Getting Started

This provides useful resources for new golfers once you have completed the Get Into Golf or MyGolf programs. 

Blackwood Guides

The Basics

The basics of golf on the Golf Australia website covers:

  • Equipment
  • Rules basics
  • Swing basics
  • Definitions
  • Scoring & Competitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I dress?

Our Dress Code outlines expectations on the course, around the practice facilities and in the clubhouse.

How do I get a handicap?

How to get a Handicap Guide outlines how handicaps work and how to get one.

What does that mean?

Golfing Terminology explains terms used at Blackwood and in golf generally.

How does Stableford scoring work?

Stableford is the most popular scoring system in golf which awards points based upon the score at each hole after adjusting for the player’s handicap.  Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, under Stableford rules, the objective is to have the highest score.

Introducing Stableford scoring – 14 min YouTube tutorial