Golf Basics: Tips on the Fundamentals of the Game

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These tips on golf basics are great not only for beginners but for golfers of all skill levels who need a refresher on the fundamentals such as the grip and the set-up position.

By the way, don't forget that one of the most basic of golf basics is this: practice! You'd be surprised how many people think they can get better at golf simply by playing every once in a while. You should always keep the focus on enjoying the game, but if you also want to become good at golf, making time to practice is a must.

But before we get to the tips about golf basics that you can read or watch here, you may want to do more offline reading and watching later. So here is a recommendation:

Now, on to the tips about golf basics ...

The Grip: Holding Onto Your Clubs

So many other problems with a golfer's swing can be helped simply by improving his or her grip. A good swing starts with knowing the proper way to place your hands on the handle of the golf club.

The Setup: Taking Your Stance

Along with the grip, the setup position - how you stand as you prepare to swing at the golf ball - is one of the most fundamental of the golf basics.

Swing Basics

... and More Golf Basics

17 Quick Tips for Beginners and High-Handicappers
Here are 17 short, quick tips on subjects such as preparing for the round, hitting it farther, swing faults and fixes, shots around the green and the mental game.

For more golf basics, see our Golf Course FAQ, which goes over non-instructional basics of the game such as scorekeeping, on-course expectations, the before-and-after of a round of golf, and more.

Watch Now: How to Properly Grip a Golf Club