What To Do When You Get To The Course

Everything you need to know about getting started in golf: What to do when you get to the course.

Released on 3/1/2016

Credits

Starring: Kathryn Newton

Transcript

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(energetic rhythmic music)
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[Kathryn Newton] Once you get a tee time
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and have your equipment, it's time to get ready to play.
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It's a good idea to get there at least
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30 minutes before your round,
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cuz you'll need the extra minutes to walk
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into the clubhouse and pay at the golf shop.
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And you can use the rest of the time to warm up.
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I recommend doing some stretches
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that'll get your body nice and limber.
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And even if you are terrible at golf,
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the best players will respect you
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if you stretch before your round.
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You can also warm up by hitting shots
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on the range if the course has a range.
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Sometimes there's an extra fee to use the range
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and the practice balls, so ask the golf shop
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when you get there and you can check in.
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The last thing many good golfers do
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before they begin playing is practice putting.
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Almost every course has a practice putting green
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where you can get the sense of how fast
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the greens will be out on the course.
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Try to hit some putts hard enough that they'll
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reach the hole even if they miss left or right.
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When it's nearly your time to start,
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go to the tee box of the first hole.
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Unless the staff member tell you differently,
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you should always start on the first hole.
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There's usually an employee stationed there.
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This person is known as the Starter,
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and he or she will tell you when it's your turn to tee off.
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The Starter also explains the rules of the course
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and sometimes offers helpful hints to help you play better.
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After you tee off, remember my last
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piece of advice, don't waste time.
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Try to play each hole as fast as you can
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and always be ready when it's your turn to swing.
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Oh.
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Wait.
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One more thing.
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Have a great round.
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