hasshoes asked in SportsGolf · 1 decade ago

How long does it take to learn to play golf?


22 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It all depends on how much you practice, it took me 3 months, i shoot in the mid 80s and practice my a** off every day even at night i practice my mental aspect of golf, and teach myself to stay in the present and not think ahead. but with practice you can get good, and i have a proffesional or acctually my coach now that teaches my and keeps me on basics. with practice you can do anything

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  • 4 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    Once you have a basic understanding of golf mechanics, it should take you about 3 months to play sub-100 scores.

    Most important part for the beginner is getting the tee-shot on the fairway, and the approach shot some where around the green. So practice your woods and mid irons, if you can hit them solid and straight, you should be able to play decent golf.

  • 1 decade ago

    It could range from one week to your whole life! depending what you mean by a decent short. A 7 iron that can go about 90 to 110 m with a straight high flight is a decent short.

    If you can achieve that in one month - you can pat yourself on the shoulder.

    Get a professional PGA golf teacher to teach you - if you can afford it, otherwise you can pick up some bad habits in your swing and you will regret the rest of your life and you may even give up golf in no time.

    If your friend(s) volunteers to teach - be a little cautious. If he or she has a sound swing like what you see in PGA tournament, then she or he is ok.

    Good luck - and happy golfing. It is very addictive.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It all depends on how much you really want to play the game. If you put your mind to it you could be a decent player in no more than a summer. For me, I was really into the game. So one summer I just hit the driving range almost everday for a month. Then I got really confident in my skills and I went golfing with my buddies, who were on our high school golf team. I put my mind and heart into the game and they only beat me by two strokes or so. Today all of my golfing buddies are asking me for tips.

    So it really just depends on how fast you want to become a decent player. You can also go to pro-shops and they will give you lessons on your swing, stance, and many more things that can be a big factor in your golf game that most people don't even think about. Hope this helps. Good luck. I'll be rootin' for ya'! Happy Holidays.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is an average progression path of people that practice and play 4 times a month or more:

    handicap 36 after 6 months to 12 months

    handicap 24 after 1 to 2 years

    handicap 18 after 2 to 4 years

    To go lower than 18 you're going to have to practice a bit more than 4 times a month.

    In general it takes a life time, even tiger and phil are still learning and working on improving their games.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Unfortunately, getting "decent" at golf takes awhile. Of course being athletic and having "natural ability" will speed up the process, as will lessons with an instructor who is good at teaching new players. To be ready to play with other players on the golf course, be sure to take several lessons (3-6) and also at least one playing lesson, so you can learn the stuff that really matters to other people - etiquette, speed of play and the basic rules. Also, keep a look out for golf classes for beginners, as they may be less expensive.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The easiest way to learn golf like a pro is by following "The Simple Golf Swing" program. It's primarily a 31 page eBook that teaches golfers how to make solid contact with the ball, how to avoid hitting fat, how to avoid slicing, how get more power, accuracy, and consistency in your swing. Consistency being the number 1 golf skill.

    You not only get the eBook though, you also receive a ton of extra material including video, lessons on putting, driving, chipping, sand play etc. Here is their official site: http://www.golfswingguru.net

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd have to say 5 years of 50+ rounds a year! I've been at it for 15 years and can break 90 about 50% of the time at tough championship golf courses.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well I believe you never stop learning the game to get the basics I rekon a month or 2 but you will always learn as you practice.I rec getting a good golf teaching pro

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