Learn a little basic golf etiquette, so you are prepared for your next round.
DO give yourself time to warm up before the game.
Though it might be tempting to just head straight to the tee, you’ll be selling yourself short. If you really want to get the best out of your game, get to the course at least 30 to 45 minutes prior to teeing off so you can squeeze in a good warm up. Plan on hitting 20 or so wedges, a few middle irons and 10 to 15-woods and drivers. If you plan to putt, we suggest spending another 10 minutes practicing.
Beautiful greenery, peace and quiet, wide open spaces, all enjoyed at a leisurely pace—golfing sounds like the perfect antidote to stress.
Unfortunately, for some passionate players, it’s also the perfect recipe for stress.
When you’re straining to improve your game or competing with friends who aren’t above making a little fun at your expense when you fall short of the green, it’s easy to get a little wound up when things don’t go your way. That means less fun for you and even worse scores when your head gets in the way of your hands.