Teaching new golfers to play

I start talking about playing the game from the start, during the initial lessons I explain what the clubs are for, tell them how the game is played and how to to keep score along with a few basic rules and some etiquette. Depending on their experience many times I take them to the first tee and show them golfers teeing off, we’ll go the golf shop and show them how to make tee times and explain the scorecard. We’ll do some pitch shots instead of all full shots, we talk about the mental side of the game and I encourage them to take short games lesson to be able to enjoy the game when they start playing.

I tell them I want them to be golfers not just people that practice the golf swing, so I do what I can including recommending courses I think are good for beginners.