What's the best way to start playing golf?
Sign up for a class! We offer small group instruction that focuses on the fundamentals so that every students learns the importance of a good grip, set-up, posture, alignment, the short game and the full swing. In between lessons it's a good idea to practice what you've learned. Head to the driving range at Pine Ridge to work on your form and swing mechanics, but don't ignore your short game. There are practice greens at all 5 BMGC courses and Clifton Park features a short game learning facility.
How Long Should It Take a Beginner to Get Out on the Course?
There are some variables but if you keep a positive attitude, follow your instructor’s advice, and take some time to practice each week you should be able to get out and play with friends after 8 hours of group lessons, that includes instruction in basic golf etiquette and speed of play.