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Valley Golf Shop Inc.
Discount Golf Equipment
"Oldest & Largest Shop in Lehigh Valley"
Mens & Ladies Clubs, Bags, Shoes, Balls, Apparel
    4550 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown, PA.
    (610) 481-9190 or 1 800 608-4571

Golf USA
"Year Round Value Pricing"
Mens & Ladies Golf Apparel and Shoes, Bags, Balls
    1051 Grape Street Whitehall, PA.
    (610) 264-2500

    Golf Tips
5 Beginner Golf Tips

1.) Purchase a set of clubs that fit you. Hand-me-down or borrowed clubs are economic, but having equipment that fits you is paramount in developing good technique. By the same token, you don't need the most hi-tech, high priced clubs--arguably, only the most advanced golfer will notice the effects of cutting edge technology.

2.) Begin by taking a minimum of five golf lessons from a professional golf instructor. Trial-and-error learning (or getting tips from someone at the range) will leave you flailing and frustrated for years to come. Learn from a Pro starting on day one and you'll avoid coding in bad habits and technique that will plague you for years. Perfecting the fundamentals early on ensures you'll see constant gains in this difficult sport for years to come. Don't hesitate to take further lessons on an as-needed basis. Instruction on the all-important short game is invaluable, and a playing lesson or two with a Pro is the best way to learn crucial on-course strategy.

3.) Practice, practice, practice. Get to the range at least twice per week. Make a written training schedule that you will stick to. People don't normally use the words "golf" and "training" in the same sentence, but by thinking of your practice sessions as training seems to make it a more serious commitment you're not likely to blow off. Remind yourself that inconsistent or random practice means slow, or no, gains. Do you really want to get good at this sport? If so, get on a regular training schedule!

4.) Work on all aspects of the game. Find a driving range that has a bunker and/or a putting green. Hit off grass areas as opposed to turf mats. Work all your clubs, and focus on the problem clubs. Warm-up by hitting a few dozen balls with your "good" clubs, then get to work on target-oriented practice with the one's that give you problems. Always finish each session with a few great shots.

5.) Play a minimum of two rounds of golf per month. During your first few years in this sport its best to play for practice as opposed to performance. Sure, it's nice to score as low as possible, but don't obsess over score early on. This will lower the pressure on yourself and free you up to experiment and try chancy shots on the course. This is undoubtedly the best approach for developing wide-ranging skills and to foster long-term gains

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