Perform a cursory search on the internet for advice on how to get started with golf, and you’ll find enough videos and tips to make your head spin.

Beyond causing information overload, the mountains of information can make an already intimidating game seem even more complex and inaccessible.

Yes, thanks to the internet there are more resources than ever available to help guide golf newbies, but where do you turn to find trusted advice?

To solve that challenge we asked some of the top LPGA Teaching Professionals, along with a handful of LPGA Tour pros, to share their very best advice for new golfers for getting started on the right foot with.

Here’s what they had to say:

Focus on fundamentals first…

“We all go through slumps. That is part of the “fun”. However, when I get in those situations I go back to basics and then I make up some new games in practice to keep my spirit up and competition up. After working on my game, it seems to make my on-course score improve as well.”

Emma Talley
LPGA Player

“Brand new movements for a brand-new sport require a brand new warm-up. Make sure to give yourself a minimum of five minutes to get swinging!”

Christie Quinn
LPGA Performance Coach at Riverwalk Golf Course

“Make your practice fun and focus on accomplishing little goals. They’ll add up to big improvements over time.”

Lindsey Weaver
LPGA Player

“Commit to a series of lessons at the start and you’ll get to that comfortable novice level much faster! Everyone wants to give new golfers advice, a good teaching pro will help you cut through that clutter of information and keep things simple.”

Katie Detlefsen 
Director of Instruction at Raptor Bay Golf Club

“Find a teacher/group/environment that will facilitate your learning and enjoyment, and take you out on the golf course to experience the game. Learn how to grip the golf club, start with putting and wedge shots, accelerate the driver, and start playing from 150 yards out. Then get fitted for equipment.”

Carol Preisinger
Director of Instruction at the Kiawah Island Club

“Your husband might be right about a lot of things, but keeping your head down is not one of them.”

Maggie Will
Founder of Will2Golf

“Build your game from putting, to chipping, to full swing through tempo. Positive thoughts help early on. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth!”

Susan Sidden
LPGA Instructor at Oak Valley Golf Club

“A new golfer with a teaching professional is like a ball of clay in the hands of an artist. Get yourself signed up for some lessons with your local LPGA Teaching Professional. It will pay off to have solid fundamentals from the start.”

Erin McCormack-Menath
Assistant Center Manager and Certified Personal Coach at GOLFTEC Bellevue

“Focus on good grip and posture (every shot), learn how the ball gets in the air, pick a favorite club (you don’t need to hit all the clubs in your bag) and have a pro take you on the course so you can put what you are learning into context and squash any intimidation.”

Kathy Hart Wood
LPGA Instructor at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Don’t sweat the small stuff…

“Golf can’t be enjoyed if the happiness is based on results. Golf is a way of life and only after you accept who you are can you be a better player.”

Jenny Shin
LPGA Player

“I get women saying that they are not athletic. I say nonsense! You have been athletic from the days of a toddler learning how to walk…All those movements are motor skills developed over time residing in your subconscious. [Your golf] the lessons begin with basic motions and build over time.”

Cathy Schmidt
Staff Professional at Manatee County Golf Course