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Max Homa’s 3 simple tips for beginning golfers

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Max Homa is one of the most active PGA Tour players on social media, and he’s been known to roast random golfers’ swings on Twitter. It’s difficult for fans to have any comebacks, though, since he has one of the most technically sound swings in golf.

Joke aside, however, I wanted to get Homa’s real advice for golfers who are just picking up the game. Golf has seen a serious spike in first-timers hitting the course recently, so I wanted to help newcomers get started in the right direction. Homa seemed like the perfect source for advice.

Here are the 3 key tips that the 3-time PGA Tour winner offered to first time golfers who are just getting into the game.

1) Start out with a lesson

“I guess if they said they were getting into golf and not just playing a round of golf, I would say to maybe go get a lesson. I think some direction would help, so they have some sort of plan in place to get the golf ball in the air. Typically what I tell people is to go have fun, and then see if you catch the bug.”

2) Buy game-improvement irons

Homa, himself, plays Titleist 620 MB blade irons, but he suggests something more forgiving to beginning golfers…

“I just think going to get fit, even if it’s at – who does it? Roger Dunn, or Dicks, or whatever – I think I would do club fitting just to make sure you’re in the right stuff, if you can. If you can’t, obviously just get the biggest irons you can find, game improvement irons, just to make it as easy as possible.”

3) Forget technique, focus on tempo

Homa has a great golf swing, no doubt, so I wanted to hear his keys for his own swing, and his advice on the swing for amateurs. Rather than focusing on planes and technique, Homa hones in on tempo…and he suggests you do, too.

“Rhythm. Mostly just rhythm and tempo, and let the body carry the club head to the ball. When I get off, I’m fast. Most people would be fast, in general. I don’t think very many people are too slow. Especially if you don’t get a lesson, I would say that’s the most important thing, just to feel like it’s nice and smooth and there’s no real burst in it.”

Check out Max Homa’s full 2022 WITB here. 

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Dont Grow the Game

    May 8, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Please for the love of god do not get a club fitting if you cant break 100. Its a waste of time for everyone involved. Do your research, try a couple things, and buy lessons.

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