It is decided, you get into golf. But where to start ?What equipment and what ambitions? Tips gathered from Sandrine Mendiburu, former French number one …

1 TO WHERE?
There are public and private golf courses, as well as training centers (the “practice”). You will find on www.ffgolf.org a list of the participating clubs by region.

2 PREFER TRAINING CENTRES, DITS “PRACTICE”
“There, the neophyte will return, go to home, take his bucket of balls card, without being intimidated by the club ambiance, without crossing the caricature golfer. “These centers are often equipped course” 9 holes “.

3 NEVER ALONE
Golf is a technical sport. It is therefore illusory to begin alone in his corner.
“You can play with a friend who already practice but to acquire technology bases, courses, collective or individual, are truly indispensable. “It takes 25 euros on average for a particular course of 30 minutes.

4 DO NOT BUY ENTRY
Hard to know if golf suits you until you have made several attempts. Buying a cumbersome equipment is not immediately obvious. “Clubs lend it or rent it. “

5 TAKE THE GLOVES!
To avoid the infernal light bulbs, buying a glove is imperative. “It must be tight, like a second skin. If ever he folds, the friction with the grip will make life hell in your hand. “

6 HOW shoes?
Just a pair of sneakers in the beginning. “But very quickly, it is best to have a real pair of shoes because they keep better.
The liner is more fitting and rigid than basketball. When we play, we have the ankle twist and must be well anchored. “

7 ASSUME THE FRUSTRATION!
Attention beginnings are difficult. “Initially, he did not expect to send the ball 100 meters. This is a sport where you’re frustrated, but frustration is matched by the pleasure almost enjoyable when you get there. “Try to hold at least four or five sessions before giving up.

8 WHEN IS THE TRUE TEST ON COURSE?
Consider your first “9 holes” at best after 10 sessions. “If you are getting without being prepared, you will not make fun. You will disturb, provoke caps and organizer will respond quickly. Up to twelve on a “by 5” (standard number of strokes to complete a course, note), you do not have your place on a course. “

9 GET THE PASSPORT FOR 18 HOLES: GREEN CARD!
To obtain it, one must pass a formal test. The examination consists of a part of 9 holes with 3 balls with trolley in a prescribed time.

10 CUTS CAUTION!
Golf is physically demanding. “Nine holes, for a beginner, it takes 2:15 min. We emptied out from having thought about it and made new muscle movements. “Do not go after a meal or watered before an important meeting. Warm up (shoulders, neck, arms, back, pelvis) and stretch afterwards.