How to Play Golf

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Explanatory essay How to Play Golf There is a lot of sports you can play throughout your life but I would have to say playing golf is the most challenging. Like in basketball you can practice your free throw shots multiple times and keep getting close to the hoop, which is the target, and get frustrated that it didn’t go in. But in golf you rarely ever get close to the target and when you do it’s like making a basket, you are super excited. It takes patients, and dedication to keep practicing. The first thing you need to do if you are going to take up this sport is go buy a set of golf clubs, depending on the brand of clubs you get they can cost you anywhere from $300 to thousands. Then find yourself a local golf course or driving…show more content…
You want a 90 degree angle with both arms, your right arm will have 90 degree angle with the club and your left will be bent in a 90 degree angle. If you want you can stand by a mirror and see what this will look like and get the feel for it, and get your body use to it. Every time you are using your irons or woods remember you are sweeping the grass. You don’t want to top the ball which would only happen if you don’t keep your head down. Also you don’t want to take too big of a chunk out of the ground. Most professional golfers always take divots, but when they take theirs it comes with their swing, they don’t even notice they do it. The basic rules in golf you will need to know are one, every time you go to hit the ball and swing that is a stroke, now golf is a little backwards, you want a lower score rather than a higher one. You will want to stay in the fairway rather than the rough. If you hit it out of bounds you have to re hit your tee shot and now you will be hitting your 3rd shot. If you go in the water you take a club length from the point of entry in the water and drop your ball you now have to add a stroke for hitting in the water. If you hit the sand you should take your practice swings outside of the sand trap because you cannot ground your club in the sand trap or it is a penalty. If you can’t find your

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