So You Want To Play Golf\nNo doubt, the right equipment always helps, but it's not as if you'll need to empty your savings account to get started. Here we help with finding the equipment that will allow you to develop your imperfect skills with minimal expense.\nThe hardest part about golf can be getting started. Where do you go for a lesson? What do you do on the driving range? How do you practice your short game? We offer some guidance on learning to play.\nThere are parts of golf that will elude you your entire life, but certain fundamentals are essential. From driving to chipping, you need some basic tips to help you build your foundation.\nSo now that you've got some clubs and you've learned the basics of the golf swing, you're thinking about testing yourself on an actual golf course. Here's how to make your first experiences on the course positive ones.\nCongratulations! You've been invited out for a round of golf by a friend or a family member or (gulp) maybe even your boss. You're excited, but you're also petrified you might embarrass yourself because you're not quite sure of the protocol either on or off the course. All you need is some basic lessons in golf etiquette and you'll be good to go.\nDon't worry. Most golfers, including those guys who turned their noses up at playing with a newcomer like you, have very little knowledge of how to play the game correctly. Just remember these key points and you'll do fine for now.\nIf you want to play well, and play this game for the rest of your life, you have to exercise and pay specific attention to the muscles that will allow you to do it. Start with these areas and you'll be in great "golf shape" in no time.\nLearning how to play may be the most important part of becoming a golfer, but not to be overlooked is knowing what to wear. We provide five pointers to make sure you're outfitted right for the course.\nPlay this game long enough and you're going to end up in something other than a casual round with your buddies. It might be a charity outing. It might be a member-guest. Regardless, it's a whole new world when your score can actually matter. Here's what you need to know.