Many beginning golfers are intimidated by the game, especially when they're playing busy courses. No one wants to look like an absolute newbie. If you follow these 3 tips, you'll look and feel more at home on the course: Don't be afraid to play the forward tees. When you're learning the game of golf, you won't have as much control over the ball's trajectory as you might wish. If you don't have the stuff to send your balls flying accurately for long distances, you need to bite the bullet and play off the more forward tees.