If you’re starting to play golf, there’s a lot you need to think about. Navigating the world of camping equipment can be difficult, especially with all of the conflicting advice out there. If you’re new to golf, this article will give you the basics of what you need.
Here is a beginner’s guide to golf gear: what you need and what you don’t.
- A Reliable Set of Clubs
Before hitting the links, you will need a quality set of golf clubs. Over time, you will get to know other golfers and they will recommend sets of clubs that cost a small fortune. When you’re first starting out, there’s no need to spend loads of cash on a new set of clubs. Have a set of dependable irons, woods, two wedges, and a putter as well as an optimally weighted driver. Look for a driver that will still create clean contact even if your swing isn’t perfect. Because a bad tee shot is going to leave you playing catch-up for the rest of the hole, your driver is the most important club. Find a golf bag that is both light and durable from a reputable company. Make sure to pick a design you like so that you will be encouraged to use it often.
- A Good number of Golf Balls
You’re going to need a good number of golf balls when you first start playing. Save your money when you’re starting out and don’t buy expensive balls–they won’t improve your game as a beginner, and you’ll lose plenty of them anyway. When you are starting out, it is natural to lose golf balls frequently. So, choose ones that are affordable but have a good feel to them when you hit the ball. Try not to stress about the balls too much when you’re just starting out–just focus on hitting them straight. As you grow as a player, though, you’ll want to experiment with different types of balls to see how they react to your playing style.
- Golf ball marker :
A golf ball marker is one of those things that is not really necessary, but it can be helpful. A golf ball marker is a small disc that you place on your ball when it is your turn to putt. This way, you know exactly where your ball is and you don’t have to worry about accidentally moving it when you’re putting it. They are especially useful on windy days when it might be hard to keep your ball in place. You can buy a golf ball marker or make your own marker out of just about anything–just make sure it’s small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket.
- A Few Golf Tees
Figuring out which tee height you feel most comfortable with is the first step to taking your golf game up a notch. Borrow a few of your friend’s T-shirts to get an idea of what looks best on you in terms of length. If you don’t know what size tee to get, go for the longer ones; you can always push them further into the ground if needed. If your driver’s head is on the larger side, pick a tee that is 3-4 inches so the ball will be raised enough off the ground for a cleaner hit.
- A Comfortable Golf Glove
The grip is the bridge between your swing and your club, so it’s critical to have a good one. Your grip fundamentally affects the success of your shot, so it’s important to use gloves that will both improve your grip and protect your hands. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on gloves; just pick a comfortable one that does its job. It’s the same with golf balls and tees. Go with a reliable brand, and it should last longer. Do your homework online and compare prices between retailers; you’ll almost always find better deals online than in pro shops at golf clubs. You can also save money by looking for used gear in good condition. You should only purchase items from the pro shop in emergency scenarios.
- Comfortable Golf Shoes
Golf shoes aren’t solely essential for your game, they also help keep you comfortable while walking long distances around the links. They achieve this by providing good footing during tough Bunker and rough shots as well as support and comfortability with every step. Although you may feel like golf shoes are a waste of money when starting out, many courses will not let you play without them. Fortunately, there are affordable options available. Although name-brand golf shoes will be more expensive, they will last you longer. And since you’ll use them so often, a quality pair of golf shoes is worth the investment.
Choosing to play golf is an amazing decision, but it can also be confusing with all of the equipment that’s available.
Remember: it’s pointless to buy top-of-the-line equipment when you’re still learning the game. Shop around for affordable, comfortable gear that will help you improve with each round.