The best way to learn golf is to take a lesson. Sign up for lessons at your local golf facility, or find a PGA Coach online.
Beginners Guide to Golf
Rules 101 – Basic Rules of Golf
Take this FREE online course from the USGA to learn the basics about the Rules of Golf that every golfer should know!
Anatomy of a Scorecard
Whether you are new to the game or even if you’ve been playing all your life (and not admitting it), a scorecard can be confusing to look at. We broke it down to help you understand what all those boxes and numbers mean.
Been there, done that
Beginner's Luck – No. 1
Beginner's Luck No. 2
What’s in the Bag – Equipment Essentials
Beginner's Luck – No. 3
Golfing with Strangers – the horror (and how to get over it)
Beginner’s Luck – No. 4
Joining a Golf League – or, BFFs in 30 seconds flat
Beginner’s Luck – No. 5
The Driving Range – home away from home
Beginner’s Luck – No. 6
Lessons and Learning – you are not alone on the journey
Beginner’s Luck – No. 7
Instructional Resources – indoor, outdoor, social media, old fashioned, it’s all good
Beginner’s Luck – No. 8
Preparing for Your Round – Ready, set, (wait, do I have everything?), go!
Beginner's Luck No. 9
Golf Course Etiquette – or, 'Pardon me, but you're standing on my line'
Beginner's Luck – No. 10
Rules rule! – or, ‘So, you’re telling me I can’t tee it up in the fairway?’
Beginner's Luck – No. 11
Playing with a Power Cart – ‘When do you fix the tire on a golf cart? When there’s a hole in one’
Beginner’s Luck – No. 12
Scorecards – or, ‘Gee, that’s a lot of numbers, and I don’t mean my score’
Beginner’s Luck – No. 13
Golf Travel – sometimes you just gotta go, so pack up the clubs
Beginner’s Luck – No. 14
Season Finale – friends, fairways, and feeling fine
Track your improvement
Yes, handicaps are for beginners too! Having a Handicap Index allows you to post scores so you can track your scores and watch your improvement.
Join a Club
Golf is so much more fun when you’re with a community of other golf nuts. WA Golf has over 500 golf clubs that you can join. Find a club or ask your local facility about their club options.
Improve your game
Improve your game with these swing tips from our local PNWPGA Professionals!
The Pendulum Putting Tip
Driver Setup for Optimizing Launch Angle
Creating Spin from the Bunkers
Shaft Position Through Takeaway
Listen for the "Whoosh" for Better Ball Striking
Use an Impact Bag to Help with Position Through Downswing