A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to be sure that you never walk in the path of someone else's ball while on the green. This is important because it not only is considered rude, but it also may change the path that the ball takes on its way to the hole.
If you need to make a longer than normal bunker shot, try taking a nine iron instead of a sand wedge. By taking a nine iron you increase the distance you are able to carry the ball out of the sand and decrease the likelihood that you will skull the ball by taking a sand wedge and swinging too hard.
To avoid a slice, try to swing at the ball from the inside-out. This will keep the ball from moving outside and away in a drifting arc, outside the path of most fairways. Slices also take away from your drive distance and accuracy, and should be avoided. One tactic for avoiding the slice is to keep your left arm straight until impact.
Use a light, neutral grasp on all of your golf clubs. When you grip your golf club tighter than you should, your shots will tend to hook right. Conversely, if you hold your club too loosely, the ball will go off to the left. Analyze what direction your shots are traveling in, and then make alterations to your grip accordingly.
When you are putting, be sure to place the ball between your leading foot and the middle of your posture. By putting the ball here, you have a better chance of having the club face square at impact, thus getting the ball to go exactly where you want it to.
A tip for practicing difficult golf putts is to try them with your eyes closed. It's easy to get distracted from your technique when you want to watch the ball go to the hole- if you shut your eyes, it's easier to feel the pendulum effect and the movement of your shoulders.
You have to make sure you turn your shoulders and hips correctly. This is called "coiling." If you do not turn properly then you are not going to hit full power. In order to maximize your drive potential, you must learn to "coil" properly. Practice with an instructor or tape yourself swinging and practice doing this without hitting the ball.
Golf is a sport incorporating silence, skill, and accuracy. The primary goal is hitting the golf ball into the golf hole. You can golf well if you have the mindfulness to apply these tips and the willingness to make the effort.