Learning to Golf
Golf Instruction Videos
Need help with your game? These free golf instruction videos are available exclusively from About.com and feature Michael Lamanna, director of instruction at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
See also: More golf video how-to's and beginner clips
Golf Lessons: Considerations, Advice and Free Tips
Read advice and recommendations about taking golf lessons, along with free online tips for golfers. You'll also find advice about the best instructional books and DVDs, how to interview a golf pro, and more.
Golf Basics and Fundamentals
Read these free golf tips that focus on the basics, including such fundamentals as alignment, posture, balance and how to grip the golf clubs.
Full Swing Tips for Drivers and Irons
Need help with your driver or iron play? Check out these free tips for the full swing to find help with drivers and irons.
Almost every golfer needs to make more putts. Improving your putting is the quickest way to lower scores.
Golf Wedge Tips: Chipping, Pitching and Sand Shots
Shape up your play with wedges with these free tips on chipping, pitching and sand shots.
Introduction to the Rules of Golf
This article provides a condensed version of the Rules of Golf, in plain English. Not a substitute for knowing the full rules, but a good instroduction that covers the key points.
Golf Beginners FAQ
If you're a beginner then you have plenty of questions about the game, not just learning to play it but about customs and policies. Many of those beginner questions are addressed here.
Best Golf Instruction Books for Beginners
Here are our recommendations for some of the best golf instruction books for beginners. If you're just starting the game and want to have a handy reference that you can hold in your hands, these are for you.
Best General Golf Instruction Books
The instructional books recommended here are not necessarily aimed at beginners, but they do cover the full scope of the game and can serve as a kind of textbook for learning to golf.
Best Golf Instructional DVDs
If you're more a visual type, and prefer learning golf by watching techniques demonstrated rather than viewing photos and reading text, then here are some recommendations for you.
Best Golf Instruction Books for Women
These golf instructional books are targeted at women seeking to learn to golf.
"Analysis Paralysis" in Golfers Confirmed by Study
A study by St. Andrews University and American scientists confirms analysis paralysis in golfers - thinking too much about how your swing works can make your swing work less well.
Golf Mental Game Tips
Need some help on the mental side of the game? Here are some tips that focus on golf pyschology
Best Putting Tips - Golfers Share Most Helpful Advice They've Received
What is the best putting tip you've ever gotten? Share it with other golfers here - and read advice that other golfers say has helped them the most on the greens.
Golf Pros: Submit Your Tips
If you are a golf teaching professional and would like to submit a tip for publication on About.com, see our Tips from the Pros section. Choose the most appropriate category for your tip and send it in via the submission form. We'll publish your article on About.com.
Belly Putter Fitting
This do-it-yourself guide to belly putter fitting shows golfers how to determine what length and lie angle they need when switching from a conventional putter to a belly putter.
Belly Putter Technique: How to Use a Belly Putter
If you'd like to experiment with a belly putter, learn the basics of using this tool by checking out the belly putter technique.
Butch Harmon About Golf 2-Disc Instructional DVD
This reviewer goes over the pros and cons of the Butch Harmon About Golf 2-Disc Instructional DVD.
Make Lots of Short, Straight Putts In a Row to Build Confidence
One way to build confidence on the putting green, while working on fundamentals, is to make a lot of short putts in a row. These putting drills force you to do just that, and if you miss you have to start over.