Many people think they need more equipment than they really do when they first start golfing. Sure, there are a ton of bells and whistles that look like they’d be great fun to play with but you don’t need most of those until you have a few game basics down. Until then, you won’t really benefit from using the more advanced equipment anyway. As you pick out your starter kit, keep these important tools in mind.
You should invest in a good pair of golf shoes as your first piece of equipment. You’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet as you play a game of Golf so make sure the shoes you purchase fit your feet and are comfortable to wear. The first few games might be a bit painful as you break the shoes in but that can be minimized by wearing them off the course or to the driving range a few times before going a full 18-hole round of golf in them. Be sure the spikes on your shoes on appropriate for the courses you’ll play the most often. Most courses in the U.S. require soft spike shoes, for example. You will also want to invest a high quality putter. In an attempt to get extra distance, most people focus on drivers and woods. But you will really be able to bring your game to the next level if you focus more on your short game, the strokes that take place on or near the green. Try a few putters out in the store, most golf stores have a small “green” area where you can check them out to get a feel for the putter to see which loft, shaft length, and grip you prefer best, and then compare prices online to get the best deal.
You should also invest in protective eyewear. Many beginning golfers overlook the importance of this piece of equipment. It is important to remember, however, that golf is a game played outdoors in the elements. And unprotected eyes can be seriously damaged by the sun. Not having to shield your eyes constantly will make it easier to see where your ball goes as well as where you want it to go. Beginners will find many pieces of golf equipment that they consider buying. This is one sport where there are all kinds of bright, shiny, and distracting gadgets and gizmos to choose from. Start out buying only the equipment that is necessary for beginners, then as your game improves, you can work on building your inventory. If you start out with these basics, you will find you are ready for the next level in no time.
If you want to have a lot of traction on the greens, you will need to get a pair of golf shoes. Make sure you read through a number of reviews about golfing shoes before you actually purchase a pair. That way you will get a high quality set.