Essential Things to Remember when Purchasing Your First Golf Equipment
Don’t rush off to buy your clubs just yet. You still have some homework to do in order to ensure you don’t waste your money on something that puts you off the game for good. Remember these five important tips when choosing the best equipment and get off to the best start possible.
Get friendly with a golfing group
Chances are you want to start playing golf because a bunch of your friends are doing it. If so, you can get a lot of great advice from your friends about what gear to start off with. However, if this is not the case, it can help to make some friends at your nearest driving range or golf club. Ask someone if you can try out their clubs and get a feel for what you like and what you don’t like.
Ask for clubs with an extended clubface
If you’re a beginner, it’s recommended that you opt for clubs that have a larger area of clubface. This maximizes your chances of connecting the ball on the clubface’s sweet spot, and leaves less room for error such as shanked, thin, or fat shots.
Start off with shorter clubs
Longer clubs are used by professionals, but that’s because they’re professionals. For a beginner like yourself, buy a set of short golf clubs which will offer you more control with your swing. Once you start getting to amateur level, sell your set and get yourself some longer ones.
Try them out before you buy
Most stores that sell golf clubs will allow you to try them out at an in-store driving range. If the shop you’ve visited doesn’t have such facilities, ask if an assistant will accompany you somewhere where you can test them out. It’s advisable that you test out your golf clubs before committing to buy. If for any reason you’re not happy with the way they feel, you’ll be stuck with them.
You don’t need a driver yet
There’s no point in buying a full set from the get go. If you’re still at the stage where you’re learning golf, you may as well start off with a few irons, a wedge, and a putter. Once you perfect the basics of swinging, chipping, and putting, you can return to the store and fill up your collection with the missing items.
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Review green fees and other expenses not included in your golf holiday package. You want to make sure there are no hidden fees or surprises that could make your trip a bust.
Make plans flexible. Be open to doing other activities besides golf. Make the most of your time on the course and be considerate of other golfers.
Have a list of must-pack items created before you pack. You can get this information from other golfers you know that have taken a similar holiday. You can also review this information through trusted golf publications offering travel tips. You will also want to learn about how to take items you will use on the course such as golf clubs. You could have them sent ahead to your destination before your arrival.
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