As a beginning golfer, one may overlook the practice it takes to get your swing really down. Or underestimate the challenge of just being able to make it through the front-nine with all your golf balls! If playing an expensive round at the local course is out of your price range, here are some great methods to perfecting that slice, and sinking those eight-foot putts.

The driving range is a go-to resource for any golfer. Nothing is quite like buying a bucket of salvaged golf balls and swinging for the open field. Much like the batter’s box is to baseball, the driving range is also a great warm up for your game. Also for the price of a full 18-holes, you can have typically get a couple buckets of balls for the range, and be able to afford lunch in the clubhouse, too.

Another great warm-up tool is a golf mat. Golf mats are great for cleaning up any golfer’s short game. Some designs of these can be seen on many high-end golfing sites and many golfing retailers will offer the convenience of shopping with a click here and door-to-door shipment. Nothing may be more frustrating than having a great drive on a par three, reaching the green and still taking a bogey because your putting needs practice. Golf mats reduce handicaps and assist in cleaning up those small mistakes that may linger.

Practice makes perfect. Golf is a great sport and fantastic way to spend a sunny afternoon. It helps bring families together and unites friends. Now get out there and play!