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Golf Essentials Every Beginner Needs

| November 11, 2020, 06:36 AM

Golf was once considered to be the sport of kings and royalty, but it has been growing steadily in popularity over the years because of how enjoyable it is. Even though it’s not a full-contact sport, golf can be very competitive and intense. Mastering this sport requires a few staple essentials; after all, you are only as good as the gear you have. And with the re-vamped Eisenhower Golf Course getting ready to re-open this spring, more new golfers will be out on the links

If you’re thinking of taking up golf, then you must prepare and have the right essentials that can make your time on the course a lot easier. Read on to learn about the specific gear, items, and gadgets that every beginner needs before they start playing golf.

The Right Clothing

You should start your journey with style and you must have the right clothing for the golf course. Finding the appropriate attire is crucial to keep you comfortable while you play, dressing to impress while showing off your golfing skills. Consider getting clothing with water-repellent cotton mesh because it can be quite handy during sudden weather changes. The clothes you choose must be breathable and have moisture-wicking properties for more comfort. You need the right pair of pants that match your shirt or jacket. Black golf pants can go with every style, but you should consider a white pair if it’s too hot out on the golf course. Polo shirts are a great choice too because they give the right level of comfort you need to focus on playing and scoring more.

A Durable Bag

Getting a durable golf bag is crucial for keeping your clubs and other items safe. These bags are designed to have enough storage space, pockets, and durability features to protect every item you pack. Advice from the golf enthusiasts at TheLeftRough.com suggests that cart riders need golf cart bags while walkers need stand bags. If you’re not going to use a cart on the golf course, then you should invest in a normal stand bag that suits your needs. However, if you plan to use a cart to get around the course, then you will need a bag that is specifically designed to stay secure and not fall off while riding. Every type of bag has its unique advantages and features, allowing you to comfortably carry your golf clubs and other important items. Consider getting a bag with proper padding and durable handles that will withstand years of usage on the golf course.

A Set of Clubs

Every beginner should know the different  clubs and understand the uses for each type. Consider getting a starter set and upgrade as you learn and become better. Beginners need a set of iron, driver, wedge, fairway wood, and putter clubs. However, you should get a hybrid club as well because they are designed to help you hit the ball more easily. Focusing on your posture, your swing technique, and your aim is crucial for every golfer, especially if you’re just starting. With the right set of clubs, playing this sport will be a breeze and fun. Learning the advantages of each club will help you score better and win more games.

Gadgets

Technology can help you play the sport better and this is why you should invest in useful gadgets that can make your experience a lot more enjoyable. Investing in rangefinders is smart because they help you calculate and measure distances accurately, allowing you to select the best club for the shot. A swing analyzer tool is also useful for tracking your swing to perfect the right techniques. They are designed to be attached to your gloves and they have a range sensor that saves data for you. That data can be sent to your smartphone with a companion app to learn about your weaknesses and improve your swing over time.

Other Important Items

You will need other important items that can be useful and worth the cost. Club brushes are good to keep them clean, a couple of tees to support your golf balls, and a divot tool to keep the ground undamaged and to prevent you from ruining the grass.

Taking up golf is a great decision to make because the sport is extremely fun and rewarding. There are many ways to engage in this sport; you can enjoy a relaxing day by yourself at the golf course, meet and play against new golfing enthusiasts, or compete with your friends or family members. However, you need to research the rules of the game, learn different strategies, understand the etiquette of the sport, and pack the essential gear you will need. With the right set of clubs, gadgets, and useful items, your golfing experience will be hassle-free and fun.

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