As is the case with any skill or sport, to become an expert requires practice, discipline and some talent. For those of us that aren’t immediate “naturals” most skills take time to develop or strengthen. That means that we will make mistakes, suffer losses and of course have a few victories thrown in there every now and then. Many mistakes are unavoidable -especially when starting out, and can in fact be beneficial to our own growth within a sport. When you make an egregious error, you know immediately what you need to practice, or what rules you need to pay attention to . However, there are some myths and mistakes in golf that tend to effect newcomers to the game. While, individually the impact might not be great, together , these errors can cause a serious handicap for the novice. So instead of suffering through needless errors, consider the following list for mistakes worth avoiding .