You must learn a correct grip as soon as you begin playing golf. A lot of beginners grip their club harder when they wish to send the ball further. A firm, yet soft, grip works better. Hold the golf club like you would hurt a hamster, strong enough to hold it, light enough that you won't crush it.
Always use the proper stance. If you don't think you are in the correct stance, you can test it by tapping your toes down and up, and not moving your feet. It shouldn't be too challenging for you to give your toes a good tap. If you're having a lot of trouble tapping your toes, you're probably leaning too far over the ball. Conversely, if it's extremely easy to tap your toes, you're most likely leaning too far back from the ball.
When buying a golf club, you should get one that is custom-fitted for you. Everyone has different body types, heights, and strength. The club that works for one person may not work for another! A club which perfectly fits your needs will lead to a perfect swing.
Spice up your next round with the guys by putting a little reward on the line. Try betting on drinks or dinner, adding a little fun and competitiveness to the game. This doesn't have to be an expensive prize. Even a token prize can make the round a lot more exciting.
Once you have your stance lined up, be sure to involve your hips in the swing so that power is transferred from your back foot to your front foot. Doing so increases both your swing power and the distance your ball travels.
Even when you are in a rush to tee off, it's best to head on over to the driving range to warm up before you begin your round. These practice shots help so you don't get off to a cold start.