talk that they arrange for all new golfers where some "qualified" referees or others will give a briefing and take questions on rules and especially ettiquete - usually arranged by those golf clubs for their members but not sure you can always try and ask - some clubs may welcome non members who are also interested to attend - try Rahman Putra.
This will be very good and informative especially before you actually step onto a real golf course and hack away.


I was thinking about this too, but since I am not going to the course so soon, better practise first for now =)
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in my case, i started golf because of a drinking session with some friends, and decide to go play on course the next day. early morning buy golf shoe and rush to Bandar Utama. play pinjam friend's club (share clubs). naturally talented to hit the ball, but no talent to make it go straight, so lost almost 20 balls in 9 holes. however, from then on, i know what i need to practice when i'm in driving range.

so in short, may be a good idea to go with a friend who is pretty good, and patient enough to lead you to golf course. that helps you frame your practice sessions in driving range. of course, go cheap course without people one la. the bkt jelutong one is cheap RM20 or 30 weekdays. course is terrible, but for beginners, it's a good place to play/practice. cangkul fairway also nvm

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Marcus,

From my own personal experience, which may not be true to others:
- No point going to the range with mats and hitting balls after balls. Doesn't matter how good you hit it or how long. You wouldn't be able to reproduce it at the course.
- If you can practice off grass, then it's much better when you take it on course.
- If you don't have lessons or some sort of help on the right swing for you (which is difficult to find help on), then practicing at the range doesn't mean much.

It's a very difficult situation for beginners in Malaysia. In other countries, you have better access to help to start the game.

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My home club is different... First you need to get pro for a course of 12-14 lessons (1 hr each) (costed around RM750) and then the pro will assess your ability to play on course... If OK then you will be given a marker card and that's allow you to play on course. Then you will need to submit 10 scorecards of 18 holes played (combined 9 holes accepted here) and join two monthly competition held by the home club and get a score of lower than 108. Once done then arrange for handicap accessment and once passed you will have your handicap.

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My opinion on going driving range or not....

When started golf and taking lesson, you need to go driving range to get your swing path and tempo correct... Else you will be wasting time and money on course.

Then practise chipping and putting at putting green....

Then play more on course and only comes to driving range when you need to practice for distance and accuracy with adjustment to current swing/tempo.

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My opinion on going driving range or not....

When started golf and taking lesson, you need to go driving range to get your swing path and tempo correct... Else you will be wasting time and money on course.

Then practise chipping and putting at putting green....

Then play more on course and only comes to driving range when you need to practice for distance and accuracy with adjustment to current swing/tempo.


absolutely. and chipping practice must be done at the real turf, better if you can do it at chip and putting area.
practicing chipping at driving range is waste of time, it is not gonna help
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boonhlaw wrote:
My opinion on going driving range or not....

When started golf and taking lesson, you need to go driving range to get your swing path and tempo correct... Else you will be wasting time and money on course.

Then practise chipping and putting at putting green....

Then play more on course and only comes to driving range when you need to practice for distance and accuracy with adjustment to current swing/tempo.


absolutely. and chipping practice must be done at the real turf, better if you can do it at chip and putting area.
practicing chipping at driving range is waste of time, it is not gonna help


Hi all!!!

I am on the course already, usually go PDRM Titiwangsa.
But honestly, I dun enjoy it up to now.

I always hit the ground before the ball, I jst cannot get solid contact.
On driving range, I can hit quite well... but solid contact dun have in the course...

My driving sucks, I keep slicing the ball. When I try to drive it harder, it turns into super duper slice.

I think I am changing to Vardon grip at the advice of a friend. He is of the opinion that Vardon/Overlapping grip is getting popular, and can do wonders.

I am used to interlocking, but I agree to him that my swing unstable, right hand dominant. So Vardon grip helps in my left hand.

Long irons and mid irons distance not much difference, around 160m the most even if I use the longest iron in my bag... =(

Swing speed still low I guess? I am planning to do exercise to enhance on physical, to increase stability & swing.

Putting about feeling I guess? sometimes good, sometimes 3 or 4 putt. haha!

I'm addicted to GOLF =)
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