Golf for beginners can be extremely frustrating and demoralizing and if you are not patient with it you will likely end up quitting. Before stepping out on the course for the very first time, or going to the driving range, you need to come to the realization that you are most likely going to be very bad. I am not trying to discourage you from trying to pick up golf as a new hobby or trying to get good enough to be competitive, but warning you so you do not quit before you give it enough time. Very few golfers step out on the course and hit 200 plus yard drives down the fairway on their first try.
My first golf for beginners tip is to not worry about being able to drive the ball far. The first thing you need to work on is hitting the ball relatively straight. If you can stay in the fairway or the short rough it is going to make your life much easier. Read through our golf swing basics to find out the proper way to swing a golf club. Take your swing slow and do not over swing. Once you are able to hit the ball straight, then start adding speed and power to your swing.
Another tip for golf beginners is to keep your balance through your swing. If you are ever unbalanced it means you are doing something wrong, probably swinging too hard. If you can keep a smooth balanced swing then you have a much better chance of hitting the ball straight.
My last tip for beginners is to work on a few clubs and get good with them. Do not use every club in your set at first, work on your 9 iron, putting and a wood for driving to start, or replace your wood with a low iron. You do not want to overwhelm yourself when you are starting out, so get good with these essential clubs before you start using your others. A good short game is just as important as the long ball, so learning to use your 9 iron will greatly improve your score.
Just remember to practice, practice, practice and never get frustrated. If you are mad on the course you are going to hit the ball poorly. Anytime you feel yourself getting upset and frustrated you should take a break. If you are serious about getting good at golf then you need to put in the time.