How to get better at golf

So, you’ve started playing golf. You’ve nailed the basics, and now you want to start getting better. But how? There are so many ways of improving at the sport you love, but you might not want to spend a small fortune upgrading your clubs or hiring a professional trainer. What other options do you have? Cash Fore Clubs are here to help with our handy guide on how to improve at golf.

Practise Practise Practise

You’re not going to want to hear it, but practise really does make progress. Whilst we understand you won’t always have the time or inclination to spend hours on the course or at the driving range, the only way you’re really going to improve is by taking the time to work on your technique.

Make sure you practise in different conditions and at different locations to ensure that you are prepared for whatever the game throws at you. You should also try to practise at the course as well as at the driving range, to make sure you know how to manage playing in the rough or on a slope.

When you can, make sure to work on more challenging shots, like long bunker shots, hitting from the rough, hitting over water and playing punch shots under trees. All these shots will come in very handy on the course.

Play with the right golf ball

Golf is a difficult sport at the best of times, especially when you are using the wrong equipment. We’ve spoken at length about choosing the right golf clubs for you, but using the right golf ball is just as important. If your chosen ball doesn’t match your clubhead speed, you won’t be able to hit your best shots.

We hate to use the P word AGAIN, but practising with different golf balls will help you to discover which one is right for your swing.

Make sure you are warming up

Warming up is a vital step in your golf game, and yet so many golfers fail to incorporate it. Not only will stretching reduce your risk of injury, it will also improve your swing.

Start your warm up by stretching or foam rolling. This can be done at home if you don’t feel comfortable warming up at the course this way.

Before you start, you can use a weighted club to warm up your body and make it easier to swing faster. When you start, begin with wedges, before moving on to your irons and eventually your woods.

Start at about half your regular swing speed and work your way up to 100%. Make sure you’re stretching regularly when waiting on shots or in between holes.

Create a routine and stick to it

Golf requires discipline and is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. A lot of pro golfers have a specific routine that they follow before every shot.

Having a routine will help to build the muscle memory required to allow you to develop this discipline and allow your mind to relax.

Make sure to stick to this routine with every shot, not just in competitions. Having faith in your routine is imperative, and by following it on the driving range or in practice games, you will have the confidence in your ability during competitions that you need to perform well.

Another aspect of your golfing routine is making sure to hold your pose after every shot. The way you finish your golf swing tells a lot about your technique. You should finish the swing in a balanced position with your back heel off the ground. By adding this simple step into your swing routine, you should see a significant improvement in your ball striking.

How Cash Fore Clubs can help

If you’re wanting to acquire the additional help of a professional, or you’re at the stage where you need to level up from your current golf clubs, Cash Fore Clubs can help you out with both!

We have a huge range of both new and preloved golf clubs for sale on our website and in-store, and can even buy your old clubs off of you or part exchange them for a new set, if that’s what you’re after!

CFC Condition Guide


5  – BRAND NEW – never been hit.
4 – VERY GOOD – This club has been hit a handful of times, may have a few very minimal marks.
3 – GOOD – This club has been used for a few rounds, shows signs of use but no major dings or chips.
2 – FAIR – Well used, still in completely playable condition but will show signs of wear and tear. Minor stone chips may be visible on the sole.
1 – POOR – This club will have heavy play marks, paint missing, with visible dents and chips.

NOT SELLABLE – major dents or stone chips on playing surface of club.


5  – BRAND NEW – still in wrapper – never been used.
4 – VERY GOOD – Have been hit a few times, but could still pass as new.
3 – GOOD – No major marks, but may show light signs of use, for example light scratching.
2 – FAIR – Signs of wear and tare, but no major bag rub and no rust marks. stickers may be starting to peel.
1 – POOR – Very visibly used with various age-related marks. Shaft sticker may be peeled or missing.

NOT SELLABLE – major bag rub or major pitting and rusting of shaft.


5 – BRAND NEW – As it says on the tin, this grip is brand new, with protective wrapper still in place.
4 – VERY GOOD – 
As new and completely clean, would only have been played a handful of times.
3 – GOOD
 – Played with, showing some minor imperfections, but have plenty of golf left in them.
2 – USED – Well used, with some more obvious imperfections. Still playable, but will likely need replacing fairly soon.
1 – POOR – Needs replacing with rubber shiny and splitting.

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